Object Title

Percussion five-shot revolver - Colt Pocket Model 1849

Percussion five-shot revolver - Colt Pocket Model 1849

Date

1854

Object Number

XII.4953

Provenance

Bequeathed by J.B.P. Young, 1980

Physical Description

A small frame pocket revolver, with blued octagonal barrel and nickel plated cylinder, loading lever, round triggerguard and backstrap. The plating is not contemporary with the revolver and was probably done at some date considaerably after its manufacture. Grip is one piece polished walnut. Overall condition is good

Dimensions

BarrelLength152mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1043

Calibre

.31 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel: { ADDRESS COL COLT LONDON } There are British proofmarks on the left frame and cylinder

Associations

Places Britain