A fine example of a civil war era Colt model 1851 Navy .36 Percussion revolver. Manufactured in 1862. The 7.5 inch octagonal barrel marked ADDRESS COL SAML. COLT NEW-YORK U. S. AMERICA. Marked Colts patent to the side of frame. The cylinder scene of the naval conflict still clearly visible. On the cylinder you can find the wording Engaged 16 May 1843, commemorating the Naval Battle of Campeche which took place on April 30, 1843 and May 16, 1843. The battle featured the most advanced warships of its day, including the Mexican steamer Guadalupe and the equally formidable Montezuma which engaged a squadron of vessels from the Republic of Yucatan and the Republic of Texas. You can see the flags of the young Texas Republic and the early Mexican colours flying from the masts engraved on the cylinder. The serial number shows the year of manufacture as 1862, just after the start of the American civil war (1861-1865). Overall length approx 14 inches. Nice crisp action. In good condition retaining some of it's original blued finish, with a few minor dings and scratches during it's working life. This is a good example of a U.S. Colt 1851 Navy revolver that would have been carried during the American civil war. Ref 3853.
This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only.
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