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This lot features a classic early Civil War issue Colt 1860 Army .44 Caliber Percussion Six Shot Revolver, low serial number 76091, made 1862. This was one of the most issued and popular of the Civil War revolvers with many, if not most, going to the West after the war for Indian Wars or frontier service. This example is complete and functioning. It has matching numbers on the back strap, trigger guard, barrel assembly and frame. Overall it displays an attractive deep aged patina with no evidence of having been buffed, polished, steel-wooled or cleaned. Correct 8” barrel with fine and correct Colt one line address on top “ADDRESS COL. SAM’L COLT NEW YORK, U S AMERICA,” correct small blade front sight, attached loading lever functions correctly, one piece walnut grips intact and shows a light roll engraved cylinder scene. The bottom of the brass front strap has seven very small and worn-in “kill notches.” Unfortunately, the meaning of these is now lost to history, but leaves much to the imagination! This handsome revolver has obviously “Been there and done that!” An iconic firearm of the violent close-contact battles of the Civil War and later in the turbulent Wild West. The revolver qualifies as an Antique Hand Gun and does not require FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check. Serial Number: 76091.


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Civil War Issue Colt 1860 Army .44Cal Revolver

Estimate $1,650 - $2,600Jul 21, 2018