Denix Replica American Civil War Army Revolver, Manufactured by S. Colt, USA (1860)
Dual Tone Black and Brass Finish
This revolver Army Model 1860 was a muzzle-loaded cap & ball .44-caliber single-action revolver used during the American Civil War. The Colt 1860 was used as a side arm by the US Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery Troops, Naval Forces, Confederate States, and Native Americans. It was popular during the American Civil War, The American Indian Wars, and the Boshin War. It was manufactured during the American Civil War by Colt’s Manufacturing Company.
The Colt Revolver 1860 Army uses the same size frame as the .36 caliber 1851 Navy revolver. The frame is relieved to allow the use of a rebated cylinder that enables the Army to be chambered in .44 caliber. Also, the barrel on the 1860 Army has a forcing cone that is visibly shorter than that of the 1851 Navy, allowing the Army revolver to have a longer cylinder. A major distinguishing feature introduced with the 1860 revolver was the "creeping" loading lever. This arrangement employs a cam interface between lever and barrel and ideally, prevents the lever from dropping and tying up the revolver if it should recoil loose from the barrel catch during firing.
More than 200,000 were manufactured from 1860 through 1873, which 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 revolver .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 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.
The Colt 1860 cost approximately $20 per revolver. This was rather expensive during the 1860s, both for the United States Army and private citizens. Colt had been criticized for this high price, and by 1865 the revolver was reduced to $14.50.
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Features & Details
• Non-firing Replica based on the original
• Simulated mechanism for charge and firing
• Pull the hammer back to cock the pistol
• Pull the trigger to fire the hammer
• Loading Lever to break open & reload
• Barrel Length: 8”
• Overall Length: 37 cm
• Weight: 1120g
• Material: Dual Tone Black and Brass Finish
• Handle Material: Wood Grip
• Fires Denix Caps
The Colt Revolver 1860 Army and its variants including the Richards conversions, can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime and are used by the following Actors and Characters. RC denotes ‘Richards Conversions’ and RMC denotes ‘Richards-Mason Conversion’. *:
• Gone with the Wind, Vivian Leigh (Scarlett O’Hara), 1939
• Vera Cruz, Cesar Romero (Marquis Henri de Labordere), 1954-RC
• Major Dundee, Charlton Heston (Major Amos Charles Dundee), 1965-RC
• The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Bounty Hunter (Actor Unknown), 1967
• Breakheart Pass, Charles Bronson (John Deakin), 1975
• The Outlaw Josey Wales, Clint Eastwood (Josey Wales), 1976-RC
• Gettysburg, Jeff Daniels (Colonel Joshua Chamberlain), 1994
• Wild Wild West, Will Smith (Capt. James West), 1999
• Cowboys & Aliens, Daniel Craig (Jake Lonergan), 2011-RMC
• Free State of Jones, Matthew McConaughey (Newton Knight), 2016
• John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Keanu Reeves (John Wick), Used an actual Denix Replica, 2019
• North and South: Book II, Patrick Swayze (Gen. Orry Main), 1986
• North and South: Book II, Forest Whitaker (Cuffey), 1986
• Black Fox, Christopher Reeve (Alan Johnson), 1995
• Lonesome Dove, Rick Schroder (Newt Dobbs), 1989
• Lonesome Dove, Timothy Scott (Pea Eye Parker), 1989-RMC
• Star Trek Voyager, Various Characters, “The Q and the Grey” (S03E11), 1996-RMC
• The Man in the High Castle, Louis Ozawa Changchien (Louis Ozawa), 2015
• Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dominic Rains (Kasius), (Stainless Finish), “Past Life” (S05E10), 2018,
• Civil War: A Nation Divided, 2006
• Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai, 2011
• Rango, Abigail Breslin (Priscilla), Akimbo, 2011
• Rango, Lew Temple (Furgus), Akimbo, 2011
*Not a complete list.
Available in two finishes: Gun Metal Finish 1107/G, and Dual Tone Black and Brass finish 1007/L