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Colt Model 1855 SIDEHAMMER Root Pistol .28 caliber #3 Percussion Revolver

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Colt Model 1855 SIDEHAMMER Root Pistol .28 caliber #3 Percussion Revolver   Guns > Pistols > Colt Percussion Revolver - Pre-1899

We are offering for sale an antique Colt Model 1855 Side Hammer revolver. This is the “Root” pistol as referred to by collector’s and this is Model # 3, chambered in .28 caliber with the serial number being #29248. A nice example of this collectible revolver.

3 ½” barrel is very good with approximately 65-75% original bluing; some surface wear present as well as a grey brown patina setting in. Muzzle is good with wear; Bore appears good with some possible freckling. Rifling still visible. Frame shows about 50% bluing with some more moderate surface wear near hammer and opposite hammer screw. Sidehammer is very good with a nice patina; It works perfectly and holds tightly in cocked positition. Cylinder is very good and retains some original bluing as well as some brown patina in spots as well. Cylinder locks tightly with only slight wiggle. Recessed trigger works perfectly. Gun appears to still function 100% properly. Wooden grips are good with some discoloration; Surface wear to grips remains minimal.



Make: Colt

Model: Model 1855 ROOT Pistol (#3)

Caliber: .28 caliber

SN: 29248

Action Type: Single Action

Barrel Length / Condition: 3 1/2” Octagon; very good with good bore showing rifling

Ribbing (Y/N): No

Muzzle Condition: Good

Frame Condition (ie. Bluing, Engraving, etc.): Very Good to Good with patina; some wear

Kind of Sights (ie. Front, Rear): Front bead

Trigger/Trigger Guard: Tigger is in perfect working condition

Grip Condition (checkering, etc.): Good with some heavier wear on butt end

Cylinder Condition: Very Good; locks fairly tightly considering age


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Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: (Other Ammo?)
Location: MA

Trades Accepted: Sorry, no trades, no layaway

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Item #: 995381834
Stock No.: ANTIQUE
Seller Since: Oct. 2012
Seller Level: Gold Seller +
This seller is an FFL
City: west boylston
State: MA

Shipping: $25.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard
Returns: 3 Days

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