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  CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, appearing to have remained mostly out of the elements . The barrel retains 90% plus bright original high polish blue finish with some light scratches and a few typical dings around the right of the wedge. The cylinder retains 85% plus original blue finish with all of the crisp naval scene remaining. The frame retains 80% plus vivid original case colors showing very strong on the left with the right rear half of the frame showing a smooth gray patina, likely a contact area from storage. 70% original case colors remain on the loading lever and hammer. The iron grip straps retain 40% original blue finish. The grip is excellent with some scattered light handling marks and retain nearly all of the original varnish. Mechanically excellent. The Navy holster and cartridge box are both very fine. Colt Model 1851 “Navy-Navy” percussion revolvers, non-converted, are rarely encountered in any condition, making this exceptionally fine revolver an extreme rarity in a league of its own and the finest example of its kind to ever be offered by Rock Island Auction Company. A must have for the serious Colt collector!
Provenance: The George S. Lewis Jr. Collection.
Estimate: 55,000 - 85,000

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