Object Title

Percussion six-shot revolver - Colt Navy Model 1851

Percussion six-shot revolver - Colt Navy Model 1851

Date

1854

Object Number

XII.4934

Provenance

Old Tower collection

Physical Description

A typical Navy revolver with blued octagonal barrel and frame, and large plated iron triggerguard. The walnut grips are one piece. The cylinder has the usual engraved naval battle scene

Dimensions

Dimensions: Barrel lenght: 7.5 in (191 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 37553

Calibre

.36 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel: ADDRESS COL COLT LONDON. Large M on triggerguard.Cylinder marked: COLT'S PATENT No37553

Associations

Places USA

Notes

A Hartford-London import.