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    Colt 1860 Army- Pics added- Need opinions please

    I am looking at a 4 digit serial number Colt 1860 Army 4 screw with the fluted cylinder. I am quite new to Colt percussion revolvers. Would it be safe to say that this was a Union sidearm? I looked up the serial number, and it looks like a manufacture date of 1861. If I buy this gun should I bother trying to letter it? Are fluted cylinder Armys more collectible?
    Without taking it apart, I can see at least 3 places that have numbers matching.
    I wil try and post pics tomorrow.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by SnakeGunner; 08-29-2015 at 09:11 AM.
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    Will try and post pictures later today.
    Need to resize pics.
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    The government bought Model 1860s with the fluted cylinder but I believe they also went to the civilian market. Military guns would have the typical military inspector markings. I would definitely letter a Model 1860 if it is in good or better condition. Those with the fluted cylinder typically are worth 30%-50% more than those with the rebated cylinder.

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    There are a lot of fakes and cobbled 1860's out there.

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    It has the notch cut for the shoulder stock. I believe it to be all original. Will get pictures up soon so you guys can evaluate.
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    20150826_160538.jpg5.jpg20150826_160353.jpg20150826_160402.jpg20150826_160411.jpg

    Please click on pics for full size.. Having trouble loading some pics. I do not have the gun yet trying to determine if this would be a
    Military 1860 Army.
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    This is all I have for now. Would really appreciate some opinions. Overall brown patina. Not much finish left. Some pitting, but not too bad in my opinion for the age of this revolver. Small "L" behind trigger guard. Notch for shoulder stock is present. Hard to make out any cartouche on grips for now..
    Do you guys think this could be a Military Colt Army? I imagine the chances are probably pretty good that this Colt saw action in the Civil War by it's low serial number. Also would you guys letter this on the slim chance it was sent down South? Will not be able to insperct again until after the holidays.
    Thanks again.
    Last edited by SnakeGunner; 08-29-2015 at 10:11 AM.
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