Object Title

Percussion five-shot revolver - Colt Pocket Model 1849

Percussion five-shot revolver - Colt Pocket Model 1849

Date

1855

Object Number

XII.4945

Provenance

Bequeathed by J.B.P. Young, 1980

Physical Description

A pocket pistol with bare metal octagonal barrel, with loading lever and frame in poor condition and covered in a brown coating, possibly of old varnish. The cylinder has traces of the stagecoach holdup scene visible. The loading lever is a replacement, numbered 2081. Overall condition is poor and pitted

Dimensions

BarrelLength102mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 105669

Calibre

.31 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel: ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY. Cylinder marked: COLT'S PATENT 105669

Associations

Places USA