.31 caliber, 3.5" barrel, S/N 12180. Rare Colt Root with fine factory scroll engraving on barrel with Colt London address. Normal Colts patent cylinder scene. Frame is engraved with scrolls oi the best factory style with hammer engraved en suite. Backstrap is engraved with "L" for London in reserve accompanied by serial number. Highly figured high-polish walnut grips. This fine revolver comes complete in an associated French walnut case with brown velvet lining accompanied by Colt bullet mold, screwdriver, oil bottle, and Hawksley flask.
Barrel appears to have nearly all of its original London-type finish with cylinder showing proper British proofs and proper London-type blue with some wear to proofs. Hammer is crisp with some fading original case coloring. Backstrap has nearly all London-type bluing. Grips appear to have nearly all their original high-polish piano varnish. Action is excellent. Bore is excellent.