Taylors & Company 1860 Army Snub Nose .44 Revolver, Blue w/ Case Hardened - 317PIE
|Brand||Taylors and Company|
- Type: Striker Fire
- Series/Collection: 1860 Army Snub Nose
- Caliber/Gauge: 44 Cal
- Capacity: 6
- Sight: Blade Front, Notch In Hammer Rear
- Grip Type: Checkered Walnut
- Frame Material: Steel
- Frame Finish: Blue with Case Hardened
- Barrel Length: 3"
- Overall Length: 9.3"
- Weight: 2.3 lb
- Barrel Type: Round
- Trigger Guard Material: Steel
- Back Strap Material: Steel
- Stock Material: Checkered Walnut
The 1860 Army revolver was adopted as US government ordnance because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics. This 6-shot percussion revolver became very popular with mounted troops and went on to be the issued sidearm for the US Army for many years. The 1860 army snub nose model features a steel frame, shoulder stock frame cuts and screws, round barrel, brass loading rod included in the box, steel backstrap and triggerguard, and a flattop birdshead checkered walnut grip. The .36 version includes a dovetailed front sight and half fluted cylinder, while the .44 version includes a fixed front blade sight and a rebated half fluted cylinder. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless ammunition.