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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00125
Date c.1860
Description Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver - .31 cal., 6-shot round cylinder, 6" octagonal barrel, attached loading lever. Brass pin front sight, rear sight through v-notch in hammer. Casehardened frame, hammer, and loading lever; remainder blued. One piece walnut grip - dented and chipped right side, Silver-plated brass large triggerguard, strap, and backstrap. Plating +/- 70% worn. Bluing/Mottling +/- 95% worn. Scene depicting a stagecoach hold-up is roll engraved on the cylinder - (visible). 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: 198765 Loading lever, topside: 8765 Barrel, top left side: C G M (post manufacture, in 5/32" letters)
Dimensions L-11 inches
Owned Nathaniel Washington Walton
Owner Regiment 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Co. D "Capt. William W. Page's Co."
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance Revolver of Sgt. Nathaniel Washington Walton. Walton born Cumberland Co. Va. Enlisted 02/13/1863
People Walton, Nathaniel Washington
Subjects Firearms