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Model 1851 Colt Navy
Item #: AA1161
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This is a Model 1851 Colt Navy cap and ball revolver from the Civil War. The serial number 4986 puts this one in the production year of 1851. The 7 1/2" barrel has crisp rifling and a bright clean bore. The single line Sam Colt NEW YORK CITY address is clearly visible. The Colt patent mark and the cylinder scene are also very legible. That's pretty impressive for a Navy that's 166 years old! There are two sub inspectors marks on the gun, a G on the bottom of the trigger assembly and a T on the left side of trigger guard. The serial numbers are very crisp and match, including that dang little wedge. The mechanics work perfectly. The cylinder indexes when the hammer is cocked. The barrel, cylinder and frame have some bluing remaining. The loading lever has a decent amount of blue remaining. The silver wash has worn off the trigger guard and back strap. The brass has a soft golden patina, very eyepleasing. The initials JH are period engraved into the bottom of the back strap. The walnut grips have plent of the original varnish remaining. They fit the gun like a glove and have the normal nicks and dings. This iconic revolver of the Civil War will complement any collection!