The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber (i.e., .36 cal), later known as the Colt 1851 Navy or Navy Revolver, is a cap and ball revolver that was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. The Colt Model 1861 Navy cap & ball.36-caliber revolver was a six-shot, single-action percussion weapon produced by Colt's Manufacturing Company from 1861 until 1873. The Ottoman Empire used the revolver as late as the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 even though it was quite antiquated compared to the Russians' Smith & Wesson Model 3. New York; London, Page 78, Norris, Keith Australia's heritage sketchbook, Page 161, Herring, Hal, Famous Firearms of the Old West: From Wild Bill Hickok's Colt Revolvers to Geronimo's Winchester, Page 21, Roberts, Gary L. Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend. A small number (about 1000–1500) of Model 1851 Navy revolvers were converted, using front-loaded, slightly tapered cartridges to fit the chambers of the cylinder reamed to a slight taper. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Barrel has 98-99% original factory bright blue remaining. Famous "Navy" users included Wild Bill Hickok, John Henry "Doc" Holliday, Richard Francis Burton, Ned Kelly, Bully Hayes, Richard H. Barter, Robert E. Lee, Nathan B. Forrest, John O'Neill, Frank Gardiner, Quantrill's Raiders, John Coffee "Jack" Hays, "Bigfoot" Wallace, Ben McCulloch, Addison Gillespie, John "RIP" Ford, "Sul" Ross and most Texas Rangers prior to the Civil War and (fictionally) Rooster Cogburn. The six-round .36 caliber Navy revolver was much lighter than the contemporary Colt Dragoon Revolvers developed from the .44 Walker Colt revolvers of 1847, which, given their size and weight, were generally carried in saddle holsters. 7 1/2" barrel. The Colt Navy remained in production until 1873, being replaced in the Colt line with what would become one of the manufacturer's most famous handguns, the Colt Single Action Army (also known as the Peacemaker and Colt 45). "From the American System to Mass Production, 1800-1932: The Development of Manufacturing Technology in the United States". [2], The cylinder of this revolver is engraved with a scene of the victory of the Second Texas Navy at the Battle of Campeche on May 16, 1843. 1851 NAVY LONDON (STEEL BS&TG. After the expiration of the Rollin White patent (April 3, 1869), Colt 1851 (and 1861 Navy) Revolvers were converted or newly made to fire .38 rimfire or centerfire cartridges, the Colt Model 1851 Richards- Mason Conversion by the Colt factory. Total production numbers of the Colt 1851 Navy Revolver were exceeded only by the Colt Pocket models in concurrent development, and numbered some 215,000 domestic units and about 42,000 produced in the Colt London Armory.[4]. The Ottoman Empire used the revolver as late as the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 even though it was quite antiquated compared to the Russian's Smith & Wesson Model 3, Combustible paper cartridges; six to a box, The cylinder arbor serves as a bullet seater on models without loading levers, Loading sequence for percussion revolvers, Early Colt Navy Mod 1851, Second Model squareback trigger guard, Hounshell, David A. [4] It is an enlarged version of the .31 caliber pocket revolvers that evolved from the earlier Baby Dragoon, and, like them, is a mechanically improved and simplified descendant of the 1836 Paterson revolver. Confederate States Small brass trigger guard. Colt: An American Legend. 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It incorporated the "creeping" or ratchet loading lever and round barrel of the .44-caliber Army Model of 1860 but had a barrel one half inch shorter, at 7.5 inches. Another rarity in the 1851 Navy production is the .40 caliber model, only 5 were made in 1858 for testing by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance. [8][9][10][11] Use continued long after more modern cartridge revolvers were introduced. New York; London, Page 78, Hounshell, David A. A pair of Colt 1851 Navy sent by Abraham Lincoln to Emir Abdelkader for having protected christians in the 1860 Mount Lebanon civil war. Colt first called this Revolver Ranger model; but the designation Navy quickly took over.  Poland The sleek 1860 Army is considered to be the ultimate combat handgun of the percussion era. The .36 caliber Navy revolver was much lighter than the contemporary Third Model Dragoon revolvers developed from the .44 Walker Colt revolvers of 1847, which, given their size and weight, were generally carried in saddle holsters. Total production numbers were exceeded only by the Colt Pocket models in concurrent development, and numbered some 250,000 domestic units and about 22,000 produced in the Colt London Armory. Early third model. The 1851 Navy was a scaled up .36 caliber version of the 1849 Pocket Model.  