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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.03.00002
Description Colt Model 1860 type II, Army revolver, .44 caliber, with fluted cylinder, 7.5 inch barrel and one piece walnut grip; serial number 3770. Inscribed "Confederate States Ship Sumter 1861 J.M. Mason London 1865" Stamped on barrel: "Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America" Stamped on cylinder: Patented Sept 10th 18[?]
Dimensions H-5.5 W-1.5 L-13.5 inches
Owned Raphael Semmes; James M. Mason
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance Revolver used by Admiral Raphael Semmes during the Civil War. Presented by him to Commisioner James M. Mason in London in May of 1865.

"A pistol of ... James M. Mason. Presented to him by Commander Semmes in London, 1865." (accession ledger)

People Semmes, Raphael
Mason, James Murray
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Subjects Firearms