"COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN SN 61626.. Cal. 38 CF. Usual factory conversion with 7-1/2" oct bbl, New York City address with factory attached ejector rod & plugged rammer slot. It has case colored frame & hammer with blued iron trigger guard & backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip. Bottom of bbl has inspector initials "R.W.M." with an anchor & butt strap has "U S N" separated by stars, not by periods. Cylinder is dbl numbered with orig number being "1763" & last four digits of this revolver's serial number added below. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 85% orig blue, brilliant in sheltered areas & mixed with flaked light patina & light nicks & scratches. Wedge retains about 90% orig blue. Cylinder retains 60-70% thin orig blue with light nicks & scratches and a dent over one chamber, not affecting chamber & retains about 75-80% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains most of its brilliant orig case colors showing some wear on left recoil shield & loading gate. Hammer retains 75-80% brilliant orig case colors, mostly on sides & back edge with top turned silver. Grip frame retains traces of orig blue in very sheltered areas, being mostly a gray/brown patina. Grip has chipped toes & is missing a sliver from left heel & a chip from right heel with some battering on bottom edges. There are a couple of scratches on left side with moderate to heavily worn edges & shows moderate wear retaining about 75% dark orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with some shine & moderate to heavy pitting. 8-87435 (10,000-14,000)"
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