ORIGINAL 1849 COLT POCKET REVOLVER FACTORY CARTRIDGE CONVERSION TO 38 CENTERFIRE
Product Code: ORIGINAL COLT MODEL 1849 CARTRIDGE CONVERSION
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This is an original Model 1849 Colt pocket revolver that was converted by the Colt factory to a 5 shot 38 caliber centerfire revolver. Some of the new 1849 components were utilized as well as new conversion components. The 31 caliber on the left side of the trigger guard had the numeral 8 stamped over the 1 in 31 caliber to make 38 caliber. The serial number is 299,965, These conversions are usually found in the serial number range of 273,000 to 328,500. The solid round barrel is 3 1/2" long. The bore has good, strong rifling with light pitting in some areas. The cylinder indexes and locks up correctly and tight. All the serial numbers match. The stagecoach robbery scene on the cylinder is sharp. Colt made about 6500 of these from 1849 Pocket Model revolver parts from 1873-80. This is a very nice example. Additional photos are available upon request.