Colt 1855 Roots

Factory-cased Colt Model...

Factory-cased Colt Model 1855 "Root" Sidehammer...

Price $6,500.00

Commonly called the "Root Model", this revolver was produced from 1855 to circa 1870. This is a Model 3 with 3.5" octagon barrel with an excellent bore, Hartford address with the pointing hand motif, 28 caliber, and full fluted cylinder with a clear patent marking. With the exception of the gold-washed cylinder, this revolver is silver plated. Most of the silver plate has tarnished but but...

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Colt No. 2 Root Model...

Colt No. 2 Root Model Percussion Revolver .28...

Price $2,250.00

Colt No. 2 Root Model Percussion Revolver .28 Caliber. Action works perfectly. Bore is excellent. Cylinder scene is not worn but is lightly rolled. Colts patent and serial numbers are very clear. Like other gun manufacturers that used roll dies to impress cylinder scenes, the dies wore out or “thinned” and were replaced. This Root is serial number 19218 and is clear...

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Colt Root Presentation...

Colt Root Presentation Revolver (AC69)

Price $9,850.00

Colt Root Presentation Revolver. Inscribed on backstrap “AA Pattou from C.H. Colt Christmas 1870”. This is a 7th Model with the screw in the cylinder. Cylinder scene is perfect, grips are excellent with 98-99% original varnish. Nipples are perfect and the revolver appears unfired. Case is excellent with accessories. Ange Albert Pattou was from Belgium and taught French language...

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Colt 2nd  Model Root...

Colt 2nd Model Root Percussion Revolver (C15771)

Price $1,795.00

Colt 2nd Model Root Percussion Revolver. 28 Caliber. The revolver has approximately 90% original blue. Grips are excellent. Cylinder matches and the scene is excellent. This fine No. 2 Root is priced very reasonably. Hammer cocks but cylinder does not rotate, except by hand rotation. Cylinder pin is stuck in place and does not come out. This Root is sold as is.  

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Colt 1855 Model 6A Root...

Colt 1855 Model 6A Root Revolver (C15801)

Price $2,495.00
Colt 1855 Model 6A Root Revolver. Made in 1856. .31 Caliber with a 4 ½” barrel. 65% of the original blue finish. Grips are excellent. All markings are clear. Very fine all original gun!
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Colt No.1 Model Root...

Colt No.1 Model Root Revolver (C14144)

Price $9,500.00
Colt No.1 Model Root Revolver. Very Rare. Serial # 350 and has the hexagonal rammer. Numbers match. Action works perfectly. Cylinder scene is perfect. The revolver has approximately 90% vivid blue with some thinning on the cylinder and top of backstrap. Grips have approximately 90-95% original varnish. This model is extremely rare and this one has very fine condition.
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Colt 2nd Model Root...

Colt 2nd Model Root Revolver (C13855)

Price $875.00
Colt 2nd Model Root Revolver. .28 caliber. Action works and locks up perfectly. This is in our opinion, a very old refinish that retains approximately 70% of the old refinished blue. There is a hair line crack in the frame on the right side near the breech. Cylinder has no scene. Grips are very good. Priced very reasonably.  
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Colt Factory Engraved #2...

Colt Factory Engraved #2 Model Root (C12887)

Price $4,650.00
Colt Factory Engraved #2 Model Root. Action works perfectly. Gun is very nicely inscribed “John Dunlap” on the back strap. Gun has 50-60% strong blue with the rest either thinning or turning patina. Grips are nice but have a small chip out of the right rear toe.  
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Colt Root .28 caliber...

Colt Root .28 caliber revolver (C12557)

Price $5,500.00
Colt Root .28 caliber revolver. 2nd model, manufactured approximately 1856. .28 caliber percussion revolver. Gun has matching numbers. Gun has approximately 90-93% blue. Cylinder scene is perfect. Action works perfectly. Beautiful Colt Root revolver!
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Colt cased #7 Model Root...

