|Seller's Location||Grove City, OH|
|Shipping Weight||15 lbs|
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|Next minimum bid||$1,500.00|
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|ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE:||$1,700.00|
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Here is a nice, solid, attractive antique Colt Model 1851, the so-called Navy model in .36 caliber, serial number 154,440, made in -mid-1863. All serials match, even on the wedge. The brass parts show a ‘1’ stamped where the middle “4” should be, corrected at the factory by over-stamping with “4”, and Charles Pate, in his recent book on the Colt 1860 model, has a great explanation and illustrations of how this happened at the Colt factory as the workers marked these percussion revolvers, using their single digit number stamps.
The barrel address, the COLTS PATENT mark on the frame, and all the serials are crisp and clear. The cylinder scene is mostly visible. The metal is smooth, and this is just an attractive Colt Navy, made in time to have participated in some of the most famous battles of the War Between the States.
The mechanics are fine, with the hammer having all three clicks as you cock it back, and the hammer locks nicely in both half cock and full cock. The rifling in the is still sharp, but with that black powder frostiness the you usually see in these black powder guns. The wood grips fit fully and don’t have any chips or cracks.
These .36 caliber Colt Navies were prized weapons throughout the entire Civil War and even after the War – these Colt Navy model front loaders were still popular through the 1870s: noted shootist Wild Bill Hickok carried and used this model until his death in mid-1876.
This is THE classic handgun of the War era, used by both North and South. You will enjoy adding this one to your collection.
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