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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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