"COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY RICHARDS MASON CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 6560. Cal. 44 CF. Scarce to rare with only about 2,100 of these revolvers made in period 1877-78. It has 8" specially made bbl with more slim, contour, German silver front sight & Hartford address with a special side mounted ejector rod housing with bull's eye style half moon ejector rod head. It has matching numbered rebated cylinder & matching numbered loading gate. It has nickel plated, iron trigger guard with iron backstrap & varnished 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains an overall medium brown patina with a few minor nicks & some fine pitting at muzzle. Cylinder retains thin orig blue in rebated area with larger diameter a light brown patina that retains about 50% Ormsby naval battle scene with a series of small nicks. Frame retains traces of case colors being mostly a smooth light blue/brown patina. Hammer retains 50-60% dark orig case colors and trigger guard 96-97% orig nickel finish. Backstrap is mostly a blue/gray patina with heavy battering on buttstrap & bottom of grip. Grip is sound with minor chipped toes & aforementioned battering with usual nicks & dings and retains 60-70% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-32310 JR356 (4,000-6,000)"
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