SILVER PLATED CASED GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL REVOLVER, LISTED BY SERIAL NUMBER IN GUSTAVE YOUNG LEDGER, 1854
This beautiful silver plated 5 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. The finest scroll engraving is 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 into animal heads & flowers. “Sam’l Colt” engraved on top of barrel & “COLTS PATENT” on the left side of frame. Every screw head is original with engraved design. Pistol is housed in compartmented Colt green velvet lined walnut casing with two-sided eagle flask, COLT PATENT two-cavity brass mold, ELY cap tin, Pack of five combustible cartridges, and loose rounds. This is a very attractive uncleaned dark gun with well discerned crisp engraving and cylinder scene. PROVENANCE: Bill Sisney 1998, Collection of Horst Kreiner.