"COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY WITH BRITISH PROOFS. SN 95365. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8" rnd bbl, German silver front sight & New York address. It has British proofs in flute on left side of bbl lug. It has rebated cylinder with serial number "4747" in the normal position with matching four digits of serial number stamped in rebated area and has British proofs between chambers. It has a 3-screw frame, not cut for shoulder stock, without capping groove and has "COLT'S PATENT" that has been dbl stamped on left side. It has silver plated trigger guard with iron backstrap & 1-pc walnut grip and there is a small "L" adjacent to serial numbers on bottom of frame & buttstrap. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except wedge which is numbered "5730". Bbl retains 92-94% glossy orig blue with some minor flaking & light vice marks on each side. Rammer handle retains most of its orig case colors, bright in pivot area with strong blue on rammer. Cylinder retains most of a fine restored finish with about 60-70% Ormsby Naval battle scene & some scattered pitting. Five of six safety pins are prominent. Frame & hammer retain most of a beautiful restored finish with bright case colors. Trigger guard retains 60-70% silver plating & backstrap about all of its brilliant Colt-style blue. Grip appears to be a modern replacement with very large matching ink number in backstrap channel. Mechanics are crisp with long fore & aft cylinder play with bright shiny bore & fine pitting just in front of cylinder. 4-32320(7,500-12,500)"
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