Manufactured by John Richards in London c.1782~1808 - serial number 161. 10 gauge smoothbore brass barrel, flintlock mechanism, sexy butt stock. One of the coach guns manufactured to equip riding shotguns protecting British mail and nobles.
Made by Colt Manufacturing Co. in Hartford, Connecticut c.1849~1850′s and converted to fire metallic cartridge using the Richards-Mason mechanism c.1873~1880′s - serial number (31)7106. .38 short Colt five-round cylinder, single action, new round barrel, silver-plated grip strap and trigger guard. Colt open top revolvers come with all kinds of variations.
Designed by William Mason and
Charles B. Richards of the Richards-Mason cartridge conversions, made by Colt Manufacturing Co. c.1874 - serial number 33510. .22RF seven-round cylinder, single action with a spur trigger, side loading breech, brass frame and nickel finish on the cylinder and barrel. First introduced in 1871, the Open Top Pocket was the second metallic-cartridge firearm produced by Colt. It came the same year than the House/Cloverleaf model in .41RF, and a year before the Open Top.
Designed by William Mason and Charles B. Richards, made by Colt Manufacturing Co. c.1873~1941 - serial number 284148. .32-20WCF six-round cylinder, single action, side loading gate with spring-loaded ejector rod, gold-plated and engraved. First generation Colt ‘Peacemaker’ revolvers were chambered in anything from .22LR to .476 Eley, through .44-40WCF and of course .45 Colt.