London Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver
LONDON COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 41336. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2" bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line "COL. COLT LONDON" address with dashes. Left side of frame has "COLTS PATENT" and the large blued steel trigger guard & back strap containing a 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in backstrap channel. Cylinder is usual 6-shots with Ormsby Naval battle scene. Left side of bbl lug & cylinder have British proofs. Accompanied by an unusual, orig distributor's English oak casing that has beveled edges, possibly having been altered, that has a scalloped edge empty brass plate in lid. It is green felt lined with orig "DIRECTIONS FOR LOADING COLT'S PISTOLS" label inside lid. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a 2-cavity brass bullet mold with sprue cutter that is certainly by Colt but is unmarked. Case also contains a small Dixon bag shaped flask, an L-shaped nipple wrench and a tin of Joyce caps. Right rear cover compartment contains lead bullets & balls and an all metal cleaning rod. Bottom front edge of case has a small distributor's label "MAPPIN BROTHERS / LONDON BRIDGE / AND 222 REGENT STREET".