Engraved Black & Silver
One of the most beautiful collector pieces is the two-tone engraved New Model Army, made in Spain.
A brilliant silver finish accents the frame, hammer, and loading lever assembly, while the remainder of the revolver—the barrel, cylinder, and trigger-- shows a deep black finish. The grip plates shown here are oiled and the trigger guard is brass. The screws are also black.
The front sight appears well-embellished by subdued engraving out to the muzzle end
The cylinder appears rather plain in comparison to other engraver arts. One might assume it shows a feather with the playing card color PIK. Were the cylinders interchangeable?
For the first time, the engraving included the loading lever as well as the base of the trigger guard.
This nice example is shown fitted in an English wooden display case, compete with Italian powder flask and bullet mold.
Individually engraved or delivered by the factory?