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#4897 Colt 1851 Navy revolver, 4th Variation, 155XXX (1863), VG bore

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#4897 Colt 1851 Navy revolver, 4th Variation, 155XXX (1863), VG bore with just the typical black-powder darkened grooves but strong rifling; smooth tight action. Exterior with a smooth dark grey-brown patina, VG/VG+ markings and 60%+ cylinder scene visible, VG/VG+ grips. Okay… now for the bad news. Although looking correct, on close examination it can be determined that this old Navy is an often seen battlefield mismatch. All the serial numbers match except the cylinder, rammer,and possibly the wedge. They are mismatched to the rest of the gun.This was a very common occurance during the Civil War as soldiers would clean their revolvers at the evening meal and then when the coffee pot was finally available, they would all drop their cylinders in the pot of boiling coffee or water which would clean the black powder residue. Then when re-assembling, they didn’t worry about who got which cylinder and or some other stray part. Another common reason for a mismatched cylinder was that soldiers would pick up battlefield dropped guns, remove the cylinders, and carry them as loaded spares for a quick swap in a heated battle. Still, it is a very decent old Navy with a good solid action and almost certainly was carried throughout the American Civil War as some soldiers personal sidearm. Except for being a battle field mismatch, it is about VG as described. $1650













Price: $1,650.00


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