"COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 190209. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8" rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. It has 3-screw frame, not cut for shoulder stock, with "COLTS PATENT" on left side and caliber marking on left shoulder of trigger guard. It has brass trigger guard and iron back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. This appears to be a civilian revolver that would have been made during the early part of Civil War and therefore somewhat unusual. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains about 30% orig blue in sheltered areas with balance a silver/brown patina with scattered spots of surface discoloration. Cylinder retains 30-40% thin blue and retains about 50% Ormsby naval battle scene with an area of fine pitting. The area around the serial number has a heavy scrape and some peen marks and the serial number appears to have been re-stamped. There is an "H" inspector mark on the rebated area of the cylinder indicating this may have been a military cylinder. All six safety pins are crisp. Frame retains traces of orig case colors being mostly a dark gray patina. Hammer & trigger screws and some of grip frame screws are replacements. Trigger guard shows heavy wear and is a light mustard patina. Back strap has traces of blue at the top and is mostly a gray/brown patina. Grip has a chipped left toe and shows heavy wear with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-32089 JR312 (1,500-2,500)"
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