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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00981
Date c. 1863
Description Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, Type IV - .44 cal., 6-shot rebated cylinder, 8" round barrel, creeping style loading lever. Brass blade front sight, rear sight through v-notch in hammer. Casehardened frame, hammer, and loading lever; remainder blued. One piece walnut grip, brass trigger guard and strap, steel backstrap. Bluing/Mottling +/- 80% worn. Scene depicting the Texas Navy's engagement of 16 May, 1843 is roll engraved on the cylinder - (mostly visible). Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks - Barrel, right and left, near wedge: D Barrel, bottomside, at loading lever cutout: P Cylinder: D and D Triggerguard strap, at guard: H Backstrap, at hammer: H Right grip, bottomside: H Grip, left side, near bottom: HBT (cartouche) Grip, right side, near bottom: JT (cartouche) __ __Stamped - Barrel at top: - ADDRESSED COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA - Frame, left side: COLTS / PATENT Cylinder: 4766 Barrel lug at bottom, Frame at bottom, Triggerguard at bottom, Backstrap at butt: 134766.
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned William Nelson Pendleton
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance Brig. Gen. William Nelson Pendleton owned this Colt Army revolver. He was Chief of Artillery for the Army of Northern Virginia.
People Pendleton, William Nelson
Subjects Firearms