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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut 49
Descriptions
varnished 52 walnut 486 trigger 354 steel 2355 engraved 118 plain 345 brass 1442
Names
firearm 4093
Subjects
American 37 Civil War 17
Use
revolver 180
Date:
ca. 1862
Dimensions:
L: 14 in, Barrel length: 8 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
The Colt Model 1860 Army revolver was manufactured from 1860 to 1873; approximately 200,500 were produced. The Model 1860 Army was the successor to the Colt Third Model dragoon as a Cavalry revolver. Approximately 127,155 were purchased by the United States Military for use during the Civil War. Most popular revolver during Civil War, 127,156 M1860 Army bought by US government and many private sales. A rugged and reliable revolver the 1860 was manufactured up to 1873 with over 200,000 produced. (Flayderman's 5th Ed, p. 84.)
Inscription:
BARREL: ADDRESS COL. SAML. COLT NEW YORK-AMERICA. FRAME: COLTS/PATENT.
Remarks:
6 shot, single action, percussion, rifled revolver. One piece varnished, walnut grip. Brass trigger guard, casehardened frame, hammer and lever, rest blued. Brass blade front sight, v-notch in hammer rear. Cylinder engraved with naval battle.
Model:
Colt Model 1860 Army
Caliber/Gauge:
.44 caliber
Serial Number:
50222
Accession Number:
1988.8.692

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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