US Civil war production Manhattan Colt Navy .36 calibre model percussion revolver.

US Civil war production Manhattan Colt Navy .36 calibre model percussion revolver.

Image Gallery:


Product Information

This is a US Civil war production Manhattan "Colt Navy" .36 calibre model percussion revolver. Manhattan Firearms Company was established by a committee of businessmen in 1856 in preparation for the expiration of Colt revolver patents that was due to expire the following year. Production first began at the Manhattan facility in Norwich, Connecticut but by 1859, production had been moved to a new facility in Newark, New York. The Manhattan versions were nearly identical to the Colt revolvers, so much so that the Colt concern moved in with a lawsuit to prevent their production. Manhattan made several variants with this revolver being the first, a  Series 1 that was introduced in 1859 with just 4,200 examples made. Serial numbers ran from 1 to 4200, this being a very early revolver number 1143 dating to 1860 that has all matching numbers with its original finish and wooden grips. Many of these revolvers were used during the US Civil war.

The overall condition is still very good and completely original.

A real collectors piece and a rare revolver. It has a full working and will cocked, stripped and dry fire.

It is not deactivated in any way and is being sold as a collectors piece only.


To order Call 01547 529093 or 05603 416575 or email sales@deactivated-guns.co.uk.


Product Code: 1MA88

OUT OF STOCK