"COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 8206. Cal. 36. Usual Navy configuration, probably a Colt second generation revolver, with 7-1/2" oct bbl, brass pin front sight with panel checkered 1-pc ebony grip. This spectacular revolver has extraordinary Ken Hunt gold damascening in leaf & blossom patterns covering the entire frame and about all of bbl lug. It has identical patterns on the rammer pivot with outstanding engraved patterns on trigger guard & back strap consisting of a wonderful sun burst and flower blossom at top of back strap with foliate patterns top & bottom of back strap and on butt strap. Trigger bow is deeply engraved in identical patterns with a pointed shield and diamond & dot patterns around serial number on trigger guard. Cylinder has "COLT'S PATENT NO. 8206" in flat gold and leaf patterns on lands between nipple recesses. Hammer has matching patterns on both sides and on top of nose and there is a beautifully engraved gold band at muzzle of bbl with "Saml Colt" in Old English in flat gold on top flat of bbl. Left side of frame has "COLTS PATENT" engraved in a gold oval. Mr. Hunt has signed the bottom flat of the bbl "K.C. HUNT ENGRAVER". It also appears that Mr. Hunt has enhanced the Ormsby naval battle scene on cylinder. All screws are beautifully engraved with the frame & lug screws damascened to match, while trigger guard & back strap screws are blued. Accompanied by a fine custom oak casing with purple velvet lining, French fitted in bottom for revolver, an ebony handled turn screw, a Colt style flask and a brass 2-cavity bullet mold numbered to the revolver. Also accompanied by the July/August/September 2007 issue of the magazine The Engraver, The Journal of the Firearms Engraver's Guild of America which contains a 3-page article by Barry Lee Hands, the subject of which is Ken Hunt & his son, Marcus. The back cover of the magazine is a full page color photograph of this revolver and it is hand autographed by Mr. Hunt. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. New & unfired retaining virtually all of its fine custom finish with bright high polish blue & brilliant case colors. Case & accessories are equally new. 4-32022 JR276 (5,000-10,000)"
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