Just picked up this 1860 signature box set


March 28, 2012, 11:33 PM
Just picked up this 1860 signature box set, never fired never cocked, came with all the goodies all the paper work and boxes. Have been looking at it at a local gun store for 2 months now and couldn't take it any more. I know colt dose not consider it a real colt, and I could have gotten a uberti much cheeper. I have all ready cut the plastic strap that was holding the hammer down so you you cant cock it, Kinda fill like I took the muzzle off a pined up dragon and this sunday I am going to take it out to the desert and let it breath smoke and fire, and let it be a gun. It was 650.00 which I didnít think was to bad, The box is nice and with the powder flask, mold, nipple wrench, and Plastic? cap box, even a uberti or pieta would probably be around 500.00 or 550.00. Hope itís a good shooter itís my first 1860 army.

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March 28, 2012, 11:50 PM
That looks awesome! Congratulations on the new firearm!

March 29, 2012, 07:17 AM
Nice deal!!!!!! Congrats.
I'd shoot it too. Let it be a gun.

March 29, 2012, 11:27 AM
so cool

March 29, 2012, 11:47 AM
So cool. Wish I had the brains for black powder.

March 29, 2012, 01:07 PM
It probably IS partly a Uberti, but I don't want to dig up this controversial issue, some people get a bit worked up over it ;)

Anyway, very nice acquisition indeed! Glad you decided to let it breathe smoke and fire.

March 29, 2012, 02:49 PM
Put the cost out of your head and go have fun with it. :D

March 29, 2012, 03:41 PM
Exactly, I second that. If I'm going to buy a gun I'm going to shoot the thing! Guns were made to be fired and enjoyed!


March 30, 2012, 12:53 AM
Thanks I am going to have fun with it, and I am hoping uberti parts do fit it if I ever need them. Took it apart completely, and it came apart nicely the wedge was not jammed in there like my 1851 pietta was. everything looked good, fills good in my hand and I like the round barrel, nice balance, fills light. The manual is kinda interesting, its one manuel for all the guns they sold, It shows to pour powder straight from the flask, dosen't say anything about wads, but dose say to cover the balls with medium to heavy grease, says to make sure to wear safety glasses if you are going to use a shoulder stock, (learned that from my 1858 revolving carbine). Says to use .457 balls and 25 - 30 grains with 25 recommended. Says only to take the barrel and cylinder off for cleaning, and to take it to a gunsmith or send it in if it needs to be taken apart further.

The loads for their other guns are

Walker # 11 caps .457 balls 35-55 grains 50 grains recommended
1,2,3, Dragoon #11 caps .457 balls 35-40 grains 38 recommended
1851, 1861 Navy # 10 caps .378 balls 15-20 grains 18 recommended
1862 pocket navy and police # 10 caps 12-20 grains 15 recommended
Baby Dragoon # 10 caps .323 balls 10-15 grains 14 recommended
1849 pocket #10 caps .323 balls 10-15 grains 14 recommended

We are going out to the desert sunday, out by barstow ca. Iím the only black powder guy in the group of family member we go with, even my wife just got a ruger sr22 semi auto, but we have a great time, they just look at black powder as a lot of work, but I find it relaxing and probably the most educational hobby I have ever had, Thanks for the response.

Foto Joe
March 31, 2012, 10:40 AM
Italian parts aside, it's got "Colt" stamped on it with the blessing of "Colt", that makes it a "Colt" period!!

Furthermore, it's purdy and it was made to shoot not to collect dust and eyeball prints. Have fun with it and go impress those that shoot that new smokeless powder in their plastic guns.

April 1, 2012, 07:53 AM
The tube on the flask is also the measure vial, correct? That is an exciting deal. If I didn't have to pay $20 an hour for range time . . . and with a bullet mold too!

April 1, 2012, 09:59 AM
Congratulations on that. That is a good deal! Enjoy the Colt! Mine is a lot of fun.

April 1, 2012, 10:13 AM

That's a super nice box set you got there; would have loved to have found something like that at my LGS! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your new Colt Model 1860.

Norton Commando
April 1, 2012, 07:51 PM
Nice looking gun indeed!

And thanks for posting the Colt-recommended powder charges for the other models.


April 1, 2012, 09:26 PM
Nice Fined and it says COLT!

April 1, 2012, 10:42 PM
Since it's not an original 1860s mfg, I'd shoot the snot out of it.

April 2, 2012, 11:38 PM
One less unfired 1860 signature, had a good time fired 36 rounds good shooter, better than me for sure! the large holes are from the 1860 there are a couple of small holes I think from a 22 or maybe a 9mm.

April 3, 2012, 04:24 AM
it's kinda funny how we shoot these for fun but back in the day this would have been the " go to " gun for everything from protection to food on the table. ya gotta love history. i'm glad you decided to let it breath. this black powder stuff sure is additive isn't it?

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