October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
The Colt Thuer conversion is the rarest of all factory converted revolvers and are most sought after by advanced Colt collectors. This unique cased set includes a Hartford made 1851 Navy Thuer conversion revolver with British proof marks. Revolver has a silver plated brass backstrap engraved "L.H. Young" according to records, Young was a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery 24th Brigade. The London case is made of English oak with a green baize lining. Set is complete with correct nipple wrench, cleaning rod, bullet mold, oiler, percussion cap tins and a rare Colt tin box for .36 caliber Thuer cartridges. Also included is a desirable and complete set of Thuer cartridge reloading tools/fixture. CONDITION: The revolver is clean with matching serial numbers on the barrel, frame, cylinder, trigger guard, and backstrap. Sharp Naval battle scene on cylinder. British proof marks on barrel lug and cylinder. Has been over-cleaned to an overall gun metal grey with traces of original blue in protected areas. All markings are sharp and clear. One piece walnut grips are excellent with added finish. Action is sharp and crisp. English oak case is fine overall, sound with scattered scratches and dents. Lid has correct Colt label with instructions for using and loading "New Patent Metallic Center Fire Cartridge Revolving Pistols". Featured in the books "Colt Conversions and Other Percussion Revolvers" by R. Bruce McDowell and "Colt 1851 and 1861 Navies and Conversions" by Robert M. Jordan and Don w. Geri. PROVENANCE: From the prestigious collection of Peter Blatter. MKS CORRECTION: Photos updated.
Case, accessories
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.36 Thuer
FFL Status
1851 Thuer Conversion
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $14,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $20,480.00
Estimate: $27,500 - $37,500
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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