COLT, MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER, FACTORY ENGRAVED AND GOLD & SILVER WASHED. - Lot #1111
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We sold this outstanding, museum-grade Navy over a year ago and recently acquired it back as the owner needs to divest of it. It retains almost all of its ORIGINAL silver plate on the barrel and 60% on the frame. The cylinder has prox. 90% ORIGINAL gold gilt (VERY RARE) and wonderful checkered ivory grips. The gun is factory engraved by the master, Gustav Young. The back-strap is 22 numbers from the rest of the gun. Both guns were in a shipment of 50 engraved 1851 Navy Revolvers and they letter factory engraved. This gun is obviously one of a pair that was field mismatched during cleaning. This is a very premium gun that was most certainly carried by a high ranking Union or Confederate Officer during the Civil War. I have seen many 1860 Armies and '61 Navies in this configuration, but this is only the second '51 and the other didn't come close to this condition. This is as rare as it gets. It is untouched. Price is for the gun only. All other items are props.