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Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com Ref 3853. 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 showing the naval conflict still clearly visible. On the cylinder you can read 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 this 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, The handgun favored by most mounted troops was the 1851 Colt Navy. Ref 3853. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card. Established 1968.