Make: Pietta (Imported by Navy Arms)
Model: Sheriff’s Model 1860
Serial Number: 172189
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .44 Cap and Ball
Action Type: Single Action
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Black Powder Only 44 Cal”. The right side of the barrel is marked “Made In Italy”. The top of the barrel is marked “Navy Arms Co. Ridgefield N.J.” and with 2 proofs. The right side of the frame is marked with an “AF” date code and 2 proof marks. The bottom of the grip frame is marked “Made In Italy / 172189” and a “FAP” logo in a diamond. The left side of the frame is marked with a logo. The cylinder is marked on the circumference with 2 proof marks.
Barrel Length: The half octagon half round barrel is 4.9”.
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a grooved hammer for a rear sight and a brass bead front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a lighter walnut that go well with the brass frame. They have 3 or 4 light handling marks total. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: This revolver has a blued barrel and cylinder, with a brass frame and grip frame.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark, and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion. The bore and the cylinder chambers show no signs of being fired outside the factory.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. There only slight handling or storage marks, and the cylinder does not have a drag line. The screw heads are not disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent and Near NEW condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Sheriff’s Model is a nice size for handling. It reminds me of the shoulder holster pistols Clint Eastwood carried in “The Outlaw Josie Wales”. This pistol appears to be unfired, and would make a nice gift for the blackpowder shooter.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This percussion revolver can be transferred in California and can also be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley.
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