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Good day!

new here. I collect military antiques amd have recently acquired three different antique firearms I'm trying to learn about, so please be patient. Researching a Colt 1860 Army revolver and can not find for the life of me any info on the brass fitting at the bottom of the grip. Assuming it was to string a lanyard through. Any help is appreciated.
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any information is much appreciated. Also if anyone would have any idea of a value.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Welcome to TFF, Jeff! Someone with more expertise with 1860 Colts will be along shortly, but I have never seen an attachment like this. I'm going out on a limb BIG TIME here: I don't think this is a lanyard loop attachment. If I had to take a silly guess, it would be more likely some sort of 'aftermarket' attachment for a detachable shoulder stock. None of the usual shoulder stocks that I've seen were made to fit the pistol grip butt like this, but I think maybe you have a variant of some sort. Good luck (and VERY NICE Colt!).
 

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That makes sense. I’ve scoured the internet (don’t know much about firearms like i said but have lots of experience researching antiques online and this has truly stumped me.
 

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47186 was made in 1862. I think Jim Brady is right. It's a three screw model. It has the cutouts for a shoulder stock but not the fourth screw to mount it with so somebody modified it to take some type of shoulder stock. It would make disassembly a PITA.
 

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47186 was made in 1862. I think Jim Brady is right. It's a three screw model. It has the cutouts for a shoulder stock but not the fourth screw to mount it with so somebody modified it to take some type of shoulder stock. It would make disassembly a PITA.
whoever made the part on the bottom certainly did a great job. You would never know that it wasn't original. Same brass, same screws, even the equivalent wear and patina! thanks for all the information so far.
 

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Welcome Jeff from Oklahoma ! Not a normal shoulder stock mount for sure but well done . I can't help any but I would like to ask if you could show us a picture of that rifle that is partialy in the picture ? We love our gun porn !!!
 
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