SOLD The Colt 1851 Navy was a very popular model. They were produced from 1851 until 1872 with a total production around 215,000. This one serial number 117812 was made late in 1861. The production figures for Colt have the 1862 production starting at 118,000. This has a tight action. This action is very nice. All numbers match including the wedge and rammer. The barrel has crisp corners and a sharp barrel address. Also there is about 30-40 % blue on the barrel mostly around the rear near the wedge and rammer. There is some blue on the bottom portion of the barrel flats. The frame has about 60-70% case colors on both sides of the flat portion of the frame. The rounded shield portion of the frame has most of the color worn off and is a nice silvery color. The loading lever also has visible case colors. The "COLT'S PATENT" mark is strong and deep. The cylinder has a great scene. The ships, sails and rigging are clear and readable. The cylinder even has 3 safety pins intact. The wood grips are smooth and fit well. There is a small chip on the bottom of the right grip This is a very pretty gun.