Civil war period, civilian Colt Fourth Model 1851 Navy percussion revolver s/n 177906, manufactured circa 1861. It has a 7½ inch octagonal barrel with address: – ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA -. The left side of the frame is marked ‘COLTS/PATENT’ with “36CAL” stamped on the left side of the trigger-guard and an inspectors initial “B” on the front bow of the trigger-guard. The barrel, loading lever, frame and cylinder are blued and the loading lever, frame and hammer case-coloured. The brass back-strap and trigger-guard are silver-plated. The revolver is complimented, with one-piece varnished walnut grips.
The revolver is in fine to excellent condition with 70-75% blue and case colours and some silver-plating remaining on the brass back-strap and trigger-guard. The bore has strong rifling and is 10/10 shiny bright. All matching numbers including the wedge. Overall in fine to excellent condition with good tight action.