Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver with Contemporary Belt Rig and Bowie Knife

.36 caliber. 7.5" octagonal barrel. SN: 142328. Manufactured circa 1863. Cleaned to bright with no finish, matching visible serial numbers, no number or scene on cylinder. Barrel with one-line New York address. Standard frame markings. Included with the revolver are a very nicely made tooled leather belt rig with two-piece Texas star reproduction brass buckle, tooled Slim Jim holster, tooled percussion cap pouch and knife sheath, all made by Van Horne of Jasper, GA. The knife sheath contains a contemporary antler hilted Bowie knife marked “Hix / Hand Forged” with an 8" slightly curved blade with a 5.5" false edge.


Gun remains in about fair to good condition, having been aggressively cleaned to bright with scattered pitting and the sharp edges of the barrel rounded. No cylinder scene or number visible on cylinder. Mechanically functional, with some minor timing and indexing issues and the cylinder not always locking up securely. Grips sanded and refinished. Knife in very fine condition showing practically no use. Belt rig in fine condition showing little use.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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