This one has always eluded me until about a couple of years ago. I haven't tried to letter it yet but hold no hope of it being sent south, if it can be lettered at all.It is a real early one w/ all matching.
No problem, will do.If you do get it lettered (or find its history) - I would like to include it in my Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver Date of Shipment Listing!
No, I almost certain it is the original finishcivilian model...nice condition, do you think it was refinished? can't tell from here. either way, it's a real winner. Ken
I have heard the real early ones are hard to letter & it is a hit or miss thing. Lettering Colts can be a real frustrating thing at timesI tried to get a letter on my 1860 fluted # 831. Colt said no record . My # 1333 was lettered to our U . S . government .
Man, that is neat, Can you post some of those images as I'm not computer literate as I was definitely not born in this techy world.Welcome to the forum I was interested in the second picture you put up with some of the markings on it. What i did i copy it to Paint 3D and expanded it to 150%
I then inspected the side of the back strap where it meets the recoil shield for images.
I then inspected the side of the recoil shield above the hammer screw for images.
I could make out some images,also, have a look on the side of the barrel the images may be there also,but not really clear on the pictures you put up.
Could you have a close look in subdued light,you may be surprised in what you see. I have seen these images on other early Colt's.
Many thanks for posting.and take care of a nice Colt revolver you have there.
You are being led into a few folks' ideas about animal heads seen by them as esoteric images.Man, that is neat, Can you post some of those images as I'm not computer literate as I was definitely not born in this techy world.
I bet you were fun in elementary school. Had teacher's number on speed dial.Let's stop this. I am alerting Guy Sajer, Admin, about whether we seem to be heading, yet again, down a dark and non-productive road.
WowPLEASE - can we not delve into this same inane discussion that we had some time ago about horse heads and other occult images supposed to be appearing on some percussion Colt revolvers that have some finish remaining. We all come here (I think) to seriously discuss antique Colt percussion firearms. This poster Jules previously was ALSS (a name here for years) and was one of the initiators of a discussion about horse heads and other silly images that they supposed were on these guns put there by people with various motivations in times past.
It ended up being a discussion about "I am right so prove that I am wrong" that went in circles and finally had to be locked by our administrators.
Let's stop this. I am alerting Guy Sajer, Admin, about whether we seem to be heading, yet again, down a dark and non-productive road.
I did. And I thought it was ridiculous, just like most everybody else. But I respected his right to say it. Hell, I fought for his right to say it. What I didn’t do was get upset or tattle on him because I had to scroll through it. From what I see on the news, that type of behavior definitely seems influenced by geography or upbringing. I’m in the middle of raising two boys now and respecting others (including their opinions), having thick skin, and not telling on people for trivial things are DEFINITELY part of their upbringing.Unsure if you actually read the insipid posts, on many threads, of imaginary horsies & cows. They are here for your perusal. Has nothing to do with geographical location or upbringing. Just a serious discussion regarding outrageous fantasies of certain visual takes. Nothing more, nothing less.
Thank you. I’ll need it. They are 12 and 9. But they ain’t the problem. I’ve got a 2 year old girl that is a much much bigger challenge than these two boys haha. But thank you, I appreciate it.Good luck on raising yer boys; they can be a handful, especially if they are close in age.