Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 246: T. Auguste Colt Brevete Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 2, 2016

Unique J. Auguste Petry of Liege Marked and Engraved Colt Brevete Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Unique J. Auguste Petry of Liege Marked and Engraved Colt Brevete Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Brevete
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36 percussion
Barrel: 7 5/8 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 1739
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 98
Class: Antique
Description:

The top of the barrel is signed "J Auguste Petry a Liege." The unique barrel has octagon sections at the muzzle and breech, and the center is round. The barrel also has "LG" and a "crown/V" proof. The cylinder has a Liege proof. A wide floral scroll engraved motif is featured on the frame, hammer and grip straps. The cylinder has a dog chasing a fox engraved scene. Matching number on the barrel, frame and trigger guard. The number "12" appears on the butt, and the number "5" appears on the loading lever and plunger.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The revolver has a mix of smooth dull gray and bright gray patinas with the loading lever and hammer retaining flashes of original case colors. The grip is fine with a small chip missing near the bottom (left) and a couple areas of missing wood around the grip straps, some minor handling marks and most of the finish. A collector's number in vinyl is on the butt. The action is functions fine but is very stiff.



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