EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH CONDITION COLT 1861 NAVY MODEL REVOLVER.
This outstanding example is one of the highest condition 1861 Navy revolvers this cataloguer has ever seen. When comparing production totals with the 1851 Navy (approx. 272,000) & the 1860 Army (200,000), the scarcity of this model (38,843) makes any survivors quite desirable. Factoring in the condition of this fine example, one should not let this opportunity pass them by!
Bbl. 7-1/2″ round with New York address & German silver blade front sight. Round six shot cyl. with naval scene roll engraving. Creeping style loading lever. Blue finish with case colored frame and hammer having silver finished brass backstrap and trigger guard. 1 piece walnut grip. Bbl., frame, grip straps and cyl. have matching numbers. Wedge is unnumbered. Mfg. 1871. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: one handwritten and one typed letter from separate individuals regarding the history of this revolver.