Here's an old veteran of a Colt 1851 Navy with octagon barrel that was used, altered, used and put away. This is an early, small guard Navy in the 8XXX range. It's still ready for action with good markings and is generally good all-around to include the action. The barrel has been period shortened to 6 & 1/4" and it's all original with the exception of an unnumbered but period wedge and a dove-tail sight added after the barrel reduction. The slim-Jim grips are nice and full, it has generous amounts of original silver-plate on its straps and it shows most of its scene, though a little light. The lever-screw is replaced, it has one broken nipple and the wedge-screw is missing. It's still a good gun that was either shortened for concealment purposes or for a quicker draw from the holster.