A Very Fine Cased Colt London Navy Revolver Numbered 175. 13 ½” overall, 7 ½" octagonal barrel with bead foresight & address 'Col Colt London' between arrows (broken N in London), London proof marks, naval cylinder scene with London proofs, frame stamped on left hand side 'Colts patent'. Small Silver plated trigger guard & backstrap, all parts numbered 175 including wedge. Varnished walnut grips. In its original oak dark blue velvet lined London case with front hooks. Containing a large Dixon Patent powder flask, oil bottle, Colts patent brass bullet mould, turnscrew & Eley for Colt cap tin.
175 for 1851
A very low numbered London Colt made in the first month of production.
Pistol in very good condition, crisp action, good cylinder all silver plate to trigger guard and back strap, most original finish. Walnut grips fine. Case in very good condition.