Pocket Or Baby Paterson Model No. 1
Paterson was the first production revolver manufactured by Colt. First made in 1837. Model 1 or Pocket Model is most diminutive of Paterson line. Revolver is serial numbered in its own range, #1 through #500. Numbers are not visible without dismantling revolver. Barrel lengths run from 1.75" to 4.75". Standard model has no attached loading lever. Chambering is .28-caliber percussion and holds 5-shots. Finish is all blued. Grips are varnished walnut. It has a roll-engraved cylinder scene and barrel stamped "Patent Arms Mfg. Co. Paterson N.J. Colt's Pt." Cased examples in Very Good or better condition can bring upwards of $200,000.