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COLT 1851 NAVY
WITH MATCHING CANTEEN SHOULDER STOCK

This is a fine to excellent condition, completely matching, iron strapped, cut for stock Colt Navy with original Canteen Shoulder Stock.  The gun has all matching serial numbers, cut for stock iron backstrap and trigger guard with the swivel mounted in front of the guard.  The gun retains 70-80% of the original case hardening and blue.  The stock is matching to include the yoke, the hasp, the butt plate, etc.  It retains almost all the silver plate with very few dents and dings.  The gun is mechanically excellent with all original components inside.  The grips are also matching.  The cylinder scene is pretty much intact with a considerable amount of blue remaining.  Typical of a Cut for Stock Navy in this range, there is a factory dovetail front sight and a deluxe checkered hammer spur.  The gun is a little anomalous.  There is no barrel address and there never was one.  The barrel is in its original finish, which is flaking with all lines contours and markings perfectly intact.  There is no way it has been touched.  I did a little studying on this.  This gun was produced in 1858.  It was manufactured precisely at the time Colt changed from the early New York City address to the Hartford address.  Apparently a few guns got through during the change over of the die.  We have a similar circumstance with some of the early Fluted Armies.  The die for those broke and before they could get it replaced, a few Fluted Armies got through the factory without a barrel address.  Then they switched to the Pocket Model address and put it on a few and then finally they obtained and then installed the new die for the standard address.  It's pretty obvious that they didn't slow down for anything if they could get a gun out the door.  P.O.R.  SOLD!!