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Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver. .44 caliber, six-shot revolver with steel barrel, walnut grip, three-screw brass frame, brass backstrap and loading lever. Serial No. 93112.

This particular gun was carried by William Patillo under General John Hunt Morgan.

This revolver has a naval engagement scene on its cylinder like the 1851 and 1861 .36 caliber models. It has a brass blade front sight and the rear sight is a notch cut in the hammer lip. It has a semi-oval brass trigger guard and iron backstrap. Recoil shield and butt of the military revolvers are notched for a detachable carbine stock, although very few were issued with one.

These revolvers vary in such details as a four-screw frame model and a three-screw frame model, but this general description is typical of this revolver "as issued" for Civil War use. Stock was walnut, oil-finished and stamped with inspectors' initials, such as "ADK" in military revolvers. The top of the barrel is stamped "-- ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U. S. AMERICA--".

Note: Colt Arms made more than 200,000 of the Model 1860 Army revolver from 1860 through 1873, with more than 120,000 purchased by the federal government.


Civil War 1861-1864, Confederate States of America


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