This 1860 Colt is an early 4 screw frame in the 25,000 range with all matching numbers and cut for a shoulder stock. Standard 8" round barrel, .44 Caliber percussion with 6 shot cylinder. This one was made right at the very beginning of 1862 for the US Gov't with 3 1/2 years of war ahead. These early 1860's really saw some hard use so its not often we find them with original finish or even cylinder scene remaining. While this particular example saw use, its in remarkable condition considering the circumstance. Not only does it have great cylinder scene but the frame still shows 60% original case colors. Hammer also shows 40% case colors. The finish on the barrel, cylinder, and backstrap have worn to a light grey patina. Barrel is clearly marked "-ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-" Left side of frame marked "COLT'S PATENT". The cylinder scene is a good strong 75-80% with the remainder obscured by a patch of lightly peppered corrosion...probably where the outside of the cylinder rested against a wet leather holster. The grips are in fine condition with perfect wood to metal fit and not under-sized. The bottom of the left grip has its original US military inspector's cartouche...a little hard to see due to grain of the wood. Butt is marked with a letter "B" from a sub-inspector. Various other parts also show sub-inspector stamps. Screws are in good serviceable condition with exception of the wedge screw which has seen better days. A few of the screws still have original fire blue intact. Very good mechanics to the action. Cylinder safety pins are present but mashed. Very good bore with strong rifling that's still somewhat bright along with some light scattered pits. An outstanding example of 4 Screw Colt Army!