AMERICAN CIVIL WAR COLT ARMY 6 SHOT .44 PERCUSSION PISTOL.
A nice condition 1861 Army Colt, the most prevalent of all the handguns used by the Union Forces in the Civil War. Action excellent, both on full cock and half cock. Some slight traces of cylinder engraving remaining, the depth of the engraving on the cylinders of the Colt pistols was always very thin, the patent number is still visible to the cylinder. Matched numbers ‘43724’ to the barrel, brass frame, butt lower strap, clearly marked across the top of the barrel ‘Address COL.SAM.COLT NEW YORK, US.AMERICA’. The rammer operation is excellent, wood grips generally good, two minor chips at the forward part of the hand grip, brass trigger frame good. Marked ‘Colt Patent’ on the lower left hand side of the frame.