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Cased Colt Ehlers Model Pocket Paterson
« on: December 09, 2012, 07:15:43 PM »

Cased Colt Ehlers Model Pocket Paterson

Serial #: 266 Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Paterson Type: Revolver
Gauge: 28 Percussion Catalog Page: 278
Barrel Length: 3 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut 
Description: One of only around 500 of these revolvers produced circa 1840-1843. During this timeframe, Samuel Colt had declared

bankruptcy and John Ehlers, a major shareholder in and treasurer of the Patent Arms Company, seized the firms assets, including a number

of unfinished Number 2 Patersons, which he then had completed and then sold. They had a loading lever and "Mfg Co" was deleted from the

barrel address. The top of the barrel is marked in script: "-Patent Arms Paterson N-J Colt's Pt-". The cylinder is decorated with the

roll-engraved centaur scene and "COLT". The revolver serial number, "266", is marked on the inside of the barrel lug, on the right side

of front and rear grip strap (under grip) on the top of interior frame under the cylinder, and on the interior bottom of grip. The

loading lever is number "60" or "09". The back of the cylinder is number "8". Fitted with one piece walnut grips. Complete in a

accurately made reproduction rosewood case with a German silver inset plaque on the lid, dark maroon velvet lining, reproduction

accessories including a leather covered brass flask, lacquer finished capper, cleaning rod with a wooden handle and key.

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