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  • Colt 1862 Police Model / SOLD

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    Colt 1862 Police Model - Inventory Number: HAN 118 / SOLD

    Colt Model 1862 Army Pocket Police revolver in very good original condition and made in 1863. The Colt 1862 Police Percussion Revolver is considered by many collectors as the epitome in development of the cap and ball revolvers. Manufactured from 1861 until approximately 1873, it was designed in response to the demand for pocket pistols by both civilians and the police force.   1862 Police Percussion Revolvers were particularly popular with Civil War Officers.

    This revolver is a .36 caliber, three-screw model with a 5-shot cylinder and a 4.5” long barrel. Grips are original. Revolver has matching serial numbers “17,640” on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, and butt strap. Barrel address mostly legible reads “ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW – YORK U.S. AMERICA”. The “COLTS / PATENT” mark on the left side of the frame shows wear but the “36CAL” is stamped into the brass trigger guard. Wedge screw is replaced, all nipples original. A classic, wartime production, three-screw Colt Model 1862 Pocket Police revolver.  Accompanied by an excellent condition original pistol powder flask, percussion cap tin, and bullets.

    Inventory Number: HAN 118 / SOLD