1872 OPEN TOP EARLY MODEL - bbl.5½''

1872 OPEN TOP EARLY MODEL

The 1872 Colt Open Top Revolvers were produced simultanneously with the Richards and Richards-Mason Conversion. Between February 1872 until June 1873 a total of 7 000 pieces were produced. This Colt revolver is not a conversion but was produced for metallic cartridfges: the barrel cylinder and frame were made intentionally whereas parts such as the grip assembly and the internal components were adapted from the Navy `51 and the Army `60. Production stopped abruptly when the Single Action was introduced.

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The 1872 Colt Open Top Revolvers were produced simultanneously with the Richards and Richards-Mason Conversion. Between February 1872 until June 1873 a total of 7 000 pieces were produced. This Colt revolver is not a conversion but was produced for metallic cartridfges: the barrel cylinder and frame were made intentionally whereas parts such as the grip assembly and the internal components were adapted from the Navy `51 and the Army `60. Production stopped abruptly when the Single Action was introduced.


FinishesTechnicalParts and Schematics
000: STANDARD
A00: OLD WEST ANTIQUE PATINA FINISH REV.
C00: CHARCOAL BLUE FINISH
W00: WHITE FINISH FOR REV.
N00: NICKEL PLATING FOR REV.
Caliber: .38SP – .38Colt – .44Colt – .44SP – .45LC -.45Scho
Length of Barrel: 4 ¾” – 5 ½” –  7½”
Overall Length: 13.30″ (BBl 5 ½”)
Weight: 2.51 lbs (BBl 5 ½”)
Barrel: Forged steel
Frame: Forged steel and color case
Twist: Right
Triggerguard: Steel
Grip: One piece walnut
Cylinder: 6
Barrel Shape: Round Tapered



Item Model Barrel Length cal.
0905 OPEN TOP REV.5.1/2″.44COLT CAT11113 EARLY MODEL 5.1/2” 44 COLT




0907 OPEN TOP REV.5.1/2″.45SCHOF.CT11114 EARLY MODEL 5.1/2” 45S.& W.




0908 OPEN TOP REV.5.1/2″.38SPEC.CAT11115 EARLY MODEL 5.1/2” 38 SPEC.




0909 OPEN TOP REV. 5.1/2″.38LC CAT11112 EARLY MODEL 5.1/2” 38LC




0910 OPEN TOP REV.7.1/2″.44SPEC.CAT11589 LATE MODEL 7.1/2” 44SPEC.




0911 OPEN TOP REV.5.1/2″.44SPEC.CAT11588 EARLY MODEL 5.1/2” 44SPEC.




0912 OPEN TOP REV.7.1/2″.44COLT CAT11098 EARLY MODEL 7.1/2” 44 COLT




0913 OPEN TOP REV.7.1/2″.44SPEC.CAT11589 EARLY MODEL 7.1/2” 44SPEC.




0914 OPEN TOP REV.7.1/2″.38SPEC.CAT11100 EARLY MODEL 7.1/2” 38 SPEC.




0917 OPEN TOP REV.5.1/2″.45COLT CAT12666 EARLY MODEL 5.1/2” 45LC




0921 OPEN TOP REV.7.1/2″.45SCHOF.CT11099 EARLY MODEL 7.1/2” 45S.& W.




0922 OPEN TOP REV.7.1/2″.45COLT CAT12309 EARLY MODEL 7.1/2” 45LC




0923 OPEN TOP REV.7.1/2″.38L.C. CAT11096 EARLY MODEL 7.1/2” 38LC




9000 OPEN TOP REV.4.3/4″.44COLT CAT13731 EARLY MODEL 4.3/4” 44 COLT




9001 OPEN TOP REV.4.3/4″.38LC CAT 13729 EARLY MODEL 4.3/4” 38LC




9002 OPEN TOP REV.4.3/4″.45COLT CAT13733 EARLY MODEL 4.3/4” 45LC




9003 OPEN TOP REV.4.3/4″.44SPEC.CAT13732 EARLY MODEL 4.3/4” 44SPEC.




9004 OPEN TOP REV.4,3/4″.38SPEC.CAT13730 EARLY MODEL 4.3/4” 38 SPEC.




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