This is the most common handgun used at the beginning of the Civil War, and throughout the entire war by the South, particularly by the cavalry. When cut off from Colt manufacturing (in the North) during the war, the South produced copies of this popular weapon to supply it's troops. This is my Uberti historically-accurate working replica manufactured in Italy. Notice the light engraving on the cylinder, which is a scene of the Texas Lone Star fleet battle with Mexican navy - true to all original Colts of this period. Also notice the beautiful color casehardened steel frame, hammer, and loading lever; deep blued barrel and cylinder; brass trigger guard and backstrap; and walnut grips.