CIVIL WAR Antique COLT Model 1851 NAVY Revolver
Made During the Civil War in 1863
Here we present an antique Colt 1851 Navy Revolver, made in 1863 in Hartford, Connecticut. The 1851 Navy was one of Colt’s most famous and successful lines, reaching a production total of 257,348 from 1850 to 1873 (right up to the time of SAA production) from both Hartford and London factories. From Hartford alone, 185,000 were made by the end of the American Civil War. Many of these saw service during the conflict on both sides. There were some military purchases and lots of private purchases by soldiers going off to war. In addition, the Model 1851 was a favorite of “Wild Bill” Hickok, who carried two of these most famously in his red sash.
The overall condition is fair. The metal surfaces are dark and show much hard use The markings are partially legible. The serial numbers on the grip frame and trigger guard match, while the numbers on the barrel and frame match. Loading lever is a replacement still showing case colors. The grips are in good shape. The bore is dark and rough throughout with visible rifling. The action is rough but functional with strong spring tension.
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Barrel is 7-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .36 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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