COLT Model 1860 ARMY Percussion Revolver w STOCK
Civil War Revolver for Officers and Cavalry
Here we present an antique Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, made in 1863 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Model 1860 was the single most used pistol of the American Civil War. Over 200,000 were made from 1860 to 1873, and 156,000 were made by the end of the war in 1865. The 1860 Army was Samuel Colt’s finest achievement to that point, having finally developed a large caliber revolver that weighed about 2 lbs. 10 oz. to the famous Dragoon’s 4 lbs. 4 oz., and was adopted en masse by the U.S. government with huge contracts. The revolver was well balanced in hand but had a long enough barrel to be effective when utilized as a carbine with the attachable shoulder stock. This revolver represented unprecedented firepower from a handgun in the field at the time and was especially suited to Cavalry. The Confederacy, lacking in manufacturing capabilities though they were, managed to produce limited numbers of copies, and battlefield pickups of the 1860 Army were highly coveted. The 1860 Army went on to serve the U.S. military even after the Civil War and into the Indian Wars, until production of Colt’s 1873 Single Action Army created new waves in the revolver market, and again achieved great success in the military and commercial markets.
This one is equipped with a nice 20th Century reproduction detachable shoulder stock.
The overall condition is good. The metal surfaces have seen significant wear to obscure a few of the markings. Surfaces also have a nice, dark patina. The serial numbers match where legible. The walnut grips are replacements in good condition that fit very well with little wear showing. The bore is clean and sharp. The action on this revolver is excellent. Here is a nice opportunity to own an 1860 Army with a detachable shoulder stock!
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Barrel is 8 inches.
Caliber: .44 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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