Lot 2868

An officer's revolver Colt-Ganahl M49, Navy

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A89s | Live auction | 1043 Lots

Hammer price € 3,400

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Cal. 9 mm Blackpowder, SN. 899, small parts with factory no. 4. Bright 10-groove rifled bore, length 138 mm. Six shots. Single action. On left side of frame marked "PATENT 1849", on the right two-line signature "K:K:PRIV:MASCH:FABR: / INNSBRUCK." All parts bright, few very fine pits in places. Dark, smooth walnut grip panels. Rare.
When the Imperial Austrian Navy decided to introduce a new handgun, they considered to move to modern revolvers. The "Imperial Machine Factory Innsbruck" took out a patent for the Colt Navy, slightly modified the original design and finally presented the gun to the Navy trials in September of 1849. The revolver performed very well and was adopted as official sidearm. However, as production to the highest standards proved too expensive, only about 1000 were built and the Navy started purchasing directly from Colt.

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The auction includes 1044 lots and starts on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 3044. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.