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

z Sold - The REAL 2nd Generation COLT

RJT#4422 -


Collectors consider this a direct-line descendant from the original Civil War era .44 caliber, 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 starting to show some of the blue turning to a plum brown. You do have to look close to see it though. The bore is BRIGHT AND SHINY. The action is positive and it locks up tight.  This gun is serial number (1607). This is the MILITARY MODEL.  Around the cylinder stop bolt notches there are some light scratches as if someone was trying to clean the notches out. The cylinder has the propitiatory cylinder scene as found on some of the early Centaur variations. The  frame, hammer and loading leaver are color case hardened. 

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