Civil War Period COLT Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Holster
An Antique Civil War Period COLT Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver circa, SN#148267 all matching (1863). 7.5", .36 cal. octagon steel barrel, blue and case hardened (no original finish remains) with "-ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT, NEW YORK U.S. AMERICA-" on the top flat with light erosion and salt & pepper pitting (some areas worse than others) especially around the cylinder's percussion nipples. Silver plated brass trigger guard and back-strap with 0% remaining. Frame marked; "COLTS PATENT" on the left side. 6-Shot round cylinder with approx. 30% of the scene remaining. The barrel wedge is not original and is a replacement. One piece walnut grip in overall good condition with no original varnish remaining, minor edge chip missing and light scratches and dings from years of handling. Screw heads are marred. All steel components exhibit a dull grey age patina with light pitting throughout. The action needs mechanical attention where the cylinder will not index fully at times. A decent example with the correct leather holster that is in respectable condition considering the age.