Pair of Inscribed Colt 1851 Navy Revolvers Belonging to Captain W. P. Tucker (AC268)
Both guns made in 1863. 36 caliber with 7 ½” barrels. Gun are in near identical conditions with nice sharp metal and an even smooth brown patina throughout. Guns are all matching and have a strong cylinder scene. Grips are very good. Trigger guards and back straps still have some of the silver plating. Serial number 142276 has much more silver than serial number 145073. Both guns are inscribed on the backstrap “ “Capt. W. P. Tucker. 1st Ind. Cav.” These guns belonged to Captain William P. Tucker. Her mustered in as a Sergeant on August 20, 1861 and left as a Captain on September 12, 1864. He received his promotion of Captain on June 4th in 1863, so these were possible a gift at the time of his promotion. The 1st Indiana Cavalry saw combat in Missouri and Arkansas including the battle to capture Little Rock. Very neat pair of Colt 1851 Navies!