Factory Engraved Colt New Pocket Revolver

The Colt New Pocket revolver was introduced in 1893 and was Colt's first small frame, swing-out cylinder, double action revolver. Production ran until 1905 with approximately 30,000 total revolvers built. Production records show that only 15 of these rare guns were factory engraved, with only 5 examples listed with gold accents or inlays. The Colt New Pocket being offered in this lot, serial number 6408 is quite possibly a unique example. As documented by accompanying Colt Archival Letter dated April 29, 2002 and signed by Kathleen J. Hoyt, Colt Historian, serial number 6408 shipped to H&D Folsom Arms Company, New Orleans, Louisiana on November 1, 1894 in a single (1) gun shipment of the same type. Serial number 6408 is further documented as featuring a 2-1/2 inch barrel, chambered in .32 Colt cartridge, blue with gold cylinder, pearl grips, and factory engraved. Deluxe grade engraving features near full coverage, classic foliate scroll work with punch dot backgrounds, most likely the work of Master Colt Engraver, Cuno A. Helfrich. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S $35 plus a 1.5% replacement cost insurance fee. Discounts given on combined lot shipping.

Provenance:Private collection in Laurel, DE


Excellent, near mint with approximately 97% bright original blue remaining overall, Slight freckling on the backstrap and trigger. Most all original gold remaining on cylinder and ejector rod. Near mint original two-piece Mother of Pearl grips showing minimum wear. Action is tight and crisp. Bore is excellent. Overall, a most desirable, high condition, and rare deluxe grade Colt revolver that is worthy of the most advanced collection.

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
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