Object Title

Percussion six-shot revolver - Colt Navy Model 1851 copy

Percussion six-shot revolver - Colt Navy Model 1851 copy

Date

1855

Object Number

XII.4929

Provenance

Old Tower collection

Physical Description

A Belgian copy of the Navy revolver, manufactured by N.Gilon. It has a round barrel, heavily covered in floral engraving, as is the frame. The triggerguard and backstrap are plated brass, and a one piece walnut grip is fitted. The hammer is an early British replacement. The revolver is a licensed copy of the Colt, but appears to be a better quality example than many Belgian made copies

Dimensions

BarrelLength191mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 8736

Calibre

.36 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Muzzle: N.GILON. Barrel: COLT'S PATENT & COLT BREVETTE Belgian proofs and left side of frame marked with crowned M.

Associations

Places Belgium