"COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY NAVY CONVERSION. SN 6939. Cal. 38 CF. Scarce 61 Navy conversion, according to Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, only about 2,200 of these revolvers were converted in mid-1870's. This revolver has 7-1/2" round bbl, German silver front sight, standard factory conversion ejector rod housing with bull's eye half moon ejector rod head. It has 2-line patent dates on left side of frame and unusual brass grip frame, whereas most of military Navies were fitted with iron grip frames. It has 1-pc walnut grip. Bottom of bbl is hand stamped "R.W.M." and an anchor. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 20-30% thin orig blue with balance a silver/brown patina. Frame retains 15-20% faded case colors and hammer strong case colors with balance a silver/brown patina. Grip frame is a bright brass, having been cleaned & polished. Grip has a crack in left side and a repaired crack in right side and shows heavy wear with slightly chipped toes. Cylinder is a medium gray/brown patina with a series of small dents and is double numbered and retains 65-70% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Trigger screw is a replacement. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few minor spots of light pitting. 4-33343 JR342 (2,500-4,000)"
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