CIVIL WAR ANTIQUES
COLT ARMY REVOLVER AND ORIGINAL HOLSTER
COLT ARMY REVOLVER & HOLSTER
44 caliber, 6 shot with 8" barrel and creeping style loading lever. One piece walnut grips with military cartouche. Casehardened frame, hammer and lever; remainder blued. Brass triggerguard. Markings on barrell ADDRESS SAML COLT-NEW YORK U.S. AMERICA. Left side of frame COLTS/PATENT. Rolled cylinder scene is the battle between the Texas Navy and that of Mexico. All matching serial numbers including wedge and arbor 74700. Manufactured in 1862. The Colt army revolver was the primary US Government issued revolver during the Civil War with contracted purchases of 127,156. Also included with the revolver is the original US military issued holster that came with this revolver.
The revolver was purchased directly from the family in Winchester, VA in the 1970's. When the gun was purchased it was attached to a Confederate frame buckle and belt which has sadly been separated and sold several years ago.
I have the family information and the pistol can most likely be researched.
Gun is in good condition and is fully functional. Cylinder scene is good and mostly visible. Some small areas of blue remain in the protected areas. There are the expected bumps and dings associated with wartime use. Serial numbers are all matched. Grips are very nice with some edge wear on left side which has worn about 1/3 of the cartouche away. The right grip is very good with excellent cartouche. All screws and other minor and major parts are original to the gun.
Holster shows wear and has some finish loss especially on outer flap. The stitching is solid with the exception of end plug and closure tabwhich are now missing. The belt loop shows much wear from having been attached to a belt throughout its service life.
A nice pair that has remained together since the war.
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