"COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 8487. Cal. 44. Fine early martial 60 Army with 8" rnd bbl, New York address & German silver front sight. It has standard rebated cylinder with Ormsby Naval battle scene and 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with extended stock screws. It has brass trigger guard & iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip that has a clear "OWA" cartouche in a rectangle, the mark of famous O.W. Ainsworth on the left side. There are small inspector initials on various parts. Cylinder, curiously, has no safety pins & never had any. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Grip is matching. Bbl retains 60-70% thin restored blue and cylinder is a thin blue/brown patina with scattered pitting around front edge and retains 70-75% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains 75-80% faded case colors with recoil shields turned gray. Hammer retains most of its orig dark case colors. Trigger guard is a light brass patina and backstrap retains 75-80% restored blue. Wedge spring is missing. Grip is sound with very light wear and retains most of its fine oil finish with crisp cartouche. Hammer will not hold in half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-32321 JR365 (4,000-7,000)"
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