For Sale: Colt 1861 Navy Revolver

SKU 022122-6698 Category
022122-6698 (4)4

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Civil War period Colt 1861 Navy Revolver. All matching SN (6XXX), including wedge and walnut grips. Single line address on top of barrel, Colt’s patent stamped on frame, left side, and 36 cal marked on left trigger guard strap shoulder with capital ‘L’ below, behind trigger. Manufactured in 1862. This example is not martially marked, which is not unusual.  However, the letter from Colt (see photos) states this revolver was sold to the US Navy Department.  Cylinder length 1-11/16 inches with visible roll scene depicting Texas Navy engaged with Mexico. Bore is dull, frosty, with defined rifling. This is a good representative piece for your collection. Colt letter included in sale. Antique. Check with a local FFL dealer to confirm your state laws governing ownership of an antique handgun before purchasing this item.

Additional information


Colt New York


1861 Navy

Action Type

Single-Action Revolver

Cylinder Capacity





7 ½ inch


good, dull, clean, frosting with some bright patches, well-defined rifling