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Title .36 calibre Colt cartridge pocket navy
Nationality American
Period c 1873-80
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Approximately 6,000 of these were made. Specimens were still being shipped from the factory as late as the 1880s. This was not a conversion from percussion, but was custom-built from scratch. The top of the barrel is marked 'COLTS PT.F.A. MFG.Co/HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.' There are matching serial numbers throughout, except on the barrel wedge.

The scene depicted on the cylinder is the stage coach hold-up and is in reasonably sharp condition with a little minor pitting scattered throughout. The brass trigger guard and strap has lost virtually all its silver finish. The action is still reasonably crisp, but there is some bruising on one of the chambers (see fifth photo down at two o'clock). The patina overall is a grey finish with minimal traces of original blue and case hardening here and there. The wood grips, though original, have been reduced in size somewhat through being rubbed down over the years, probably to remove bruising. The bore shows the rifling, but has suffered from corrosion, now largely cleaned out, but with much old pitting still visible.

The price reflects the condition for what is one of the rarer of the Colt pistols.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Firearms : Obsolete Cartridge : American : 19th Century]

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My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012

It came on Wednesday, in perfect condition, excellent piece. I will be ordering from you soon I'm sure, many thanks.

P A, UK, 04.05.2008

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