Civil War Era
Silver Navy Pistol Non-Firing Gun - Nice for the Collector
Colt 1851 Navy revolver with faux ivory handle and engraving, 13 inches long. Quality work. A non-firing copy of the original Colt. Samuel Colt designed the Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber between 1847 and 1850-the actual year of introduction. It remained in production until 1873 when revolvers using fixed cartridges came into general use. The designation "Colt 1851 Navy" was applied by collectors, though the popular name "Navy Revolver" is of early origin. The cylinder is engraved. The 36 caliber Navy revolver, at an overall length of 14 inches, weighed 42 ounces and was much lighter than the contemporary .44 Colt revolvers designed to be carried in holsters on either side of a saddle pommel.
The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber (i.e., .36 cal), later known
as the Colt 1851 Navy or Navy Revolver, is a cap and ball revolver. It was
designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. It remained in production until
1873, when revolvers using fixed metallic cartridges came into widespread use.
Total production numbers were exceeded only by the Colt Pocket models in
concurrent development, and numbered some 250,000 domestic units and about
22,000 produced in the Colt London Armory.
Famous "Navy" users included Wild Bill Hickok, John Henry "Doc" Holliday,
Richard Francis Burton, Ned Kelly, Bully Hayes, Richard H. Barter, Robert E.
Lee, Nathan B. Forrest, John O'Neill, Frank Gardiner, and Quantrill's Raiders.
Usage continued long after more modern cartridge revolvers were introduced in
KEY FEATURES: Non-fireable
Authentic weight and detailing
BARREL LENGTH: 7 3/8"
OVERALL LENGTH: 13 5/8"
WEIGHT: 2lb 1oz
Item not permitted in Canada
Replica Gun has working mechanism
Crafted by dedicated craftsmen at Denix in Spain
Authentic size and weight of actual gun
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