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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00978
Date c. 1862
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)
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned Oliver Ridgeway Funsten, Sr.
Owner Regiment 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.
People Funsten, Oliver Ridgeway , Sr.
Subjects Firearms