SOLD FOR: $3025
Model: 1860 Army, 3rd Generation Signature Series
Serial Number: 225185
Year of Manufacture: 1994 – 2002, ATF Antique
Caliber: .44 Cal
Action Type: Single Action Cap and Ball, Black Powder Percussion Revolver
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “COLTS / PATENT”. The top of the barrel assembly is marked “ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW – YORK U.S. AMERICA”. The underside of the barrel assembly, frame, and trigger guard are each marked “225185”, the butt of the back strap is marked “185”. The cylinder is marked “COLT’S PATENT No 185″ and roll-marked with a naval scene. The left of the trigger guard is marked “44 CAL”.
Barrel Length: 8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass blade. The rear sight is notch in the hammer, visible when cocked.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one-piece smooth walnut. 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.
Type of Finish: Blue, Brass and Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore is a 9 or 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, just some light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks in each position with no play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a gray cardboard Colt Black Powder box with an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and a white cardboard serial-matching shipping carton.
Our Assessment: This is a 3rd Generation or “Signature Series” Colt 1860 Army. Produced between 1994-2002, it has all the features of the original, but has the advances of modern metallurgy and of course hasn’t seen the ravages of time that originals have. This example is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its included original box than out. This will make a fine addition to any Colt or black powder revolver collection. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding! J. Ren