Antique 1861 .36 Cal Colt Navy (regular Production)
This antique handgun resembles the 1860 .44 Cal Colt Army, but instead is of a smaller caliber version of the same gun style. These were actually produced for the Navy in 1861 and were offered on the civilian market as well.
This civilian pistol is in nice overall condition, with its original wood grip fitting tight and showing the slightest of wear with 3 very minor nocks. The frame shows very minor wear, the cylinder has minor pitting in two isolated areas and barrel has some signs of pitting along the exterior of the barrel from past corrosion, the overall body has some minor surface dents and scratches, retaining about 30% of its original finish, mostly on the receiver. The action is mechanically functional and tight. The image on the cylinder are visible but feint and there is some dirt around the percussion nipples. There are no government marshal inspector marks on this firearm that would indicate it is military issue. It has readable maker marks on the top of the octagonal 7.5" barrel "Address Col Sam Colt - New York - US America", with matching serial #1666. The .36 Cal. bore is clear of rust or pitting, with its groves showing some wear. A nice example of a classic civil war era antique firearm.
(The frame pin has not been removed to check the serial number, these slides are rarely matched to the gun and no guarantee is offered here that it matches the frame or cylinder.)
This is an antique percussion hand gun and does not require a PAL.