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Original Revolvers From The Colt Firearms Company Priced Over $1,500
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HANK JR. COLLECTION! 1862 Production Colt Army Model with Belt Rig
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We just got this one and it has a very cool untouched look! I started to clean it but I love the way it hasn't been touched in 100 years. This is a nice .44 caliber Civil War Colt "Army" model revolver. These Colt army revolvers were a favorite of any Civil War soldier that was lucky enough to be able to get one. This has a dark gray brown patina all over with a salt and pepper tone. Across the top of the barrel it has the Colt maker's mark and the New York City office location. These guns were actually manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut but New York City was the sales office location. It has matching serial numbers of 63,978 with the barrel wedge matching. Thanks to Mr. Colt's bookwork we know that these serial numbers would have been made towards the middle part of 1862. On the sides of the cylinder you can see a nice amount of the naval engagement scene. The side of the frame still has the very clear "COLTS PATENT" stamping that matches the one on the cylinder. The action is in nice functioning condition. The handle of the gun has the original 1-piece walnut grips intact with a nice 'used but not abused" look to the wood. On the side of the grip you can see the the inspector cartouches. These cartouche stampings plus the small initials on the other parts of the gun are the markings where the gun was approved by the U.S. Government inspector. It lets us know that this is a military gun rather than a civilian produced gun. The brass of the triggerguard has a very pleasing golden tone to the brass. The gun is accompanied by the original belt with holster. It is the classic "US" oval belt buckle with all three of the original attachment hooks intact on the reverse. The belt is heavily worn like you would expect one to be that has seen lots of service. It has the original leather holster on the side that has the closure tab and finial remaining. On the back side it has the original leather belt loop. The gun is accompanied by a couple of documents. The first is a hand written letter by someone from Vienna, Virginia stating that the gun was carried by their ancestor "C.A. Cole". The other document is from a weapons research company stating that the gun is in a "Range Match" with the 1st Connecticut Cavalry but there is no C.A. Cole listed as serving with them. The "Range Matches" are never very reliable. The gun and holster came out of West Virginia and has spent the last few years in the in the personal collection of country music legend, Hank Williams, Jr. He has decided to let a few thing go so now it can be yours. It has spent the last several years in Hanks personal collection and this is the opportunity to add it to yours.


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