Deactivated Cased Colt Pocket Police Richards-Mason Revolver SN. 2032 ^
Deactivated Genuine Antique (.38 calibre, so had to be deactivated!) Colt Pocket Police Richards-Mason Conversion .38 Calibre Black Powder Revolver in very good deactivated condition. The serial number puts the original Colt production at 1861. Complete with mahogany case, oil bottle, cleaning brush and key. The Colt Richards-Mason Cartridge Conversion Revolvers were first introduced in 1872 and originally designed to fulfil army contracts. Because they had such a stockpile of old cap and ball parts, they started to market them to the general public in 1873, as a cheaper alternative to the brand new Peacemaker. They stopped selling them around the mid 1870s, but lots of gunsmiths made a living converting guns themselves. The Colt Pocket Navy and Police revolvers were first introduced in 1861 and remained in production until 1873. They were used by anyone who needed a sidearm for self-protection, which in the Wild West was most people. Legend has it that they were carried by officers during the Civil war to ward away battlefield surgeons who were trying to amputate limbs! All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold a London or Birmingham proof mark and certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly.