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Hello everyone and please forgive me for lack of knowledge with guns or gun terminology. I have an heirloom gun I’d like your help identifying & possibly estimating the value of. It appears to be a Colt revolver from the 1800s (says pat. Sept. 10, 185- something) on the top. Please see pictures. I’ve found a lot of similar guns online but I’ve had a hard time finding one exactly alike. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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What you have is a very beautiful Colt "New Model Police" revolver , sometimes known as the Model 1862 or the "Pocket Police Model".
These were made from 1861-1872.
It does appear that your revolver is missing the wedge pin screw...this is a fairly easy part to find and replace if you desire to do so.

Other items in the case are a powder flask , round ball mold and tin of percussion caps
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Colt's serial number look-up says it was made in 1863. If it's a family gun there may be some history
to it that is worth pursuing. It was new right in the middle of the Civil War---
Welcome to the forum.
 
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