Colt M1860 Army Percussion Revolver
with Real Wood Grips
This is a superb replica of the Colt M1860 Army percussion revolver (heavyweight)
Made from heavyweight abs & zinc alloy parts has a metal look and cold to the touch.
Weight approx : 710g
Barrel Length : 8in
Very nicely detailed with engraved cylinder,
Brass style trigger guard and front sight
No visible makers name, only COLT
Open Barrel for venting
Strips down like the real thing !
UK Customers: This is VCRA Exempt.
Brand new, just released in limited numbers. Self build kit version available (please see below).
Includes original box/instructions, 6 percussion containers for which a 5mm cap fits in (for a loud bang!) PFC caps not included. And 1 nipple tool remover.
We ship internationally. Any questions please let us know: email@example.com
PFC Primer caps: €11.00 / £8.50 per box (1 box = 100 PFC caps) These are needed to make the bang and smoke!
Colt M1860 Army Percussion Revolver
with Real Wood Grips - Self Build Kit Version
Exactly as above only this is the self build kit version.
Tools required: Screwdriver, hammer (for driving in some pins), stanley knife for removing some fixing burs. And glue just for fixing the front sight.
Brief info on the COLT M1860.
Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver
The Model 1860 Army was the major sidearm in use by U.S. troops during the Civil War with over 127,000 Colt revolvers acquired by the Union government during the conflict.
It was used as a side arm by cavalry, infantry, artillery troops, and naval forces.
1860 Army uses the same size frame as the .36 caliber 1851 navy revolver. The
frame is relieved to allow the use of a rebated cylinder that enables the Army
to be chambered in .44 caliber. The barrel on the 1860 Army has a forcing cone
that is visibly shorter than that of the 1851 Navy, allowing the Army revolver
to have a longer cylinder. Another distinguishing feature of the Colt 1860 Army,
first introduced on the Colt 1855 sidehammer, is the "creeping" loading lever.
More than 200,000 were manufactured from 1860 through 1873. Colt's biggest
customer was the US Government with no less than 129,730 units being
purchased and issued to the troops. The weapon was a single action, six-shot
weapon accurate up to 75 to 100 yards, where the fixed sights were typically set
when manufactured. The rear sight was a notch in the hammer, only usable when
the revolver was fully cocked. The Colt .44-caliber “Army" Model was the most
widely used revolver of the Civil War. It had a six-shot, rotating cylinder, and
fired a 0.454-inch-diameter (11.5 mm) round spherical lead ball, or a
conical-tipped bullit, typically propelled by a 30-grain charge of black powder,
which was ignited by a small copper percussion cap that contained a volatile
charge of fulminate of mercury (a substance that explodes upon being subjected
to a sharp impact). The percussion cap, when struck by the hammer, ignited the
powder charge. When fired, balls had a muzzle velocity of about 900 feet per
second (274 meters/second), although this depended on how much powder it was
loaded with. The unfluted cylinder was "rebated", meaning that the rear of the
cylinder was turned to a smaller diameter than the front. The barrel was rounded
and smoothed into the frame, as was the Navy Model. The frame, hammer, and
rammer lever were case hardend, the remainder blued; grips were of one-piece
walnut; and the trigger guard and front grip strap were of brass while the
backstrap was blued. A distinguishing feature of the Model 1860 was that its
frame had no top strap, or no component running above the cylinder. Instead, its
strength came from the lower frame and the massive fixed cylinder pin. This made
the gun slimmer and lighter than its main competitor, the Remington 1858 army,
but with a possible loss of strength. The fixed cylinder pin also meant that the
barrel had to be removed to remove the cylinder, unlike the Model 1858, which
only required removal of the cylinder retaining pin.