30. U.S. Colt Model 1860 Fluted Army Percussion Revolver

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serial #4119, .44 cal., 7 1/2" barrel with an about good bore that shows a good deal of pitting, mostly in breech half. This is a nice honest Colt with all matching numbers on the barrel, frame, triggerguard, backstrap, back of cylinder, wedge and underside of arbor. The frame bears standard markings as does the barrel and cylinder with all of these markings remaining clear and legible. The metal surfaces of the revolver retain a lovely even and very smooth brown patina overall. Metal surfaces remain quite smooth and free of pitting with some light impact marks on right side of wedge slot. The brass triggerguard shows a pleasing mellow patina with some small impact marks and scratches in some areas and the iron backstrap matches the color of the balance of the iron surfaces. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good with some original oil finish remaining with a pleasing surface showing some light handling marks and a series of light to moderate impact marks on the left side. There are remnants of a left-side inspector's cartouche visible. The included factory letter confirms the configuration of the revolver and shows shipment on June 8, 1861 to U.S. Government, T.J. Stead, Quartermaster General, Providence, RI. A very honest and handsome example of these early and very desirable Colt Army revolvers. (18901-1) (ANTIQUE} (5000/7000) SOLD FOR $4,312.50

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