This is a great looking .44 caliber Civil War army model revolver from the famous Colt Firearms Company. You can still read the maker's mark of "ADDRESS SAMl COLT NEW-YORK ' U.S. AMERICA" across the top of the full-length 8 inch barrel. The gun has matching serial numbers of 27,913 including the wedge. With the serial number of 27,913 we know that this gun would have been made in the earlier part of 1862 during the heart of the Civil War. The action works crisply on all positions. The barrel and cylinder retains traces the blue from the factory in the protected areas with the rest of the metal having the very pretty plum patina. On the left hand side of the frame it has the clear "COLTS PATENT" mark still visible. You can still see most of the original cylinder scene engraving. Most of the time the scene engraving is missing which makes this one that much more special. You can even read the engagement date above the battle scene. This scene depicts the battle between the Texas Navy and the Mexican Navy. The gun has the original set of original 1-piece walnut grips with a pleasing look. On the left side of the grip you can still see the inspector cartouche. This is the stamp that let us know that this gun was approved and used by Civil War soldiers. This is a great looking and complete Civil War production 1860 model .44 caliber Colt revolver that is a good bit better than most of the ones that you encounter these days.