Colt 1861 Navy

Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

A box lined in green velvet with two silver pistols, a silver black powder container, two silver accessories, and two jars holding caps.

Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

Gift of Larry Sheerin / Catalog# 1160 & 1161

The Model 1861 Navy revolver was an improvement of the Model 1851 Navy, incorporating a round barrel that was easier to polish and gave it a more modern look. Considered sleek in appearance, the Model 1861 was one of the best-designed weapons of Colt’s percussion revolvers. Despite its solid design it sold poorly due to a surplus of weapons after the Civil War, the fire at the Colt factory in 1864, and the availability of new cartridge weapons. The manufacture date of the above revolver is 1863 and includes a carving of an eagle in the ivory grip.

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Colt Model 1861 Navy