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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.10.00074
Date ca. 1861
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 +/- 95% worn. Scene depicting the Texas Navy's engagement of 16 May, 1843 is roll engraved on the cylinder - (barely visible).

Inscription: Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks: Barrel, underside, at loading lever cutout: D Cylinder: L and L Triggerguard strap, behind guard: S Backstrap, at hammer: L __ __Stamped - Barrel, at top: - ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT. NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA - Frame, left side: COLTS / PATENT Cylinder: 3247 Barrel lug at bottom, Frame at bottom, Triggerguard at bottom, Backstrap at butt: serial # 33247
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned Frank H. Weston
Owner Regiment 6th South Carolina Infantry, Co H
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, Connecticut
Event Battle of Lookout Mountain
Provenance Capt. Frank H. Weston, Co. H, 6th South Carolina Infantry, captured this revolver early in the war. He used the revolver until killed in action at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
People Weston, Frank H.
unidentified Union soldier
Search Terms Chattanooga Campaign
Battle of Lookout Mountain
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Subjects Firearms
Dead persons
Casualties, War
War casualties