1861 Navy .36 Caliber Revolver
This elegantly engraved pistol is an identical replica of a Model 1861 Navy revolver presented to a Union General during the Civil War. The pistol was left in his family collection when he departed for the frontier to lead the 7th Cavalry against warring Indians of the Frontier Plains. Cock the hammer and twirl the cylinder, and the locking pins and percussion cap will be revealed. Pull the trigger and experience the same satisfaction its owner must have felt in 1862. The wolf's head design on either side of the hammer was one of many fascinating flourishes added to the revolver by the famed 19th Century engraver L.D. Nimschke. This re-creation is exact in every detail, right down to the craftsman's guide, the letter "P", which was placed adjacent to the serial number, calling for special handling so this weapon could be plated. The handsome grips offer an intricate eagle and shield design. The checkered patterning on both sides are perfectly restored to cover the area that was blotted out by the personalization plate.