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SOLD at 2012 Apr 22 @ 10:57UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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This is a fine example of a Colt U.S. Civil War Contract Model 1860 Army revolver that was manufactured in 1862. The revolver has a "three-screw" frame with cuts in the recoil shield to accept the attachable shoulder stock yokes and a notch in the bottom of the back strap to accept the stock bottom clamp. The frame is not fitted with the additional two screws designed to engage the notches in the lower edges of the stock yokes. The revolver is accompanied by a replacement, reproduction attachable shoulder stock for a Model 1860 Army revolver. The revolver has a military blue barrel, rebated cylinder and back strap. The loading lever, frame and hammer have a color case hardened finish and the trigger guard is brass. The revolver has a one-piece, oil finished walnut grip. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the legend "ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-" in one line. "COLTS/PATENT" is roll stamped in two lines on the left side of the frame. The barrel lug is stamped with a single letter "C" Ordnance Sub-Inspection mark on the left side and a "T" Sub-Inspection mark on the right. A "C" is stamped on the forward part of the cylinder and a "T" is stamped on the rebated section. "C" is stamped on the top of the back strap. "R" is stamped on the left heel of the grip and on the trigger guard behind the bow. A script, three-initial Ordnance Sub-Inspection mark is stamped on the lower left heel of the grip; the initials are enclosed in a rectangle with rounded ends. The right heel of the grip is stamped with the Ordnance Final Inspection mark which consist to two script initials surrounded by a rectangle with rounded ends. The rebated cylinder is roll-engraved with the Texas navy battle scene and "COLTS PATENT NO/PAT.SEPT. 10th 1855". The full revolver serial number, "79217" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and back strap. The partial serial number "9217" is stamped on the cylinder. All of the serial numbers match. The Type Three, oil-finished walnut attachable stock has a brass yoke and buttplate. An iron sling ring is mounted on the lower tang. The stock serial number, "1880", is stamped on the underside of the tang immediately behind the yoke and on the heel of the brass buttplate.
BBL: 8 inch
Gauge: 44 percussion
Serial Number: 79217
Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 50% plus of the original blue and casehardened finish. Significant amount of the military blue finish is present on the underside of the barrel and on the protected areas of the barrel lug. The top and sides of the barrel have a plum brown patina. There are small scattered patches of shallow pitting on the muzzle and on both sides of the barrel. The cylinder has a blue-gray patina with blue finish in protected areas. The cylinder retains about 90% of the naval scene. The cylinder safety pins are battered and the percussion nipples show light flash pitting. The back strap retains 70% of the original blue finish. The loading lever has about 75% of the casehardened finish with strong case colors. The frame and hammer have about 60% of the case colors intact. There are some small spots of flash-pitting on the left side of the frame, both recoil shields and the sides of the hammer. The brass trigger guard is in fine condition with an un-polished patina. The grip is in very fine condition and retains nearly all of the original oil finish; the Ordnance Final Inspection and Sub-Inspection marks are crisp and the grip shows minimum handling wear. The barrel, cylinder and frame markings are generally sharp. The replacement, reproduction stock is in very good condition. The brass yoke and buttplate have a mellow aged patina. The iron components have an even silver-gray patina. The reproduction walnut stock is in very good overall condition with some scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. This is a fine example of a Civil War, U.S. Contract Model 1860 Army revolver.