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Colt commercial Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured in 1869. The revolver has a high polish blue finish on the barrel, cylinder and backstrap. The loading lever, frame and hammer have a casehardened finish. The brass trigger guard is silver-plated. The revolver has a one-piece ivory grip with the Mexican Eagle and Serpent motif caved in high relief in an oval on the left side. The carving appears to be Colt factory work. The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Texas Navy battle scene and "COLTS PATENT NO.". The revolver has a three-screw frame with stock cut-outs in the recoil shields. The hammer has bordered knurling on the spur. The barrel is roll-stamped with the legend: "-ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-". The left side of the frame is stamped "COLTS/PATENT" and the left side of the trigger guard shoulder is marked "44 CAL". The full serial number, "182268" is located on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and hammer. The cylinder is stamped with the partial serial number "268". All of the visible serial numbers match.
BBL: 8 inch round
Gauge: 44 percussion
Grips: ivory carved
Serial Number: 182268
Condition: Fine. The revolver retains nearly 30% of the original blue and casehardened finish in protected areas. The cylinder has all of the roll-engraved naval battle scene intact. The barrel, cylinder and frame have been covered with an old coat of protective varnish and have an attractive yellow cast. Removal of the varnish would reveal original bright blue and casehardened finish. Traces of silver plating are visible on the trigger guard. The left side of the barrel muzzle is partially flattened from holster wear and there are small dents on the right side of the barrel lug below the wedge. The ivory grip has a mellow patina and the relief carved Eagle and Serpent are crisp. The ivory has shrunk away from the forward edges of the grip strap and there is a repaired crack in the left side of the grip that runs thru the relief carving. This is an attractive example of a post-Civil War production Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver with scarce, relief carved, ivory grip.