Object Title

Percussion five-shot revolver - Colt Pocket Model 1862

Percussion five-shot revolver - Colt Pocket Model 1862

Date

1865

Object Number

XII.4938

Provenance

Believed to be old Tower collection

Physical Description

A pocket pistol in Navy calibre, it comprises a bright steel octagonal barrel, loading lever and frame. The cylinder is engraved with the usual stagecoach holdup scene. Triggerguard and backstrap are brass, and the one-piece grip is of walnut

Dimensions

BarrelLength114 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1798

Calibre

.36 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel: COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA. Triggerguard has a B on its front and 36 CAL on left rear. Cylinder marked: COLT'S PATENT No 1798

Associations

Places USA