|Description||Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, Type IV - .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 +/- 75% worn. Scene depicting the Texas Navy's engagement of 16 May, 1843 is roll engraved on the cylinder - (visible). Scratched - Backstrap at butt: ORF (in block letters) Bottom of grip, right side: O R Funsten (in script) Bottom of grip, left side: Way (May) 1862 (in script) __Inspector, Proof, Assembly Marks - Barrel, right and left, near wedge: H Cylinder: D and H Triggerguard strap, at guard: D Backstrap, at hammer: D Grip, left side, near bottom: WHR (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: 4043 Barrel lug at bottom, Frame at bottom, Triggerguard at bottom, Backstrap at butt: 114043 __ __ __ __JT cartouche likely John Taylor. (Reilly, USMSA, 267)|
|Owned||Oliver Ridgeway Funsten, Sr.|
7th Virginia Cavalry
17th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
11th Virginia Cavalry
|Made||Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.|
|Provenance||Revolver belonging to Col. Oliver Ridgeway Funsten, Sr.|
Funsten, Oliver Ridgeway , Sr.