"COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 121804. Cal. 44 CF. Usual configuration with 8" rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 3-screw frame with flat head hammer screw, cut for shoulder stock with "COLT'S PATENT" on left side. It has brass trigger guard with iron backstrap & slightly altered 1-pc walnut grip. There are two holes in buttstrap for a different type of shoulder stock attachment. No cartouches are visible on grip but there are deep stamped "H"'s and other inspector initials on some of parts. Cylinder has been altered by having back end machined away with a 3/16" plate added & pinned in place with integral star wheel, having been cut from same piece. This conversion was undoubtedly by a frontier gunsmith and a fine job. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including wedge, grip was not checked. No orig finish remains with metal being a smooth thin brown to gray patina with minor nicks & scratches. Cylinder retains about 20% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Trigger guard is a light brass patina and is missing one of shoulder screws. Grip has chipped toes and a chip missing from left upper side and retains about 70% orig varnish that has crackled surface. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-32312 JR375 (2,000-4,000)"
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