Very good Colt Model 1860 Richards Conversion of the Army revolver, s/n 198513 manufactured circa 1871-78 in obsolete 44 Colt centrefire calibre. Six shot rebated cylinder, eight inch round barrel, with ejector rod attached. It is a factory converted example, made up from percussion parts and numbered in the percussion serial range.
This early metallic cartridge revolver, is basically a Colt 1860 Army percussion revolver, with its loading lever removed and the barrel lug plugged. It is fitted with a conversion breech-plate, numbered 3806, a firing pin, integral rear sight and a rim which projects slightly over the breech end of the cylinder.
The barrel address reads: -ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-. It is stamped COLTS/PATENT on the left side of the frame and 44 CAL on the left shoulder of the trigger-guard.
It has a blued barrel, cylinder and back-strap, case coloured frame and breech-plate and silver-plated trigger-guard. The revolver is complimented with varnished one-piece walnut grips. The cylinder which depicts the naval engagement scene. Total manufactured about 9,000.
Overall with patina finish, with very good markings and cylinder scene, good action and in excellent working order. It was this model that “Won the West” prior and alongside the Colt 1873 single action revolver. Very nice example.