1860 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY - bbl.5½''

1860 RICHARDS-MASON 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.
The combination of the design patented by Richards and the cartridge system patented by Mason is kwon as the Richards-Mason conversion. The characteristics that identify this model are: the rear ring without sight and with a cleft to allow the hammer to hit the cartridge and the special barrel made for the Richards-Mason project. (Trademark owned by Cimarron Firearms)

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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.
The combination of the design patented by Richards and the cartridge system patented by Mason is kwon as the Richards-Mason conversion. The characteristics that identify this model are: the rear ring without sight and with a cleft to allow the hammer to hit the cartridge and the special barrel made for the Richards-Mason project. (Trademark owned by Cimarron Firearms)


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. – .38Colt – .44Colt – .44SP. – .45LC
Length of Barrel: 4¾” – 5½” – 8″
Overall Length: bbl.8″ 11.18″
Weight: bbl.8″ 2.62 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.
0930 RICHARDS-MASON 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 0930003 1 BARREL .44COLT 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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



0931 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 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 0931003 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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



0932 RICHARDS-MASON 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 0932003 1 BARREL .45S&W 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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



0933 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 5.1/2″.45SCHOF. 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 0933003 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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



0934 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 4.3/4″.38SP. CAT.13735 4.3/4″ 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 0934003 1 BARREL .38 4.3/4″
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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0925492 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



0935 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 4.3/4″.38LC CAT.13734 4.3/4″ 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 0934003 1 BARREL .38 4.3/4″
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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0925492 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



0936 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 4.3/4″.44COLT CAT.13736 4.3/4″ 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 0936003 1 BARREL .44 4.3/4″
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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



0937 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 4.3/4″.45SCH. CAT.13738 4.3/4″ 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 0937003 1 BARREL .45 4.3/4″
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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



0938 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 4.3/4″.44SP. CAT.13737 4.3/4″ 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 0936003 1 BARREL .44 4.3/4″
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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



0939 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 5.1/2″.38SP. 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 0939003 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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
455 0040455 1 CONNECT.SCREW
492 A0925492 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



9030 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 8″ .38SPEC. CAT.15344 8” 38 SPEC.



N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0925001 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 9030003 1 BARREL .38SP. 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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
492 A0925492 1 RICHARDS-MASON NAVY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



9032 RICHARDS-MASON REV. 5.1/2″ 45COLT CAT.12666 5.1/2” 45LC



N. Code No. Q.ty Description
1 A0930001 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY FRAME ASSEMBLY
2 A0925002 1 RICHARDS-MASON HAMMER ASSEMBLY
3 0933003 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
136 0925136 1 GATE SPRING
143 A0900143 1 OPEN TOP EJECTOR ROD TUBE ASS.
144 0900144 1 EJECTOR ROD TUBE SCREW
145 0900145 1 GATE CATCH SCREW
492 A0930492 1 RICHARDS-MASON ARMY BREECH ASSEMBLY
675 0900675 1 GATE SCREW



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

    1872 OPEN TOP EARLY MODEL

  • 1858 NEW IMPROVED ARMY CONVERSION BBL 8”

    1858 NEW IMPROVED ARMY

  • 1947 WALKER

    1847 WALKER

  • 1848 2ND MODEL DRAGOON

    1848 DRAGOON 2nd

  • 1848 3RD MODEL DRAGOON

    1848 DRAGOON 3rd

  • 1849 POCKET - bbl.4″

    1849 POCKET

  • 1862 POLICE bbl.5 ½″

    1862 POLICE

  • 1851 NAVY BBL. 7 ½″

    1851 NAVY

  • 1860 ARMY BBL. 8″

    1860 ARMY

  • 1858 NEW IMPROVED ARMY bbl. 8”

    1858 IMPROVED NEW ARMY