Model: Colt Model 1851 Navy U.S. Marshal
Serial Number: 333862
Year of Manufacture: Recent
Caliber: .44 Caliber Percussion
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked "FAP F. Illi Pietta - Made In Italy". The underside of the barrel is marked "Black Powder Only". The serial number is on the underside of the frame. The left side of the barrel is marked "Caliber 44". There are 3 proof marks on the right side of the barrel.
Barrel Length: 5"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a brass bead front sight and a notched hammer rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are oil finished wood. There are nicks along edges at the heel. The fit is very good for a Pietta. The grips rate in about Fine - Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Polished Steel & Brass
Finish Originality: Factory
Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is mild etching of the metal, but nothing I would call pitting or even erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are only light and scattered marks from storage and handling. The gun has apparently been fired, though not frequently. The brass has begun to age, especially at the heel. The metal condition is quite sharp overall on this pistol. The Screw heads are unturned. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine - Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as designed, though we have not test fired this revolver. The springs are strong and the lock up is tight.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a strikingly beautiful, engraved and powerful percussion revolver. The 5" barrel length is convenient and the caliber is effective.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This antique revolver can be sold in CA to any adult.
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