Expert: Mr Jean-Claude DEY
Expert in Ancient Weapons and Historical Memorabilia at the Court of Appeal of Versailles - Advice on Public Sales
8 bis Schlumberger Street,
Phone: 01.47.41.65.31 - Fax: 01.47.41.17.67
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Colt Navy revolver model 1851, six shots, calibre 36.
Barrel with sides marked "ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA ", decorated on each side with two silver hammers applied in relief. Brass trigger guard.
Ivory stock plates carved with a helmet rider's head in high relief.
In its original mahogany case lined with burgundy velvet inside, with accessories :
US Eagle powder flask, bullet mould, primer box, screwdriver, chimney disassembler.
This present is accompanied by an old handwritten certificate (circa 1895) stamped with an ink stamp of a gendarmerie commander:
"This Navy revolver was given by Samuel Colt to General Jackson, General Lee's right-hand man. It was then given to my great uncle Colonel Solier by the son of the General as a thank you for his lodging and friendship in the year 1870. »
With name: "Mr Benjamin Solier Sapeur du Génie in Oran. »
The original ticket will be returned to the purchaser.
General Alexandre Alfred SOLIER (1840-1909)
Second lieutenant in 1861. Lieutenant in 1863.
Captain in 1870. Squadron leader on 1 6/1/1881. Attached to the 23rd artillery regiment, he served as chief of staff of the 17th corps artillery.
Lieutenant Colonel in 1888. Colonel on 10/7/1892, he took charge of the artillery in Toulouse, then commanded the 24th artillery regiment between 1895 and 1897.
Brigadier General on 16/4/1898, he commanded the 16th