"COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 717. Cal. 44. Early fluted army with 8" rnd bbl, German silver front sight & Hartford address. It has full fluted cylinder with patent date in one flute & serial number in adjacent flute. It has 4-screw frame with flat head hammer screw and rnd head stock screws cut for shoulder stock and has "COLTS PATENT" on left side. Left shoulder of trigger guard has a small "G" and left front web has a small "S". It has a silver plated brass trigger guard, an iron back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Grip is unnumbered but appears to be orig Colt equipment, probably a field replacement. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge, except for grip as noted. No orig finish remains being an even medium to light gray patina overall, showing moderate wear. All six safety pins are mostly present. The trigger guard retains about 85% strong orig silver and iron back strap traces of orig silver. Grip is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-31864 JR277 (1,500-2,500)"
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