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Japanese copy of the Colt 1851 percussion revolver,




















This is an outstanding quality example of a Japanese copy of the Colt 1851 percussion revolver, caliber .36. No markings on the revolver, except on the underside of the frame in front of the trigger guard serial # 2893 and there is a small Japanese style Lotus blossom, forward of the serial number. It has the standard 7½” octagonal barrel with fixed front sight, brass frame and trigger guard, and it is fitted with set of walnut grips. The sides of the rear section of the barrel, the frame, the hammer and loading lever have a nice fine scroll engraving pattern. Very fine overall, with the barrel and 6-shot cylinder having 95% of the original browned finish (much like on Japanese matchlocks) with the cylinder also showing 95% finish. The loading lever and frame have lost their finish and are "silvered". The grips are in fine condition with 95% of the original varnish. In good working order. The page of Rock Island Auction were this revolver is offered is included.
A very interesting and rare revolver.  
 $4,500.

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