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IDENTIFIED CT COLT POCKET REVOLVER

Price: $4,500.00
Availability: SOLD
Prod. Code: IR71

Identified Colt model 1849 pocket revolver. Serial #189215 matching, wedge #189134, 1861 manufacture. Metal overall is a mottled dove-tail grey. Brass backstrap and triggerguard have a nice untouched age patina. Cylinder scene rates about .45%. Bore is good with rifling, will clean better. Mechanics are very good. One-line New York barrel address, Colt's patent marking of left side of frame. Grips are very good with some light age scuffing to surface on both sides. Front brass bead sight is worn. Backstrap nicely engraved in script "E. H. NEARING". Edwin H Nearing enlisted as a private on 04/21/1861 into the 1st Connecticut Infantry, Company "H" and mustered out 07-31-1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 01-01-1862 into the 12th Connecticut Infantry, Company "E", was promoted to 1st Lieutenant 05-01-1862 and resigned 06-11-1862. He was re-commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant 11-14-1862 into the 23rd Connecticut Infantry, Company "K" and mustered out 08-31-1863. All 3 of these Connecticut regiments were hard fighting seeing heavy battle action including: Battles of Bull Run, Georgia Landing, Pattersonville, Bayou Teche Campaign, Ft Bisland, Irish Bend, Port Hudson, Brashear City, Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Opequan, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, LaFourche Crossing. Two lengthy folders accompany this historic revolver.