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A US Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion 6 Shot Revolver, Retaining A High % Of Blue Finish.

£2950 GBP

Offered for sale is this fine quality Antique US Colt Model 1860 Army 6 Shot Percussion Revolver. Exhibiting a very high % of blue finish, with all matching serial numbers, a clear Sailing Scene to the Cylinder, and in excellent working order. C 1866

Period

C 1866

Dimensions

See Text

Geographical area

North America

Category: Firearms

Description

Offered for sale is this fine quality Antique US Colt Model 1860 Army 6 Shot Percussion Revolver. With a standard 8 inch round barrel, retaining a high % of blue finish, especially in protected areas, some areas now thinning. There is Address Sam Colt New York, stamped to the barrel top [ Somewhat faint … probably the stamping was not clear, but legible, from day one] The rifled bore is excellent.. There is a creeping loading lever. The rebated cylinder retains a very clear rolled scene of a Naval Engagement, and a clear “Colts Patent 7593”, again, retaining a high % of blue finish. The Serial number of this revolver is # 157593 ..C 1866. The frame retains a thinned blue finish, with a worn Colt Patent logo, and is 3 screwed. The brass lower trigger guard has a clear serial number, which matches the 2 stamps to the lower frame, and 44 Cal stamped to the LHS. There is a blued steel Backstrap to the original One piece Walnut Grips, again with a matching serial number to the lower strap. This grip is in vg condition, with very minor dings of age. and now to a nice dark patina, and varnished finish. Action to half and full Cock is strong, and indexation is accurate to all 6 chambers. The Colt Model 1860 Army was manufactured from 1860 to 1873, and was the main side arm of the US Civil War from 1861 to 1865. This example was probably used in the Indian Wars.. . The o/a length is 14 inches.

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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