Cased Colt 1851 London Navy Revolver in Like New Condition
Serial Number: 39170. Caliber: .36, Barrel: 7.5” - SOLD
This beautiful Colt remains in spectacular original condition, an outstanding late model
4th type with large iron trigger guard and neck strap (made in 1855). The pistol has full
or partial matching serial numbers on the frame, barrel, trigger, guard, back strap,
cylinder, wedge, loading lever, and cylinder pin. The barrel address is “Address Col.
Colt London” with lines instead of arrows. Features bead front site and late style
hammer knurling and English proofs on the left barrel flat. Cylinder has typical naval
scene with British proofs on each chamber. This remarkable pistol is housed within
genuine Colt casing containing numerous accessories including a Colt patent 2-cavity
mold, a cap tin, pewter oiler; nipple wrench, cleaning rod, ivory cylinder with extra
nipples and a very rare “Colt Navy Revolver” marked Dixon Bag Flask remaining in
outstanding original condition with nearly all of its original finish.
See page 186 of Colt 1851 & 1861 Navies and Conversions by Jordan & Geri; divisions
inside the case are very similar to that on page 183 with the only difference being the
dark navy blue felt; the Dixon Flask is pictured on page 182-183. A nearly identical
cased set is shown on page 181 having exact layout and same color lining.
Included is an oil bottle stamped “CNJW Hawksly” and a 2-cavity bolt mold in high
polish; high polished niter blue nipple wrench, an Eley Bros. Colt cap tin, a steel
cleaning rod with turned wood orb-form handle, and a small ivory container containing
6 new nipples. A truly outstanding and exceptional Colt.
CONDITION: Octagonal 7.5” barrel retains approximately 95% of the English high
polish blue finish with razor sharp edges and sharp ledges. Even the forcing cone and
wedge retain most of their brilliant blue; brilliant case colors on frame, hammer and
lever are nearly 100% complete. Screws retain the majority of nitre blue finish. The
cylinder has 100% naval scene and retains approximately 85-90% of the English high
polish blue finish. All safety pins near perfect; all original nipples. Back strap
and trigger guard appear to be refinished at some time and have turned an unusual
bronze color. One piece varnished Walnut grips are near mint and retain most of their
varnish. Strong lands and grooves with little black powder or abrasion. Indexes and
locks up like new. This beautiful revolver is housed in an original English oak case
with Style II label on inside of lid.