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I am attempting to locate any information/history on a Colt 1860 Army revolver with matching serial numbers. The revolver belonged to my girl friends deceased father. The story is that her great grand father who lived in the Lawrence Kansas area found the revolver in the hollow of a tree. The revolver was kept in a display case up until about 15 years ago,when one day it disappeared. The revolver was mysteriously reappeared in the attic of my girlfriends parents old house, about a week ago.

 

The revolver is all original with matching serial numbers with the government proof marks "D" and "H" are visible, and the patent mark is on the cylinder. I have been able to determine that the serial #132254 was produced in 1863.

 

Any information or suggestions where to look would be greatly appreciated.

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Contacting Colt about having the revolver searched in their archives would be a good place to start. I'm not sure of the fee charged, but I think it used to be around $100.

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Thats a great old Colt.If you have Flaydermans book you may find the serial number ranges.I dont have mine with me.Im sure other forum members can give you the info.


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OMG, that's a very well-preserved Colt!

I'm not into Civil War, but one like that is on my "wish list".

 

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There is some light pitting there are some flaws due to age, but the revolver was well cared for. Only thing that appears to have been done it keeping it wiped down.

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Minor detail but have you checked to be sure that there are no rounds in the cylinder? Many old weapons such as this were left loaded and "ready for bear"!


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Minor detail but have you checked to be sure that there are no rounds in the cylinder? Many old weapons such as this were left loaded and "ready for bear"!

 

 

That is the first thing I did.

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