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Bill Daniel
September 18, 2001, 11:17 PM
I have a friend who would like to find an 1851 Colt Navy pistol for his Civil War collection. Firing condition is not important but he would like matching serial numbers ( ie. not asembled from spare parts) and if possible some history on the piece. Any thoughts on where he could search for such a find?
Thanks,
Bill Daniel
Life Member NRA

"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready" Theodore Roosevelt 1903

Steven Mace
September 19, 2001, 03:09 AM
Bill, you should be able to find some 1851 Colt Navy revolvers listed at GunsAmerica (http://www.gunsamerica.com) under their 'Colt Percussion - Pre-1899' section. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

4V50 Gary
September 19, 2001, 02:19 PM
Beware of forgeries - especially if they say it's a Confederate gun.

James K
September 19, 2001, 10:50 PM
You mean the one I bought with Robert E. Lee in electric pencil over the Italian proof marks might not be real? I am shocked.

Jim