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
|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.|
Weston, Frank H.
unidentified Union soldier
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