1851 Navy Colt

1851 Navy Colt

Caliber..............Available in 0.36 inch or 0 .44 inch
Weight..............2Lbs 4½ ounces.
Barrel................Generally 7½ inches, octagonal forged.
Overall length....1 foot, 1 and 1/8th inches.
Frame................Case Hardened.
Front Sight.........Brass bead or blade.
Rear Sight..........Notched 'v' into top of the Hammer.
Handle...............Polished Walnut.
Ammunition.......21 -28 grain of Black Powder, percussion cap and ball shot
Capacity............6 shots.

The Colt 1851 Navy was produced from 1851 until 1873 and in that time over 250,000 Navies were made, 215, 340 pistols were produced in Hartford, Connecticut and 42,000 were produced in London, England. In its day the 1851 Navy was the most popular Colt revolver ever made sold and fired. Chambered for the .36 or .44 ball shot.

The Colt Navy 1851 is iconic and symbolizes the Wild West like no other handgun, it was used by such notables as Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody and Calamity Jane, the Colt Navy also served on both sides of the Civil War. The Colt Navy was even manufactured by both sides as well...they couldn't get enough of these accurate and reliable revolvers.

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