Manhattan Navy Revolver - Inventory Number: HAN 111
.36 Caliber Manhattan Type IV Navy Revolver with a desirable 6 1/2" barrel. Serial number is in the 61,000 range. This revolver is very similar to the Colt 1849 and 1851 Navy Revolvers with several improvements such as 10 cylinder stop, a spring loaded recoil plate to prevent chain firing, strengthened loading lever, blade front sight. The gun itself shows quality of workmanship as equal to the Colt. These were popular during the Civil War with many privately purchased by soldiers. Metal bears a grey brown patina with legible barrel markings. The cylinder scene is partially visible with designs still present around 5 panels depicting 5 different scenes depicting men with guns and even a sidewheel steamship. Brass trigger guard and backstrap have turned to a nice mellow patina. Original domed screws are generally good, some show turning, but all are serviceable. Walnut grips show handling on sides, bottom shows use as a hammer with scattered tap marks on the bottom strap, with nice wood to metal fit. Action works nicely and wedge still holds the barrel tightly against the frame with no play or wiggle. All in all, a nice example of a Manhattan revolver.
Inventory Number: HAN 111