RARE Model 1860 Colt Army .44 Rimfire
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Category: Colt Revolvers - Conversion 1867-1878 - Colt Revolvers - Antique
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New pictures have been added for your understanding. First, the front serial number for the barrel is NOT the same as the rest of the gun. It's within the same range, though. The finish is the same consistency from front to back. Now remember - you're dealing with a very rare, early conversion that precedes the model 1872 Colt in .44 RF caliber. It also pre-dates the centerfire conversions as well - like Richard Mason. The conversion number on this gun is number 29 which is found on the back of the barrel area when barrel is removed. The cylinder pin has the correct four digits to the major serial number of the gun which is 55798 which falls during the CW. Number 29 is also found on the back of the cylinder, also found on the grip frame when grips are removed and also found on the very rare loading gate. Also number 29 is on the barrel wedge. Ans the barrel wedge number is 3744 and the barrel number is 55213 and the cylinder pin has the last four digits of the major frame - 5798. Also are government inspector marks - H found on the gun. This gun is a conversion which obviously the barrel was from another gun but close to the same serial number range as the rest. But note - the conversion number is still 29. The wedge is of a different gun but it has the 29 conversion number as in consistent with the rest of the gun. Also, Colt's patent is still ledgible along with the barrel address. This gun is correct in every way. As you view the pictures you will also have to agree with me - the gun is also cut for a shoulder stock which I'm sure that it too would have either been of the same serial number or different but included the number 29. Gun is nice and tight and lines up every time.
Note: The gun in the cartridge book picture is number 12 but is missing the special spring operated loading gate.
Dear fellow Colt Collectors,
This model 1860 Colt Conversion is way before the Richard's conversion, possible even done during the Civil War. No one really knows. Julia's had one of these up for sale a few years ago in bright blue with Ivory grips. The only difference between their gun and mine is my gun was nickel and it did also have Ivory grips but the one greatest feature on mine is that it had a very early, experimental, spring loaded loading gate, which still operates. According to Julia's , their gun, which did not have the loading gate could have been a prototype or pilot model. No one seems to know. But in my opinion, this gun could have been converted during the Civil war to be the mate to the famous model 1860 Henry repeating rifle which handles the same cartridge and even a little bit longer. My gun is nice and tight and its one you will never probably get your hands on. As in my opinion, I believe that there was less than either 100 or 50 guns even made like this. Take a good look at my pictures, and the email from Bev Haynes at Colt that this gun was Military during the Civil war. And in addition to that, this gun would have been the mate to any 1866 model Winchester made from 1866 up. Time payments available. Feel free to make me an offer.
I'm ready to answer and of your questions.