Which Army revolver is better, Colt or Remington? That’s the kind of “Ginger or Mary Ann” question that us cap-and-ball shooters can get passionate about. I just wish it was as easy to choose between Colt and Remington Army revolvers. They both have a lot to offer. If we look at sales, without a doubt, Colt’s .44-caliber 1860 Army model was the more popular of the two during the 1860s and 1870s. Produced from 1860 until 1873, Colt built a total of 200,500 Model 1860 Army revolvers.