Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 61: Cased Colt London Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Cased Colt London Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

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: 75
Class: Antique

This revolver was manufactured in 1855 at the London factory and has London proof and view marks on the barrel and cylinder, the "-ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON.-" barrel address, round head screws, an iron grip frame, a cone front sight, standard naval battle cylinder scene, standard patent markings, and all matching serial numbers. It comes in a fitted oak case with light green baize lining, a Colt London trade label, cleaning rod, L-shaped combination tool, oiler, Eley Bros. cap tin, reproduction James Dixon & Sons Colt Navy flask, and bullet mould.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 50% original blue finish on the barrel, mottled gray and brown patina on the cylinder, mostly smooth gray patina and some mild pitting on the grip frame, 75% original case colors, and mild dings and scratches. The period revarnished grip is fine with most of the varnish remaining, a few dents, small chips at the toe, and light edge wear. Mechanically fine. The case and accessories are good with moderate age and storage related wear and a loose hinge/sprue cutter screw on the mold.

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