Colt 1849 percussion revolver, cal 31,RARE STEEL GRIPSTRAPS

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Colt 1849 percussion revolver, cal 31,RARE STEEL GRIPSTRAPS .  Flayderman page 88, item 5B-044

These were made in New York from left over parts of Londen, collectors name this one London New York model. If it was afterwoods sold on the Uk market then collectors name it a LONDON -NEW YORK-LONDON model ( that is what this one is. )

The 4 inch barrel has a perfect single line New York adres, superior bore, no pitting, and 70 % of the blue left.  Serial 296675, all matching and ht letter L is present,indicating it was exported to the London sales office. 

The grip and backstrap have 65 to 70 % deep orig. blue. The cylinder 100 % scene which is very deep , good hints of blue and 1 safety pin.  Greyisch casehardening.  Orig. grips 95 % varnish. 

I would call this one excellent plus and truly hard to find. Only 2200 iron gripstraps were made for export.