.36 Caliber 5-Shot
Considered by many as the pinnacle in streamlined design of percussion Colts, the 1862 Police, initially introduced in 1861, was in answer to the clamor for smaller self-defense revolvers. With production running from 1861-1873, around 48,000 Police models were turned out. Small numbers were ordered by various police departments of the era and also purchased during the Civil War by officers for use as a close combat revolver. The .36 caliber, 5-shot Police model has the 6 ½” barrel, marked: “Address Saml. Colt New-York U.S. America”. It is an attractive example with illegible markings and smooth gray to light brown appearance on metal. The original one-piece walnut grip with fine grain. Four-digit serial number: 8,152 stamped on metal and matching throughout. Mechanically fine with nice coarse rifling present in the barrel. Very nice Civil War example manufactured in 1861!
Inventory Number: HAN 138 / Sold