Pistol / Hand GunsRevolverUsed£ 2,250
RARE, ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS 1853 CRIMEA WAR ERA British Colt London Model 1851 Navy .36 Calibre Single Action Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Victorian London Proof Marks. A 1024 - A 1024
The Colt Model 1851 Navy was a muzzle-loading 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 is stamped 'Colt's Patent' and has British Victorian ‘Crown V’ and ‘Crown P’ proof marks. It has all matching serial numbers '16547' on the barrel block, frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cylinder which dates its manufacturer to 1853 the 1st year of the Crimea war. There is no visible cylinder scene and the cylinder has Victorian London ‘V’ and ‘P’ proof marks. 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. A 1024.
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ModelModel 1851 Navy .36 Calibre Single Action Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Bar
Manufactured Year1853, CRIMEA WAR ERA
Your referenceA 1024