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Engraved Initial Production Colt Open Top .22 Pocket Revolvers are as rare as hens’ teeth.

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Initial Production refers to the initial 1871-1872 run of 6,000 Colt Open Top .22 Pocket Revolverss in three types, Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 (Early).  For information on Initial Production guns review Types and Features.  In this period,  no factory engraved or engraving of Type 2s has been observed.