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Colt 1860 Army Long Cylinder conversion

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Colt 1860 Army Long Cylinder conversion  Guns > Pistols > Colt Percussion Revolver - Pre-1899
Description: Colt 1860 Army "Long Cylinder" 44 Rim Fire Conversion.  Three screw "cut for stock" frame.  This is a controversial conversion that has been attributed to the Colt factory by R .L. Wilson in his Book of the Colt Revolver but more likely, was done by an independent gunsmith.   The May 1979 Gun Report has a detailed article by D. Keith Kasonis on this conversion.  Standard 8 inch barrel retains the original loading lever.  Right recoil shield has been grooved for a cartridge.  Gun was reblued when converted, most of which remains.  The cylinder has turned plum brown.  It doesn't show much use.  Colt serial numbers match except for the new cylinder and wedge which don't have a serial number .  Frame,  backstrap, trigger guard, barrel and cylinder have the number 36 which is an assembly number.   There is no "Colt's Patent" stamp on the frame and it doesn't look as though there ever was one.  There are very few examples of this conversion known.  A copy of the Gun Report article goes with the gun.  E Mail me for addditional pictures.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: .45 (other/Cap & Ball)
Location: NY

Trades Accepted: No

Shipping Notes: See Description

Item #: 976979660
Seller Since: Aug. 2000
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Massaqpequa
State: NY

Shipping: $35.00
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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