Russian Empire The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol or Navy Pistol Sometimes erroneously referred to as "of Naval or Navy Caliber" (Naval is heavy gun and Navy Size Caliber was termed later for another Colt model), is a cap and ball revolver that was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. It remained in production until 1873, when revolvers using fixed metallic cartridges came into widespread use. Colt 1851 Navy Revolver Description: Original 1851 Colt Navy Revolver. Serial # 30196, manufactured 1853. ISBN, Wilson, R.L. OUT OF STOCK (3) Traditions FR185117 Revolver 44 Black Powder 7.375 Hammer/Blade. The Texas Navy had purchased the earlier Colt Paterson Revolver, but this was Colt's first major success in the gun trade; the naval theme of the engraved cylinder of the Colt 1851 Navy revolver was Colt's gesture of appreciation.  Ottoman Empire Wilson, R.L. Shop new and used handguns and revolvers including the Colt 1911, Mark IV Series, Colt Cobra, and more. The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol or Navy Pistol Sometimes erroneously referred to as "of Naval or Navy Caliber" (Naval is heavy gun and Navy Size Caliber was termed later for another Colt model), is a cap and ball revolver that was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. e.g.  Prussia captured from Russia Native Americans, The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber (i.e., .36 cal), later known as the Colt 1851 Navy or Navy Revolver, is a cap and ball revolver that was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. Colt worked to perfect his cap and ball revolver, designing the 1860 Army around a lightweight frame, but chambered for the more powerful .44 caliber ball.  United Kingdom It became very popular in North America at the time of Western expansion. Loads consist of loose powder and ball or bullet, metallic foil cartridges (early), and combustible paper cartridges (Civil War era), all combinations being ignited by a fulminate percussion cap applied to the nipples at the rear of the chambers. Combustible paper cartridges; six to a box, Loading sequence for percussion revolvers, Early Colt Navy Mod 1851, Second Model squareback trigger guard, Top: Navy 51 .38 Conversion, below Colt Model 1871-72 Open Top. The .36 caliber (.375–.380 inch) round lead ball weighs 80 grains and, at a velocity of 1,000 feet per second, is comparable to the modern .380 pistol cartridge in power. The .36 caliber (0.375–0.380 inch) round lead ball weighs 80 grains and, at a velocity of 1,000 feet per second, is comparable to the modern .380 pistol cartridge in power. [1], The designation "Colt 1851 Navy" was applied by collectors, though the popular name "Navy Revolver" is of early origin, as the gun was frequently called the "Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber". By the start of the Civil War, Colt had refined the Navy into a sleek, streamlined weapon with an improved loading lever. The Texas Navy had purchased the earlier Colt Paterson Revolver, but this was Colt's first major success in the gun trade; the naval theme of the engraved cylinder of the Colt 1851 Navy revolver was Colt's gesture of appreciation. 25 … (1984). John Wiley and Sons, Page 54, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Weapons of the Confederate States of America, The Colt Revolver in the American West—Model 1851 Navy, The Colt Revolver in the American West—Model 1851 Navy with Johnson-Holbrook Shoulder Stock Device, The Colt Revolver in the American West—Presentation Model 1851 Navy, Shooting Characteristics of the M1861 Navy, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Colt_1851_Navy_Revolver?oldid=4513066.  Canada As the factory designation implied, the Navy revolver was suitably sized for carrying in a belt holster. Loads consist of loose powder and ball or bullet, metallic foil cartridges (early), and combustible paper cartridges (Civil War era), all combinations being ignited by a fulminate percussion cap applied to the nipples at the rear of the chamber. Sighting consists of a bead front sight with a notch in the top of the hammer, as with most Colt percussion revolvers. [5][6][7] Usage continued long after more modern cartridge revolvers were introduced. The 1861 Navy is often acclaimed as Colt’s most handsome pistol. 1-25. Famous "Navy" users included Wild Bill Hickok, William Buffalo Bill Cody, John Henry "Doc" Holliday, Richard Francis Burton, Ned Kelly, Bully Hayes, Ben Pease, Blackbirders, Metis, Seth Kinman, Emir Abdelkader, Richard H. Barter, Charlie Goodnight, Robert E. Lee, Nathan B. Forrest, John O'Neill, Frank Gardiner, Ulysses S. Grant, Quantrill's Raiders, Tom Bell, Kootenay Brown, Ivan Turchin, John Coffee "Jack" Hays, "Bigfoot" Wallace, Frederick Townsend Ward, Ben McCulloch, Addison Gillespie, John "Rip" Ford, "Sul" Ross and most Texas Rangers prior to the Civil War.