COLT M1860 .44 CAL 4 SCREW ARMY REVOLVER ID'D TO MELVIN IRVINE 114TH COLORED TROOPS LOADED POULIN AUCTION
Original Civil War Colt M1860 4-Screw Army Revolver with ID to Melvin Irvine and still loaded with 5 rounds. Recently sold at the Poulin Auction in Fairfield, ME. Museum Quality with a beautiful patina and early war production. Carved in the bottom of the grips is "Melvin Irvine" . There is only one soldier listed in the Union Army with the last name Irvine and first Initial M. Database lists his name as Marvine. Irvine enlisted in June 1864 at Camp Nelson Kentucky into the 114th Colored Troops as a Private. The Walnut grips are in great shape and fit the gun perfect. Has an Inspector cartouche on the left grip. All matching serial numbers except for the wedge which is an unmarked Colt original. Full length barrel has the New York Barrel Address and has its front sight intact. The bore has nice crisp rifling. Lots of holster wear on the right side end of the barrel. Has really good working action. Loading lever moves freely and secures tight. An amazing relic worthy of a museum and will look amazing in any collection. Please see all photos. Call or write for more information.