Object Title

Centrefire five-shot revolver - Colt New Police Model

Centrefire five-shot revolver - Colt New Police Model

Date

1883

Object Number

XII.3725

Provenance

Possibly Amnesty 1946 or 1968

Physical Description

Blued overall with a polished hammer and spur trigger. Fitted with a two piece polished rosewood grip. Just viable on the left side of the barrel is engraved: NEW POLICE 38.and on the top COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON

Dimensions

BarrelLength114mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 15544

Calibre

.38 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with London proof marks

Associations

Places USA

Notes

Around 3,500 to 4,000 of this model were estimated to have been manufactured between 1882 and 1886.