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Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Lot 2141: Civil War Commercial Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

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Civil War Era Colt Civilian Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,700
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Serial #Civil War Commercial Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver ManufacturerColt Model1851
TypeRevolver Gauge36 Percussion Catalog Page80
Barrel7 1/2 Inch Octagon FinishBlue/casehardened/silver GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1862 and has the one-line "NEW-YORK" address, standard naval engagement cylinder scene, matching serial numbers throughout (including the grip in the back strap inlet), and "S" by the serial number on the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, and back strap.

ConditionVery good plus. The barrel has 30% of the original blue finish, and the balance has gray and brown patina, light spotting, and some minor pitting. The cylinder and frame mostly display gray and brown patina and also have some light spotting and pitting. The grip frame has patches of original silver plating in the protected areas and otherwise attractive aged patina on the exposed brass. Some screw heads are damaged, and the trigger guard is not currently flush with the bottom of the frame. The grips are fine with heavy lower edge wear, a chip by the trigger guard on the left, and fairly strong varnish. Mechanically fine.
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