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Selling: December 2, 2011

Lot 3184: Colt - 1851 Navy

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Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver with Squareback Trigger Guard
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
Serial #Colt - 1851 Navy ManufacturerColt Model1851 Navy
TypeRevolver Gauge36 Percussion Catalog Page187
Barrel7 1/2 Inch Octagon FinishBlue/casehardened/silver GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is an example of an early first year production Colt Model 1851 Navy squareback trigger guard revolver. The first 1,000 Model 1851 Navy revolvers were made with the square back trigger guard. The top barrel flat has the early one line New York City address and the frame is marked "COLT'S/PATENT". The cylinder is roll engraved with the Texas/Mexican Naval scene as well as "COLTS PATENT No 877". The complete matching serial number is marked on the loading lever, cylinder, barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap. The wedge is un-numbered. There is a small "T" stamped on the right trigger guard shoulder and a small "K" just ahead of the trigger guard bow. Fitted with a one-piece varnished grip.

ConditionGood. The revolver has a smooth gray patina with few areas of deep pitting. The cylinder retains much of the roll engraved scene. The back strap and the trigger guard have a mixed dark artificial patina. The grip is very good as revarnished with numerous minor dings and scratches and a couple very small chips missing near the bottom. Mechanically fine.
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