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    Cased Colt Model 1860 New Model Army or Holster Revolver, with Fluted Cylinder Cased Colt Model 1860 New Model Army or Holster Revolver, with Fluted Cylinder
    Serial number 1525. .44 caliber, 6-shot fluted cylinder with naval engagement roll scene. 7 1/2-inch round barrel with brass blade front sight. Top of barrel stamped
    - Address Saml. Colt Hartford CT. -
    Left side of frame marked "Colts/Patent." Four screw frame, cut for shoulder stock. Blued, with case-hardened frame, hammer, and loading lever, with silver-plated brass triggerguard strap and silver-plated steel backstrap. Army size grips of varnished walnut.
    Accessories of varnished mahogany case, lined in burgundy velvet. Embossed stand of arms powder flask, blued steel double cavity bullet mold, tin of Eley Bros. percussion caps with green paper label and in paper wrapper, packet of combustible envelope cartridges by Colt's Cartridge Works, miscellaneous round lead projectiles, and key.
    Because of the demand for the early Model 1860 Army revolvers for the Civil War, a cased set in the remarkable condition of no. 1525 is extremely rare and desirable.
    Literature:
    R.L. Wilson. American Arms Collectors Percussion Colts and Their Rivals The A Cali Collection, pages 66-67.
    Pictured in R.L. Wilson and R.E. Hable, Colt Pistols, pages 97 and 100.
    Provenance:
    R.E. Hable
    Al Cali




    Condition Report*: Excellent. 98% bright blue with minor patina and light storage marks. Vibrant case hardened colors. Cylinder retains 95% bright blue with some age patina. 100% varnish on grips. Silver on gripstraps 99%. Case and accessories fine to excellent.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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