Colt Holster Model Paterson Revolver (No. 5)

Colt Holster Model Paterson Revolver (No. 5)

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Description
The five-shot .36-caliber Paterson revolver became famous for its use on the western frontier. It is sometimes called the "Texas" Paterson because of its association with the Texas Rangers. This piece was filed as an example in the U. S. Patent Office about 1840. It is stamped with the Serial Number 414 on the frame and Serial Number 222 on the cylinder.
This revolver was kept at the Patent Office until its transfer to the Smithsonian in 1908.
Date made
ca 1839
maker
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Place Made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 34.29 cm x 13.97 cm
overall: 5 in x 13 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 34.925 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
AF.251084
patent number
1304
accession number
48865
catalog number
251084
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History