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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.06.00068
Date c. 1860
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 - (partly visible). Scratched - Grip, right side: "HT" or "HK"; Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks - Barrel, right side, near wedge: "S" Barrel, underside, at loading lever cutout: "S" Triggerguard strap, behind guard: "S" Backstrap, at hammer: "S" Cylinder: "S" and "S" Grip, left side, near bottom: indiscernable cartouche __ __Stamped - Barrel at top: - ADDRESS COL. SAM underlined L 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: 8044.
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned Bradley T. Johnson
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance One of pair of Colt hand guns carried by Brig. Gen. Bradley T. Johnson.
People Johnson, Bradley Tyler
Subjects Firearms