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Old September 29, 2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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1851 Navy Colt value

I received this gun several years ago from my Uncle. His family, (he is an in law married to my dads sister) passed this down to him from his great grandfather that served in the civil war for the Union. I had the serial number checked and it was manufactured in 1863. It was sold to a large distributer in New York. Serial number is 1545-- range. I was provided with his information and was able to get his military records from the national archives. Obviously there was no record of this gun and I'm not even sure he carried it during the war for he was just a private. He may have purchased it after the war but the family story is that he carried it. It was given to me because they had no kids to pass it on to. I will never sell it and am going to pass it on to my son. I'm only interested in value in case it gets stolen. There are no cracks in the wood and the action is still smooth. Has maybe 50% bluing and there is no case hardning visible. Some time during it's life somebody lost the part that holds the front of the ram rod in place and roughly filed a new dove tail in the barell and put on a shorter and probably not corect ram rod. The cylinder engravings can be seen but ya have to look real close. thanks for any remarks. hope the pics show up
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