Colt cased #7 Model Root revolver (C12462)

Price $5,950.00
Colt cased #7 Model Root revolver. .31 caliber. Scarce 7th model with screw in cylinder to retain cylinder rod. Gun has approximately 90-92% blue with cylinder showing the blue-brown patina. Action works perfectly. Grips are excellent with 98% original varnish. Original case has a red wine color lining. Case has a fine eagle and stars flask, nipple wrench and excellent Colt patent mold. Case is...
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Colt 1855 Root Number 2 .28...

Colt 1855 Root Number 2 .28 caliber...

Price $495.00
Colt 1855 Root Number 2 .28 caliber revolver. 3½” barrel. Gun has no finish and scattered pitting. Grips are undersized and may be replacements. Action rotates, but gun does not lock up.  
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Colt 1855 Root Model 2 .28...

Colt 1855 Root Model 2 .28 caliber (C10426)

Price $695.00
Colt 1855 Root Model 2 .28 caliber revolver. Made in 1861 with a 3½” barrel. The metal has a gray patina. Barrel address is clear. Grips are replacements. Gun works perfectly.
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Rare cased Colt Root 5A...

Rare cased Colt Root 5A (C9750)

Price $15,750.00
Rare cased Colt Root 5A. Gun has 95% original blue. Grips are excellent. About as nice as you could ask for. Case is excellent with fantastic accessories. Great set that would be hard to improve upon!
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Rare Colt №1A Root (C9747)

Rare Colt №1A Root (C9747)

Price $14,750.00
Rare Colt №1A Root revolver in very fine condition. Serial #268. Has the hexagonal loading lever which is the “Trademark” indicator of the №1A Model Root. Gun has an excellent cylinder scene. Gun has approximately 70% original blue. (Lucky to find any blue on a 1st model much less find 70%). Action works perfectly. Grips have 98% original varnish. Case is excellent. Mold is a mint “Bowleg”...
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Colt 1855 Root model #2 .28...

Colt 1855 Root model #2 .28 (C9645)

Price $3,475.00
Colt 1855 Root model #2 .28 caliber revolver. Beautiful #2 Root revolver. Gun has 92-94% blue. Hammer and lever. Has 95% case colors. Grips are fancy grain burl walnut. Action works perfectly.
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Colt No. 2 Model Root (C9609)

Colt No. 2 Model Root (C9609)

Price $2,275.00
Colt No. 2 Model Root revolver. Excellent cylinder scene. Action works perfectly. Grips are near excellent. Gun has 85-90% blue. Frame has some light pits on the left side. Excellent case colors on the hammer and lever. Very fine Root model.
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Colt No. 2 Model Root (C9608)

Colt No. 2 Model Root (C9608)

Price $5,500.00
Colt No. 2 Model Root revolver. Factory engraved. Numbers all match. Action works perfectly. Cylinder scene is very good. The grips are the best burl walnut grips we have ever seen on a Colt revolver. Fine factory engraved Root.
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Colt 1855 Root .31 (C9281)

Colt 1855 Root .31 (C9281)

Price $1,495.00
Colt 1855 Root .31 caliber revolver. Model 6A with a 4 1/2” barrel. Unfluted cylinder with a very strong cylinder scene. Blue remains at 25-30%. Grips are very good with most of the original varnish. This gun is serial number 11021 which is almost the end of the series. Nice attractive gun.  
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Colt No. 2 model Root...

Colt No. 2 model Root Sidehammer revolver....

Price $4,950.00
Colt No. 2 model Root Sidehammer revolver. Gun has lost its finish. Factory engraved. Engraving is sharp and crisp. Grips are beautiful Burl Walnut. (Correct factory grips.) Hard to find factory engraved Root. Reasonably priced.  
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Colt No. 2 Root revolver...

Colt No. 2 Root revolver cased with...

Price $5,450.00
Colt No. 2 Root revolver cased with accessories. Gun has 90-92% blue on frame and cylinder has a good scene. Cylinder finish has faded to gray. Grips are near excellent. Hammer has excellent case colors. Mechanically fine. Case is very good plus with Colts patent mold, cap can, flask, cleaning rod and key. Very fine cased root.  
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