COLT NEW LINE SINGLE ACTION 5 SHOT POCKET PISTOL, .32 CAL., 1873, L 2 1/4" BARREL, SN 1227
New Line model, .32 caliber Colt revolver with a rear-loaded 5 round cylinder. Serial number 1227, manufactured 1873. Stamped "Colt PT. F.A. MFG. Co. Hartford Ct. U.S.A." on top of the barrel. Having a small blade front sight, spur trigger and a birdshead style wood grip.
The action rotates the cylinder and holds the hammer in place, but the hammer does not engage when the trigger is pulled. Pitting to the metal throughout. Base pin has a dent and some scratching (see photos). General minor surface scratches from age.