October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
This is a late Model Fourth Type with large iron trigger guard and backstrap. Full or partial matching serial numbers on frame, barrel, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, loading lever and cylinder pin. Barrel address is "ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON" with lines instead of arrows. Features bead front sight and late style hammer knurling. English proofs on left barrel flat. Cylinder has typical Naval scene with British proofs on each chamber. CONDITION: Octagon barrel retains approximately 95% of the English high polish blue finish with razor sharp edges and sharp legends. Even the forcing cone and wedge retain most of their brilliant blue. Case colors on frame, hammer and lever are nearly 100% complete and brilliant. Screws retain the majority of their nitre blue finish. Cylinder has 100% Naval scene and retains approximately 85-90% of the English high polish blue finish. All safety pins near perfect. All original nipples. Backstrap and trigger guard appear to have been refinished at one time and have turned an unusual bronze color. One piece varnished walnut grips are near mint and retain the majority of their varnish. Strong lands and grooves with a little black powder abrasion. Indexes and locks up like new. This beautiful revolver is housed in an original English oak case with Style II inside lid label; page 186 in the book "Colt 1851 and 1861 Navies" by Jordan and Geri. The divisions inside the case are very similar to that on page 183 but done in dark navy blue felt. Dixon flask can be seen on page 182-183. A nearly identical cased set can be seen on page 181, center photo with the exact same layout and same color lining. Includes an oil bottle stamped "C&JW Hawksley", a two cavity Colt's patent high polish blue bullet mold, a high polish nitre blue nipple wrench, an Eley Bros. Colt's cap tin, a wood handle metal cleaning rod and a small ivory container with six brand new nipples. A beautiful, cased early London Navy with lots of condition.
Case, Loading Tools
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.36 Percussion
FFL Status
1851 London Navy
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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