Colt Model 1860 (Unfinished Steel, Wood Grips)


Type: Revolver

Nations: United States, Confederate States, Native Americans

Branch: Armed Forces

Time Period: 1860- late 1800’s

Conflicts: American Civil War, American Indian Wars

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Caliber: .44 cap and ball

Facts: The Colt Model 1860 was the most used revolver during the American Civil War and was used by both sides of the conflict. It uses a rotating cylinder that can contain 6 rounds of .44 cap and ball and fired from an eight inch barrel. It remained a popular revolver handgun until the late 1800’s.