Object Title

Percussion six-shot revolver - Colt Navy Model 1861

Percussion six-shot revolver - Colt Navy Model 1861

Date

1870

Object Number

XII.4933

Provenance

Old Tower collection

Physical Description

A late manufacture Colt Navy with round barrel and rachetted loading lever. The cylinder is engraved with the typical naval battle scene. Barrel and frame are blued, with a brass triggerguard and butt. The grip is one piece walnut.

Dimensions

BarrelLength191mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 34234

Calibre

.36 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel:Arrow SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA Arrow There are London proofmarks. Cylinder marked: COLT'S PATENT No 234

Associations

Places USA