615. Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

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serial #115764, .44 cal, 8" barrel with an about very good bore showing light oxidation and strong rifling throughout. The metal surfaces of this revolver are mostly a smooth light gray patina, the hammer and frame a more silvery patina overall showing light dings, some old scattered pitting, minor oxidation staining and handling marks. There are still some streaks of original blue along the left side of the barrel as well as some faint case-hardened colors in the more protected areas of the loading lever. The cylinder retains a strong naval scene with a few small areas obscured by old light pitting. Most of the screw heads show some light slot damage, the barrel markings and most of the sub-inspector marks are still very clear while the "COLTS / PATENT" is mostly clear with the "PATENT" rather soft. The iron backstrap is a similar patina to the barrel and the brass triggerguard is a mix of mottled ocher and goldenrod patina showing some minor staining. The smooth one-piece walnut grip is very tightly fitted to the gun, no doubt original as the dings on the butt of grip and backstrap are corresponding. The grip remains in about very good condition showing mostly worn finish, moderate dings on the butt, some old smoothed-over chips on the right side and handling marks. There are still faint remains of a cartouche on the left side. The wedge is numbered 7061 and the cylinder is 4793 but the remaining serialized parts are matching. The mechanism will require some professional attention as the hand spring is broken and does not rotate the cylinder reliably but still tends to function normally more often than not with a crisp hammer and very solid timing and lockup. Overall an attractive old Colt 1860 that has seen honest use. (138764-2) {ANTIQUE} (1200/1800) SOLD FOR $1,150.00

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