Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt New Service Model

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt New Service Model



Object Number



Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Cheshire Police, no.35.

Physical Description

Blued overall, with chequered hard rubber grips with 'COLT' within an oval, and chequered hammer and cylinder pin. The rear sight is a U-notch groove and the front sight is a fixed blade of clipped design. At the base of the hilt is a lanyard ring. The left side plate is stamped 'NEW SERVICE 455 ELEY' and the top of the barrel is stamped 'COLT'S PATENT ARMS MANUFACTURING CO./HARTFORD. CT. USA. PAT. AUG 5 1884, JUNE 5 1900'.
The revolver is contained within a brown leather case which has two straps secured by buckles. Inscribed on the lid is 'R.L. KNOWLES'. The interior is divided into compartments, and lined with red felt; it contains a piece of cord. Case bears the label of H.Trulock Harriss, Gun & Rifle Manufacturer, on the inside lid.


BarrelLength147 mm
OverallLength275 mm


Serial Number 17018


.455 in Eley

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with London proof marks


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