z Sold ~ The REAL 2nd Generation COLT
z Sold ~ The REAL 2nd Generation COLT
The REAL 2nd Generation COLT - Click to Enlarge

z Sold ~ The REAL 2nd Generation COLT

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Collectors consider this direct-line descendant from the original Civil War era 1860 Colt. They feel these are more authentic than the 2nd and 3rd generation Colts, finished by Colt. In 1853 Samuel Colt traveled overseas and licensed Belgian gun manufacturers to produce his revolvers. Then one hundred years later, these companies regrouped and began producing this six shooter with modern steel. The new pistols were marketed as 1960 New Model Army and were stamped Made in Belgium. At that time the upcoming centennial of the American Civil War,  and no reproductions for reenactors all pointed to an obvious need. There to answer that need were two important ingredients, original Colt equipment waiting silently in Belgium for nearly a century and a young man by the name of William B. Edwards. Edwards was one of the principals of Centennial Arms Corp. of Chicago. Edwards realized there was a ready market for a second issue of the Colt Army. Edwards entrusted Fabriques de Armes Unies de Li_ge in Belgium with the production of the New Army.
 This 1860/1960 NEW MODEL ARMY is mechanically perfect, the finish is in EXCELLENT CONDITION . The bore is BRIGHT AND SHINY. The action positive and locks up tight and appears to have never bend fired.  This gun is serial number (C655). The (C) stands for CIVILIAN MODEL. The back strap and trigger guard are completely TARNISHED SILVER PLATE if fact when I first saw it I thought is had a blued back strap and trigger guard. I will leave that for you to polish up if you wish. The  frame, hammer, and loading leaver are color case hardened.

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