Colt 2nd-Gen. 1860 Army, 44 Cal., ~$650 (Grade: A)
Considered by some to be the most graceful of the early Colts, the 1860 Army made a great name for itself in the Civil War. More powerful than the 1851 Navy, the Army fired a heavier ball at nearly the same speed. Blackpowder ballistics at that time may well have exceeded our test results because some of the early powders were far superior to what’s generally available today. How about those grips!
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