June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/25/2018
Offered is a Martially marked 1860 Army that features full round barrel, rebated cylinder with Naval scene, case colored frame cut for shoulder stock, brass trigger guard, steel backstrap and one piece walnut grips with inspector cartouche on left and right panels. You will find full or partial matching numbers on the following: frame, barrel, cylinder post, trigger guard, backstrap, wedge and cylinder. You will find the military inspector stamps as follows: "D" on left and right sides of barrel, two "D"s on cylinder, "H" on bottom of right grip panel, "H" on trigger guard, "H" on steel backstrap. Left grip panel bears the inspector stamp "JSD" for John S. Duston who worked as a contract inspector through 1864. Right side is inspector stamped "JT" for John Taylor. Both cartouches are sharp. The barrel has the New York address and retains at least 90% of the original factory blue with razor sharp legends. Loading lever retains 95% of its original case colors. Wedge still has generous amounts of bright factory blue. Cylinder retains approximately 90% original factory blue with a 100% sharp Naval battle scene, all original nipples and six safety pins visible (five are flattened). Left side of frame retains virtually all of its original case colors, most still brilliant; right side retains approximately 60% case colors, balance homogenous patina. Steel backstrap retains approximately 85% of the original bright factory blue. Walnut grips are excellent. Screws retain most of their original fire blue and remain generally true. Hammer retains approximately 80% of the original case colors. Brass trigger guard has softened to an untouched mustard color. Even the head of the wedge that is always beat has original blue finish. Indexes and locks up as if it were made yesterday and has razor sharp rifling. It is hard for one to imagine how a mid-Civil War Martial arm that was used, could survive in such amazing condition. From the Jim Linton Collection.
Barrel Length
.44 Percussion
FFL Status
1860 Army
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $12,000.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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