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   B) Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver - Serial no. 23687, 36 cal., 7 1/2 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened/silver finish, deluxe factory walnut grips. As described in “A.”
CONDITION: Very fine. The engraving patterns throughout remain crisp. The barrel retains 75% plus of the bright original blue finish and has patches of flaking with smooth gray and brown patina. 70% of the bright original blue finish remains on the cylinder with flaking and mainly a smooth gray patina on the balance. The loading lever, trigger guard, and hammer retain 80% of the original case colors with particularly vibrant original case colors on the right side of the frame. 20% of the original silver plating remains on the grip frame with
the balance a smooth gray patina. The grip is also very fine and has attractive figure, nearly all of the original varnish, some light scratches, minor edge wear, and a few small dings. Mechanically excellent. This is a stunning and very scarce cased pair of Colt London Model 1851 Navy revolvers. The engraved London Colts were Samuel Colt’s attempt to establish himself within in the English firearms market and were likely particularly aimed at wealthy gentlemen and military officers.
Provenance: The Norm Vegely Collection.
Estimate: 65,000 - 95,000

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