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Colt Belt Model Paterson Revolver No. 2 with Factory Case and Accessories

Serial #: 185 Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Paterson Type: Revolver
Gauge: 34 Percussion Catalog Page: 96
Barrel Length: 4 1/2 inch octagon Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock: walnut

Description: This is a highly sought after example of a Colt Belt Model Paterson Revolver No. 2 with the original factory case and

accessories. Colt manufactured approximately 850 Belt Model No. 2 revolvers at the Paterson, New Jersey, factory between 1837 and 1840.

Experts believe that fewer than 250 of these revolvers still exist today and only a small number retain the original factory cases. The

revolver has a high polish blue finish on the barrel, cylinder, frame, grip straps and hammer. The straight grips are highly figured

walnut with a high polish 'piano' finish. The five-shot, square back, cylinder is roll engraved with the centaur hunting scene. This No.

2, Model C, revolver has the distinctive square-back cylinder, flared barrel lug, double curve barrel lug, flat butt and is in the

correct 100-200 serial number range. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "-Patent Arms Mg Co Paterson N.J. Colt's Pt.-" with small

arrows at either end of the legend. The serial number, "185", is visible on the rear of the barrel lug, the wedge, the rear face of both

cylinders, on the left side of the trigger, on the cylinder plate in the trigger slot and on the bottom right edge of the grip. All of

the visible serial numbers match. The revolver is complete with a Colt factory case with accessories. The rectangular, varnished

mahogany case has a beveled lid inlaid with a silver plate with scalloped edges. The case interior has a ribbed, brown velvet lining and

is fitted with wire retainers to secure the accessories. The case contains the distinctive Paterson accessories that include: (1) a

spare five-shot square back cylinder with matching serial number "185", (2) an iron single cavity round ball mold with wooden handles on

both blocks and the spruce cutter, (3) a Paterson No. 2 combination tool that incorporates a ball seater, screw-driver, nipple wrench,

and nipple pick, (4) brass mounted charger for a Belt Model No. 2 revolver numbered "54" on the bottom and on the sides of both

compartments and (5) brass cleaning rod with a turned walnut head.

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