Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 83: Colt Model 1861 Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Colt Model 1861 Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1861 Navy
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 CF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel/silver
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 1274
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 64
Class: Antique

Manufactured in the 1870s. Blade front and hammer notch rear sights, with the one-line New York address on the barrel, with the ejector mounted to the right side and a filled-in rammer slot. The cylinder and recoil shield have been properly reconfigured, with the 1871/1872 "Two July" patent dates on the frame, "B" and "36 CAL" on the left side of the trigger guard, and an unmarked set of one piece grips.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 50% of the original nickel plated finish, showing areas of mixed gray patina, brown spotting, and general edge wear and handling marks. The wedge is unnumbered, and the cylinder has been renumbered to match the frame. The grip straps are turning an aged mustard color, with a few traces of silver and some dings. The grips are good, with some varnish loss and dents. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The John Fox Collection.

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