Author Topic: Centennial Army aka Centaure aka "1960 NEW MODEL ARMY"  (Read 2096 times)

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Centennial Army aka Centaure aka "1960 NEW MODEL ARMY"
« on: July 30, 2010, 11:37:42 AM »
I am seeking information, pictures and possibly locations of 2 rare variations of above new issue of the venerable Colt 1860 Army, please:
1. Centaure Pocket Army: 4" barrel without loading lever, comes with separate heavy duty brass loading pin. Cylinder either fully fluted (1st variation), or with so called Centaure proprietary naval engagement scene (second variation), or rebated & plain (3rd variation). 3 screw frame without notches for stock in recoil shield, rampant centaur logo on left forward side of frame. Finish blued and case hardened, most have silver plated BS and TG. Only specimens discovered are the 1st variations. 2nd and 3rd variations are only known from catalogs from the early 1960s.
2. Centaure Cavalry Model 1st variation, 2nd sub-variation: 7,5" barrel with loading lever & matching shoulder stock. Serial number on barrel lug, frame and TG of revolver and on shoulder stock on top of brass butt plate with F prefix. Rebated cylinder with so called Centaure proprietary naval engagement scene. 4 screw frame, 4th pair is protruding from frame, with rampant centaur logo on forward left side of frame. Recoil shield and butt are cut for shoulder stock. Finish blued and case colors. Serial number below F950. This variant is currently only known from catalogs from the early 1960s.
This information is required for a research project into the history of these rare Belgian Colt Armies.
Thanks for your support.
Long Johns Wolf
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