Civil war period, civilian, Colt Fourth Model 1851 Navy percussion revolver s/n 148367 manufactured circa 1863. It has a 7½ inch octagonal barrel with one-line address: – ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA -. The barrel and cylinder are blued with case coloured frame, loading lever and hammer. The brass back-strap and large brass trigger-guard are silver-plated and this fine revolver is complimented with one-piece varnished walnut grips. The left side of the frame is stamped ‘COLTS/PATENT’. On the left side of the trigger-guard, at the front, is stamped number “2” and at the rear is stamped “36 CAL”. This is a beautiful revolver that deserves to be cased.
Overall retaining approximately 75% original blue, 60% case colours and about 10% silver-plating. The cylinder scene is 90% plus. the bore is 8/10 plus. All matching numbers except wedge which is unnumbered. Overall in very fine to excellent condition, in good working order and good tight action.