Civil War era Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver plus leather belt and holster, .38 caliber, serial number 134781, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address Col. Sam Colt New-York U.S. America", cylinder marked "Colt's Patent No. 781", left side of frame under cylinder marked "COLT'S PATENT", proof marks to cylinder. Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted, checkered hammer, front sight, loading lever. Carved initials JDR onto brass back strap, leather label reading "54" right side of stocks. Housed in a leather holster with matching initials. Barrel length – 7 1/2". Overall length – 13 1/2". Serial number corresponds to year 1863. Note: The revolver, holster, and belt are included on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), the owner of the Early TN Militia coat in Lot 608, and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015), as number 54. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Bore is dirty. Visible rifling to bore. Areas of loss to wood on stocks. Leather to holster and strap is dry with areas of cracking.
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