EXTREMELY FINE CASED GUSTAVE YOUNG FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER WITH FACTORY IVORY GRIPS, APRIL 1854
This exquisite 6 inch pocket model is listed by serial number in Gustave Young’s Ledger which is institutionalized at the Raymond Baldwin museum in Hartford. R.L Wilson in his text “The Colt Engraving Book” states there are very few serial numbers known of the approximate 250 numbers listed in the Gustave Young ledgers. This revolver has survived in its original the deluxe mahogany Colt casing in exemplary condition with rarely seen silver plated 2-cavity “Colts Patent” bullet mold & fine ”Colts Patent” flask.
The finest scroll engraving has full coverage on both sides a frame, barrel lug, loading arm pivot, and hammer. Backstrap has full coverage on butt and half of backstrap. Trigger guard is engraved on bottom of bow, Each serial number is frame engraved. Scrolls terminate and flowers. “Samuel Colt” Engraved on top of barrel & “COLTS PATENT” On the left side of frame. Every screw head is original with engraved design. This is among the top few 6 inch Colts extant.