RARE CASED CIVIL WAR ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER
Revolver is in the standard configuration, 8” round barrel with one line New York U. S. America address, manufactured in 1862 at the height of the Civil War. Each serial number of gun has small dot beneath it denoting factory engraving.
Scroll engraving in the style often associated with Gustave Young shop is observed on frame and barrel lug, “COLTS PATENT” engraved on ribbon on the left side of frame. Steel backstrap and brass trigger guard engraved en suite. Mounted with slightly burled and striped walnut grips. This revolver shows honest use and wear, likely carried in the Civil War by officer based on 1862 manufacture.
Revolver is housed in an original blue baize lined Colt casing, eagle and panoply of arms flask, “COLTS PATENT” two cavity mold, “L” shaped combination tool, fine green label cap tin, complete “COLTS ARMY PISTOL” cartridge pack, and functional key. Factory engraved Colt model 1860 army revolvers during the Civil War have always been rare and hard to find. Vast majority of engraved Colts were manufactured after 1864. This is an honest original survivor with good collection history.