Quantcast

Confederate militia....

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum:

nightwolf1974

40 Cal.
Joined
Nov 9, 2007
Messages
416
Reaction score
91
Was wondering if it would be period correct for a Confederate militia-man to be armed with a Colt 1860 Army with a fluted cylinder? I heard some place that some real 1860s with fluted cylinders "somehow" made it down to Texas (to the Texas Rangers) just after Texas succeeded from the Union. We were debating it today in a chat we have.....
 

Treestalker

62 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Mar 24, 2014
Messages
2,665
Reaction score
1,658
Location
South of Blue Eye
I heard that too and I wonder. Back about 30/plus years ago there was a reenactment group of Terry's Texas Rangers around Beaumont, Texas. Their commander was Jim Jones. Maybe some of them are still around who could tell you about the fluted 1860 seems like somebody with them had a repro, just can't recall. Good Luck!
 

Zonie

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
MLF Supporter
Joined
Oct 4, 2003
Messages
32,588
Reaction score
6,362
Location
Phoenix, AZ
The Colt 1860 production started in 1860 with serial numbers ranging from 1 thru 200,500. The Fluted cylinder model serial number ranged from 3 to 8,000 indicating they were among the first Colt Army's made.

Colt sold a lot of his pistols to civilians and many of them were sold to the Southern States before the CW began in 1861. Actually, he was still selling his guns to people in the South after the war first started but the Federal Government stepped in and put a stop to it.
All of this says to me that it's very possible that some of these fluted cylinder revolvers were sold to civilians in the South, including Texas.

(Information on serial numbers from Flayderman's Guide.)
 

nightwolf1974

40 Cal.
Joined
Nov 9, 2007
Messages
416
Reaction score
91
Zonie, you're awesome! You remind me of a late friend who was extremely knowledgeable with CB & Ham Radios. Thank You for your insights.
 

Justin.44

40 Cal
MLF Supporter
Joined
Sep 12, 2020
Messages
454
Reaction score
539
Location
House Springs, MO
Was wondering if it would be period correct for a Confederate militia-man to be armed with a Colt 1860 Army with a fluted cylinder? I heard some place that some real 1860s with fluted cylinders "somehow" made it down to Texas (to the Texas Rangers) just after Texas succeeded from the Union. We were debating it today in a chat we have.....
I just happened to watch a duelist1954 video today about the McCullough Colt and he talks about that very thing an explains it some. Here's the link-

He talks about that at about the 1 minute mark.
 

B P Arn

45 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Dec 24, 2019
Messages
510
Reaction score
719
Location
Minnesota
Was wondering if it would be period correct for a Confederate militia-man to be armed with a Colt 1860 Army with a fluted cylinder? I heard some place that some real 1860s with fluted cylinders "somehow" made it down to Texas (to the Texas Rangers) just after Texas succeeded from the Union. We were debating it today in a chat we have.....
They succeeded in seceding??? 🤪😖😩😱 🤣 Well, at least for a while!
 

B P Arn

45 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Dec 24, 2019
Messages
510
Reaction score
719
Location
Minnesota
^^^ LOLOLOLOL!!!! 😀 🤣😸

I make my share of typos and incorrect word use too! That's all part of the fun!
 

Eutycus

62 Cal.
Joined
Nov 10, 2018
Messages
2,840
Reaction score
1,141
Location
South Texas
There seems to be several spellings of Ben McCulloch's name in this thread. Some say McCollough, some say McCullogh. How does Cimarron spell it?
 

Eutycus

62 Cal.
Joined
Nov 10, 2018
Messages
2,840
Reaction score
1,141
Location
South Texas
I think I read somewhere that Colt shipped some of these guns to the Army Quartermaster's Department and they wound up at Fort Pickens just as the war started. These had fluted cylinders and 7 1/2 barrels.
 
Last edited:

Dray Calhoun

32 Cal
Joined
Dec 5, 2020
Messages
19
Reaction score
4
I nearly bought one back in ‘85 in Oklahoma, dirt cheap. Ah, missed opportunities!
 

Diver63csa

32 Cal
Joined
Dec 27, 2020
Messages
16
Reaction score
12
Was wondering if it would be period correct for a Confederate militia-man to be armed with a Colt 1860 Army with a fluted cylinder? I heard some place that some real 1860s with fluted cylinders "somehow" made it down to Texas (to the Texas Rangers) just after Texas succeeded from the Union. We were debating it today in a chat we have.....
You can always claim you took it off a dead yankee. Very common. Brig. Gen. Shelby CSA Missouri, claimed the US Army was their ordnance dept.
 

Einsiedler

40 Cal.
Joined
Apr 9, 2017
Messages
569
Reaction score
453
Location
Wilbarger’s Trace
Gov. Throckmorton of Texas has a first year of production 1860 with full fluted cylinder. I know as Gov Perry brought it into the shop where I worked at the time and coworker and I did some work on it. Ot did need a good cleaning! This was all done as it was going to be on permanent display in the governors mansion after its refurb from the fire it experienced.

Interesting fellow!


Senior moment!!!

It was Hardin Runnels’ 1860! Not Throckmorton! Dangit. Dunno why I was thinking Throckmorton. A hazard of getting old.

 
Last edited:

LME

40 Cal
Joined
Jul 8, 2019
Messages
135
Reaction score
122
^^^ LOLOLOLOL!!!! 😀 🤣😸

I make my share of typos and incorrect word use too! That's all part of the fun!
I have made only one mistake in my entire life! I thought I was wrong once but found out later I was right!
 
Top