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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut 49 American 350
Descriptions
trigger 354 round 182 one-piece 9 plain 345 grip 11 walnut 486 open 55 sights 95 barrel 187 stock 186
Names
revolver 96 metallic cartridge 22 firearm 4093
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
L: 13.625 in, Barrel length: 8 in, H: 5.375 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This Colt Model 1860 Army revolver was made as a percussion and later altered to metallic cartridge by the Thuer conversion. The cylinder is loaded from the front end. Manfactured ca. 1869-1872, about 5,000 were made, including the Colt Models 1849 Pocket, 1851 Navy, 1860 Army, 1861 Navy, 1862 Police and 1862 Pocket Navy. The Thuer conversion revolvers were the first Colts chambered for metallic cartridges. They were designed so that cylinders for percussion caps could also be used. This conversion of Colt revolvers was to avoid infringement on a patent controlled by Smith & Wesson for their revolver cylinders bored end- to- end so that metallic cartridges could be used.
Inscription:
record indicates there is one, but not listed
Remarks:
written record lists model as Navy, not Army (?)
Caliber/Gauge:
.44 (.44 Thuer centerfire front loading metallic cartridge)
Serial Number:
115437
Accession Number:
1988.8.803

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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