.36 caliber, 6" octagonal barrel, S/N 53. Blued finish, checkered walnut grips. Single action, double-trigger, double-hammer, superimposed 12-shot, 6-chamber percussion revolver. Top of barrel with weak, 2-line marking reading: WALCH FIREARMS CO / NEW-YORK. Left side of barrel with weak PATD FEBY. 8, 1859. Serial number 53 throughout out, including the wedge and in both grips in pencil. Frame, backstrap, triggerguard, barrel web, rear portion of loading lever and front edge of cylinder engraved with loose foliate scrolls. These unique double-loaded revolvers were produced circa 1859-1860 for Walch by the Union Knife Company under the direction of J.P. Lindsay. Walch and Lindsay would later partner to produce a 10-shot pocket version of the revolver with a single trigger, which was manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company. Total production of the Walch Navy is believe to be around 200 guns.
Good to very good. Retains no finish with a mostly smooth, lightly oxidized brownish patina with scattered surface oxidation and some minor surface roughness. Markings mostly legible, engraving clear. Screws with light to moderate slot wear. Mechanically functional, good bore with visible rifling and moderate oxidation, showing light to moderate pitting along its length. Walnut grips good with wear, shortened checkering, scattered bumps and ding and some minor chipped loss are the leading and trailing edges.