Colt 1851 Navy percussion revolver, early third model, cal. .36 in., rifled octagonal barrel 190 mm (7 1/2 inch) long with loading lever attached.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Serial number 6959, 1852.

Physical Description

Thin loading lever catch missing. Six chambered cylinder has been filed and no traces of cylinder scene remain, small rounded Hartford style brass trigger guard with remnants of silver plating, steel frame, brass Hartford style back strap with small groove and remnants of silver plating, 'Slim Jim' style grips, loading lever rammer screw enters from R.H. side, pin style front sight missing. Knurling on hammer is of course Hartford style. Barrel address is early New York address. Inspector's intial 'G' stamped onto triggerguard below serial number and 'T' stamped onto triangle of triggerguard right hand side. Screw in base of grips attaching back strap is not original. Barrel wedge screw missing. All nipples have been removed.

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