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Colt 1860 Army Second Generation .44 Caliber, $600 (Oct 2001)

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Made for only four years, the 2nd Gen. Colt 1860 Army was last made in 1982. These are getting scarce now, and should be good long-term investments, if you can find one in good shape. Fit and finish were extremely well done throughout. Anyone would be proud of this revolver, but you don't need to spend so much to get a taste of history.

Colt 1860 Army Second Generation .44 Caliber, $600 (Oct 2001)

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During loading of both of Cabela's 1860 revolvers, the upcoming chamber would not permit the ball (arrow) to enter unless the chamber was almost direcly beneath the rammer. This was slow and clumsy. By contrast, the 2nd-Gen Colt let the ball start into the chamber with the cylinder in the position shown, which made for faster and easier loading.

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