Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Caliber Percussion Cap/Ball Revolver, 1978 Vintage

SOLD FOR: $1001

 WOA#:  WY230329DM003

Make: Colt

Model: 1851 Navy

Serial Number: 26492

Year of Manufacture: 1978 (

Caliber: .36 Caliber Cap and Ball

Action Type: Single Action Percussion Revolver

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “- ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY”. The left of the frame is marked “COLTS / PATENT”. The bottom of the barrel assembly, frame, trigger guard and butt are each marked “26492”.  The outside of the cylinder has a complete naval scene roll-mark.

Barrel Length: 7.5” Octagonal

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass bead at the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “V”-notch in the hammer.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is smooth walnut. There is no handling wear.  There is a small nick on the right side near the bottom edge.  There are no cracks or chips. Overall, the grip is in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued, Case Color

Finish Originality:  Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.  Unfired.

Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its current metal finish. The screw heads are sharp.  The pins are unmarred. The markings range from clear.  Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly . The cylinder lockup has very little play. The barrel assembly has no play to the frame. The trigger is crisp. We have not fired this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Comes with its serialized factory box with owner’s manual and paperwork still sealed under the lid of the box.

Our Assessment: The Colt 1851 Navy revolver was produced by Colt up until 1873 when Colt cartridge revolvers were introduced. It got its name from the Navy battle scene on the cylinder that Colt added to commemorate the victory of the Second Texas Navy at the Battle of Campeche in 1843. Texas had previously ordered the Colt Paterson revolver, Colt’s first big success, and Colt wished to show gratitude. The 1851 Navy was carried as a belt gun by armies on both sides in the Civil War and was a favorite of General Robert E. Lee. This revolver is a Colt Model 1851 made in 1978 to commemorate the original 1851 as part of the authentic Colt Blackpower series.  Please see our photos and good luck!

Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Caliber Percussion Cap/Ball Revolver, 1978 Vintage
Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Caliber Percussion Cap/Ball Revolver, 1978 Vintage