This is a beautiful and untouched example of a British proofed Colt 1851 Navy Revolver. It has never been cleaned, oiled, brushed or enhanced in any fashion since its period of use. A slight cleaning should reveal most of its cylinder scene as well as reveal a little bit of original blue and case colors. The grips are full showing little wear with most of their original varnish. A nice and extremely crisp Civil war era revolver that was well cared for and seldom used. It's the way collectors love to find them.