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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00980
Date c. 1863
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 +/- 50% worn. Scene depicting the Texas Navy's engagement of 16 May, 1843 is roll engraved on the cylinder - (visible). Scratched - Backstrap at butt: Lee (in script) Bottom of grip, left side: HL (in block letters, deeply) __Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks - Barrel, right and left side, near wedge: C (left side partial stamping) Cylinder: C and C Triggerguard strap, at guard: H Backstrap, at hammer: H Bottom of grip, right side: H Grip, left side, near bottom: HWW (cartouche) Grip, right side, near bottom: JT (cartouche) __ __Stamped - Barrel at top: - ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA - Frame, left side: COLTS / PATENT Cylinder: 4563 Barrel lug at bottom, Frame at bottom, Triggerguard at bottom, Backstrap at butt: 124563 __ __ __ __HWW cartouche is likely Henry Walke, JT likely John Taylor. (Reilly, USMSA, 267)
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned Henry Carter Lee
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance Capt. Henry Carter Lee was Ordnance Officer of Lee's Cavalry Corps; he also served on the staff of Brig. Gen. Wickham and Brig. Gen. Munford.
People Lee, Henry Carter
Subjects Firearms
Guns