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Lot 1223: London Agency Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with

Documented London Agency Shipped Cased Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1223: London Agency Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with

Documented London Agency Shipped Cased Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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

Documented London Agency Shipped Cased Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1851 Navy
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 192
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

This revolver was manufactured in 1862 for the English market and has the iron grip straps and the London proof and view marks on the barrel and cylinder. The included factory letter lists it as one of 24 guns of this type shipped on June 23, 1862, to Colt's London Agency with "Blue/Iron" finish. The barrel has a brass cone front sight and the "-ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-" address. The frame has the standard patent marking. The cylinder has the Naval Battle of Campeche scene. Matching serial numbers are found on the wedge, cylinder, loading lever, barrel, frame, trigger guard, and back strap. The revolver comes in an English style fitted case with a loading and cleaning label inside the lid, cleaning rod, L-shaped combination tool, oiler, cap tin, and large back shaped flask.

Rating Definition:

Very good with 40% original case colors, 20% original blue, smooth brown patina on the balance, crisp cylinder scene and markings, small casting flaws in the frame, and minor overall wear. The grip is fine and has strong original finish, minor edge wear, and light dings and scratches. Mechanically fine. The case and accessories are fine and have fairly minor age and storage related wear such as some scrapes and dings.



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