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Lot 2553
Revolver is a 4th Type with large iron trigger guard. This London Navy has full or matching serial numbers on frame, barrel, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, loading lever and cylinder pin. Octagon barrel has the stamped address "COL. COLT LONDON", Type I page 170 in the book on Navy pistols by Jordan and Geri. Left barrel flat has London proofs. The only engraving on the gun are the lower left and right sides of frame and the iron backstrap. Iron trigger guard is not engraved, nor are the shields or barrel. Colt's patent is stamped on left side of frame, not engraved. Grips are finely checkered walnut with a lanyard hole on both sides at bottom rear. The non-fluted cylinder is devoid any Naval scene and there was never one applied. English proofs at the rear of cylinder between each chamber. Engraving on backstrap comes approximately halfway down with more at base, and some one has etched the number "30" into it. CONDITION: Octagon barrel retains approximately 20% bright blue, balance has flaked. Razor sharp edges and legends. Cylinder retains approximately 50% of the bright blue finish. Nipples and safety pins are complete. Frame is basically soft patina with no traces of color. Straps and trigger guard are grey patina. Grips show some high edge wear. Indexes and locks up perfectly. Bore has sharp grooves, lightly frosted lands and minor residue. Unusual engraved London Navy with unique grips. Comes in a walnut display box with reproduction label, Eley cap tin, Colt two cavity bullet mold and a blued screwdriver nipple tool. Handsome, early London Navy. Accessories: Case with Accessories Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 Percussion FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Navy Paperwork: Yes Serial Number: 23375Condition: Dimensions:

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Estimate $3,000 - $4,000Apr 25, 2019