Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-cal. Black-Powder Revolver with Spare Cylinder
Original owned by Wild Bill Hickok, Doc Holliday, General Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis
Brass frame construction
Octagonal blued barrel
Includes spare cylinder for fast reloading
Few handguns can match the storied history of the 1851 Confederate Navy .44-cal. Black-Powder Revolver. It was so popular and performed so well that it stayed in production until 1873, by which time more than a quarter million had been made. Reliable, fast handling and accurate in the hands of an experienced shooter, this handgun benefited by weighing 1-2 lbs. less than dragoon-style six shooters, their main competition when they were first introduced. Wild Bill Hickok, Doc Holliday, General Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis are among the historical figures who owned a Colt 1851. Made with a brass frame to conserve the South's limited supply of steel. Although designated as a navy pistol, it saw heavy use among Army officers who favored .44-cal. firepower. Octagonal barrel and brass trigger guard. Comes with a spare cylinder that allows you to reload quickly. Barrel length: 7.5". OAL: 13.24". Wt.: 2 lbs. 9 oz. Capacity: 6 rounds. Grip: Walnut. Finish: Blued.