Project Description

This is a 47% scale miniature Colt 1861 Navy revolver with detachable shoulder stock, made by Uberti in Italy and originally issued and sold by the United States Historical Society, under license from Colt in the 1980’s. This is the Presidential edition which is expertly and beautifully fully engraved, including the shoulder stock fittings and buttplate. 12 1/8″ long overall with the shoulder stock attached.  The revolver is 6″ long overall with a 3 9/16″ rifled barrel.  Checkered loading lever latch and hammer spur.  The top of the barrel factory roll stamped with the proper Colt one line address.  The left side of the frame marked “COLT’S PATENT”.  The left rear of the triggerguard marked “36 CAL”.  The bottom of the barrel, frame, triggerguard, and backstrap stamped with the serial number 54.  The side of the cylinder, the stock yoke, and the retainer that holds the stock to the bottom of the grip also stamped with the serial number 54.  The nut that tightens the revolver to the stock is knurled.  Fully functional, but non-firing. The barrel wedge, nipples, screws, hammer, trigger, lanyard ring, and stock locking screws are all blued. The frame, barrel, cylinder, loading lever, backstrap, triggerguard, shoulder stock fitting, and buttplate are all silver plated. Nicely figured walnut one piece grip and shoulder stock. The piece is in absolute mint condition, showing only some expected minor age tarnish to the silver plating.  Includes the original USHS glass topped mahogany case with etched Colt logo on the glass and slide latch.  The interior French fit and lined in a medium blue velour.  There is a rectangular brass plaque on the left side under the barrel with the USHS info.  A really attractive piece with the lowest production of all the United States Historical Society “Presidential Edition” miniatures.  Price:  $1,500.00.