Colt Model 1855 "Root" Model 2 Revolver

.28 caliber. 3.5" barrel length. SN: 7632. Single-action side hammer percussion revolver with topstrap notch and front brass bead sights. Item shows a blued metal finish overall with one piece bell shaped walnut grip. The hammer and loading lever are casehardened. Cylinder is roll engraved with Colt's "Cabin and Indian" scene with patent and serial number markings. Top of barrel displays "{Pointing Hand} COLT'S PT./1855" followed by "ADDRESS COL. COLT/HARTFORD CT. U.S.A." Item manufactured in 1856.


Very Good. Bore is dark with patina throughout. Overall metal finish shows wear and handling marks. Barrel and butt are a brown patina overall with bluing strongest on frame. Cylinder finish has worn off but cabin scene is still visible. Grip varnish worn off to sides. Action fails to index properly and lockup is extremely loose.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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