Object Title

Percussion six-shot sporting revolver rifle - Colt Root

Percussion six-shot sporting revolver rifle - Colt Root

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

AL.94 2

Provenance

On loan from Hampshire Cultural Trust. Hampshire County Council Collections.

Physical Description

A round barrel and under barrel loading lever. The cylinder is plain and fitted with recessed nipples. The open frame is colour hardened as is the hammer. The triggerguard, barrel and loading lever are all heavily blued. The stock and forend are of oil polished walnut, the butt having been lenghtened with a wooden extension. The forend cap is plated. The rear sight is of the flip-up type, in 100, 200, and 600 yards increments. The foresight is a large adjustable german silver blade.

Dimensions

BarrelLength26.97 inches
BarrelLength685 mm
OverallLength1160 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 8551

Calibre

0.56 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Topstrap: COL COLT HARTFORD CT USA

Associations

Places America