Object Title

Percussion six-shot revolver - Colt Navy Model 1851

Percussion six-shot revolver - Colt Navy Model 1851

Date

about 1865

Object Number

XII.4927

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

An octagonal barrelled Navy with an unusually long, round triggerguard in brass, the trigger also being longer than standard. The buttstrap is also brass, and both are nickel plated. The revolver is blued, and the cylinder has an engraved naval scene on it. Grips are polished light walnut. Underside of the barrel fitted with underlever rammer.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength13in.
OverallLength330mm
OverallWeight1.2kg
OverallWeight2.6lb oz
BarrelLength7.5in.
BarrelLength191mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 26792

Calibre

9.14 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Manufacturer's mark
ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY
Upper rib of barrel
Stamped
Patent
COLT'S PATENT
Left side of the frame
Stamped
Patent & Serial
COLTS PATENT 26792
Cylinder
Stamped
Engraver
ENGRAVED BY W.L.ORMSBY NEW YORK
Cylinder
Stamped

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