COMING IN MAY 2021
VERY RARE EARLY 2ND MODEL RING TRIGGER PATERSON RIFLE WITH SQUARE BACK CYLINDER & NO CAPPING CHANNEL, S# 17.
Cal. 44. S# 17.
32.25” About 500 No. 2 ring trigger Paterson rifles were made. Very rare are the few early numbered guns with square back cylinder configurations such as this according to Wilson in “The Paterson Colt Book”. This rifle is pictured and described on page 194-195. SN 4 is another example with square back cylinder found at the VMI Museum. Visible improvements made on the No. 2 rifles include heavier thicker frame without top strap over cylinder. The barrel address is of same style found on pistols in the 1st Paterson production to use the “snake and star” found on Texas Patterson pistols. This motif is found on either end of script “Patent Arms M’g Co. Paterson NJ-Colt’s Pt”. Just like the 1st model the ring lever turned the cylinder and cocked the internal hammer. This very early 2nd model does not have capping channel cut out on recoil shield just like on 1st models.