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  1. 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. 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Colt-Smithing
    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. 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. 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. 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...
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