1851 NAVY BBL. 7 ½″

1851 NAVY

The 1851 Navy was a scaled up .36 caliber version of the 1849 Pocket Model. The handy, more powerful revolver immediately found a following among soldiers and civilians alike and was eventually adopted by both the U.S. and the British military. By the start of the Civil War, Colt had refined the Navy into a sleek, streamlined weapon with an improved loading lever. The 1861 Navy is often acclaimed as Colt’s most handsome pistol. 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. The first models featured fluted cylinders, while later models incorporated a belted cylinder for added strength and a “creeping” loading lever for easier loading. The sleek 1860 Army is considered to be the ultimate combat handgun of the percussion era.

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The 1851 Navy was a scaled up .36 caliber version of the 1849 Pocket Model. The handy, more powerful revolver immediately found a following among soldiers and civilians alike and was eventually adopted by both the U.S. and the British military. By the start of the Civil War, Colt had refined the Navy into a sleek, streamlined weapon with an improved loading lever. The 1861 Navy is often acclaimed as Colt’s most handsome pistol. 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. The first models featured fluted cylinders, while later models incorporated a belted cylinder for added strength and a “creeping” loading lever for easier loading. The sleek 1860 Army is considered to be the ultimate combat handgun of the percussion era.


FinishesTechnicalParts and Schematics
000: STANDARD
A00: OLD WEST ANTIQUE PATINA FINISH REV.
B02: COIN FINISH HARDENING
C00: CHARCOAL BLUE FINISH
G08: HAND RUBBED OIL ON SELECTED WOOD
G13: POLYMER IVORY GRIPS
G16: POLYMER PEARL GRIPS
W00: WHITE FINISH FOR REV.
B03: SILVER PLATING FOR BS/TG
B04: SILVER PLATING FOR S.A.
G10: SUPERIOR OIL FINISH FOR REV.
G27: LASER CHECKERED GRIP
G23: “TIFFANY” GRIP
G24: “TIFFANY” SOLID SILVER GRIP
Caliber: .36
Length of Barrel: 5½” – 7½”
Overall Length: bbl.7½ 13″
Weight: bbl.7½ 2.61 lbs
Barrel: Forged steel
Frame: Forged steel and color case
Twist: Left
Cylinder: Engraved
Triggerguard: Brass or Steel
Grip: One piece walnut
Magazine tube capacity: 6



Item Model Barrel Length cal.
0000 1851 NAVY OVAL 7.1/2″ .36 REV. 7.1/2” .36




0002 1851 NAVY OVAL 5″ .36 REV. 5” .36




0003 1851 NAVY LEECHRIGDON 7.1/2″ .36 7.1/2” .36




0005 1851 NAVY LONDON (STEEL BS&TG.).36 7.1/2″ REV. 7.1/2” .36




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