1851 colt navy

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by ngage64, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. ngage64

    ngage64 New Member

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    Hi i was wondering if any one could help me i bought a box lot of items at an auction and in the bottom of the box there was a revolver cylinder with an engraving on it. so i thought i would research it and found it was to a 1851 colt navy i don't have any use for this and would like to sell this item and was hoping some one could tell me how much something like this would be worth i know a few gun dealers and would hate for them to try and rip me off. its in good shape a little rust but not much and the engraving is just about perfect.
     
  2. YoungGunWill

    YoungGunWill New Member

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    Can you verify that its period correct and a Colt? Try searching on Gunbroker.com for "1851 Clynder" and you will get an idea for price
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    BTW, I think the original Colt NAVY was .36 cal, ARMY was .44 cal- so when you see a .44 NAVY, usually will mean reproduction.
     
  4. ngage64

    ngage64 New Member

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    thanks guys

    its definitely a period peace and a colt, there the only ones that did the 1843 battle engraving on there revolvers
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  5. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Could you post a couple of pictures? It would help.
     
  6. raveneap

    raveneap New Member

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    The original Cold Navy was definitely .36 cal. Many reproductions are out there and some are excellent. Also, some are in .44 cal. Beware of reproductions. It would be rare to have a cylinder from an original Navy in which the engraving is "just about perfect." Hope yours is original. Good luck.

    Here are a couple of photos of an 1851 Colt Navy. Unfortunately, it's an excellent reproduction rather than an original.

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    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010