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    Rare Double-Cased Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolvers with Accessories. Serial nos. 12185 & 27450, .36 caliber, 7 ½-inch barrels with New York addresses. Blued finish. Case-hardened levers, frames and hammers. Brass triggerguard and gripstrap assemblies. Varnished walnut one-piece grips. Number 12185 with inscription on butt reading: H.H. Langdon. The handsome pair of navies contained in rare American navy blue velvet-lined partitioned mahogany double case with presentation inscription on lid escutcheon reading: "Presented to /Lieut. J.H. Bailey/Quartermaster 1st. U.S. Hussars/by the Provost Guard/ Under His Command/January 30th, 1864". Revolver ensemble contained together with the following accessories: a Colt's .36 caliber eagle & shield over flags and cannon powder flask which retains over 95% lacquer and flashing; two green label 250 count Eley cap tins; two Colt Cartridge Works .36 caliber skin packets for the "Revolving Belt Pistol". Both are unopened and have the wire pulls; a near mint blued nipple wrench; a mint iron two-cavity Colt's Patent bullet mold, and extra hammer, a rare paper cartridge with legend "Colt's" printed on wrapper and finally an NRA Silver Medal from a regional show. Nearly impossible to replicate this fabulous ensemble today.
    Condition: Both are excellent. Both retaining approximately 95% bright blue finish, both have excellent bores and vibrant case-hardening. Backstraps and triggerguards with hints of original silver wash. Excellent to mint grips. Actions are crisp. Case excellent with light handling and storage wear. Lining with light wear. Accessories are all excellent to mint.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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