In the late 1970's, Colt produced a set of U.S. Army Cavalry Commemorative 1860 revolvers under the direction CEO George A. Strichman. He liked the set so much that he kept the first one. It is now for sale.

Colt 1860 Army Cavalry Commemorative Set
The set includes the two Model 1860 Army pistols along with many accessories. (Photo: Ben Philippi/

The pistols bear the special serial numbers: GASUS0 and GAS0US with "GAS" an ode to George A. Strichman's initials. When Strichman passed away, his family sold a few of the firearms in his collection. The Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum bought most of them.

Bob Hritz of Lilly's Tombstone Memories in Tombstone, Arizona, purchased this set. Like many gun shops across the nation, he is selling this beautiful set on

Colt 1860 Army Cavalry Commemorative Set
Engravings on the cylinder of one of the two Colt 1860 revolvers. (Photo: Ben Philippi/

This set includes the two unfired Model 1860 Army pistols. They are cap and ball .44-caliber revolvers. Also included is a shoulder stock, powder flask, bullet mold, and screwdriver nipple wrench tool. All are encased in a deluxe fitted Colt wood case with a golden emblem on the outside. Strichman's brass inventory tags are still attached to each pistol.

Colt 1860 Army Cavalry Commemorative Set
A container of caps included with the set. (Photo: Ben Philippi/

This is an opportunity to own a special set of pistols made with the highest Colt-quality wood, fit, and finish that include special personalized serial numbers.


Colt 1860 Army Cavalry Commemorative Set
The golden emblem on the outside of the case. (Photo: Ben Philippi/