Made in 1855 at the Colt Factory in London as marked on the barrel. Matching serial numbers 33726.
Very nice overall condition. Approximately 90% of the original varnish still remains on the grips.
British proofmarks on the barrel and cylinder. 36 caliber. Iron triggerguard and backstrap.
The cylinder scene is sharp, displaying the Battle at Galveston Bay between the Texas Navy and the Mexican Navy. The cylinder marking “Engaged 16 May 1843” is still quite visible, as is usually not the case.
The pistol was made around the time of the Crimean War involving England, France, and Russia. It certainly could have seen service in the conflict. (After the war, part of Russia’s war debt was satisfied by the sale of Alaska to the U. S.)
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