Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3112: Civil War Era Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Civil War Era Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1851 Navy
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 473
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 88
Class: Antique

The serial number dates to 1863. It features a brass cone front sight, the one-line New York address, double stamped "COLTS/PATENT" marking on the frame, Navy cylinder scene, "36 CAL" on the left side of the trigger guard, correctly unnumbered loading lever, "64440" on the wedge, "0175" on the replacement arbor pin, "4440" on the cylinder and hand marked inside the back strap mortise of the grip, and "16440" on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, and back strap (grip straps and barrel possibly factory error overstrikes).

Rating Definition:

Fine with 30% factory blue finish, 60% factory refurbished case colors, traces of silver plating, aged patina on the brass grip straps, mix of gray and brown patina on the balance of the iron, some minor pitting, and generally mild wear overall. The grip is also fine and has some dings and scratches, strong varnish, a small repaired flake at the toe, and mild edge wear. Mechanically fine.

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