Civil War Colt Revolvers in this condition are getting almost impossible to find. I've been writing similar statements about the Antique Colt Army for years, and now the end is near. They're just not coming out of the woods like they used to. Brown guns are still available, but really nice ones with original finish are few and far between. This is a very fine to near excellent example of the Colt Army Revolver that was primarily issued to Union Cavalry during the Civil War. It is recognized as the most popular Civil War Pistol among collectors. This example retains 70 - 75% original military barrel blue and generous traces on its cylinder mixing with untouched patina. This is really smooth finish as well with no roughness or pitting at all. It has a medium depth, near perfect cylinder scene. The frame, lever and hammer show 90% slightly aged case colors mixing and blending with patina with flashes of vividness. The grips are excellent with near perfect cartouches. Fully sub-inspected as issued to Troopers, the markings, edges and action on this gun are all excellent. A great Civil War Revolver and worthy of a fine collection, personal or private.