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  The barrel has a dovetailed
blade front sight and is
roll-stamped: “-ADDRESS
U.S. AMERICA-” with hand
engraved double line border
and engraved flourishes at
either end. “COLTS/PATENT”
is stamped on the left side
of the frame surrounded by
an engraved oval border. “2” is
stamped on the left side of the
trigger guard at the front. The serial
number is stamped on the barrel lug,
frame, trigger guard, and back strap.
The replacement cylinder is stamped
with the partial serial number “5225”
with the first “2” being restamped. All of the
visible serial numbers match. The revolver is
in a leather bound display case lined with purple
velvet. In addition to the revolver, the case contains:
a hand tooled California “Slim Jim” holster, leather belt
with engraved silver, buckle, tongue, and keeper; .36 caliber
Remington blue steel double cavity bullet mold, and a Remington
birds and dog pattern powder flask with adjustable spout.
CONDITION: The revolver remains in very good overall condition with
traces of the silver and gold plated finish present in protected areas. The balance of the revolver has a smooth, silver-gray patina. The replacement cylinder retains most of the Texas Navy scene with the second digit “2” of the number restamped. The boldly executed Germanic scrollwork is has excellent contrast and remains crisp. The grip has a mellow aged patina, and the relief carved Mexican eagle motif is distinct. The grip heels have the usual, circular, hairline age cracks. Mechanically fine. The holster, belt, flask, and bullet mold are good-very good. The case exterior has scattered scuff marks and flaking and is good overall. The case interior is fine with some compression marks but remains in good overall condition. This is a historic, L.D. Nimschke engraved Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver with relief carved grip, original holster, belt, and period accessories.
Provenance: Professor William Henry Brewer; Brewer’s Family; The Herb Glass Collection; The H. Barthel Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 25,000 - 40,000

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