This is a super honest estate found Colt military issued pistol serial number 124,452 as manufactured by Colt Firearms in early 1863 under direct US Army contract. These well constructed, durable and powerful handguns were standard issue to Union cavalry units. This particular handgun is not only accompanied by the original military flap holster, but also is in the range known issued to several New York cavalry units based on data in the Springfield Research database. Both sides of the grip has a faint US inspector cartouche present and numbers are matching. The number on the cylinder is faint, but mostly visible, as is the Colt Marking on top of the barrel. Only about 10% of the cylinder scene remains, indicating heavy field use and wear. The overall color is a smooth natural gray brown patina and mechanical action is strong. The leather holster shows use but is in overall very good condition other than missing the base plug, as most are. They were often removed to allow water to drain from them in the field. This is a very solid example of mid-War production Colt martial firearms and priced at a more than reasonable level.