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Lot 3092: London Colt Model 1860 Army without London Proofs

Auction Date: December 8, 2019

Very Scarce London Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver without London Proofs

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

Very Scarce London Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver without London Proofs

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1860 Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 53
Class: Antique
Description:

This very scarce Colt Model 1860 Army was manufactured in 1867 within the known late "London" range and has the "-ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON-" barrel address, iron grip frame, and "L" by the main serial numbers that usually indicates the revolver was destined for Colt's London depot; however, it lacks London proofmarks suggesting it may not have went abroad despite the factory's original intentions. The other markings and features are standard including all matching visible serial numbers.

Rating Definition:

Very good with 20% original blue and otherwise dark brown patina, some light pitting, and mild overall wear. The grip is also very good with mild lower edge wear, strong original varnish, and light scrapes and dings. Mechanically fine. These are one of the most difficult to find Model 1860 Army variations and are key pieces in any complete collection of Colt percussion revolvers.



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