"COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY RICHARDS CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 192340. Cal. 44 CF. Nickel finish with 8" rnd bbl, replacement front sight & New York address with ejector rod installed in rammer slot and has a checkered half-moon ejector rod head. It has the Richards conversion ring with loading gate that has external tension spring. It has a nickeled brass trigger guard & iron backstrap with beautiful checkered 1-pc ivory grip. It appears that bbl assembly did not originate with this revolver as it exhibits no nickel plating but has a nickeled ejector rod housing with a mismatched serial number. Serial numbers on frame, trigger guard & buttstrap are all identical with the "4" being struck over what appears to be a "3". Cylinder has the number "3240" whereas last four digits of serial number are "2340". CONDITION: Very good. Bbl assembly as noted with serial number "117429" and the other numbers as previously noted. Cylinder retains about all of its orig nickel plating, strong & bright, and also retains about 95% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Frame & grip frame retain most of a fine restored nickel finish with wear only on trigger guard and conversion ring. Grip is missing a chip at heel and sliver at toe, both on right side, with a repaired crack at frame on right side and otherwise retains a beautiful ivory patina with numerous age lines. Wedge is a homemade replacement. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 8-87544 JR206 (2,500-4,000)"
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