"COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY NAVY CONVERSION. SN 61718. Cal. 38 CF. Usual configuration with 7-1/2" oct bbl, 1-line New York City address with dashes and factory attached ejector rod housing with bull's eye, half-moon, ejector rod head. It has a loading gate with external screw & spring. Cylinder is mismatched on outside diameter but has conversion matching number on back edge. It also has large "P" / "GG" inspector initials on face of cylinder. It has 2-line patent dates & a tiny "U.S." under "COLT'S PATENT". It also has iron trigger guard & backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip. Buttstrap is marked "USN" with stars. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered & grips which are orig equipment conversion replacements. Bbl retains about 70% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, turning plum elsewhere. Cylinder is a medium brown patina & retains 50-60% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Frame retains dark case colors, slightly brighter in very sheltered areas, turned silver/brown on recoil shields. Hammer retains about 50% dark case colors. Grip frame is a dark brown patina. Grip has a minor ding or two with a slightly chipped right toe and retains most of its orig finish. Most of screws have slipped slots. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-33341 JR341 (3,000-6,000)"
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