2nd Generation COLT 1851 Navy
The tale of the 2nd Generation Colt black powder line actually began in the late 1950s with Val Forgett, founder of Navy Arms, and Italian gunmakers Vittorio Gregorelli and Aldo Uberti. They chose the Colt 1851 Navy as the first percussion revolver to be reproduced in Italy in 1958.
After a dozen years and thousands of Colt reproductions, the success of the Italian-made '51 Navy -- which Aldo Uberti frequently supplied to filmmaker Sergio Lione and Clint Eastwood for early spaghetti westerns -- had finally come to the attention of the company that invented it. Colt could never have brought back the 1851 Navy had it not been for Forgett, Uberti. This Second Generation Colt 1851 Navy Squareback Trigger Guard that was produced by Colt and is identical in every respect to the original First Generation gun.
It has never been fired and comes in the early style box and original shipping carton and papers. The box has been repaired, but displays well. It is .36 cal., 7 1/2" octagon barrel, case-hardened frame, loading lever, plunger, and hammer, silver plated backstrap and squareback trigger guard, one-piece varnished walnut grips, and blued barrel and cylinder with engraved naval battle scene.
The serial number of this gun is 6825. This serial number indicates this is a "C" Series and as such has the beautiful ROYAL BLUE FINISH. This is an as new
revolver, with correct markings and stunning finish. Silver is developing some tarnish, that would clean off if you desire. The varnished finished reddish walnut grips in perfect condition, with no handling marks cut-above what is usually found on these revolvers. This 2nd Generation model was produced in 1972. This gun is worthy of the best Colt collection.To See Really Large Photos Click Here