Colt Model 1860 Army
This is probably the most iconic pistol of the US Civil War, used extensively by Union troops and as often as possible when captured, by Confederates.
It was the third-most produced percussion revolver made by Samuel Colt (pictured below), which delivered some 127,156 of them for the Union Army war effort. Between 1860 and 1873, Colt’s company produced 200,500 in total.
Ours is just post the US contract numbering at 130086 (all matching numbers) so found its way into civilian use. Barrel and frame markings are clear but no cylinder scenes remain. The patina is a pleasing and even dark silver/grey with good walnut grips. The action is very sound and in working order.
A revolver like this takes pride of place in the collector’s portfolio.
Samuel Colt 1814-1862