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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.04.00016
Date ca. 1862
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). Steel parts very badly pitted, missing loading lever spring, left side of grip notched out for missing nameplate.

Inscription: Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks - Barrel, right, near wedge: H Barrel, left, near wedge: BB Triggerguard strap, front of guard: O Backstrap, at hammer: H Cylinder (rebate): H Grip, left, bottom: H __ __Stamped - Barrel at top: - ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U S AMERICA - Frame, left side: COLTS / PATENT Triggerguard, left shoulder: 44CAL Cylinder: 6947 Barrel lug at bottom, Frame at bottom, Triggerguard at bottom, Backstrap at butt: serial # 46947
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned John C. Breckinridge
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge used this Colt revolver during the war.

"This revolver is one of a pair carried by Gen. J. C. Breckenridge in the Confederate war."
People Breckinridge, John Cabell
Subjects Firearms
Guns