The Serial Numbers are located on frame, trigger guard, barrel, cylinder, wedge, grip, butt strap and cylinder base pin. Walnut grips are nearly Fine with no chips, cracks, or repairs. Something to think about, with regards to a letter - officers and some other ranks often privately purchased firearms. I own an 1860 Army Colt, and would like to know the value of this firearm. The best original blue finish on a gun that I own is shown on the Starr D. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Northwest Development Co.
There is a very small amount of play in the cylinder lock-up and the single action trigger is crisp. Buying power or affordability varies with time and circumstance. I still very much appreciate the guns with character. The firearm was a , six-shot revolver accurate up to 75 to 100 yards, where the fixed sights were typically set when manufactured. The 1851 usually had brass backstrap and trigger guard, the 1860 had a steel backstrap and brass trigger guard, as that one does. Thanks in advance for all help. There are a few of them on the pistol.
The frame, hammer, and rammer lever were , the remainder blued; grips were of one-piece walnut; and the trigger guard and front grip strap were of brass while the backstrap was blued. Many civilian models had silver plating over the brass on the grip strap and trigger guard. New York, London: Atabras, A Division of Abbeville Publishing Group. Original Item: Only One Available. This model came with 3 ½, 4 ½, 5 ½ and 6 ½ inch barrels. The latter can be sometimes be found in the privately held records of the companies involved, such as the Firearms Division of Colt Industries in Hartford, Connecticut. Next a lead ball is placed at the opening of the chamber and seated by firmly pressing it in with the pivoting loading lever which is attached beneath the barrel of the revolver.
If there are gun shops in your area that handle antiques, you might get an offer from one or more, also from antique shops. I was hoping I might be able to find info by the inspector marks on the parts. The steel surfaces all show surface loss with a plum colored patina. Mallory has been providing the names and units of soldiers whose weapons appear on his lists. It has a Rebated six shot cylinder roll engraved with the Naval Engagement scene. The trigger guard has been replaced at some point in time.
The markings on the top of the barrel and the bottom of the backstrap are partially obscured by wear and the battle scene on the cylinder is not visible at all, but the rest of the markings are clear. We assume no liability associated with misuse of our products. To load each chamber, one only had to slip the cartridge into the front of the chamber and seat the ball with the loading lever ram. Those guns have no history or character. The petina on the end of the barrel does match the petina of the rest of the gun though.
McAulay Civil War Small Arms of the U. Description A cap and ball percussion sidearm, this specimen is a complete Civil War Colt Model 1860 Army revolver fully functional and in good original condition. The short barrel may even be a plus to some. Strong cartouche on both grips. Did the pistols made for civilian purchase have that many inspection marks, or did they even have any? Additional inspector mark may appears on the trigger guard, and other parts. Lee, John Bell Hood, Albert Sidney Johnston, George H. These are antique collectible weapons of the Civil War most are pre 1865, unless I state otherwise and actual firing of these weapons is not recommended for any purpose whatsoever! Won't be released until January though.
I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. Colt New York barrel address is excellent. These revolvers utilized paper-wrapped cartridges, inserted into the cylinders and rammed with the attached loading lever which swung beneath the barrel and used percussion caps for ignition that were placed on each of the nipples behind the cartridges. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering. When the Colt Model 1860 was used by 19th century soldiers, they most often loaded the gun using paper cartridges.
Yeah its rough but its worth more than 150 for parts alone. Good screws throughout with a few showing traces of original finish. Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips. The serial numbers are located on frame, trigger guard, barrel, cylinder, wedge, grip, butt strap and cylinder base pin. As time went on I started to look at things a little differently. The weapon was a single-action, six-shot weapon accurate up to 75 to 100 yards, where the fixed sights were typically set when manufactured.
Because the weapons were privately purchased, there are no government markings on them. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition. The frame, hammer, and rammer lever were case-hardened, the remainder blued; grips were of one-piece walnut; and the trigger guard and front grip strap were of brass while the backstrap was blued. Backstrap and trigger guard have been silver plated, cylinder scene is much stronger than most, strong cartouche on both grip. Cap nipples are all intact, and 4 of the 6 are clear. Overall finish is good, though it does have a peppered patina to the steel components.
I guess he's a well known expert. I passed on a better 61 years ago. One or two private researchers, with prodigious patience and dedication, have systematically searched through hundreds of these volumes and compiled a number of lists of serial numbers that now and then enable a proud possessor to say for example that Colt number 120055 was issued to Sgt. Bore is in Very Good to Fine Condition. Assessing the original condition of these Colts takes many issues into consideration and is a study by itself. Thanks Doyler, I have some guns that are in better condition than others.