Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 19: Cased Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver

Auction Date: December 6, 2019

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Cased Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Navy Conversion
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 Short CF
Barrel: 4 1/2 inch round
Finish: silver
Grip: antique ivory
Item Views: 1874
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 20
Class: Antique

Only around 2,000 of these round barrel Pocket Navy revolvers with ejectors were manufactured around 1873-1875. This one was subsequently professionally engraved with Gustave Young style scroll engraving. The barrel has a pin front sight and the New York address on top. The cylinder has the stagecoach scene. The frame has the standard patent marking. The visible numbers match. "IE" has been added by the number on the trigger guard and butt. It comes with a hardwood case with "E.W.B." inscribed on a plaque on the lid, cartridge block holding five rounds of ammunition, L-shaped combination tool, and a key.

Rating Definition:

Very good as embellished and refinished including some remarked or added markings. 95% plus of the silver plating remains, and the engraving and markings are crisp. The action functions; however, the timing is off, and the firing pin is altered and would not strike. The period grip is also very good and has attractive natural aged tones and grain, mild handling and edge wear, age cracks, and minor scratches and dings. The custom made case is very good and has mild overall wear.

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