|Seller's Location||Grove City, OH|
|Shipping Weight||10 lbs|
|Packing and Materials||$35.00|
|Current high bidder||No one has bid yet.|
|Current high bid||No one has bid yet.|
|Next minimum bid||$900.00|
|Overseas Shipping||Seller Ships Overseas|
|ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE:||$1,200.00|
|$1 - $100||$5|
|$101 - $250||$10|
|$251 - $1000||$25|
|$1001 - $3000||$50|
|$3001 - $6000||$100|
|$6001 and above||$200|
The US Army bought at least 127,000 of these 1860 model Colts for use in the War Between the States. This one is Serial 134493, made in 1863. After the War, these percussion cap revolvers were still popular for many years. Some users wanted a short barrel gun that could be stowed out of sight in a pocket, and so had a local gunsmith cut down the long-barreled holster revolver to a shorter, handy size.
That’s what happened to this Colt. We don’t know if this was used by a frontier sheriff, a gambler, an outlaw, of just an honest citizen who wanted a big bore snub-nose revolver. The original military blue finish was brightened up with a period nickel finish, and the grips were inlaid with mother of pearl. On the one side, most of the inlays are present, including the initials W. W.
The mechanics still work fine, and the hammer locks back as it should. The serials match, although little can be made out of the cylinder serial, and the wedge has no serial.
The nickel finish has some bare places gone to brown, and those look worse in the photos than they do in person. I suspect this brown could be take down to lighter metal, and the gun would look better, but I will leave that for you to do.
I am offering this locally and elsewhere, so consider using the Buy it Now feature.
Shipping costs will be different depending on where I am shipping to. That means that the shipping costs listed in my auctions are an estimate based on averages, but once you have won the auction, I will send you the actual cost of shipping.
All items that I sell will have a 3-day inspection with full sales price refund minus all shipping charges when returned in same condition as shipped. ALL items are sold in USED AS-IS condition and as "Collector Curios and Antiques" with NO guarantees, warranties, or liabilities implied or given for shooting or any other use. ANY inferences or comments made by me as to shooting condition is for informational description purposes ONLY and is NOT meant or intended to be a guarantee or inference of the item's safety for firing!!
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I will ship outside of the US, but it is not possible to fully insure items once they are outside of the U.S. postal system...but if the buyer accepts this responsibility of possible damage or loss, and if he checks his Customs laws and is legal to import this particular antique weapon, then I MAY ship outside the USA, depending on the country involved. I know the federal laws about shipping antiques, and will follow them always...but you must make sure that it is legal for you where you live to receive and possess the item you want to buy. Please e-mail for any unclear terms.