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GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT  M1851 NAVY REVOLVER

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GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT M1851 NAVY REVOLVER

PRICE   $  23,500.00

DESCRIPTION

This is an outstanding example of a cased factory engraved Model 1851 Colt Navy Revolver , SN 119213, manufactured in 1863. The revolver was engraved by the shops of Master Engraver Gustave Young. The engraving features highly detailed Germanic scroll-work on the barrel, sides of the loading lever, hammer, frame, bottom of the trigger guard, back strap, ends of the wedge, and major screws. The sides of the hammer are engraved with Young's wolf head motif.  An "E" located  below the serial number on the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and back strap indicates that these components were designated for engraving and special finish. the barrel is roll stamped "-ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-". The address is enclosed in a hand engraved panel. "COLTS/PATENT" is hand engraved on left side of frame in Young's distinctive style. Cylinder is roll engraved with scene of battle between US and Mexican Navies and date of the engagement. One piece varnished grips of figured walnut.  Triggerguard and backstrap are engraved and highly silvered.

Complete with the 6-compartment Colt factory case with red velvet liner. Included are a Colt flask with patriotic motif, iron Colt's patent .36 cal bullet mold, L-shaped screwdriver and tin of Eley caps.

 

 

CONDITION

    Very fine overall condition. All matched numbers.  70% thinned blue finish remains on barrel, engraving is crisp. Cylinder has 70% thinned blue remaining, roll engraved scene is sharp and shows little if any wear. Loading lever has much case color remaining  and engraved areas are sharp. Frame and hammer have attractive even color with crisp engraving. Triggerguard and backstrap with 70% silver remaining, showing wear at high points.  Trigger shows 90% blue. All screws show bright blue. Walnut grips show minor edge and handling wear to varnish.

 

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