.44 caliber, 8" barrel, S/N 100447 (mfg. ca 1863). Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard, walnut grip. Mixed numbers as are most Springfield refurbished M1860 Army revolvers, with the barrel, frame and cylinder arbor #100447, triggerguard #27252, backstrap and grip #94129, cylinder with the partial serial #5664 and the wedge with the partial #7497. Triggerguard clearly stamped US Standard one-line New York barrel address, standard cylinder markings, standard two-line frame mark. All marks are weak due to arsenal polishing and refinishing during the refurbishment process. Grip with traces of the original inspection cartouches and marked with rack information: E 57 on the left side. During the post-Civil War period many older Civil War-used Colt M1860 Army revolvers were refurbished for reissue to cavalry regiments serving in the west. These guns usually ended up with mixed parts and are found with a "US" stamped forward of the triggerguard. Many of the guns were subsequently issued to the 9th and 10th Cavalry, the famous "Buffalo Soldiers." These guns were usually unit marked or rack numbered on the grips. A scarce and desirable Indian War used Civil War purchased Colt M1860 Army revolver that may have seen service with the Buffalo Soldiers.
Good to very good. Metal retains some traces of the arsenal refurbished finish with some blue and case color visible. The balance is mostly a gray patina. Markings weak due to polishing, cylinder scene weak. All stop pins visible on rear of cylinder, all showing wear and carrying from very good to heavily damaged. Missing the screw from the bottom of the grip frame. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered light pitting. Grip with added varnish, showing moderate wear, scuffing, chipping and numerous dings.
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