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#4889 Colt Model 1855 “Root” Sidehammer revolver, 6XXX serial range Type 2

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#4889 Colt Model 1855 “Root” Sidehammer revolver, 6XXX serial range Type 2 with 3-1/2” barrel, 28caliber, round cylinder with rolled scene (traces of which just the serial number is visible, the scene pretty much gone). The exterior has 40%+ of the surface area with overall pitting and nicks and bumps. The remainder has about 10-15% coverage of 20% density original blue-brown with some good trace amounts of crystal bright blue in the more protected areas. The grips are VG and retain some original varnish but do have a chip at the butt tang area (see photo). It also needs the trigger return spring, since it does not catch on the full cock unless the trigger is pushed forward. But if used mainly as a display piece …or some collector has a trigger return spring, this Root is a decent piece to restore. It might also be noted that the Model 1855 was the very troublesome and unreliable model that almost caused Col. Colt to go bankrupt in the late 1850s. The 1849 and 1851 models were so successful that they staved off the creditors and that gave Colt the breathing room into the early 1860s and the highly successful Army Model. Except for the missing pieces, easily “Fine” as described. $665










Price: $665.00


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