A cap and ball percussion sidearm, this specimen is a complete Civil War Colt Model 1860 Army revolver fully functional and in good original condition. In production from 1860 through 1873, these handguns were the successor to the Colt Third Model Dragoon pistols. The Model 1860 Army was the major sidearm in use by U.S. troops during the Civil War with over 127,000 Colt revolvers acquired by the Union government during the conflict. This revolver is a government-inspected, .44 caliber, three-screw model with a 6-shot rebated cylinder and an 8” long barrel.
Bore has rust with some rifling. Grips are original one-piece walnut in good condition with typical marks associated through heavy use. Barrel exhibits normal brown patina with some original bluing in spots and heavy oxidation expected at the end of the barrel. It does exhibit some pitting. Revolver has matching serial numbers #158101 on the barrel, frame and trigger guard. The cylinder serial number is XXX75, as cylinders were often replaced due to use. Mechanics are excellent, demonstrating that this was well cared for in its day. Barrel address is clear. Reads “ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW – YORK U.S. AMERICA”. Cylinder scene is worn off. The “COLTS / PATENT” mark on the left side of the frame is readable along with the “.44cal” on the trigger guard. All nipples original and in fine condition. All cylinder safeties still protrude. Backstrap was likely nickeled when purchased and is mostly present. All screwheads are in good condition. A classic, post-wartime production, three-screw Colt Model 1860 Army revolver in remarkable condition for its age.
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