VERY RARE CIVIL WAR COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER W/ORIGINAL SLIM JIM HOLSTER
Less than 100 fluted cylinder navies are thought made. Other early serial numbers noted are 1, 3, 11, 29, & 30. Like fluted model 1860 armies, one flute is stamped: “PATENT SEPT 10th 1860”. Unlike standard production models the capping cut out is not grooved. Standard configuration otherwise: “ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA” with dashes stamped on 7.5” barrel, small COLTS PATENT stamped left side of frame, mounted with varnished walnut one piece grips.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copies of pages pertaining to this model from “The Book of Colt Firearms” by Sutherland & Wilson. Colt factory letter stating 1 of 20 revolvers sent to colt firearms, New York office 240 Broadway, New York City, April 16th 1861 just four days after the firing on Fort Sumter.