COMING IN MAY 2021
RARE & UNIQUE COLT PATERSON MODEL 1839 SADDLE RING CARBINE.
Cal. .52. S# 761. 24.5” hexadecagonal (16-sided) to round smoothbore barrel. This may be the only 1839 Paterson carbine with original saddle ring bar, otherwise standard configuration. “The most practical of all Paterson firearms, the model 1839 carbine posted the simplest of mechanisms, and offered the greatest potential for mayhem to the target at the muzzle end. This efficient machine’s production total was rivaled only by the No. 5 Holster or Texas Model revolvers”: from 203 Wilson & Levett “Paterson Colt Book”. Marked on right side of barrel lug “Patent Arms M’g. Co. Paterson N.J.-Colt’s Pt” terminating on either side with “snake and star” motif. Loading lever obscures rolled address. Browned barrel, remainder of metal blued, varnished walnut stock, 2.5” cylinder with rounded shoulders with chamfered chambers, heavy-duty 2-grooved wedge, rear sight is dovetailed fitted notched block, front sight is iron cone-shaped pin.