Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 239: Belgian Copy of Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 2, 2016

Exceptional Belgian Copy of Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Exceptional Belgian Copy of Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: 1851 Navy
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36 percussion
Barrel: 7 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 2546
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 97
Class: Antique
Description:

The top barrel flat is marked "COLTS/BREVETE" and "{ADDRESS SAML COLT/NEW YORK CITY}". British crown/letter proofs are found on the left side of the barrel lug and on the rear of the cylinder between each chamber. The cylinder has an engraved Indian scene. The serial number is marked on the lower left barrel flat. The brass square back trigger guard and back strap are silver plated. The barrel and cylinder are blue, and the remaining metal surfaces are casehardened. Fitted with a varnished one-piece grip.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The barrel and cylinder retain 95% bright, original, high polished blue finish showing minor thinning. The loading lever, hammer and frame retain 97% original, vivid case colors. Most of the cylinder scene remains. The grip straps retain 85% original silver plating. A collector's number in vinyl is on the butt. The slightly grip is also excellent showing some minor pressure dents and scratches with most of the finish remaining. Mechanically excellent.



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