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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.06.00066
Date c. 1862
Description Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, Type III - .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 - (visible). Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks - Barrel, right, near wedge: S Barrel, left, near wedge: CC Barrel, underside, at loading lever cutout: D Cylinder: B and S Triggerguard strap, at guard: T Backstrap, at hammer: T Grip, left side, near bottom: indiscernable cartouche __ __Stamped - Barrel at top: - ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA - Frame, left side: COLTS / PATENT Cylinder, Barrel lug at bottom, Frame at bottom, Triggerguard at bottom, Backstrap at butt: 23245.
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned William I. Rasin
Owner Regiment 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. E (CSA)
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance Capt. William I. Rasin, Co. E, 1st Maryland Cavalry (CSA), owned this Colt Army revolver.
People Rasin, William Independence
Subjects Firearms