Civil War Name Inscribed Colt M1849 Pocket Revolver 6" Barrel, 1859

Really nice example of the Colt M1849 Pocket revolver with 6" Oct. barrel & name inscribed on the backstrap. Standard pocket 5 shot, .31 cal. This revolver has nice smooth metal with dark patina some plum color. The 6" Oct. barrel is marked with --Address Saml Colt New York city in two lines & is very clear. Serial no. is 158442 which came out of Colt's factory in 1859. Serial no. is all matching including, barrel, cylinder, trigger guard, wedge, backstrap, Cylinder rod, frame, loading lever & on inside of wood grips in channel. The cylinder is in great condition with 95% of the stage holdup scene intact & is very clear. Cylinder also has Colts Patent No. 158442. Frame smooth & has Colts Patent & has small amount of the original case hardening colors intact. The loading lever also has a small amount of the case hardening intact along with sn. Brass trigger guard with mellow uncleaned patina with traces of the original silver finish intact along with inspectors M & L intact. Brass backstrap also has mellow patina & traces of the silver finish with very nice engraving N. Ellsworth. The action is excellent on this Colt revolver. Walnut grips are in great condition with around 90% original varnish intact.  Name on backstrap can very well be a Union Civil War soldier. I did some checking & found a few Ellsworth soldiers in the records with a few with N. Ellsworth. This needs more research to find the soldier. This was a private purchase revolver so Ellsworth could have been in the artillery, Infantry  or cavalry even though the cavalry troopers were mainly armed with the M1860 Colt, Remington's, Starr's, etc. The revolver itself is well above the average condition of the scarcer 6" barrel colt pocket revolvers with killer scene, clear markings & overall condition.,