Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Frontier Double Action Model 1878

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Frontier Double Action Model 1878

Date

1885

Object Number

XII.3879

Provenance

Old Tower stores

Physical Description

Fitted with Silver & Fletcher's patent safety. The Expert. It is browned overall and fitted with a two piece chequered wooden grip. On the barrel is engraved : COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON. On the left side of the frame is SILVER & FLETCHER'S PATENT THE EXPERT

Dimensions

BarrelLength140mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 14216

Calibre

.450 in Eley

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with London proof marks and on the right side of the frame with the patent number 119

Associations

Places USA

Notes

Produced between 1878 and 1905 there were about 51,000 of this model made. The number altered to Silver and Fletcher's patent is unknown.