This offering is of 2 Colt Revolvers that were the property of JOHN B. FLOYD, FORMER U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, GOVERNOR OF VIRGINA, SECRETARY OF WAR UNDER BUCHANAN, AND CONFEDERATE GENERAL. I don't have enough room here to described these guns properly, but I'll try. In 1858, Colt sent Floyd (then Secretary of War) a suite of arms by personal representatives of the Colt Factory. Besides this deluxe presentation Root, Colt sent; A cased Revolving Rifle, a cased Shoulder- stocked Dragoon Revolver, a cased 1851 Navy Revolver, a cased Colt Pocket Revolver and presumably, a cased Root Revolver. All of these arms were engraved and finished in the finest fashion to display the quality of, and differences in models that Colt manufactured at the time. All were engraved in the highest quality by Gustav Young, all were of special high polish finish, all were in deluxe casings with beautiful accessories. Each of the guns had a special presentation on the back-strap, reading, "Presented to Hon. J.B. Floyd from Col. Colt's Workmen". All of the guns have been accounted for by collectors over the past century, and most have been pictured prominently in the very best books on Firearms. All but one,,, The Colt Root Revolver pictured here. These guns were found and purchased from the family of Sally Ann Brock Putnam, a close family friend of the Floyd family, and author of "Richmond During the War" by well-known Confederate collector, Bill Turner. According to the family at the time of purchase, these two guns were given to the Putnam family for protection by Floyd as he made his way back to Richmond after the surrender of Fort Donellson in Kentucky. They had remained in the family since the Civil War. It is thought by several well-known collectors that the '62 Police Revolver was Floyd's carry-gun at the time. I have much more information on these arms. If you have an interest, call for more. 216-541-4111. We are also interested in buying similar antique Colts and Colt Collections. Give us a call with any questions !