This is a very attractive altered 1860 Army. It retains about 40-50% of it’s original factory blue and 30-35% of it’s case colors. The pistol was altered to a Belly gun in it’s period of use . The barrel is now 3″ and was able to still incorperate it’s original front sight when altered. This was a very professional alteration with a barrel crowning that could be the work of Colt . The cylinder scene is 90-95% visible under a great blue-brown patina. All the serial numbers match with the exception of the unmumbered wedge. The action is crisp and locks up tight. A really great looking Western pistol.
This neat pistol will come with a picture of Wells Fargo Chief of Detectives James Hume’s 1860 Colt “Belly Gun” which is identical to this pistol with the exception of his didn’t have a front sight.