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Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor
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I have a 1849 ***** ***** 36 cal 5 shot Pocket Pistol serial

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Customer: My name is*****; I have a 1849 ***** ***** 36 cal 5 shot Pocket Pistol serial # *****; with top of barrel markings "Address Col SamL ***** ***** New-York US America"
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Customer: cannot confirm the serial # ***** the year of Mfg
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer!

My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help you.

What are all the patent dates on that revolver?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is only the patent # ***** which must be the serial #
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

Can you attach a photo of the gun?

Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

The address line is one found on a Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver, but the serial number range should be from 187000-340000. Is there any chance there are two more digits in front of the "6396"? If there might be, take some chalk and rub over the area to bring out the marking. Let me know what you see.

Philip

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
here's the picture
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

The other problem is that the Model 1849 is chambered in .31 caliber, not .36. Are you sure it is a .36 caliber?

Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

Ok - I believe what you have (based on a .36 caliber, with the serial number provided, the Colt address, and the photo) is a Colt Pocket Model of Navy Caliber revolver (Model 1862).

Your gun was made in 1862, and is an antique.

Let me know if you had any other questions on that gun.

Philip

Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

Just checking to confirm you saw my answer above on your Colt.

Philip