MODEL 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER

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Item Code: 30-2049

Here is 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 round barrel. Serial number (34956) is found on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, and butt of the backstrap. The number on the cylinder is too worn to read and there is no number on the wedge. Serial number dates the manufacture to early-1862.

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 top is stamped, “ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U.S. AMERICA”. Only small portions of the cylinder scene are discernible, while the patent date is plainly visible. The “COLTS / PATENT” and “44 CAL” marks on the left side are also strong. Original nipples are in good condition; a few of the safety pins are good while the remainder are slightly 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.

Grip is original one-piece walnut in good condition featuring nicely done carvings. Right side grip has an eagle with shield and banner. Some worn lettering in and around banner is undecipherable. The left grip has a leafy scroll look with a central oval. A pair of worn initials is in the oval.

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

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