Revolver - Colt 1851 Navy, London Model, 1853 Reg. No: ST 024506
- Colt 1851 Navy percussion revolver, late or typical London model. Cal. .36 inch, rifled octagonal barrel 190 mm (7 1/2 inch) long with loading lever attached.
Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., London, England, serial number 34798, 1853.
The features of this example show it to be an example of a London model Navy, produced in London with English manufactured components. The London factory closed in early 1857 after just over three years.
- Six chambered cylinder engraved with naval battle scene, large rounded steel trigger guard, steel frame, steel London style back strap, London style wooden grips, thin loading level catch, pin style front sight. Knurling on hammer is of typical London style framed in an inverted 'U'.
Barrel address is London-London address, as opposed to the Hartford-London address. Serial number 34796. Serial number falls into the range allocated for London models in their first year of production and suggests a production year of 1853.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Miss Buse, 1959
|Dimensions:||12.50 cm (Height), 3.70 cm (Width), 33.50 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Barrel length: 19.00 (7 1/2 in.)|
|Tagged with:||revolvers american, black powder only|
|Themes this item is part of:||Firearms in Gold Rush Victoria, 1850s, Arms Collection, Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Firearms in Gold Rush Melbourne, 1850s, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA|
|Primary Classification:||ARMS & ARMOUR|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on barrel: ADDRESS. COL: COLT. LONDON.
Stamped on L.H. side of barrel with British proof marks
Stamped on cylinder with British proof marks
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: COLTS/ PATENT
Serial No. -
Cylinder: 34798; Loading lever: 34798; Trigger guard: 34798; Frame: 34798; Barrel lug: 34798; Butt: 34798
|Model Name/Number:||1851 London Navy|
|Maker:||Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, London, England, Great Britain, 1853|
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