A Cased  Colt 1851 Model Navy Percussion Revolver

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Lot 328
A Cased Colt 1851 Model Navy Percussion Revolver
No. 32695 For 1855

Sold for £ 12,500 (US$ 15,291) inc. premium
A Cased Colt 1851 Model Navy Percussion Revolver
No. 32695 For 1855
With blued octagonal sighted barrel with London address (blueing mottled), blued cylinder with roll engraved naval engagement scene, case-hardened frame stamped 'Colt's Patent' on the left side, case-hardened hammer and rammer, blued trigger-guard and back-strap (some loss of finish), varnished figured rounded grips, matching numbers, and much original finish: in original fitted oak case lined in blue velvet with full accessories including James Dixon & Sons 'Colts Navy Flask' (minor scratches and dent) retaining much of its lacquered finish and with split-ring for suspension, and steel bullet mould stamped 'Colt's Patent', the interior of the lid with Directions for Loading and Cleaning label, the exterior with shaped vacant brass escutcheon, London proof marks
19 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Christie's London, Fine Antique Arms And Armour..., 24 May 2006, lot 113
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