View Full Version : 1860 Colt army marking

January 27, 2012, 08:28 AM
Hi, Can anyone help with an ideas what this mark is on the inside of the trigger guard of my 1860 Colt army, it's quite small as you see,quite finely done by hand looks like some sort of branch ?

thanks Mike

January 27, 2012, 10:15 AM
would help if you saw the pic !

January 27, 2012, 03:14 PM
i would say it's scratches, but it's on the same place on 2 of my ASM revolvers; one a Walker and one an 1860 Army?:confused::confused:

January 27, 2012, 05:12 PM
It looks like a palm frond. This could mean it was one of the 12 revolvers carried by the Apostles as they accompanied Christ into the city of Jerusalem in the year 33 A.D. :eek:
It could be the find of all time!:cool::D

Then again.......maybe not.

January 27, 2012, 05:51 PM

Doc Hoy
January 27, 2012, 06:00 PM
..."Palmetto" may have marked their revolvers with this image?

January 27, 2012, 06:13 PM
No it's not a Palmetto mark.

January 27, 2012, 06:57 PM
You're not gonna like this, but back in the day (1800's), when a gun was repaired, occasionally the gunsmith would leave a "maker's mark on it. Perhaps these were repair's by the same ASM tec and marked in the same fashion......but then again, they could be glyphs leaving clues to the whereabout's of the REAL info on the Kennedy assination !!:confused::D

January 28, 2012, 07:42 PM
I'm going with Yggdrasil, the world tree, connecting the nine realms.

Now, I probably think that because I just watched the Thor movie.

If it's not that, than surely it is something else entirely, or scratches by some part of the manufacturing process...or not.

Of that I am sure.

Doc Hoy
January 28, 2012, 08:30 PM
BPREVOLVER....Where are you?

January 29, 2012, 11:07 AM
I've seen this before but do not recall if it has ever really ID's. Possible very early Palmetto mark, maybe not.


February 4, 2012, 06:11 AM
Thanks everyone for your help and jokes.