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Item Code: 362-414
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. The barrel markings are ADDRESS SAML COLT. HARTFORD CT or 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. The grip straps were made of steel and blued. The grips were one piece of varnished walnut with a cartouche on each side. Colt stamped the serial number on the frame, trigger guard, backstrap, and barrel lug. The last four or five numbers are stamped on the cylinder, wedge, cylinder pin and written in the backstrap cut of the grips. This was the most widely used sidearm of the Civil War.
Offered is serial number 94435, manufactured in 1863. All serial numbers match including the wedge. Barrel marking is ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA. Engraving on the cylinder is light but visible. Grips are original but have had the cartouches scratched out. The patina throughout the pistol is a brown rust color. Mechanically it works fine. Wedge screw is missing. Not pretty by any means but still a solid untouched example of a civil war used pistol reasonably priced.
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