A total of about 10, were produced in this period in a serial range from about through to about Other barrel lengths available on special order. The revolver was furnished with one-piece walnut grips which were varnished for the commercial market and oil-stained for the military contracts. The Root revolver was Colt's only percussion handgun built on the solid frame principle and featured a side-hammer, mounted on the right side of the frame, a spur trigger, a cylinder pin entering from the rear and one-piece grips secured to the back-strap. A total of only about were produced. You SURE it's 5 shot?
Right side of Colt Model London Pocket percussion revolver serial number showing large blued iron trigger-guard.
Old Colt Revolver Serial Number Dating??
These revolvers were made up from semi-finished parts that were completed by Ehlers with his own modifications. Author Posts. First, identifying a Colt revolver can be frustrating because beginning in Colt always started each new model at serial number "1", and progressed upward until the model was discontinued, OR until the mid's when the serial number system changed to meet Federal law. The Colt Second Model Dragoon Revolver was manufactured circa through to with a total of only about 2, produced. Medium size frame; Barrels marked: The back-strap and square-back trigger-guard are of brass and silver-plated on commercial models and left plain on military contract revolvers. Coverage is mainly to the frame, trigger-guard and tangs.