C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

(540) 592-7273 | sophiacsarms@aol.com

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Item No.: 8617 Price : $1,825.00
Description :
This is an original Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Caliber Percussion Revolver manufactured in 1861. Earning its name from the Naval battle scene engraved on the cylinder, the '51 Navy was Colt's primary medium caliber revolver in the percussion era. Produced from 1850 until 1873, it was enormously popular and saw extensive use during the American Civil War by combatants on both sides. Thousands were carried into the Great American West both before and after the war. They traveled to the Gold Fields, along the Oregon Trail, and into every cow town in the West. Wild Bill Hickock favored the '51 Navy and carried a pair, butt forward, drawing the charges and reloading them each morning. This revolver is in very good condition. It appears to be all matching, including the wedge, but the serial number on the cylinder is not legible and may have been deliberately defaced, so I can't be sure. There is no finish left on the revolver. The frame barrel, and cylinder have a uniform, brownish pewter patina. The cylinder scene remains strong, except for that serial number. The barrel markings are strong as well. The brass trigger guard and grip straps have a nice, yellow brass patina. Mechanically, the revolver works very well, with a crisp action and tight lock up. The bore has some pitting, but the rifling remains visible along its length. The grips are very fine with just a few small dings from use. There is a little wear on the edges of the butt on both sides. This is a great looking example of the Colt '51 Navy. Stock no. 22851



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9150 John S. Mosby Highway (Route 50)
in historic Upperville, VA
  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
(540) 592-7273 or (540) 592-7274
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