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*Colt, Sidehammer Model 1855 Sporting revolving rifle

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  Lot #18  (Sale Order: 20 of 58)  
Sold for: $6,500.00 to M****s
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.44 cal, s/n 2951, BP rifle, brl length 31.25" single action percussion, very good plus condition, Top of top strap is marked in two lines "COLT'S PT/1855" "ADDRESS COL. COLT/HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.". The cylinder is marked between two chambers at the flute "PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850". The serial number is marked underside of frame as well as bottom of butt plate at toe. A majority of the high gloss colt bluing is present on the frame with areas of thinning most notably on top strap, on area where the loader lever pivots and upper and lower tang. The trigger guard has a brown/gray mottled patina with some freckling spots. The cylinder has a freckled patina throughout. Sliding adjustable dial lock rear sight retains a majority of the original finish with a German silver blade type sight fixed in dovetail. Finish on barrel has mostly thinned out having a gray/brown mottled patina throughout with some spotting. Bore has shine with nice deep rifling. There are a few scattered tool marks mostly rear portion of frame and top tang with some light surface scratches and flash pitting present around chamber areas mostly. The stock is walnut and has a checkered straight grip with a smooth forend showing very light wear. There is also the factory cleaning rod tip contained in the butt that attaches to the brass tipped hickory shafted cleaning rod.

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 Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 6:00 PM  Eastern
 

*Colt, Sidehammer Model 1855 Sporting revolving rifle
*Colt, Sidehammer Model 1855 Sporting revolving rifle
Lot number: 18
Seller: Zettlemoyer Auction Co., LLC.
Event: Rare & Prototype Antique & Modern Firearms
Ends: Saturday, May 18 | 6:00 PM  Eastern

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