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1988.8.3538
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1988.8.3538 | overall length: 12.875 in, Barrel length: 7.375 in, H: 5.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | top of barrel: COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT U.S.A.; cylinder 9685; bottom of butt: 79/685; front of trigger guard: L D / 79685; inside loading port: 276; backstrap: W.R.A. Co. | 79685; 9685 | 1988.8.3538_right.JPG | 1988.8.3538_left.JPG | firearm | wood | metal | revolver | Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT, U.S.A.

1988.8.965
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1988.8.965 | L: 9.825 in, Barrel length: 4.5 in, H: 4.75 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | [top of both grips:] COLT | sketchy information; no date listed; no model listed, but inscription says "COLT" (?) | .38 | not serially numbered | 1988.8.965v2.jpg | 1988.8.965v1.jpg | firearm | revolver | Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT, U.S.A.

1988.8.464
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1988.8.464 | 1877 | L: 8.25 in, Barrel length: 2.875 x 3.5 in | Gift of the Olin Corporation, WInchester Arms Collection | Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver. Mfr. 1877 to 1909 (1912 also listed); 166,849 made. Six-shot. Model made in Cab. .38 Colt (the Lightning) and .41 Colt (the Thunderer). The Lightning was Colt's first double action revolver. Most had checkered hard rubber grips; early production had checkered rosewood grips. Barrel and frame similar to the Colt Single Action Army. See #W1793. Mechanism was rather intricate. This specimen full nickel plated. Made without ejector. See #'s P2375 & W1803. Many used in the West. | no written record for this object | .38 | 1023 | 1988.8.464v1.jpg | 1988.8.464v1.jpg | 1988.8.464v2.jpg | 1988.8.464v2.jpg | firearm | blade | groove in topstrap | barrel | stock | open | grips | ivory | trigger | round | rear | bird's head shape | sight | plain | front | sights | revolver | metallic cartridge | Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT, U.S.A.

2013.9.1
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2013.9.1 | 1960 | overall length: 9.5 in, Barrel length: 4.625 in, H: 5 in | Museum Purchase | left side of barrel: COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY. left side frame: PAT. SEPT. 19 1871/ JULY 2. 72. JAN. 19. 75. (Rampart Colt). top of barrel: COLT'S PT. FA MFG CO HARTFORD CT USA. bottom of frame: 32395 SA. inside loading port: 252 | .1 - Colt Single Action Army Revolver, sn 32395 SA, .45 Colt caliber with .2 - wooden display box lined with purple velvet and glass top | Colt Single Action Army | .44 Colt | 32395 SA | 2013.9.1.jpg | 2013.9.1.JPG | firearm | steel | metal | ivory | revolver | Colt Single Action Army Revolver Maker: Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co.; Hartford, CT Engraver: Ben Shostle; Muncie, IN Serial Number: 32395SA Caliber: .45 Colt Date: 1960 Catalog Number: 2013.9.1 John Hart, known best for his portrayal of the Lone Ranger in the original series between 1952 and 1954, owned this Colt Single Action Army. It was one of several used by Hart throughout his acting career. The full coverage engraving and steer head ivory grips, completed by Master Engraver Ben Shostle, make this firearm particularly striking. Museum Purchase | Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT, U.S.A.

1988.8.1675
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1988.8.1675 | 1856-1864 | L: 55.75 in, Barrel length: 37.5 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | (Sheet attached to record) During the American Civil War, Colt sold 3125 of these .56 caliber rifles to the U.S. War Department. The first 1000 were used to initially arm the 1st Regiment U.S. Sharpshooters. When Sharps rifles were substituted for the Colts, the latter were sent to the Western theater and issued to the 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the 2nd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. This Colt Model 1855 military rifle or rifle-musket was manufactured 1856-1864; about 9300 were made. It has a 5-shot cylinder. The model was used in the Civil War. Although 7000 were delivered to the government, the arm was not popular with the troops due to flash leakage between the cylinder and the barrel; this sometimes caused a multiple discharge, which could wound the shooter. | top of receiver: COL. COLT HARTFORD, CT U.S.A. [left side of receiver:] COLT'S PATENT/(symbol)/NOV. 24th 1857 [left side of trigger guard:] 56 CAL. [in cylinder flute:] PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850 | A: gun B: ramrod; Sliver of wood out of stock at forend tip. Revolving Rifle, .56 caliber. | Colt Model 1855 (Root) Military Rifle | .56 | 8282 | 1988.8.1675v2.jpg | 1988.8.1675v1.jpg | firearm | steel | military | walnut | iron | rifle | Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT, U.S.A.

1986.18.1
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1986.18.1 | 1859 | L: 13 in, Barrel length: 7.5 in, H: 5 in | Gift of Robert R. Anderson Jr. | [top, barrel] address Sam=Colt New . York City [bottom, grip, right] GMR [bottom, backstrap] U S N | Possibly a trial pistol for U. S. Navy. Fluted cylinder for weight reduction and special finish. | modified 1851 | 36 | 59885 | 1986.18.1v2.jpg | 1986.18.1v1.jpg | firearm | tin | wood | platinum | steel | plating | pistol | Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT, U.S.A.