Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver Compact
Rock Island’s Fantastic Spring Regional Firearms Auction June 27 & 28, 2009
Rock Island Auction Company – -(AmmoLand.com)- Manufactured in 1866, this Colt Model 1861 revolver has had the barrel shortened to its present length, probably period, and the loading lever assembly removed.
A brass blade front sight has been installed. “COLT NEW – YORK U.S. AMERICA” remains on the barrel address, the left side of the frame is marked “COLTS / PATENT” and the left trigger guard shoulder is marked “36 CAL”.
The right side of the frame is marked “PAUL D. THOMAS, / ASH FORK, ARIZ.” just below the cylinder and “1824” just ahead of the grip. The cylinder is roll engraved with the Texas naval battle scene.
The matching serial number appears on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap, the partial serial number “106” is marked on the cylinder. Fitted with one piece smooth walnut grips.
Good as period modified. The metal surfaces have a smooth brownish-gray patina. There are a few minor dings on the barrel and several tiny dings around the wedge. The brass has an aged patina with strong original silver in protected areas.
The grips are very good with only a few minor dings, dents and handling marks. The cylinder scene is weak, but visible. The barrel address is faint and the other markings clear.
The action is fine. From the Will Hoffeld collection, purchased from Dubuque in June 1956. ( See RIA Auction for Exact Condition Details)
Auction Estimate: $1,400 – $2,250
Rock Island Auction Company announces the next Regional Firearms auction to be held at their facilities in Moline, IL. The huge success of our premier sale ($8.5 million) proves that people are investing in what they know: firearms are solid investments that hold value through economic downturns.
Investing and collecting opportunities abound at Rock Island’s fantastic Spring Regional Auction to be held June 27 & 28, 2009. At a time when the stock market changes daily, gun collectors are seeing the worth of their investments.
Hard assets are the place to invest your money and gun values continue to rise. This auction has firearms for every level of collecting and investing from Colts to Winchesters and the hundreds of high quality sporting arms. Rock Island’s continued sell through rate of over 97% proves that items that come to RIAC are for sale and now is your chance to make a solid investment.
Rock Island Auction Company has been solely owned and operated by Patrick Hogan. This company was conceived on the idea that both the sellers and buyers should be completely informed and provided a professional venue for a true auction. After working with two other auction companies, Mr. Hogan began Rock Island Auction in 1993. Rock Island Auction Company has grown to be one of the top firearms auction houses in the nation. Under Mr. Hogan’s guidance the company has experienced growth each and every year; and he is the first to say it is his staff’s hard work and determination that have yielded such results.