SOLD FOR: $1357.03
Model: Third Generation Colt Signature Series 1860 Army Model
Serial Number: 217488
Year of Manufacture: 1994-2002, ATF Classified as Antique
Caliber: .44 Caliber Ball
Action Type: Single Action Percussion Black Powder Revolver
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA”. The left of the frame is marked “COLT’S / PATENT”. The full serial number is marked on the frame, trigger guard, and barrel assembly, the last three digits are marked on the butt and the outside of the cylinder. The backstrap has a gold Sam Colt signature. The left of the trigger guard is marked “44 CAL”. The cylinder has a roll-marked naval engagement scene.
Barrel Length: 8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a notch in the hammer, visible when cocked.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one-piece smooth bone. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip is in Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blued, Brass & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. Most notable is a spot of wear on the left of the backstrap above the grip. There are a few other scattered minor marks and faint operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces barely perceptible play on each of the six chambers. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a wood Colt presentation case english-fit for the pistol, a two-cavity ball and conical bullet mold, powder flask, cap tin and a combination nipple wrench/screwdriver. A stick-capper and several lead balls are also included. The case has minor storage wear on the exterior, the interior has minor wear from the contents.
Our Assessment: This is a Third Generation Colt Signature Series 1860 Army Officer’s Model. Produced from 1994-2002, it has been equipped with a handsome grip and comes with a presentation case as well as several accessories. The Signature Series, also known as the 3rd Generation of percussion revolvers, have Sam Colt’s signature engraved on the backstrap, but otherwise are faithful replicas of the originals. This example is in about Fine-plus condition with a few scattered light marks but little sign of actually having been fired. It should make for a great piece for any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!