Introduced in 1851, this cap and ball Navy revolver was the pistol of choice during the Civil War and early expansion of the West. Even after the introduction of modern cartridge revolvers, the M1851 remained a staple in the gunfighter's arsenal. Its 7.5" octagonal barrel and strong frame made for a handsome and reliable sidearm. Fancy engraved 1851 Navy revolvers were favorite gifts presented to Civil War officers in recognition of their service. A matched pair of engraved nickel 1851 Navy pistols were the favorite sidearms of Wild Bill Hickok.
This CA Classics edition M1851 Navy RevolverReplica is modeled after one presented to General Custer as a gift in recognition of his service during the Civil War. It has historically accurate details, working action, simulated ivory grips and beautifully engraved, polished gold and nickel finish. The cylinder of this revolver is engraved with a scene of the victory of the Second Texas Navy at the Battle of Campeche, while the frame features elegant scroll work. 7.5 inch barrel, 13 inches long, overall.