Civil War Colt Model 1860 Army Perc. Revolver

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Civil War Colt Model 1860 Army Perc. Revolver
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Civil War Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver, #104033, .44 cal., 8'' round barrel with ratcheting loading lever beneath, marked with maker's name and ''U.S. America'' address in one line on top, military inspector's stamps ''G'' at left wedge, ''C'' at right; rebated 6-shot round cylinder is decorated with the rolled battle scene between the U.S. and Mexican navies, marked in two lines ''Colt's Patent No. 4033/Pat. Sept. 10th, 1855'', ''G'' and ''C'' on circumference; open-top 3-screw frame has recoil shield cutouts for shoulder stock, marked ''Colt's/Patent at left front, iron backstrap cut for stock at toe, brass trigger guard marked ''C'' behind loop, one-piece oil-finished walnut grips. Mfg'd ca. 1863, mid-Civil War production, with blued barrel, cylinder, backstrap, trigger, unfinished trigger guard, case hardened frame, lever, and hammer. Condition is very good retaining no original finishes, the steel showing overall gunmetal gray with scattered very light oxidation and nicks (hole drilled in backstrap for unknown reason), toned brass with occasional nicks. Grips are sound having two reinforcing pins and a repaired full-length crack at left side, a .25'' chip out at right heel. Visible serial numbers match (wedge is correct Colt part, numbered ''9807''), wedge screw a replacement, markings are clear, cylinder scene is light but visible, nipples are unbroken. Action is strong and smooth, bore is bright with sharp rifling. Est.: $900-$1,200. (Antique)(John Ackerman collection)