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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00127
Date c.1860
Description Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, Type II - .44 cal., 6-shot rebated and full fluted, unengraved cylinder, 7 1/2" 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 - silver plated, steel backstrap. Plating +/- 10% worn. Bluing/Mottling <5% worn. Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks - Barrel lug, left side, near frame: "2"; Stamped - Barrel at top: - ADDRESS SAM underlined L COLT HARTFORD CT. - Frame, left side: COLTS / PATENT Cylinder: PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850 and 162 Barrel lug at bottom, Frame at bottom, Triggerguard at bottom, Backstrap at butt: serial # 168 (discrepancy between cylinder and frame serials possibly factory error).
Dimensions L-12.5 inches
Owned Marion J. Dimmock
Owner Regiment 10th Virginia Cavalry
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Event Battle of Brandy Station
Provenance This revolver was worn by Captain Marion J. Dimmock, Adjutant of the 10th Va. Cavalry during the battles of Hagerstown and Brandy Station in which he had his horse shot out under him. General Lucius Davis, commanding, said of him, "This gallant young officer has done all that his duty required, and won the praise and regard of every officer and man in his command."
People Dimmock, Marion J.
Search Terms Battle of Hagerstown
Battle of Brandy Station
Subjects Firearms