Cavalry model with shoulder stock. The real 2nd Generation 1860 Army COLT
Cavalry model with shoulder stock. The real 2nd Generation 1860 Army COLT
Cavalry model with shoulder stock. The real 2nd Generation 1860 Army COLT

Cavalry model with shoulder stock. The real 2nd Generation 1860 Army COLT

RJT#6460 -
$1,695.00

Description


Some Collectors consider this a direct-line descendant from the original Civil War era .44 caliber, 1860 Colt. They feel these are more entitled to be know as the "2nd Generation." because this was the 1st production of the 1860 Colt Army since the originals used in the Civil War.
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. Others have copied and followed since then including the so called 2nd and 3rd generation percussion 1860 Army. The new revolvers were marketed as 1960 New Model Army and were stamped Made in Belgium on the butt of the revolver. At that time of the upcoming centennial of the American Civil War,  and no safe usable arm was available for reenactors. That 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, with the production of the 1860 dubbed the
1960 NEW MODEL ARMY.
 This (1860)1960 NEW MODEL ARMY is MECHANICALLY EXCELLENT. It is mint UNFIRED. The bore is BRIGHT AND SHINY. The action is the most positive I have ever encountered and it locks up tight. It features the desirable full fluted cylinder. This gun is serial number (F 714) and so marked on the barrel lug, frame and trigger guard. The manufactures used the (F)  to indicate that it is a Cavalry Model.  The frame, loading lever and hammer are color case hardened. I believe this gun has never been fired. It shows marks such as the CENTAUR figure on the left side of the frame, made in Belgium on the butt, and on the top of the barrel  “1960 NEW MODEL ARMY” CENTENNIAL  trade mark CHICAGO  USA.  Though Belgium 1960 Colts are hard to find it is  even more difficult to find a made in Belgium stock to mount on the 1960. The "MADE IN BELGIUM' is marked on mounting below the butt of the revolver.    

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