266. Outstanding Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver

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serial #29604, .36 cal, 7 1/2'' round barrel with an astonishingly bright excellent bore. The barrel retains about 95-97% original blue, the loss due to light even flaking, appearing stronger under normal ambient light. There are a few minor handling marks or scratches here and there, predominantly around the wedge with a small flake of light pitting near the New York address. The loading lever retains all its original vibrant color case-hardening. The naval cylinder scene is crisp with the cylinder retaining generous trace original blue, perhaps 20-30%. The face of the cylinder shows a few minor impact marks along its edge and the hammer rest pins are no longer present. The frame and hammer retain 98% plus stunning vibrant original color case-hardening with lovely screw heads, most showing pale fire temper blue. The triggerguard shows perhaps 80% original silver plate with wear on the frontstrap and edges of the bow of the guard while the backstrap has toned primarily to a dull goldenrod patina. The smooth walnut one piece grip rates excellent with nearly all its original varnish and only minor dings or handling marks very sparsely scattered here and there, one flaked ding at right front of grip; the grip is antique ink-pen numbered to the gun. All of the revolver's numbers are matching but the un-numbered wedge and the gun seems to function perfectly mechanically. The external breech area of the barrel shows no flash evidence, the forcing cone is immaculate, there is original blue within the chambers and it would appear very much as though this gun remains unfired after all these years (the hammer nose shows a bit of peening, merely from being dry fired). An outstanding 1861 Navy from-which it would be difficult to upgrade. (38817-21) {ANTIQUE} (5000/7000) Sold For 6325.00

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