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Lot 2180: Engraved Colt 1851 Navy Revolver with CSA Attributed Holster

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Engraved and Inscribed Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Confederate Attributed Holster

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Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Engraved and Inscribed Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Confederate Attributed Holster

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1851 Navy
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: antique ivory
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Item Interest: Active
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Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The remarked serial number would date to 1860. The backstrap is inscribed "W.W. Blackford/CAPT. 1st VA. CAV.-1862," and information about William W. Blackford is included and indicates he served on J.E.B. Stuart's staff for the 1st Virginia Cavalry and later as a lieutenant colonel in the 1st Engineers. Includes a brown pigskin leather flap holster the consignor noted as Confederate. The holster has minor age and storage related wear.

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