The authenticity is precise, from the walnut tone grips to the color case hardened loading lever. The six shot cylinder has the same engraved scene that Sam Colt used. This brass framed revolver is available in .44 caliber. Western expansion of this country in the mid eighteen hundreds dictated that the U.S. Army carry sidearms designed for the time.
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Action : Single
Caliber : 44 Black Powder
Barrel Length : 7.5"
Sights : Hammer/Blade
Ignition : #11 Percussion
Length : 14"
Stock : Walnut Grips
Weight : 2 lbs 8 oz
Finish : Brass Frame/Steel Barrel
Drop : N/A
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Submitted By: Robert V. On 03/24/2015
I have had a number of replica Colt open-top cap and ball revolvers and they are some of the most natural pointing handguns I have ever fired. For years I used a .36-caliber version of the 1851 Navy to bag squirrels. These guns were designed by Col Sam Colt to fit his dictum -- "aim at the belt buckle at anything from point-blank to 100 yards and you'll hit your target." For more accurate aimed fire I recommend contacting Dixie Gun Works and ordering a front sight for a Rogers and Spencer revolver. It is a taller brass cone that a gunsmith can easily fit to your revolver in place of the factory front sight. A little work with a file on the front and rear sights (the rear sight is a notch in the hammer) and you will be surprised at how accurately these revolvers can shoot. Many a bushytail went from the tree to the frying pan, thanks to a well-aimed shot from my .36-caliber 1851 Navy.
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