Richards Conversion of the Colt Model 1860 Army revolver, s/n 191837 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, numbered in the percussion serial range of the Colt 1860 Army.
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, 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 rear 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 depicts the naval engagement scene. Total manufactured about 9,000.
Overall in good to very good condition, There are traces of original blue and case colours to the barrel and frame. There has been some damage to the toe and heel to the left side of the grip. The revolver has a good action and in excellent working order. This was this model that “Won the West” as much as the Colt 1873 single action revolver. If only this gun could talk..