"COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 6454. Cal. 44. Rare Colt in an extremely rare casing. Revolver has 8" rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. It has a full fluted 6-shot cylinder with "COLTS PATENT" on left side of frame with brass trigger guard & iron back strap and 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by a fine third type Colt stock with German silver yoke & buttplate and a nicely figured, uncheckered walnut buttstock. Bottom tang has a small "S" inspector mark with a sling loop. No other markings were visible. Also accompanied by the extremely rare green velvet lined walnut casing compartmented in bottom for the revolver, the stock and a dbl sided large flask with spread winged eagle clutching olive branch & arrows in its talons over an American shield with "PLURIBUS UNUM" in a ribbon below, all surrounded by a foliated wreath. It has copper wire hanger loops with heavy iron rings near the top and a sloping charger. Also accompanying is an L-shaped nipple wrench and a functioning key plus a tin of Eley's caps. CONDITION: Revolver is fine, all matching. Bbl retains cleaned, thinned blue with some artificial aging. Cylinder retains thin blue in flutes with all six safety pins present. Rear edge of cylinder, between flutes, has the serial number plus an additional number of "5327". Both sets of numbers appear to be very old. Frame is a medium silver/gray patina with replaced round head stock screws. Trigger guard, cleaned a long time ago is now beginning to repatinate. Back strap has blue at top and on butt strap, being mostly gray in middle. Grip is sound with a spot of wood fill near left toe and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting in grooves. Stock is clean & bright with rusted steel stock lug & screw and a broken tension spring inside. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings, also possibly an old restoration. Flask is fine with a minor open seam. Cap tin is fine. Case has three grain checks in lid with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about 75% fine orig varnish. Interior is very fine showing light soil in bottom. 4-31634 JR273 (5,000-8,000)"
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