Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3200: Colt Richards-Mason Model 1860/1872 Army Revolver

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Colt Richards-Mason Cartridge Conversion Model 1860/1872 Army Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Colt Richards-Mason Cartridge Conversion Model 1860/1872 Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1860 Conversion
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 CF
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 124
Class: Antique

Only around 2,100 of these "conversions" were manufactured around 1877-1878 using a mixture of remaining Model 1860 Army parts and newly manufactured components. The serial number is within the separate conversion range. It has the Hartford barrel address, standard naval battle cylinder scene, two-line patent date frame marking, matching serial numbers on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, back strap, and cylinder, and period applied brass oval inlays on both sides of the grip.

Rating Definition:

Good, with a smooth dark brown patina and 40% plating remaining on the trigger guard. The grip is also good with worn high edges and some minor handling marks. The ejector rod and wedge screw are absent. Mechanically excellent.

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