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Colt 1860 Army Percussion 44 Cal Revolver Made 1862

This Colt 1860 Army 44 caliber revolver was shipped from the colt factory in 1862 (SN 55906) and doubtlessly fought in the War of Northern Aggression. The address on the 8” barrel reads “- ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA -” and the “COLTS / PATENT” mark on the left side of the frame is clearly visible. There are fairly clear inspector cartouches on the grip and the naval scene on the cylinder is mostly sharp and clear. It retains about 95% of a professional reblue that didn’t soften the engraving and under which can be seen impact marks on either side of the barrel and several places on the cylinder while the case color on the frame is about 98% present and seems to be original but we’re not sure. The bore is in surprisingly good condition with about 95% smooth and shiny with strong, sharp rifling and about 5% scattered light pitting (Antique Excellent). The grip is sound with light to moderate handling marks and a few more pronounced ones here and there. The initials “JFE” are on either side of the butt and on the front strap just behind the guard bow while “J. E. Enolt” is on the left side of the grip next to the front strap and “J.E.” is on the right side just behind the frame. All serial numbers match including the wedge, the ram catch is in perfect shape and the action works perfectly with excellent lock-up while the hammer is solid at half and full cock. A very nice old soldier who doubtlessly did his duty during the War of Southern Independence and is in shape to soldier on with you. If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of June 25th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 06-21-18A--18-27-07