1849 WELLS FARGO
  • 1849 WELLS FARGO - White Finish (W00), HAND ENGRAVING (E01).
  • 1849 WELLS FARGO
  • 1849 WELLS FARGO - Old West Antique Patina Finish (A00)

1849 WELLS FARGO

Encouraged by an ongoing military contract, Colt turned his eye toward the civilian marketin 1848. Civilian pocket revolvers, such as the Wells Fargo or 1849 Pocket, were .31 caliber pistols that fit easily in a coat pocket. Just as silver spring steel allowed Colt to adapt a .44 cylinder to a .36 frame, it permitted the .31 cal. 1849 Pocket revolver to be upgraded to a .36 cal. The 1862 Pocket Navy retains the octagon barrel and hinged loading lever of the 1851 Navy, while the 1862 Police model is a miniature of the 1860 Army, with fluted cylinder, streamlined round barrel and “creeping” loading lever. The Pocket and Police were the last two muzzle loading models to be produced by Colt and together they totalled approximately 47,000. About 19,000 were the model 1862 Pocket Navy.

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Encouraged by an ongoing military contract, Colt turned his eye toward the civilian marketin 1848. Civilian pocket revolvers, such as the Wells Fargo or 1849 Pocket, were .31 caliber pistols that fit easily in a coat pocket. Just as silver spring steel allowed Colt to adapt a .44 cylinder to a .36 frame, it permitted the .31 cal. 1849 Pocket revolver to be upgraded to a .36 cal. The 1862 Pocket Navy retains the octagon barrel and hinged loading lever of the 1851 Navy, while the 1862 Police model is a miniature of the 1860 Army, with fluted cylinder, streamlined round barrel and “creeping” loading lever. The Pocket and Police were the last two muzzle loading models to be produced by Colt and together they totalled approximately 47,000. About 19,000 were the model 1862 Pocket Navy.


FinishesTechnicalParts and Schematics
000: STANDARD
A00: OLD WEST ANTIQUE PATINA FINISH REV.
B02: COIN FINISH HARDENING
C00: CHARCOAL BLUE FINISH
G08: HAND RUBBED OIL ON SELECTED WOOD
W00: WHITE FINISH FOR REV.
Caliber: .31
Length of Barrel: 4″
Overall Length: 9.14″
Weight: 1.45 lbs
Barrel: Forged steel
Frame: Forged steel and color case
Twist: Left
Cylinder: Engraved
Triggerguard: Forged Brass
Grip: One piece walnut
Magazine tube capacity: 5



Item Model Barrel Length cal.
0038 1849 WELLS FARGO 4″ .31 REV. 4” .31


0020[1]

N. Code No. Q.ty Description
2 A0070002 1 POLICE62 HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 0031003 1 BARREL .31
4 0070004 1 WEDGE
5 A0035005 1 POCKET49 .31 CYLINDER ASSEMBLY
7 A0070007 1 POLICE62 HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0070008 1 BACKSTRAP
10 0070010 1 TRIGGER
11 0070011 1 GRIP
12 0070012 1 BOLT
15 0070015 1 SIGHT
19 0070019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0070020 1 MAIN SPRING
26 0070026 1 TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0070032 2 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
32 0000032 3 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0070033 1 WEDGE SCREW
35 0070035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0070037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0070038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0070040 1 BOLT SCREW



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