FOURTH MODEL COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER

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Item Code: 909-12

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Here is an original Fourth Model version of the popular 1851 Colt Navy Revolver in very good overall condition. One of the most sought after models ever produced by Samuel Colt’s firm in Hartford, Connecticut was the Colt Navy pistol, a premier medium caliber handgun. Sam Colt designated the term ‘Navy’ to imply the caliber (.36) of the weapon, and later used the term ‘Army’ for its heavier .44 caliber companion, the Colt Model 1860 Army.

Manufactured sometime in the 2nd quarter of 1863 this weapon bears matching serial number #137278 marked on its components including the wedge. With a .36 caliber, six-shot cylinder, this percussion revolver was one of the 215,000 Colt Navy sidearms made through 1873. The weapon features an octagonal 7½” long barrel with attached loading lever. Barrel shows good edges and a strong maker address that reads “ADDRESS COL. SAM’L COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA”. All gunmetal exhibits a light gray sheen overall. Areas of old rust pitting and some oxidation visible on the frame and barrel. Bore has good rifling but is dirty. Should clean-up well.

Mechanics are good at half cock and full cock positions. Crisp indexing. Cylinder bears approx. 98% of the roll-engraved naval engagement scene between the Republic of Texas Navy and the Mexican Navy. Cylinder has a shiny, light gray patina along with some light mottling over the scene. All cylinder pins are hammered as normally found and the six original nipples are strong, not chipped or broken. Octagonal barrel with its attached loading lever exhibits no original bluing. “COLTS PATENT” stamp on the left of frame is thin but clear. Frame screws have the slightest amount of wear. The original, one-piece varnished walnut grips are in good condition but there are no military inspector cartouches. Slight wear to wood at the bottom. Sidearm bears no evidence of silver wash on the brass trigger guard. All brass wears a nice bronze patina.

A very good, highly sought, original Colt Navy Model 1851 revolver.    [ad]

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