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US Army Model 1860 Colt revolver
United States Army Model 1860 Colt .44 caliber six-shot revolver, round cylinder model. This revolver was used during the Civil War by Colonel James H. Simpson, who served with the Army Topographical Bureau and the Army Corps of Engineers. The revolver has a round barrel, brass trigger guard and grip straps, walnut grips, and a rebated cylinder wheel-engraved with a Texas Navy scene. Manufactured by Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut and used during the Civil War.
Content Category: artifacts
34.4 centimeters length (overall)
20.4 centimeters length (barrel)
Made by: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co.
Issued by: United States, Army, Corps of Engineers
Issued by: United States, Army, Corps of Topographical Engineers
Made in: United States
Owned/used by: Simpson, James Hervey
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: United States
Minnesota, United States
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Creation: Approximately 1863
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
Minnesota Historical Society Collections
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
6631.2.1 (Accession Number)