Here's an awesome original Colt M1862 "Pocket Navy" with a desirable 1862 production serial number. These pocket pistols were extremely popular "private purchase" weapons with both the Union and the Confederacy; to the point that the pocket Colts, like the M1849 and 1862 Police and Navy Model guns are the most commonly encountered weapon found in original posed studio portraits of Civil War soldiers.
This Colt is in excellent shape; especially considering it's date of manufacture. The lock up is nice and tight with no wobble in the cylinder. The action is positive and functions as it should.
The barrel is in excellent condition. The Colt address stamp is intact and fully legible. The bore is in great shape with excellent, sharp rifling and only minor pitting throughout. This revolver would make for a fantastic shooter!! The cylinder matches the barrel in condition. Each one of the chambers is crisp and clean with no major pitting or erosion. The serial number is clearly visible on the cylinder and matches the rest of the gun. Most of the cylinder scene is still visible .
The grips, trigger guard, back strap, and loading lever are all original and all matching..
This Colt is about as honest as they come; with all matching numbers and a great patina. This Pocket would be a perfect addition to anyone's collection with it's Civil War production date and shootable condition, this Colt is a collector's dream!