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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00986
Description Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver - .31 cal., 5-shot round cylinder, 5" 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, Silver-plated brass small triggerguard, strap, and backstrap - trigger spring broken. Plating +/- 10% worn. Bluing/Mottling +/- 10% worn. Scene depicting a stagecoach hold-up is roll engraved on the cylinder - (highly visible). Scratched - Backstrap at butt: Lt A. King , Comp H. / 33 - Regiment / Pennsylvania V __Proof, Assembly Marks - Barrel lug, left side: 3 Triggerguard, left shoulder: X Triggerguard, left side, forward trigger: W __ __Stamped - Barrel at top: { ADDRESS SAM smaller L COLT / NEW-YORK CITY } Frame, left side: COLTS / PATENT Cylinder, Barrel lug at bottom, Frame at bottom, Triggerguard at bottom, Backstrap at butt: serial # 98036. Loading lever, flat side under barrel: 8036
Dimensions L-10 inches
Owned William W. Trent
Owner Regiment Trent: 42nd Virginia Infantry, Co. A, "Henry Volunteers"

King: 33rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Co. H
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Event Battle of Cedar Mountain / Slaughter Mountain / Cedar Run
Provenance 3rd Sgt. William W. Trent, Co. A, 42nd Virginia Infantry, used this Colt pocket revolver. Trent was mortally wounded August 9, 1862 at the battle of Cedar Mountain (Slaughter Mountain) and died on the 11th of that month.
People Trent, William W.
Search Terms Battle of Cedar Mountain / Slaughter Mountain / Cedar Run
Subjects Firearms