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   LOT 1322
Desirable and Rare Colt Model 1860 Army Thuer Cartridge Conversion Revolver - Serial no. 176718, 44 CF cal., 8 inch
round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut grips. This model was manufactured in 1869-72, with total production around 5,000.
The Thuer conversions were the first Colt revolvers to utilize a metallic cartridge and are scarce and historically significant firearms. The Thuer
conversion ring has a script “E” that denotes the eject position. The right side of the barrel lug is machined to permit front loading of the cartridge
and the loading lever rammer is threaded on the internal face, both Thuer features. The cylinder has been modified to accommodate the
conversion ring. The conversion ring has the distinctive knurled turning knob, rebounding firing pin, and ejection mechanism. The cylinder is roll-
engraved with the Texas Navy battle scene, and it has the one-line New York barrel address. Full and partial matching serial number “37307” marked on
the barrel, frame, trigger guard, butt, cylinder, cylinder pin and handwritten in black ink inside the grip mortise. Unnumbered wedge. Matching assembly number “20” marked on the cylinder and Thuer conversion ring.
CONDITION: Very good with a charming patina characteristic of light frontier use, retains 20% original blue finish, traces of original case colors in protected areas, with smooth gray patina and scattered mild freckling on the balance of the iron surfaces, a few patches of light pitting, attractive golden aged patina on the brass, and defined markings and edges in the metal overall. The grip is also very good, with mild edge wear, some surface crazing, scattered dings and dents, and a small chipped section in the front right corner. Mechanically excellent. This desirable Colt Thuer Conversion Model 1860 Army revolver would make a fine addition to any American West or Colt firearms collection! Estimate: 5,500 - 8,500
between the Richards and the Richards-Mason models. The distinguishing features of this model are the Richards-Mason breechplate
and the firing pin riveted to the hammer. This revolver is serial numbered 3157, with a 1 underneath. The top of the barrel is marked “-ADDRESS COL SAML
COLT NEW - YORK U.S.AMERICA-”, the two line July 1871 and 1872 patent dates are marked on the left side of the frame, and the naval engagement scene is roll
engraved on the cylinder. All visible serial numbers match. Complete with a period brown leather holster.
CONDITION: Very fine. The revolver retains 75% of the original nickel finish with flaking on the muzzle, barrel lug, frame and front of the cylinder. The cylinder scene
remains strong, and all markings are clear. The grip is fine with much of the original varnish remaining, a small notch cut into the left side lower edge, a few minor dings on
the bottom right side and overall scattered chipping of the varnish. Mechanically fine. The holster is very good with heavy wear, a tear at the top of the holster and tight resewn stitching. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
 LOT 1323
Very Fine Colt Richards Model 1861 Conversion Revolver with
Slim Jim Holster - Serial no. 3157, 38 Colt
CF cal., 7 1/2 inch round bbl., nickel finish, walnut grips. Known as the Second Model Richards, this was the transition

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