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Lot 2293: RARE COLT MODEL 1851 2ND MODEL NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

James D. Julia

October 7, 2008
Fairfield, ME, US

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RARE COLT MODEL 1851 2ND MODEL NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 2007. Cal. 36. Fine Colt Navy with 7-1/2" oct bbl, brass pin front sight & 1-line New York City address with dashes. It has a tiny "COLT'S PATENT" on left side of frame & small square back brass trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Of the approx. 215,348 Model 1851's produced, only a few over 4,000 were produced in this model making it a very rare Navy. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is numbered "3787", grip was not checked. Bbl retains traces of orig blue in most sheltered areas being mostly a smooth medium to dark brown patina. Rammer & handle are a smooth blue/gray patina. Cylinder is a silver/gray patina & retains about 50-60% orig Ormsby Naval battle scene. Frame is a cleaned silver/gray patina. Hammer has moderate pitting, mostly on left side & hammer screw is a replacement. Trigger guard & back strap retain 30-35% orig silver plating, mostly around trigger guard & top of back strap. Grip is sound showing moderate wear with nicks & scratches and retains 25-30% orig varnish. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few small spots of pitting. 4-35172 (5,500-6,500)

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