"COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 59199. Cal. 38 CF. Usual configuration with 7-1/2" oct bbl, rare dovetailed front sight with replacement blade and 1-line "U.S. AMERICA" address. It has factory installed ejector rod housing & bull's eye half moon ejector rod head. It has a dbl numbered cylinder & 2-line patent dates on left side of frame. Grip frame & trigger guard are iron and it has 1-pc walnut grip with mostly legible cartouches on each side. Buttstrap is stamped "U.S.N." / "J.L.H.". CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 30-35% thin orig blue with balance a smooth even medium brown patina. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina with several small dents around front edge and overall retains 60-70% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Frame retains 70-75% dark orig case colors with balance a brownish patina. Hammer retains strong orig case colors on sides, dark on back edge, brown on top. Grip frame is a silver/brown patina. Grip with chipped toes and a few dings on bottom & shows moderate to heavy wear but retains mostly legible cartouches. Mechanics are crips, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-33342 JR343 (4,000-6,000)"
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