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    Mosby Ranger Joshua Dear's Colt Army Model 1860 and red sash His .44 caliber revolver, serial number 33582 marked "JLD" on the backstrap, 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 sight are brass. The serial number appears on the barrel lug, the frame in front of trigger guard, trigger guard flat, and butt strap (faintly). Wedge is unmarked. Cylinder is marked "Colt's Patent no. 3582" over "pat Sept 10th 1860" on circumference. Left side of frame marked "Colt's Patent" in 2 lines. Top of barrel marked "address Col. Samuel Colt, New York, U. S. America". Faint evidence of cylinder scene remains.

    Wood grip exhibits some dings and scratches especially on left side near butt. "JLD" is scratched into butt strap. "S" stamped on front strap behind trigger guard, which will index.

    Even, brown patina on barrel, cylinder and back strap. Traces of original finish on loading lever and frame. Brass has an even, mellow patina. Also included in this lot is Joshua Dear's Civil War-issue percussion cap box.

    Provenance: Lee Wallace Collection, Petersburg, Virginia; The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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