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Old December 15, 2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Colt Percussion Revolver ID

Hi Folks!

Today I picked up a original Colt percussion revolver ...



Now, what the heck did I buy?

It is a six-shot, .36-caliber gun with a 7-1/2 barrel. The serial number is 112691, and the barrel stamp reads “ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA”. The entire grip strap is brass. The "naval" scene on the cylinder is very faint, but still there.

I think its a Colt 1851 Navy Fourth Model. Yes? No?

Thanks!
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Old December 15, 2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Yep, made in 1862. Looks like a nice one.
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Old December 15, 2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Many thanks!
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Old December 15, 2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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It appears to be in very good shape. The plunger screw is not original; I would replace it with good repro.

And yes, that is what is called the Early Fourth Model. The cap loading cutout should be without the cap slot.

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Old December 15, 2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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It appears to be in very good shape. The plunger screw is not original; I would replace it with good repro.
Thanks! That looked out of place. I already checked Numrich, and they don't have the part. Can you recommend a source?

Thanks again!
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Old December 15, 2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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That looks nice.
As to source, I don't know, but there are several listed on the internet for parts.
As to which are any good, I have no idea.
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Old December 15, 2012, 09:26 PM   #7
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Try www.coltparts.com

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Old December 15, 2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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Try www.coltparts.com
Cool! Thanks!

BTW ... I'm not a black powder guy. I'm a Browning shotgun guy, but I picked up this Colt at an auction where I also picked up an older Superposed.

So, as intriguing as the Colt is, it has to go to finance the Superposed, and I've put the Colt up for sale at a popular auction site. (Forgive me for being cryptic, but I'm not sure how the forum management here feels about external auction sites.)

Thanks again!
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Old December 15, 2012, 09:42 PM   #9
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If you put it up at a good price, it should sell pretty fast. There is always a market for nice 51 Navies.

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Old December 16, 2012, 07:38 AM   #10
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percussion revolver

looks a lot like the one i have that has been in the family for over 100 years. mine is a larger caliber though
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