The only things I see on this that would keep it from being pristine are: Slight thinning of the stock finish at the top by frame, both sides. Come for the info, stay and make some friends. From what I have been able to find this set is one of he most sought after. The problem is finding a buyer. Firing Line I want to thank you for publishing the article on automatic powder dispensers. Phot's make all the difference. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro.
Then a percussion cap was placed onto the raised aperture, called a nipple, at the back end of the chamber. The rear sight opening in the hammer had been enlarged, and the height of the hammer cut down slightly. That gun was traded off, but because he very much liked the 1860, Ray bought a genuine Colt Second-Generation 2nd-Gen. I know that I can pay Colt for a letter, but for now am not wanting to do that. Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, this tells us that you have happily received your item. There was a fitted wood case for this gun, complete with flask and brass bullet mould with cavities for round and conical ball.Next
A compression mark on the top of the barrel and left side of the barrel assembly is evident. Hi, bkross21, If I wanted to sell that gun, I would apply a good penetrant I like G96 Gun Treatment to kill the active rust, but do nothing in the way of filing, wire brushing, or the like, which would only make things worse from a collectors' viewpoint. Colt 1860 Army was last made in 1982. A very slight and short scratch on the barrel flat, left side. We will purchase or consign single items or entire collections. The very first production Single Action Army, serial number 1, thought lost for many years after its production was found in a barn in Nashua, New Hampshire in the early 1900s. The action internals had also been slightly slicked up, we were told.Next
You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. It has the matching serial number 94888 on all parts which shows that there were no interchangeable parts placed on this firearm. The trigger guard is developing a natural patina, exhibits handling marks and has an area of oxidation on the bottom. Like the Dragoon, this 1860 had some modifications. Everything from rust , pitting , original finish , broken or missing parts , bore condition and rareity dictates the value as does the market demand.Next
We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. The rear sight was a notch in the hammer, only usable when the revolver was fully cocked. More than 200,000 were manufactured from 1860 through 1873. The firearm is a 3 screw frame revolver, which are cut for applying a shoulder stock. To pay online, please use the 'Pay Now' link at the bottom of the invoice, which will be sent after the sale. A batch was made with a signature on the rear grip strap, and these were called Third-Generation Colts. The gun has a smooth overall patina that had been cleaned some time ago but is starting to age back nicely.Next
Also be sure the barrel is snug against the cylinder so the cylinder turns freely with no rattling fore and aft. Todd Woodard July 19, 2018 Sergeant Parkerson posted on the Nextdoor. This one shot as good as it looked an 1860 Army-my favorite and I still shoot it on occasion. Type of Finish: Blue Barrel, Backstrap and Cylinder, Case Colored Frame, Hammer and Loading Lever, Brass Trigger Guard Finish Originality: Original Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. There were a few minor internal modifications as well.Next
The so-called second genration Colts and the signature series have, at least in some areas a significant collector value. I kept two for collector purposes and shot the living daylights out of the third. Second generation revolvers included the 1851 Navy, the 1860 Army and the Dragoon revolver. It is far lighter than the Dragoon, more powerful than the 1851 Navy, and somewhat more graceful looking. That's just the beginning of your free exclusive benefits. I have a number of reproduction Colts, but they are all Italian. .
Of course there are many modern cap-and-ball guns made to satisfy the cravings of those who want to make lots of noise and smoke. I have a lead on a cased, matched set of 2nd generation, unfired, Navy's. McAulay Special thanks to Bill Koszarek for his contributions to researching this revolver I am doing research on the Civil War revolvers so expect this page to be updated soon. We always combine on shipping to save you as much as we can. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations different licenses , or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined. A tool mark is present at the hammer screw head and scattered handling marks are visible on the frame. The box is in Fair to Good condition.Next
The fitting and finish of all three is superb. Gun Report Colt 1860 Army Second Generation. The fitting of the various parts was excellent, with sharp corners, matched planes, no rattling, and generally the feel of a precision instrument. Buyer Tip: If you're the High Bidder in an auction when it closes, don't assume you're the final High Bidder. The percussion cap, when struck by the hammer, ignited the powder charge. This is a C Series Colt, and one of 5000 made as a Ulysses S Grant commemorative.Next
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Northwest Development Co. None of these are pocket pistols. All Auctions are conducted in Pacific Time. Our Team Said: On the range the big gun did excellent work for us. Which is one of the reasons i don't collect such guns. Jim K I'm a bit confused by this posting. It is simply a modern percussion revolver of only moderate quality.Next