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Category: Colt Revolvers - Antique Percussion - Antique Revolvers - Percussion
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Company: Northwest Community Housing Corporation
Member Since: 1/31/14
First Name: Michael
Last Name: McKean
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 21
Total Number of Listings: 24
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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Colt Factory Engraved 1860 Army Civillian Model Percussion Revolver, .44 percussion caliber, 8 inch bbl, blue/casehardened/silver finish, antique ivory one piece grip, 3 screw frame, serial no. 187828, all numbers matching in 4 pictured locations, plus the last 3 digits of the serial number are on the engraved cylinder and cylinder pin.
This spectacular firearm is in fine condition. The pistol and its engraving are nearly identical to the pictured photos of Rock Island Company catalog, volume 1, page 85, Lot number 218 for the "December 2-4 Premier Firearms ." The catalog page shown lists the estimated sale range as $18,000--$27,500.
Engraving is the same as that shown in the Rock Island photos and has the style commonly seen on revolvers engraved by Gustave Young, with floral scroll and punch dot engraving on the barrel, frame and triggerguard.
The top of the barrell is marked withthe one-line "--ADDRESS COL. SAM COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA"
The left side is marked "COLTS PATENT"
The rebated cylinder is floral engraved and marked "COLTS PATENT" AND "828", the last 3 digits of the serial number. The cylinder pin is also marked "828"
The pistol has the standard front blade and hammer notch sights.
The engraving is deeply etched and crisp and the firearm is fine overall. Style is floral scroll and puch dot.
The single piece ivory grip is in fine condition with some shrinkage, minor cracks on the bottom and an attractive colored grain in the ivory.
The action is as tight and crisp as a new firearm.
This piece of American history was in the lifetime collection of my grandfather, Aberdeen, WA Police Department Chief of Detectives, John Benjamin Gillespie (1899-1973). It has rarely been out of the gunsafe in 80 years.
Manufacturer: Colt Firearms
Model: 1860 Army Civillian Model, Factory Engraved
Serial Number: 187828
Metal Condition: fine
Wood Condition: Ivory/fine
Barrel Type: round
Manufacture Date: circa 1868
Engraving: Floral, punch dot
Item Location: Gig Harbor, WA