.525 caliber smoothbore, 24" seven-sided to round barrel, all matching S/N 643, markings on the right side of the barrel lug partially obscured by the loading lever, they were marked before the factory added the loading levers. Cylinder matches, 2.5' length, with rounded corners on the face, six shot with six locking holes on face. Correct untouched original percussion nipples. The face of the cylinder is chamfered around each chamber. The front sight is a pin, rear sight is notched. Wedge has two grooves on top of the wedge and one on the bottom numbered 643 as is recoil shield. The cylinder roll engraved with lion hunting, naval engagement, and Indian scene. Marked Patent Arms Man'y between the scenes and Paterson New Jersey, Colt's Patent, W.L. Ormsby, numbered on the face of the cylinder. Walnut stock with steel triggerguard and buttplate. The barrel is mostly a smooth patina with some light staining and extremely minor pitting.
Markings are sharp and clear throughout. Edges are sharp and crisp. Bore is smooth and bright with no pitting. The cylinder is very crisp and retains some of the original blue finish with clear readable scene and markings. The frame is gray steel with some blue finish blending in. Rear and bottom tang have considerable original blue finish. The stock is original with much original varnish. Overall an excellent far better than average Model 1839 Carbine with some original finish and sharp and crisp markings. Most 1839 Paterson carbines found in this condition are the so-called Dorr Rebellion guns which were purchased from the quartermaster of Rhode Island and refinished by Colt. This example is all original.