Colt Model 1860 Army percussion revolver serial number 167950L with rare and desirable address: ‘-ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON-’ manufactured circa 1867.
Civilian model without British proof marks, weighing two pounds and ten ounces. It has an eight inch round barrel, fitted with the creeping style loading lever. The six-shot rebated cylinder has the roll scene depicting the battle between the Texas Navy and the Mexico Navy. It has a three screw type frame, with the recoil shield not cut for shoulder-stock attachment. The left side of the frame is stamped COLTS/PATENT and “44 cal” stamped on the left rear shoulder of the iron trigger-guard strap. The barrel, cylinder back-strap and trigger-guard are blued with the frame, hammer and loading lever case-colored. It is complimented with one-piece varnished walnut grips
This rare variation is usually found in the higher serial range above 158000. Most were shipped to the London from the Hartford factory. These are usually found with British proof-marks, but not always, as in this case.
A total of approximately 200,800 Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver were manufactured at the Hartford factory from circa 1860 through to circa 1873. They were serial numbered in their own range from 1 through to about 200800. This model in .44 caliber superseded the much heavier Dragoon model and was the most used and popular revolver in the American Civil War.