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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.06.00067
Date c. 1861
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 - (partially visible). Barrel rmoves easily due to broken cylinder arbor. The Model 1860 Army was produced from 1860 to c.1873, with a total of appx. 200,500 produced. Most of the production of the Type III and Type IV was purchased by the U.S. Government, and bears inspection marks. Scratched - Backstrap, at butt: I E D--- (in script, Doe? Dove? Dore?) __Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks: Barrel, right and left, near wedge: T Barrel, underside, at loading lever cutout: B Cylinder: T and T Triggerguard strap, at guard: H Backstrap, at hammer: T __ __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: 9742. This piece is associated with another revolver, 0985.6.66.
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned William I. Rasin
Owner Regiment 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. E
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance Capt. William I. Rasin, Co. E, 1st Maryland Cavalry, owned this Colt Army revolver.
People Rasin, William Independence
Subjects Firearms