.28 caliber, 3.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 24980 (mfg. ca 1860). Blued finish, varnished walnut grip. Single action, side hammer, 5-shot percussion revolver. Round cylinder with matching serial number and COLT'S PATENT marking and Indian & Cabin roll engraved scene. Top of barrel marked COLT'S PT / 1855 and ADDRESS COL. COLT / HARTFORD, CONN flanked by Maltese Crosses and with a pitting hand motif.
Very good. Retains some strong thinning blue mixed with an oxidized plum patina, with clear markings and most of the cylinder scene present. Mechanically functional, very good bore with moderate oxidation and some light pitting. Grip with much of the varnish, showing high edge wear and some loss, as well as some scattered handling marks.