Featured Antique Colt Pistol

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by ulilwitch, Mar 2, 2023.

  1. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    My nephew passed away and his wife is going to sell this handgun. She can't find much about it on the internet so asked me to put it up here. She sent me these photos. Is there anyone that has or collects these pistols that could give me the information for her. Thanks,
    Susan Colt6.jpg colt7.jpg colt1.jpg colt2.jpg colt3.jpg colt4.jpg colt5.jpg
     
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  3. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Thank you
     
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I forgot to say, I'm sorry for your loss.

    I'm curious about the name Brinker, was his surname Brinker too? It is originally from the east of the Netherlands.
     
  5. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Yes, indeed...me too!
    There were plenty of Generals in the Civil War...Let's find the one(s) named Brinker!
     
  6. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Said it belonged to his Aunt. She passed away and left it to him. He was my nephew by marriage. His wife is my sisters daughter. Their last name is not Brinker, it is Hutchings.
     
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The date is 1876, so over 10 yrs later. Of course Brinker could already have been a general during the Civil War.
     
  8. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Well, AJ, he apparently was not. I'm far less confident now of finding the recipient of that Colt.
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that's a might nice little pea shooter !!!!

    Colt Open Top Pocket Model Revolver
    1871-1877
    Place Made Hartford, Connecticut, United States, North America

    stamped: top barrel: "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO./HARTFORD, CT U.S.A.";

    Price is from 2009......so, grain of salt here...

    https://www.rockislandauction.com/d...olt-open-top-pocket-revolver-with-pearl-grips

    condition is an issue....
    I've seen other go for ...asking.....much less , more recent..

    https://www.icollector.com/Factory-Engraved-Colt-Open-Top-22-Revolver-1874_i28775403
     
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    now the history buffs can take over.........

    but you'll need a firearms auction to get the biggest bang.....no pun intended ...for your buck !
     
  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    u could ....but it's not a cannon......;)
     
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    He probably comes across them though.:)
     
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  14. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Thank you Komokwa
     
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  15. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Thank you AJ
     
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  16. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

    Is the serial number anywhere in the pictures? If so I can't see it.

    Good links komoka! I see it's possible to get a lot of information from the historian at Colt Industries if you have the serial number.

    Besides that, this li'l revolver has a lot of provenance if anyone can find out who General Brinker was. What is the last word after St. Bridget's?
     
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  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Looks like Fair, St Bridget's Fair.
     
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  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the Worlds Fair went later that year....but Jan...is too early...and I can find no connection..
     
  19. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I can't find anything on this guy or this place ...........:sorry::sorry::sorry::sour:
     
  20. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

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