MINTY RARE CIVIL WAR FACTORY CASED, ENGRAVED & PRESENTATION COLT MODEL-1862 POLICE REVOLVER.
inv # 01-15992
Barrel: 4 1/2″
Cylinder: 5-shot fluted cylinder with patent date in one flute
Engraving: scroll type often associated with Gustav Young with one scroll left side of barrel housing terminating into stylized dog’s head. Engraved on the back strap “Presented to A.G. West / By friends in Colt’s Armory / July 1864”.
Notes: Amos G. West (1828-1892) was a pistolmaker and employee of Samuel Colt during the Civil War.