"COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 102562. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2" oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York U.S. America address. It has usual markings on frame with silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap and has a very nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including wedge. Possibly unfired with bbl retaining 88-90% brilliant glossy orig blue with a few scattered spots of flaking which has a medium patina with pin prick pitting. The rammer retains brilliant case colors on pivot & handle. Cylinder retains about 95% glossy orig blue with some light flaking in a few scattered spots and retains about all of its Ormsby naval battle scene. There are a couple of small scratches in the ship's masts. Four of six safety pins are crisp with one mashed & one partial. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors, slightly dark on hammer nose and top edge of hammer. Trigger guard retains about 80-85% black oxidized orig silver plating with back strap & butt strap retaining nearly all of their black oxidized orig silver plating. Grip is crisp & clean with one or two very minor nicks and retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a couple of spots of fine pitting. A truly exceptional 51 Navy. 4-32043 (16,000-19,000)"
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