October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This model is referred to as the Thuer Conversion, named after F. Alexander Thuer, first patented in 1868 and chambered for the .44 Thuer cartridge. Revolver features blued barrel, rebated British proofed Naval scene engraved cylinder, casehardened frame, hammer and lever; nickel plated brass trigger guard, blued steel backstrap and one piece walnut varnished grips. Matching serial number on frame, barrel, trigger guard, backstrap. Cylinder has factory reapplied matching number. The Thuer Conversion retained the loading lever and had a short production run and lost out to the Richard's Conversion in 1871. CONDITION: Barrel retains approximately 70% bright blue on right side, 50% on top, 10% on left; balance blending with patina. Razor sharp legends. Great case colors on frame, hammer and lever. Cylinder is soft brown patina. 40% nickel plating on trigger guard. Even the screws have the majority of their fire blue finish. Very good to excellent grips. Indexes and locks up perfectly. Strong, clean, near mint bore. Seldom do you see any Thuer Conversion of the big 1860 Army and almost never with this much case colors and blue finish. One of the harder to fine conversions.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
8"
Caliber/Bore
.44 Thuer
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
1860
Serial Number
178076
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $18,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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