MODEL 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER

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Item Code: 1061-54

A Civil War Colt Model 1860 Army revolver in good original condition. In production from 1860 through 1873, these handguns were the successor to the Colt Third Model Dragoon pistols. The Model 1860 Army was the major sidearm in use by U.S. troops during the Civil War with over 127,000 Colt revolvers acquired by the Union government during the conflict.

This revolver is a .44 caliber, three-screw model with a 6-shot rebated cylinder and an 8” long barrel. All matching serial numbers (99907) on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, butt strap, cylinder, and even on the wedge. Serial number dates the manufacture to mid-1863.

Sidearm is equipped with recoil shield cutouts on the frame and the small notch on the base of the butt plate. Mechanics are strong. Barrel address, “ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U.S. AMERICA” is strong. Cylinder scene also has light wear but is discernible. Patent date and serial number are visible. The “COLTS / PATENT” mark on the left side is also strong. Original nipples are in good condition; all safety pins are hammered down.

Brass trigger guard shows no traces of silver plating. Brass has a mellow golden patina. Patina on gunmetal is an overall pewter/gray color. Some light pitting and scattered small dings on barrel and cylinder.

Grips are original one-piece walnut in good condition. A single, worn cartouche remains on the right side.

This is a classic, war-time production “Colt Army” revolver.  [jet]

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