Calibre .361855 CRIMEA WAR ERA**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS** British Colt London Navy Model 1851.
London Colt Navy **1855 CRIMEA WAR ERA**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS** British Colt London Navy Model 1851.36 Calibre Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 17805 - 17805
The Colt Model 1851 Navy was a muzzle-loading, single action, cap & ball .36 calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. The weapons were also favoured by British Officer’s during the Crimean War due to their innovative design and ease of loading. During the Crimea War, The British Government ordered 9,000 Colt revolvers. This Model 1851 Navy revolver is in superb original condition. The pistol has a 7 ½” octagonal steel barrel and measures 13 ½” overall. The weapon has a brass post foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. It has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Colt London'. The steel frame and cylinder have British Victorian ‘Crown V’ and ‘Crown P’ proof marks and the frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent'. It has all matching serial numbers '32681' on the barrel block, frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cylinder which dates its manufacturer to 1855 during the Crimea war (1853-1856). It has an undamaged Walnut grip and the pistol's firing action works correctly. The price for this rare historic British Crimea War era revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17805