Original Civil War Colt .31 Caliber Model 49 Pocket Revolver Matching Numbers. The matching serial numbers place the date at early 1862. It is a standard model 1849 “Pocket Model Colt with factory grips. The loading lever is still intact and works exceptionally well. The spring is tight and smooth it does work and cock and fire. The pistol g The cylinder revolves perfectly. A beautiful collectors grade display pistol. Many Civil War soldiers carried private purchase “back up” weapons as illustrated in the photo above. Some Civil War officers also preferred the smaller “Pocket Model” instead of the much heavier Army model. This gun has no condition issues and is 100% guaranteed to be authentic, and unaltered. A fantastic collector’s display piece. Complete museum documentation (COA) provided. This is a pre-1898 antique gun so no federal registration is required. Although this is a working gun we do not recommend firing antique guns. If you decide to shoot it, we will not be held liable for any results. You are responsible for knowing your local laws. No sales to New Jersey, New York City, or outside the United States.