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Revolver - Colt 1851 Navy, 1852 Object Reg. No: ST 023792

Summary:
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.
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.
Acquisition Information:
Unknown from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 12.50 cm (Height), 3.70 cm (Width), 33.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 19.00 (7 1/2 in.)

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Tagged with: revolvers american, single action army target model .44 magnum, revolvers british, 118486
Themes this item is part of: Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel: ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW.YORK CITY
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: COLTS/ PATENT
Stamped on triggerguard below serial no: G
Stamped on triggerguard R.H. triangle: T

Serial No. -
Cylinder: - ; Loading lever: - ; Trigger guard: 6959; Frame: 6959; Barrel lug: 6959; Butt: 6959
Model Name/Number: 1851 Navy 3rd Model
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1852

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