"COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY RICHARDS MASON CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 195722. Cal. 44 CF. Very rare transition conversion with 8" rnd bbl, German silver front sight with Richards conversion style ejector rod & ejector rod housing with orig 1860 Army contour. It has plugged rammer latch dovetail on bottom of bbl & "U.S. AMERICA" address. It has Richards Mason conversion plate with loading gate numbered to revolver and 2-line patent dates stamped over "COLT'S PATENT" on left side of frame. It has brass trigger guard with iron backstrap and 1-pc walnut grip. An unusual & rare conversion. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue, thin on top & left sides. Cylinder retains about 40% strong blue, in rebated area. Major diameter is a gray metal color and retains 60-70% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains 30-40% orig case colors, strong on right side, in sheltered areas on left side. Backstrap retains 15-20% blue being mostly a gray patina. Trigger guard is a medium mustard patina. Tip of wedge spring is broken. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-32311 JR355 (6,000-8,000)"
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