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Lot 3204: Civil War U.S. Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3204: Civil War U.S. Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

Civil War U.S. Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1860
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 144
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1862. The revolver has a three-screw frame cut for a shoulder stock. The rebated cylinder is roll-engraved with the standard Naval Battle of Campeche scene and patent marking. The top of the barrel is marked with the one-line address "-ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-". The left side of the frame is stamped "COLTS/PATENT". Single letter Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on most major components. The full matching serial number is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, and backstrap, and partial matching serial numbers are on the arbor and cylinder. The wedge is not numbered. Cartouches are visible on the bottom of both sides of the grip. The Model 1860 Army revolver was the primary handgun issued to the Federal cavalry regiments between 1861 and 1863 and was widely used by both Federal and Confederate cavalry throughout the Civil War.

Rating Definition:

Very good with 20% original blue finish, on the barrel, traces of original case colors, mostly mottled gray and brown patina, some minor oxidation and pitting, attractive aged patina on the trigger guard, and mild overall wear. The grip is also very good and has light but legible cartouches, mild lower edge wear including some slight chips, light scratches and dings, and mild handling wear. Mechanically fine.



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