COMING IN MAY 2021
RARE COLT PATERSON IMPROVED NO. 2 RING LEVER RIFLE ARMY OF REPUBLIC OF TEXAS TYPE.
Cal. 44. S# 427. 32.25”
This rifle is pictured and described on pages 62-63 and 198 in Wilson & Levett “Colt Paterson Book”. This is the type of rifle with improved loading lever of which the Army of Republic of Texas purchased late in 1839. SN 427 has all the improvements seen on the ring lever models including large capping channel on right side of frame and double wedged frame. This rifle saw hard use but has survived functional and intact with good markings. Patent markings on top barrel flat have “snake and star” terminating before and after “Patent Arms M’g. Co. Paterson N. J.–Colts Pt”.