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Colt Paterson Model 1839 Deluxe Carbine with Birds-Eye Maple Stock, Flask, Capper Mold

Only Known Colt Paterson Model 1839 Deluxe Carbine with Birds-Eye Maple Stock, Flask, Capper Mold, Winner of the Best Single Weapon

Award at the St. Paul Minnesota Colt Show and Accompanied by a Herb Glass Sr. Letter of AuthenticitySerial #: 737 Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1839-Carbine Type: Carbine
Gauge: 525 Catalog Page: 94
Barrel Length: 24 inch
Finish: blue/brown
Grip: N/A
Stock: walnut checkered

Description: This is the only example of a deluxe Colt Model 1839 Revolving Carbine that was manufactured by Samuel Colt's Paterson, New

Jersey, factory circa 1838-1841. The carbine has a highly figured Bird's Eye Maple stock with cheekpiece, checkered wrist and nickel-

silver buttplate. The 2 1/2 inch round-back six-shot cylinder is elaborately roll-engraved with three oval panels that depict a hunting

scene, a naval battle and a land battle. "COLT'S PATENT/PATENT ARMS MAN'Y/Patterson JERSEY" is boldly stamped between the oval panels

and the balance of the cylinder body is roll-engraved with delicate scrollwork. The rifled part-round/part-beveled barrel has a factory

loading lever with guide stud on the right side of the lug and a dovetail mounted fixed rear sight and pin front sight. The left side of

the barrel lug is roll-stamped "- Patent Arms M'g. Co. Paterson, N.J.-Colt's Pt." with wavy lines and asterisks on either side of the

marking. The frame has an iron scroll shaped trigger guard. The serial number "737" is located on all visible parts. Included with the

carbine are: (1) unmarked "cross-pump" Model 1839 Paterson flask with two-piece horn body (shown on page 24 of COLT ACCOUTERMENTS by

Robin J. Rapley), (2) Brass Paterson rifle capper which features the Rampant Colt, a Paterson revolving rifle and two crossed Paterson

revolvers on the lid circled by "PATENT ARMS MANg Co-PATERSON: N.J.-COLTS PATENT" (Rapley C3, Page 56), and (3) Paterson Model 1839

Carbine .52 caliber, round ball bullet mold with three turned wooden handles (Rapley M#5, Page 42). Also included with the carbine is a

small bronze Texas Longhorn trophy with a plaque engraved "GATHERING OF PATERSONS/Texas Gun Collectors Assn./2008".

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