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Colt Model 1851 London Navy Percussion Revolver, .36 caliber, serial number 17395, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address. Col. Colt. London", left side of frame marked "Colt Patent", English proof marks, including "V" with crown and "CP" with crown, left side of barrel lug and breech end of the cylinder over each chamber. Octagonal barrel, walnut stocks, iron furniture, engraved naval scene to cylinder, checkered hammer, standard front sight. Housed in a fitted oak case with brass inlay and green felt-lined interior and six (6) accessories including one (1) powder flask, one (1) bullet mold, one (1) nipple wrench, one (1) ramrod, one (1) tin of caps, and one (1) oiler. Barrel length: 7 1/2". Overall length: 13". Case: 2 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W x 6 3/4" D. Serial number corresponds to year 1852. Includes one (1) copy of '51 COLT NAVIES, by Nathan L. Swayze, published by Gun Hill Publishing Company, Yazoo City, 1967 (11 1/2" H x 9" W x 1" D) and one (1) author signed copy of COLONEL COLT LONDON: THE HISTORY OF COLT'S LONDON FIREARMS, 1851-1857, First Edition, numbered 910 of 1000, by Joseph G. Rosa, published by Arms and Armour Press, 1976 (11 5/8" H x 9" W x 1" D).
PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.
CONDITION: 50%-40% of original factory blue remaining, areas of loss, surface wear to blue primarily to edge and top of barrel. Some storage dings to stocks, primarily to butt. Safety pins are present. Action holds at full and half cock. Bore is only slightly dirty with visible rifling. Case and accessories with general wear, dents, to be expected from age, lining with some staining, no label to interior of case. Books in overall good condition.