US Army Model 1860 Colt revolver

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Titles US Army Model 1860 Colt revolver
Description 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 34.4 centimeters length (overall)
20.4 centimeters length (barrel)
.44 caliber
Nomenclature revolver (firearm)
Materials iron
walnut (wood)
brass (alloy)
German silver
Creation 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
Subjects 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
Dates Creation: Approximately 1863
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6631.2.1 (Accession Number)

User Comments

  • Tobuscus on June 18, 2013 03:39:13 PM
    I wonder if those pistols were kept in pairs?

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