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Cased Hartford London Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:56:55 AM »

Cased Hartford London Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

SN 154543. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8" rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has small "COLTS PATENT" with caliber marking on left shoulder of trigger guard. The blued steel trigger guard & backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of matching SN in the buttstrap channel. Cyl is rebated with six chambers and Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking. Left side of bbl lug & cyl have British proofs. SNs on the bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & buttstrap are all accompanied by a tiny "L", signifying that this revolver was destined for the London market. The bbl lug is numbered "154488" as is the wedge. All of the other visible numbers are "154543". Accompanied by an orig English distributor casing with a brass medallion in the lid that is beautifully engraved with a crest which consists of a crown with three feathers and ribbon inscribed "ICH DIEM" over the dates "1875-76". Interior is scarlet velvet lined with the distributor's label of "James Dalziel Dougall". Bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a Dixon style brass bag flask, a blued steel "COLTS PATENT" 2-cavity bullet & ball mold with sprue cutter marked on right side "44H", a packet of combustible cartridges and a lacquered Eley's cap tin. Also included is a pewter oil bottle and an L-shaped nipple wrench, probably from a Starr revolver.









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