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2257
$3,450.00

COLT LONDON MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 40351. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Iron trigger guard and backstrap. Varnished 1-pc American walnut grip. Bbl shows a 1-line Colt London address with British proofs on left side of lug. Frame shows Colt’s Patent on left side. SNs match on frame, trigger guard, backstrap, arbor, bbl, wedge, and cyl. Grip was not removed, but appears orig in all respects. Cyl shows British proof marks. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 20% bright blue, especially towards breach end, with the balance turning smooth gray-brown patina. Bbl address is sharp. Rammer shows traces of case color. Frame retains 60-70% case color finish. Screws show fire-blue finish. All markings are sharp. Iron, trigger guard, and backstrap retain 20% blue in protected areas. Cyl is a silver-gray patina overall, with some traces of blue finish. Cyl scene is very good. Safety pins are present, but somewhat battered. Grip is fine with nearly all of orig varnish finish, slight handling marks, and high point wear. Action will not stay on half cock. Can be repaired. A fine example of an iron mounted London Navy that could have seen service in the Crimean War. 50372-1 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2257

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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