Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1079: Colt 1860 Revolver 44 percussion

Auction Date: April 14, 2018

Scarce First Year Production Three Digit Serial Number 729 Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver with Fluted Cylinder

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Scarce First Year Production Three Digit Serial Number 729 Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver with Fluted Cylinder

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1860
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 percussion
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 47
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1860, the first year of production, this revolver is one of only about 4,000 Colt Model 1860 Army Revolvers manufactured with the fluted cylinder. These revolvers appear intermittently throughout the first 8,000 serial numbers and have a four-screw frame with recoil shields cut for an attachable shoulder stock. Brass trigger guard and iron back strap. The grips are smooth one piece walnut. The top of the barrel is marked: "-ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT." and "COLTS/PATENT" is stamped on left side of the frame. The remarked matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, cylinder, back strap, wedge and arbor pin. Blade front and hammer notch rear sights, and fitted with one piece varnished smooth walnut grip.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The metal surfaces have a brown patina with moderate pitting on the barrel, cylinder and back strap. 75% of the original silver plating remains on the trigger guard. The grip is very good with almost half the original varnish remaining, showing some minor dings, dents and lower edge wear. The markings are clear. The action is very good.



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