This revolver is made from wood and metal materials. It is about 9 inches in length and about 4.5 inches in height. It has "colts patent" stamped in the metal, an "R" that looks like it's etched into the wood, and the serial number 213233 stamped in the metal in various locations.
My uncle was an antique gun owner and dealer before he died. He did go to shows and exhibitions but I don't know if this gun was ever shown at any of them. His wife passed this gun, along with a few other military items (guns and swords) to me when he passed away.
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The presented object appears to be a Colt 1849 Pocket percussion revolver. with a cal. 31. This piece has the serial number 213233 which dates this revolver into the year 1862. The Initial R was carved into the wood of the grip which was surely the name of a previous owner.
This piece is in medium condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 400 to 800 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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