Fully 127156 of the 1860 Army model were sold to the U.S. government during the Civil War making it the major revolver in use by the Union forces during our nation's bloodiest conflict. Produced from 1860-1873 the.44 caliber sixgun was produced in both military and civilian models however the military version with its 4-screw frame and cutout recoil shield to allow fitting an attachable shoulder stock accounted for over half of the entire production of 1860s. Combining much of the power of the earlier dragoons but boasting improved ballistics better balance and a lighter two-pound 11-ounce weight as opposed to the dragoon's 4-plus pound weight. The 1860's streamlined styling of rounded contours 8-inch round barrel represented a distinct departure from the squared-edge profiles of Colt's earlier models and the older model's hinged loading lever was replaced with the improved so-called creeping (rack and pinion-style) lever. After the Civil War the 1860 went on to serve for several years on the frontier until replaced by metallic cartridge revolvers. Cimarron offers a detail perfect replica of the early 1860 military models with the brass back strap and trigger guard Standard Blue Charcoal Blue or Cimarron's Original Finish. The 1860 model was one of the all-time favorites of the mid-19th century!
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