1860 RICHARDS ARMY bbl. 8″

1860 RICHARDS ARMY

In 1871, an employee from Colt by the name of Charles Richards was awarded a patent for converting Colt percussion models to breech loading cartridge revolvers. The Richards cartridge conversion was an instant success. On July 2nd, 1872, William Mason, another employee from Colt, was awarded a patent for an improvement to the Richards model. As percussion parts ran short, the 1860 Richards-Mason barrel was changed from the profile of the earlier percussion model, to the sleek profile found on the 1871-72 Open Top. The 1858 New Army improved conversion was introduced by Remington in circa 1873 with special factory installed two piece cylinder, leaving the loading lever and adding an ejector.

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In 1871, an employee from Colt by the name of Charles Richards was awarded a patent for converting Colt percussion models to breech loading cartridge revolvers. The Richards cartridge conversion was an instant success. On July 2nd, 1872, William Mason, another employee from Colt, was awarded a patent for an improvement to the Richards model. As percussion parts ran short, the 1860 Richards-Mason barrel was changed from the profile of the earlier percussion model, to the sleek profile found on the 1871-72 Open Top. The 1858 New Army improved conversion was introduced by Remington in circa 1873 with special factory installed two piece cylinder, leaving the loading lever and adding an ejector.


FinishesTechnicalParts and Schematics
000: STANDARD
A00: OLD WEST ANTIQUE PATINA FINISH REV.
B02: COIN FINISH HARDENING
C00: CHARCOAL BLUE FINISH
G08: HAND RUBBED OIL ON SELECTED WOOD
W00: WHITE FINISH FOR REV.
G23: “TIFFANY” GRIP
G24: “TIFFANY” SOLID SILVER GRIP
N00: NICKEL PLATING FOR REV.
Caliber: .38SP. – .44Colt – .44SP. – .45LC
Length of Barrel: 8″
Overall Length: 13.78″
Weight: 2.75 lbs
Barrel: Forged steel
Frame: Forged steel and color case
Cylinder: Engraved
Triggerguard: Steel
Grip: One piece walnut
Cylinder: 6
Barrel Shape: Round Tapered



Item Model Barrel Length cal.
9065 RICHARDS REV. 5.1/2″.38LC CAT.12662 5.1/2” 38LC


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0925001 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9065003 1 BARREL .38 5.1/2″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 0927005 1 CYLINDER .38LC.
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0925492 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9064 RICHARDS R. 5.1/2″.44SPEC.CAT.11588 5.1/2” 44SPEC.


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0930001 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9060003 1 BARREL .44 5.1/2″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 0930005 1 CYLINDER .44
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9063 RICHARDS R. 5.1/2″.38SPEC.CAT.12663 5.1/2” 38 SPEC.


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0925001 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9065003 1 BARREL .38 5.1/2″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 0925005 1 CYLINDER .38SP.
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0925492 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9062 RICHARDS R. 5.1/2″.45COLT CAT.12666 5.1/2” 45LC


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0930001 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9062003 1 BARREL .45 5.1/2″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 9031005 1 CYLINDER .45LC
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9061 RICHARDS R. 5.1/2″.45SCH.CAT.12665 5.1/2” 45S.& W.


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0930001 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9062003 1 BARREL .45 5.1/2″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 0932005 1 CYLINDER .45SCHOF.
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9060 RICHARDS R. 5.1/2″.44COLT CAT.12664 5.1/2” 44 COLT


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0930001 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9060003 1 BARREL .44 5.1/2″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 0930005 1 CYLINDER .44
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9054 RICHARDS REV. 8″ .38SPEC.CAT.15344 8” 38 SPEC.


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0925001 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9054003 1 BARREL .38 8″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 0925005 1 CYLINDER .38SP.
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0925492 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9053 RICHARDS REV. 8″ .44SPEC.CAT.15345 8” 44SPEC.


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0930001 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9050003 1 BARREL .44 8″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 0930005 1 CYLINDER .44
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9052 RICHARDS REV. 8″ .45COLT CAT.15346 8” 45LC


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0930001 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9052003 1 BARREL .45 8″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 9031005 1 CYLINDER .45LC
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9051 RICHARDS REV. 8″.45SCHOF.CAT.12595 8” 45S.& W.


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0930001 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9052003 1 BARREL .45 8″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 0932005 1 CYLINDER .45SCHOF.
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY



9050 RICHARDS REV. 8″ .44COLT CAT.12596 8” 44 COLT


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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0930001 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9050003 1 BARREL .44 8″
4 0900004 1 WEDGE
5 0930005 1 CYLINDER .44
7 A0925007 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAND ASSEMBLY
8 0047008 1 STEEL CIVIL BACKSTRAP
10 0000010 1 TRIGGER
11 0040011 1 GRIP
12 0900012 1 BOLT
15 0900015 1 SIGHT
19 0000019 1 TRIGGER BOLT SPRING
20 0400020 1 MAINSPRING
26 0360026 1 STEEL TRIGGERGUARD
28 0070028 1 CYLINDER LOCK PIN
31 0070031 1 FRONT TRIGGERGUARD SCREW
32 0000032 4 REAR BACKSTRAP SCREW
33 0900033 2 WEDGE SCREW
35 0000035 1 SCREW
36 0000036 1 MAIN SPRING SCREW
37 0000037 1 HAMMER SCREW
38 0000038 1 TRIGGER SCREW
40 0000040 1 BOLT SCREW
135 9050135 1 EJECTOR SPRING
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 9050143 1 EJECTOR TUBE
144 9050144 1 EJECTOR TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
219 A9050219 1 RICHARDS-ARMY EJECTOR 8″ ASSEMBLY
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY



  • 1860 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY - bbl.5½''

    1860 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY

  • 1872 OPEN TOP EARLY MODEL - bbl.5½''

    1872 OPEN TOP EARLY MODEL

  • 1858 NEW IMPROVED ARMY CONVERSION BBL 8”

    1858 NEW IMPROVED ARMY

  • 1873 CATTLEMAN CARBINE NEW MODEL BBL. 18″

    1873 CATTLEMAN CARBINE NEW MODEL

  • 1848 WHITNEYVILLE DRAGOON

    1848 DRAGOON WHITNEYVILLE

  • 1848 3RD MODEL DRAGOON

    1848 DRAGOON 3rd

  • 1862 POCKET - bbl. 5½''

    1862 POCKET

  • 1862 POLICE bbl.5 ½″

    1862 POLICE

  • 1851 NAVY BBL. 7 ½″

    1851 NAVY

  • 1861 NAVY bbl. 7 ½″

    1861 NAVY