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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.09.00097
Date c. 1863
Description Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, Type IV - .44 cal., 6-shot rebated cylinder, 8" round barrel, creeping style loading lever - missing plunger screw, fixed with wire. 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 +/- 80% worn. Scene depicting the Texas Navy's engagement of 16 May, 1843 is roll engraved on the cylinder - (mostly visible). Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks - Barrel, right and left, near wedge: C Barrel, bottomside, at loading lever cutout: H Cylinder: CC and C Triggerguard strap, at guard: H Backstrap, at hammer: E Bottomside of grip, right: H Grip, left side, near bottom: ISD (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: 5171 Barrel lug at bottom, Frame at bottom, Triggerguard at bottom, Backstrap at butt: 125171.
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned John Willis Lea
Owner Regiment 5th North Carolina State Troops, Co. I
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance Revolver of John Willis Lea.
People Lea, John Willis
Search Terms Battle of Williamsburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Third Battle of Winchester / Opequon
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Subjects Firearms