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SN 91. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, brass cone front sight. “New York, U.S. America” bbl address, stamped SN “25” on bottom, loading lever without SN. Frame marked SN 91. Trigger marked 77307 on the butt. Cylinder marked no 56. Cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene. Left side of frame with intriguing “Colt’s Patent US” marking, 1-pc walnut grips with inspector mark “K” on left grip at butt. These extremely unusual revolvers are discussed in detail on pages 93-97 of Nathan L. Swayze Landmark Book “’51 Colt Navies”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, frame and cylinder do not appear to have ever been finished and left the factory in the white and are now excellent, with scattered minor staining and a couple of light handling marks. Loading lever is excellent. Cylinder with approx 70% visible scene. Grips are excellent with minor handling marks and minute grain separation at butt of right grip. Back strap and trigger guard are very good with minor handling marks and light scratches. According to Swayze’s book, there are approx 100 made in this configuration. It is an exceedingly rare variation that every collector of the Colt 51 Navy should have in their collection. 49973-81 JSL85 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2256

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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