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Trying to help a local determine the authenticity and value of this 1860 Colt. I believe it is genuine, but any input on it and a value, or an expert to contact is greatly appreciated.

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Hard to tell in the pictures but does it have a naval battle scene on the cylinder.

Other than the "C" on the cylinder, are there any other inspector stamps?

Any faint impressions of inspection cartouches on the grips?

The wedge screw is definitely not correct for the gun.

 

Couple of websites

 

https://coltcollectors.com/colt-model-1860-army-percussion-revolver/

 

http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/colt1860us/colt_model_1860_sn.htm

 

 

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Dixie Gunworks had a serial number lookup in their catalog in years past. I have not had one now for over twenty years. I did not find the lookup on their website. The last one I sold brought about $750 in comparable condition about 12 years ago.

 

Imis

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14 minutes ago, Muley Gil SASS # 57795 said:

According to the chart in my 2013 Dixie Gun Works catalog, this 1860 was built in 1862.

 

Verified on the Colt's Manufacturing LLC search site:

Year of Manufacture 1862

 Model 1860 ARMY (.44 CALIBER WITH NAVAL ENGAGEMENT SCENE ON CYLINDER)

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Now that you know "What, Where, When of that 1860 . . . .  some ham hock stuck the barrel wedge in upside down and replace a missing wedge screw with that phillips thing.  Should not be too difficult to source a correct wedge screw and turn the wedge right side up.  Nice 1860 by the way.

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