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  1. Letter and numbers on back of 1851 Navy cylinder

    The Lounge
    Hello, New here . I was in hopes someone would be able to tell me what the x278 inside my 1851 colt navy would stand for . There are 6 regular serial numbers and these i found inside . Thanks much
  2. 1851 Navy Mystery Marking

    Colt Percussion Revolvers
    New to the forum, and new owner of a 4th model Navy SN 1115XX. Is anyone able to explain to me (or speculate at least) what this numeral "2" at the bottom of the barrel assembly represents?
  3. Colt 1851 Navy

    Colt Percussion Revolvers
    Hello, New to the forum, i had a look through the photos everyones posted in the stickied thread but didn't see what i was looking for and couldn't find anything through the search function. This is probably a bit of a longshot but i was wondering if anyone has, or knows of a place, that i...
  4. Colt 1861 Navy

    Colt Percussion Revolvers
    I am new here so I apologize if I am posting in the wrong place. I've got a 61 Navy, manufactured in 1861 (3 dig serial number) with its original holster. Can anyone suggest how I can get a value for it? Help is much appreciated.
  5. Interesting S/N 3rd Generation Colt blackpowder pistol (Signature Series)

    Colt Percussion Revolvers
    I bought a few of these when they came out about 20 yrs ago. Supposedly the S/N ranges were supposed to pick up where the 2nd Gen left off. Was looking at the S/N on my 1851 Navy, and it matched up with a 1st Gen made in 1853. Interesting coincidence! I've seen the flaking/pitting of the plating...
  6. Mystery 1851 .36 Cal Colt Navy marking

    Colt Percussion Revolvers
    Hello, I'm new to the site and thought this would be the best place to try and get some information about this .36 Cal Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver s/n 33958 manufactured in 1853 that will be coming up in our auction in April. We are trying to identify the marking at the top of the backstrap...
  7. 1851 Colt Navy Revolver Case / Authentic or not?

    Photos Area
    Hi Colt folks, new member & first post here. If anyone has some intel on my Colt Navy revolver case, I would appreciate it 100%. I recently came into the possession of this revolver case from a chap who had his Colt Navy pistol stolen from a break & enter; the thieves left the case behind. Its...
  8. 1861 Navy Colt Found While Plowing...

    Colt Revolvers
    Just looking for some discussion and information regarding an 1861 Navy Colt that was plowed up near San Angelo, TX (former location of Ft. Concho in the 1800s). The pistol was plowed up in the late 90's. The hammer is down on the Patent No. line and there are six loaded chamber with caps...
  9. New Army & Navy DA 38, is it worth fixing?

    So, I picked up a New Army & Navy as a "parts gun" for pretty much nothing. It needs a couple small parts replaced that won't be too difficult to make myself, but the real problem seems to be that when the trigger is released the hand drags down across the ratchet and the cylinder rotates with...
  10. Intro and question

    New Members Introduction
    Hello, I am a tech at JPL in Pasadena Calif. And I need to know if anyone has tried a minie ball for their 36 cal. 1851 Navy revolver.
  11. Just rec'd gift of "Italian Colt 1851?"

    Colt Revolvers
    I was recently given an Italian Colt 1851 (rounded trigger guard) and am clueless as to whether or not this firearm is suitable for fire or even the specifics of use. Along the right hand side of the octagonal barrel it says, "XX9 CAL .36 NAVY MODEL MADE IN ITALY, whereas on the left it says...
  12. WTB - Colt 2nd Gen 1851/1861 stainless

    Want to Sell
    Wanted - Colt Second Generation 1851 or 1861 stainless Black Powder revolvers. Thanks
  13. Confusion about a DA - M1889 or M1892?

    Colt Revolvers
    Greetings, All. I need some help... I have a Colt DA revolver with the following stamped on the butt: "USN" and an anchor; "38 DA"; a stamp resembling a sideways trident with a bar underneath its tines; "No 7395"; "NCT"; "16"; "370". It has hard rubber grips with "COLT" on them (i.e. no...
  14. WTB--1851 Colt Navy

    Want to Sell
    I'm in the market for an 1851 Colt Navy .36 in NRA Fine++ to Excellent condition. Prefer 4th model (because of greater availability) but will consider any model. Price range approximately $5,000 to $7,000 depending on condition and model.