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    Colt Army Model 1860 and Holster. This .44 caliber revolver, serial number 98452, features an 8" round barrel, 6-shot cylinder, loading lever and plunger, and back strap, all of iron. The trigger guard, front strap, and blade front strap are brass. The serial number appears on the barrel lug, frame, and on trigger guard flat. Wedge could not be removed. Cylinder is marked "Colt's Patent No. 8452" over "Pat. Sept 10th 1860" on circumference. Left side of frame marked "Colt's Patent" in 2 lines. Cylinder scene is present but faint. There is a "W" stamped on cylinder between a set of nipples and on frame near wedge screw. Top of barrel marked "Address Col. Sam'l Colt, New York, U. S. America". This gun was carried by Henry A. Hatcher of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry (see also Lots 72230 and 74002).

    Condition: Fair. Finish on iron parts is down to white with some darker blemishes, especially on back strap. There is a cut out on the recoil shield to left of hammer. Wood grip shows some wear with chips out of butt near front strap. Inspector's cartouche is visible but not legible. Brass parts have an even patina. Holster is missing most of the finish and is cut in 2 places along back for belt. A crudely stitched loop has been sewn to the back, over the 2 cuts. Recent reinforcement stitching inside. Interesting brass finial is present.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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