The REAL 2nd Generation COLT
Guns International #: 100465933 Seller's Inventory #: RJT# 3203
Category: Colt Replica Firearms - Colt Revolvers - Modern Percussion
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Seller: River Junction Trade Co.
Company: Box 275 McGregor, Ia. 52157
Member Since: 10/20/09
First Name: Jim
Last Name: Boeke
Country: United States
Phone: (563) 880-4588
Phone2: (563) 880-4588
Fax: (563) 873-3647
Number of Active Listings: 177
Total Number of Listings: 3529
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, M O, Personal check
Collectors consider this a direct-line descendant from the original Civil War era .44 caliber, 1860 Colt. They feel these are more authentic than the 2nd and 3rd generation Colts, finished by Colt.
In 1853 Samuel Colt traveled overseas and licensed Belgian gun manufacturers to produce his revolvers. Then one hundred years later, these companies regrouped and began producing this six shooter with modern steel. The new pistols were marketed as 1960 New Model Army and were stamped Made in Belgium. At that time the upcoming centennial of the American Civil War, and no reproductions for reenactors all pointed to an obvious need. There to answer that need were two important ingredients, original Colt equipment waiting silently in Belgium for nearly a century and a young man by the name of William B. Edwards. Edwards was one of the principals of Centennial Arms Corp. of Chicago. Edwards realized there was a ready market for a second issue of the Colt Army. Edwards entrusted Fabriques de Armes Unies de Li_ge in Belgium with the production of the New Army. This 1860/1960 NEW MODEL ARMY is mechanically perfect, the finish is in GOOD CONDITION but shows some loss of case color on the lower frame near the gip frame on both sides. The bore is BRIGHT AND SHINY UNFIRED. The action is the most positive I have ever encountered and it locks up tight. This gun is serial number (5144). This is the MILITARY MODEL. The frame, hammer, and loading leaver are color case hardened. To learn more about this gun go to: 1960nma.
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