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Old February 22, 2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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1860 army military vs 1860 civilian

anyone know what the difference is between an 1860 army military and a 1860 civilian?
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Old February 22, 2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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Hello, jhamrick. I believe the military models had the extended screw heads on either side of frame & pocket milled in bottom of back strap for the detatchable shoulder stock.
The Colt 1980 era re-makes of the 1860 army .44 percussion have this feature.
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Old February 22, 2012, 11:17 PM   #3
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The 1860 army will also have the cutouts on the recoil shield for the shoulder stock.
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Old February 23, 2012, 05:40 AM   #4
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The 1860 army will also have the cutouts on the recoil shield for the shoulder stock.
So will most civilian guns along with the notch in the grip frame.
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Old February 23, 2012, 09:52 AM   #5
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Thanks Hawg. I only seen the ones at Cabelas, and they don't have the cutout. But now that you mention it, I have seen 1860's on GB for sale under "Three Screw 1860 Army" before and never noticed why they were called that.
I gotta put one of those on my wish list.
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Old February 23, 2012, 11:06 AM   #6
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My bad, the recoil shield cuts do denote a martial pstol. There were some civilian guns with the notched grip strap however.
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