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Colt Root Revolver

A nice example of a Colt Side-hammer Root pocket revolver.  This one is a Model Number 5 with 3 1/2" round barrel, full fluted cylinder, and the larger .31 Caliber...earlier Roots were .28 Caliber like the Colt No. 1 Pocket Paterson Revolvers.  Serial number is in the 7000 range and was manufactured at the height of the Civil War in 1863.  Overall condition is NRA Antique Fine+ still retaining much of its original blue and case colors.  Excellent markings and knurlings and throughout.  Grips are nearly flawless retaining 98%+ original varnish.  Nice mechanics.  A great Root well worthy of a Colt wooden case!

Item# 9109




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