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U.S. Historical Society Buffalo Bill Commemorative Colt Model 1860 .44 Caliber Percussion Revolver
Buffalo Bill Centennial 1860 Colt Army Commemorative .44 Caliber Black Powder Cased Set
The Buffalo Bill Centennial 1860 Colt Army .44 Caliber Cap and Ball Black Powder Commemorative Cased Set is Presented By The US Historical Society. This one is 838 of 2500 that where produced. Manufactured in 1983 by The Williamsburg Firearms Manufactory. The underside of the frame is marked with a Crowned “W” in an oval logo and “838”. The remaining marks are all gold filled: The top of the barrel is elaborately engraved and marked on both sides with “William F. Cody” and pictures of him on horseback. The sides of the frame are engraved with the Deadwood Stage, and the cylinder is engraved with pictures of Chief Iron Tail, a Pony Express Rider, a Buffalo, and Cavalry. This pistol comes with an American cherry wood case inlaid with leather and tooled in gold, a host of accessories. The leather is marked “Buffalo Bill” and “Commemorative .44 Caliber Army Colt” and includes a picture of Buffalo Bill, Chief Iron Tail and the Deadwood stagecoach, which were featured in his Wild West shows. The case has a vintage style solid brass lock and a ¾ length piano hinge on the back. The inside of the case is lined with green velvet and fitted on the bottom for this revolver, and the other accessories, with two lidded areas for smaller accessories, each adorned with gold plated knobs. The inside of the top of the case has a brass plaque inscribed “Buffalo Bill / Centennial Presentation / Authorized by / United States Historical Society”. The accessories include a 24 karat gold plated brass powder flask marked with cannon and flags, a plated percussion cap box engraved with a buffalo on the lid and holding fifteen caps, a polished brass bullet mold, six cast bullets, a blued nipple wrench and a gold colored key to the case. All are in Excellent condition.....never fired and always handled with the included gloves.
Handgun Caliber: .44 Colt
Model: 1860 Colt Army Commemorative