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SN 7060. Cal. 31. This Colt Root model entered production in 1855 with 8 changes over course of manufacture. This being the fifth change or “Model 5″. Colt Roots were among Col. Colt’s favorite presentation guns. This particular gun was made at the height of the Civil War in 1863 with round 3-1/2″ bbl and 2-line New York address. Pistol is cased in an orig Colt case with a flask, mold and tin of caps. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 70% of bright blue finish with balance plum. Bbl housing and frame retain 30% bright blue finish with balance grey/plum. Cylinder retains about 70% bright blue finish with balance plum/grey. Loading arm and hammer retain over 50% of case colors with balance muted to silver/gray. Grips retain virtually all of their orig glossy varnish with small nicks, dings and light to moderate edge wear. Mechanically gun is functional with crisp well defined bore with areas of pitting near muzzle. Accompanying Colt casing is sound. Outside of casing retains much orig varnish. Interior of case is light faded and soiled from an orig burgundy red color. Fluted flask is very good and fits casing well. Two cavity iron “Colt’s Patent” mold retains traces of finish and appears to be 28 Cal. so not orig to this gun. 49059-83 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1102

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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