Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 117: Cased Engraved and Gold Inlaid Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Cased Engraved, Gold Inlaid, and Inscribed Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,750 - $6,500

Cased Engraved, Gold Inlaid, and Inscribed Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1851
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/gold/nickel
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Manufactured in 1857, "U.S." marked, and later engraved and gold inlaid and inscribed "Presented to Capt Henry Markell/By Co. A. 44th Inf. June 1, 1864." Includes a case with directions label inside the lid, powder flask, dual cavity bullet/ball mold, L-shaped combination tool, lead balls, cap tin, and some toe. Henry Markell was captain of Company A of the 44th Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

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