"COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER SN 2717. Cal. 38 CF. Usual configuration with 7 7/16" round bbl, having been re-crowned during period of use. It has German silver front sight with "New York U.S. America" address with 2-line patent dates on left front of frame. It has brass trigger guard and backstrap with stag grips. The bbl has Richards Mason type ejector rod housing with bullseye, half-moon, ejector rod head with Richards-Mason style conversion plate and loading gate that has the exposed flat tension spring and screw. The cylinder has double numbers on the side with the lower set matching the frame. The back of the cylinder also has a matching set of numbers. According to Flayderman's Guide to American Firearms, only about 2,200 of these conversions were ever made in the period of the mid-1870s. CONDITION: Good, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. Overall retains a cleaned light gray-brown patina with clear markings. The grip frame retains a medium mustard patina. The cylinder is a smooth gray patina and retains about 30% Ormsby naval battle scene with some pitting around the front edge. The grips do not fit particularly well but are sound and have a nice aged patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-33638 JR372 (2,500-4,000)"
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