Union Army soldiers relied on many different types of sidearms for short range and close quarters combat. The revolver was unique in that it had the ability to fire several rounds per minute before having to reload. Revolvers were typically issued to officers and mounted soldiers however some were purchased privately or found on the battlefield by infantrymen. - Distinguished by its octagon barrel and lever style loader the 1851 helped to begin both the expansion of the West and the Civil War. The 1851 Navy is commonly considered to be one of gunfighter Wild Bill Hickoks favorite handguns. - This engraved revolver features intricate engraving which gives this revolver an authentic look and feel. It features an 7.375 blued octagonal barrel brass frame brass guard and walnut grip. It is available in .44 caliber weighs 2.6 lbs. and is 13.5 in length. - .44 Caliber - 7.375 Blued Octagonal Barrel - Brass Guard - Walnut Grip - Brass Frame - Hammer/Blade Sights - Overall Length: 13.5 - Weighs 2.6 pounds
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