M1860 Colt Army .44 revolver made in 1861, Virginia or ALABAMA Cavalry use !

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Waiting to be added to your collection, this is a great and very solid example of the standard pattern Colt .44 percussion revolver as manufactured in 1861, which is a tough year to find!  This particular weapon, serial number 12993, has crisp action, strong markings and is all matching.  At one point in time it clearly had a lanyard ring or cord strung through the grips, very normal for mounted cavalry use in the field.  By serial number, it is identified in Colt online records as:

Year of Manufacture  
1861

Model
1860 ARMY (.44 CALIBER WITH NAVAL ENGAGEMENT SCENE ON CYLINDER)

I also ran the S/N in the Springfield Research database and it comes back in the range of Colt M1860 Army revolvers issued to the Loudon Rangers (see link below) which was a Union Cavalry unit that served in Virginia.  Their known and documented weapons range for the M1860 Colt series was from 12311 to 13142.
UPDATE:  An individual contacted me and stated there was additional information on this handgun on an online forum for Colt Collectors (Coltforum.com).  I do not know where the information came from or how it was validated, but for what it is worth, here it is:
12,993 SEP 00, 1862 PVT J. S. Rayburn
Co. I – 46th AL Infantry

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Weight 6 lbs