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My latesst acquisition, an early London Navy. I have been looking for an early London 1851 Navy, one of the first 2200 manufactured in the London factory. Manufacture started with mostly Hartford parts in 1853 but gradually shifted over to London parts. At serial number 1785 this one is probably all English parts with the possible exception of the brass backstrap and trigger guard. Brass was not popular in Britain and replaced with iron after Serial #2000. Being produced in late 1853. for private purchase, this one was just in time for the Crimean War which started in October 1853. Has F.K on butt, initials?
With only 2200 manufactured this is a difficult model to find.
Jim

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My latesst acquisition, an early London Navy. I have been looking for an early London 1851 Navy, one of the first 2000 manufactured in the London factory. Manufacture started with mostly Hartford parts in 1853 but gradually shifed over to London parts. At serial number 1785 this one is probably all English parts with the possible exception of the brass backstrap and trigger guard. Brass was not popular in Britain and replaced with iron after Serial #2000. Being produced in late 1853. for private purchase, this one was just in time for the Crimean War which started in February 1854. With only 2000 manufactured this is a difficult model to find.
Jim

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hello; that appears to be an excellently preserved navy. i really enjoy the premium walnut handle.

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My latesst acquisition, an early London Navy. I have been looking for an early London 1851 Navy, one of the first 2200 manufactured in the London factory. Manufacture started with mostly Hartford parts in 1853 but gradually shifted over to London parts. At serial number 1785 this one is probably all English parts with the possible exception of the brass backstrap and trigger guard. Brass was not popular in Britain and replaced with iron after Serial #2000. Being produced in late 1853. for private purchase, this one was just in time for the Crimean War which started in October 1853. Has F.K on butt, initials?
With only 2200 manufactured this is a difficult model to find.
Jim

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It looks like a nice early London Navy. The Brits liked "black" guns.
 

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Fantastic find. I really like it. Thanks for sharing it with us. 👍👍
 
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