Old Brass frame Colt

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by Gene Seward, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Gene Seward

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    My BIL was just given a Colt cap and ball five shot revolver that appears to be about a .32 caliber. It has the rear sight notch in the front of the hammer and the lever to push the ball in is a small round tube of course connected below the barrell. It has a brass backstrap and trigger guard and I think walnut grips. The address is ____ Colt in Hartford, Ct. and has the serial number of 140,@@@ on three different parts of the pistol. Can anyone tell us what we have? Thanks for all the help.
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    That sounds very much like the Colt Baby Dragoon .31 caliber revolver, sometimes called the Pocket model. It was Colt's best-selling cap&ball revolver from 1849-1869.
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    Steve you are a gentleman and a scholar that I am sure is only exceeded by your good looks and fantastic personality. LOL Man you hit the nail on the head. I found a page with the diagram and all. You can not possibly know how much I appreciate you taking the time to anser my question. I hope that someday I might have a chance to do something equally as cool for you as what this is to me. This was my wife's great-great- grandfather's gun. Again thank you, Gene
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    I was so excited that I spelled answer wrong. Sorry
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