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    Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver (cased) This army model 1860 revolver is cased with an iron bullet mold, brass powder flask, empty tin for percussion caps, assorted conical projectiles, gun tool, key and the wood case. The .44-caliber revolver, serial number "184773", features an 8" round barrel, 6-shot cylinder, loading lever and plunger, and back strap, all made of iron. The trigger guard, front strap and blade front sight are brass. Cylinder is marked "Colt's Patent No. 773" on circumference. The cylinder scene is present and in moderate strength. The serial number appears on the barrel lug, frame in front of trigger guard, trigger guard flat and butt strap. Wedge is unmarked. "Colt's Patent" on left side of frame in 2 lines. ".44 cal" on left side trigger guard near frame. Top of barrel is marked "Address Col. Sam'l Colt, New York, U. S. America."

    Wood grip is strong with only minor dings and retains 90% of original varnish.

    The 6 ¼" brass powder flask has a few minor dents but is otherwise undamaged. Neck is marked with a "d", "drame" and "1, 1 1/8, 1 1/4". Top of flask marked "Sykes Patent".

    The 2 cavity, iron bullet mold is made for casting both round balls and conical projectiles. Spur cutter is present and marked "Colt's Patent." An L- shaped gun tool (iron) and brass key are present. "Eley Bros." percussion cap tin is present but empty. Label intact. There are indecipherable letters scratched on bottom of tin.

    Blue felt lined, wood case measures 15 ¼" x 7" x 1 7/8" and is not cracked but does have minor scratches as would be expected. There is a circular, decorative disc on the lid and the undamaged Colt's 'loading and cleaning' label on the inside of the lid.

    Condition: Revolver: very good. Iron parts exhibit an even, dark patina with minor dings near the wedge channel, right side. Original finish remains in evidence on the loading lever. Mechanically sound and strong. Brass parts have sharp edges and an even, mellow patina.

    Brass powder flask: Very good. Dark patina on body; lighter patina on neck and top.

    Bullet mold: very good. Mechanically sound. Minor pitting.

    Key: Very good. Some wear.

    Gun tool: Very good. Evidence of original finish.

    Tin: good




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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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