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Lot 1101: Colt London Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Fine Colt London Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Case and Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Fine Colt London Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Case and Accessories

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1851 Navy
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 84
Class: Antique

This revolver was manufactured in the Colt London factory in 1855. It has the "-ADDRESS. COL. COLT. LONDON-" barrel address, London proof marks on the barrel and cylinder, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left of the frame, matching serial numbers, standard cylinder scene, varnished walnut grip, and rounded head screws. Includes a correct case with blank lid escutcheon and original "DIRECTIONS FOR LOADING COLT'S PISTOLS" label underneath the lid, exceptional James Dixon & Sons "COLTS NAVY FLASK", cleaning rod, L-shaped combination tool, iron dual cavity bullet mold, Eley Bros cap tin, extra percussion nipple, bullets and balls.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 40% plus original blue finish on the barrel and cylinder with scattered flaking and gray/brown patina on the balance, 60% vivid original case colors remain on the frame with scattered light to moderate freckling, and sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. Grip is very fine with some scattered light pressure dings mostly concentrated on the right, some light crazing along the bottom right edge, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Included case is very good with added protective varnish on the exterior, numerous scattered scratches, a few areas of light separation in the wood, very good original faded lining, and general age related wear overall. The accessories are all fine.

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