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Item Code: 450-09
The 1860 Colt Army is a .44 caliber, 6 shot cylinder with an 8 inch round barrel and an attached loading lever. Serial numbers began at number 1 and ended around number 200500. Offered is serial number 121384, manufactured in 1863. All numbers match except for the wedge. The barrel markings are ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA and the left side of the frame is marked COLTS / PATENT. The cylinder also had a roll engraved scene of a battle between the Texas Navy and the Mexican Navy and is also marked COLTS PATENT and the serial number. Parts of the scene are still visible. The grip straps were made of steel and blued. The grips were one piece of varnished walnut with a cartouche on each side. Both of the cartouches are visible but they have been lacquered over for protection.
In addition to numerous sub-inspector In front of the trigger guard is stamped a U.S. This is a sign that the government sent the gun to Colt for repair and passed inspection after the rework. The action is tight and mechanically sound. This was the most widely used sidearm of the Civil War.
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