An engraved Colt Model 1851 Navy percussion revolver with shoulder stock in deluxe casing
Serial no. 90140; .36 caliber; 7 1/2 inch barrel stamped -Address Col. Colt London- and framed with an engraved dentate border. Barrel lug scroll engraved with wolf's head on left side and border around muzzle; stamped with British view and proof marks forward of wedge and small 2 forward of frame; dovetailed front sight. Engraved barrel wedge. Blued, case-hardened, and silver-plated finishes. Scroll engraved loading lever lug, frame, triggerguard bow, and gripstraps; hammer with wolf's head and scroll engraving. Cylinder with roll-engraved naval scene surrounding Colts Patent panel and serial number; marked with alternating British view and proof marks on each chamber. Varnished deluxe walnut grips. Deluxe silver-plated and scroll engraved shoulder stock mounts with vacant presentation panel; blued screws; deluxe walnut; serial no. 90138 stamped on top of buttplate and on yoke tang. Complete with deluxe mahogany case with brass corners and vacant circular escutcheon on lid; partitioned interior lined with green velour, interior of lid stamped with gilt scrollwork. Accessories include: silver mounted English style flask marked Colt's Navy Flask/James -Dixon/&Sons/Sheffield, silver-plated two cavity Colt's Patent bullet mold with sprue cutter, two 500 count tins of Eley Brothers percussion caps, a packet of 6 skin cartridges marked Colt's Cartridge Works..., a metal cleaning rod (fitted beneath pistol), an L-shaped combination tool, and extra screws and springs.
Condition: Excellent. Possibly unfired. Barrel retains 98% plus bright blue finish with some scattered light scratches and edge wear; wedge with some loss to finish on face; cylinder retains patches of blue in some areas, otherwise even grey patina, crisp scene. Frame, hammer, and loading lever retain about 95% bright case colors, some light scratches on back of loading lever. Triggerguard/gripstrap retain 95% unpolished silver-plated finish, with scattered areas of flaking around edges. Grips retain 70 to 80% original varnish; scattered storage marks and upper portions show considerable shoulder stock wear; some deep scratches and small losses to finish elsewhere. Shoulder stock excellent and retaining 80 to 90 percent silver-plated finish on furniture; stock retains 100 percent of original varnish with some scattered light storage marks. Case excellent with one large crack across part of lid and scattered storage marks; missing keyhole escutcheon. Interior excellent; no fading, shows some wear to edges from removing and replacing items in case. Accessories excellent; flask with one small dent; bullet mold with scattered spotting on silver plating; percussion cap tins excellent.