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1851 Colt Navy Revolver

The iconic Colt 1851 Navy Revolver from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly / Screenshot from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The 1851 Colt Navy Revolver was widely considered to be the cap and ball six gun with the smoothest handling. There were almost a quarter of a million of these revolvers made between 1851 and 1873 and many have survived the test of time. 

This sidearm was a big deal back in the east during the civil war, both northern and southern troops used these revolvers at the time and the long list of famous old west figures who used the revolver included names like James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok and John Wesley Hardin of the James-Younger gang.

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