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Taylor's & Co. 1851 Navy C. Mason .38 Special 5.5" 6 Rds REV/0926
Manufacturer: Taylor's & Company / A. Uberti of Italy
Model: 1851 Navy C. Mason Revolver
Caliber: .38 Special
Capacity: 6 Round Cylinder
Barrel Length: 5.5"
Overall Length: 11.18"
Weight: 2.60 lbs
Finish: Blued Finish with Case Hardened Frame
Sights: Brass Post Front, Rear Sight Notch in Hammer
With patents for the conversion of percussion revolvers, Colt® employees Charles Richards and William Mason cut off the cap-and-ball cylinders at the back and installed a conversion ring to accept cartridges. These conversion revolvers were favorites then and are enjoying popularity again as favorite reproductions. The Navy version of the C. Mason revolvers features a brass backstrap and triggerguard, octagonal barrel with brass post front sight, and a smaller-size Navy grip. All C. Mason models feature a case-hardened forged steel frame, blued finish parts, modern ejector rod, and hammer with notched rear sight.