Regarded as Colt’s perfection of the cap & ball revolver, the 1860 Army was designed around the lightweight frame of the 1851 Navy, but chambered for the more powerful .44-caliber ball. The first models featured fluted cylinders, while later models incorporated a belted cylinder for greater strength. Another improvement was the improved “creeping” loading lever that increased leverage and provided for easier loading. Over 129,000 were issued to Union troops during the Civil War, and the 1860 Army is still considered perhaps the ultimate combat handgun of the percussion era.
Technical Specifications: Ships direct to you, no federal firearms dealer required Caliber: .44 Barrel Length: 8 Inches No. of Grooves: 7 Twist: Left Total Length: 13.8 Inches Weight: 2.6 lbs Cylinder: 6 Shot, Engraved of Fluted Grip: One-piece Walnut Finish: Frame- case hardened, Barrel- blued, Backstrap- blued, Trigger Guard- brass 340400 – 1860 Army 8″ – MSRP $260
340410 – 1860 Army Fluted 8″ – MSRP $260
340480 – 1860 Army Brass 8″ – MSRP $260