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1860 Richards-Mason .45 Colt, 8 in. - In 1871, Colt employee Charles Richards was awarded a patent for converting Colt percussion models to breech loading cartridge revolvers. The Richards cartridge conversion was an instant success. On July 2, 1872, William Mason, another Colt employee, was awarded a patent for an improvement to the Richards model. As percussion parts ran short, the 1860 Richards-Mason barrel was changed from the profile of the earlier percussion model, to the sleek…

1860 Richards-Mason .45 Colt, 8 in. - In 1871, Colt employee Charles Richards was awarded a patent for converting Colt percussion models to breech loading cartridge revolvers. The Richards cartridge conversion was an instant success. On July 2, 1872, William Mason, another Colt employee, was awarded a patent for an improvement to the Richards model. As percussion parts ran short, the 1860 Richards-Mason barrel was changed from the profile of the earlier percussion model, to the sleek…

Colt 1851 Augusta  Extremely Rare Documented Confederate Augusta Machine Works Percussion Twelve-Notch Style Revolver  Known as the Revolver of Colt Model 1851 Navy type, these rare Confederate revolvers were manufactured circa 1861 to 1864 with a total production of only about 100 and only a few are known today. These revolvers were very well made and (like most Confederate revolvers) are almost identical in appearance to the Colt Model 1851 Navy revolvers. Among the revolvers made in the…

Colt 1851 Augusta Extremely Rare Documented Confederate Augusta Machine Works Percussion Twelve-Notch Style Revolver Known as the Revolver of Colt Model 1851 Navy type, these rare Confederate revolvers were manufactured circa 1861 to 1864 with a total production of only about 100 and only a few are known today. These revolvers were very well made and (like most Confederate revolvers) are almost identical in appearance to the Colt Model 1851 Navy revolvers. Among the revolvers made in the…

Colt Dragoon, 3rd Model Revolver .44 caliber, 7 ½ inch part-round barrel, 1-piece walnut grips, circa 1860.

Colt Dragoon, 3rd Model Revolver .44 caliber, 7 ½ inch part-round barrel, 1-piece walnut grips, circa 1860.

Colt Thuer – This conversion is acknowledged as Colt’s first metallic cartridge revolver, produced from 1869-72, long before the Single Action Army appeared. One unique feature was the ability to shift back to using a percussion cylinder, which probably came in handy if a user were to run out of metallic cartridges, but still could obtain percussion caps, powder and ball. This M1860 “Army” revolver with the Thuer conversion cylinder in place also bears some well-aged ivory grip panels.

Colt Thuer – This conversion is acknowledged as Colt’s first metallic cartridge revolver, produced from 1869-72, long before the Single Action Army appeared. One unique feature was the ability to shift back to using a percussion cylinder, which probably came in handy if a user were to run out of metallic cartridges, but still could obtain percussion caps, powder and ball. This M1860 “Army” revolver with the Thuer conversion cylinder in place also bears some well-aged ivory grip panels.

Colt Model 1860 Army "Belly Gun" Percussion Revolver

Colt Model 1860 Army "Belly Gun" Percussion Revolver

Lucius W. Pond Front Loading Revolver- This revolver is loaded by removable steel chambers from the cylinder and packing them individually. The odd mechanics of this pistol can be explained by Pond’s efforts to avoid patent infringement on Rollin White’s cylinder patent held by Smith and Wesson. The Pond Separate Chambers Revolver was produced during the years, circa 1860–1873. The design was not very practical and phased out to the superior revolver models of Smith, Remington, and Colt.

Lucius W. Pond Front Loading Revolver- This revolver is loaded by removable steel chambers from the cylinder and packing them individually. The odd mechanics of this pistol can be explained by Pond’s efforts to avoid patent infringement on Rollin White’s cylinder patent held by Smith and Wesson. The Pond Separate Chambers Revolver was produced during the years, circa 1860–1873. The design was not very practical and phased out to the superior revolver models of Smith, Remington, and Colt.

Engraved Colt Navy revolver - ‘Tis the season to show off a snubby Colt! Our diminutive Colt Model 1851 .36 caliber revolver has a certainly short barrel, but more than makes up for it with its ivory grip panels and engraving. The Colt Factory, in both percussion and cartridge days would provide any custom barrel length on handguns if requested, but long or short, we’re betting the engraving on this fine six-shooter cost more than that option.

Engraved Colt Navy revolver - ‘Tis the season to show off a snubby Colt! Our diminutive Colt Model 1851 .36 caliber revolver has a certainly short barrel, but more than makes up for it with its ivory grip panels and engraving. The Colt Factory, in both percussion and cartridge days would provide any custom barrel length on handguns if requested, but long or short, we’re betting the engraving on this fine six-shooter cost more than that option.

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