M1860 Army Percussion Revolver
Civil War Era Pistol Knife
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This uniquely designed Civil War commemorative gun knife has an overall length of 16 1/2 inches and features a stainless steel blade with an intricately detailed metal pistol styled handle. This attractive collectable gun knife comes complete with a custom wooden display plaque.
Stainless Steel Blade
Display Plaque Included
16 1/2 Inch Overall Length
This is not a licensed Colt product, only a replica of a historical model manufactured by Colt.
This is not a working firearm
History of the Colt Army Model 1860
The Colt Army Model 1860 is a muzzle-loaded cap & ball .44-caliber revolver used during the American Civil War, made by Colt's Manufacturing Company. It was used as a side arm by both the Union and Confederate Army by cavalry, infantry, artillery troops, and naval forces. More than 200,000 were manufactured from 1860 through 1873. Colt's biggest customer was the US Government with over 127,000 units being purchased and issued to the troops. The weapon was a single-action, six-shot weapon accurate up to 75 to 100 yards, where the fixed sights were typically set when manufactured. The rear sight was a notch in the hammer, clearly visible only when the revolver was cocked. The Colt .44-caliber “Army" Model was one of the most widely-used revolvers of the Civil War. It had a six-shot, rotating cylinder, and fired a 0.454-inch-diameter (11.5 mm) round lead ball, or a conical projectile, that was propelled by a 30 grain charge of black powder ignited by a copper percussion cap that contained a volatile charge of fulminate of mercury (a substance that explodes upon impact). The percussion cap, when struck by the hammer, ignited the powder charge. When fired, balls had a muzzle velocity of about 900 feet per second.