Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver mfg 1863
Price: $2,495.00 | Product Code: 1860 | Availability: In Stock
Here we present an antique Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, made in 1862 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Model 1860 was the single most used pistol in the American Civil War. Over 200,000 were made from 1860 to 1873, and 156,000 were made by the end of the war in 1865. The 1860 Army was Samuel Colt’s finest achievement to that point, having finally developed a large caliber revolver that weighed about 2 lbs. 10 oz. compared to the famous Dragoon’s 4 lbs. 4 oz., and was adopted en masse by the U.S. government with huge contracts.
The revolver was well balanced in hand, but had a long enough barrel to be effective when utilized as a carbine with the attachable shoulder stock. This revolver represented unprecedented firepower from a handgun in the field at the time, and was especially suited to Cavalry. The Confederacy, lacking in manufacturing capabilities though they were, managed to produce limited numbers of copies, and battlefield pickups of the 1860 Army were highly coveted. The 1860 Army went on to serve the U.S. military even after the Civil War and into the Indian Wars, until production of Colt’s 1873 Single Action Army created new waves in the revolver market, and again achieved great success in the military and commercial markets.
This particular revolver was mfg. in 1863 It is all matching numbers ,except the wedge.The cartouche is still present, but faint on both sides of the grip.Gun is mechanically sound, strong cylinder scene. good bore.