1872 Colt Open Top


The 1871-1872 Open Top was the forerunner of the famous and ever popular 1873 Colt 'Model P' or Peacemaker. Open Top revolvers were manufactured during the same period of time that gave us the percussion conversion models of Richard's and Richard's-Mason type but Open Top's were manufactured as an entirely new model and did not use parts interchangeable with the conversion models.


Original 1872 Open Top revolvers were produced in rim fire only. This was due to the ready availability of 44 rim fire ammunition used in Henry and Winchester rifles throughout the West. Also the Open Top was engineered to eliminate some of the weaknesses inherent to the Richard's and Richard's-Mason conversion model. The CIMARRON Open Top revolver is manufactured exclusively for us by Aldo Uberti & Co. from the best gun steels available and is made much stronger than the original.

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In 1871, Colt employee Charles Richards was awarded a patent for converting Colt percussion models to breech loading cartridge revolvers. The Richards cartridge conversion of the 1860 Army was an instant success. On July2, 1872, William Mason another Colt employee, was awarded a patent for an improvement to the original Richards patent. The new patent was applied to the 1851 Navy, 1860 Army, and other Colt percussion guns. The Richards-Mason conversions differed from the earlier guns in that the sight remained on the hammer nose, as it did in the percussion models. As the stockpile of percussion parts started dwindling, new parts, namely the barrels, started being made. The 1860 Richards-Mason barrel was changed from the profile of the earlier percussion model, to the sleek profile of the 1871-72 Open Top. New Navy barrels had no provisions for the loading lever of the old percussion guns

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The 1860 Army holster pistol was no doubt the favorite side arm used during the war between the States because of the increased fire power of the big .44. The 1860 was issued to Federal Rroops and purchased or otherwise acquired by Confederates. Many original C.C. photos show southern troopers armed with a brace of 60s.


On May 3, 1861, U.S. Army Lt. J.E.B. Stuart ordered an 1860 Army revolver with detachable shoulder stock. Two days later he resigned and accepted an officer's commission in the Army of the Confederate States of America. Stuart would soon earn the reputation as one of the greatest cavalry commanders of all time.


All Cimarron percussion revolvers come with authentic markings and finish. With Cimarron's Original® finish the replica can not be distinguished from the 150 year old original without close examination.




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