Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver – Serial Number Indicative of Civil War Issue (Sold)
Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver – Serial Number Indicative of Civil War Issue – Good solid, three screw, Colt M1860 Army revolver, in overall good condition. All of the numbers match (77868) with the exception of the wedge, which is not unusual. The serial number is indicative of mid-war production. About 45% to 50% of the cylinder scene remains. The recoil shield and iron bottom butt strap are cut for the attachment of a shoulder stock. The bore remains in decent condition; the surface of the iron elements exhibits a dark gray mottling, with some minor age spots; the brass shows a nice, aged patina. The weapon indexes when cocked, although the hammer will not stay at a half cock position. The grips are original and retain their original finish. There is a small chip out of one side of the butt area of one side of the grips. Overall, this is, as stated, a good, solid example of the most heavily used Colt pistol of the Civil War.