Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2157: Colt 1861 U.S. Navy Inspected Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Auction Date: June 23, 2022

Scarce Colt Model 1861 U.S. Navy Inspected Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Scarce Colt Model 1861 U.S. Navy Inspected Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1861/72 Navy Cartridge
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 CF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Originally manufactured in 1861, one of only approximately 2,200 subsequently returned and converted by Colt factory to the Richards-Mason style centerfire cartridge configuration for the U.S. Navy in the mid-1870s. Inspection initials "R.W.M.(Navy anchor)." of U.S. Navy Commander Richard W. Meade underneath the barrel.

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