This is a fine condition Richards Conversion Colt 1860 Army Revolver. It's a very pleasant gun showing 35 - 40% original blue on the barrel (mostly on the lug and barrel bottom) mixing with an untouched blue-brown patina. It also shows about 80% blue mixing with plumb brown on the rebated portion of its cylinder, which shows a nice cylinder scene of 80%+ under a light gray-brown patina. The frame and hammer show about 20% fading case colors and the grips are nice and full. The gun has all matching serial numbers and the markings, edges and action are nice and crisp. These were the second cartridge guns of large caliber offered by Colt. Manufactured from 1871 - 1878, they were more practical than the less reliable Thuer Conversion (the first cartridge Army), were heavily used on the western frontier and are regarded as the predecessors to the famed Colt Single Action. They are seldom found with a high amount of original blue finish. This is a very acceptable example at a very reasonable price.