Colt Model 1892 Revolver

Physical History
United States Colt M1892 revolver, .38 caliber, serial # 13700.
Specific History
Colt revolver carried by Captain Allyn K. Capron.
General History
Captain Allyn Capron was the son of West Point graduate E. Allyn Capron. The younger Capron was killed during the Spanish-American War on June 24, 1898. A contemporary report stated: "It was predicted that the Rough Riders would give a good account of themselves, but few were prepared for such an exhibition of dash and bravery as was witnessed in their first fight with the enemy on June 24, 1898. Captain Allyn Capron, Jr. stood behind his men, revolver in hand, using it whenever a Spaniard exposed himself. His aim was sure, and two of the enemies were seen to fall under his fire. Just as he was preparing to take another shot, and shouting orders to his men at the same time, his revolver dropped from his grasp and he fell to the ground with a rifle ball through his body. His troop was badly disconcerted for a moment, but with all of the strength he could muster, he cried 'Don't mind me boys, go on and fight.' He was carried from the field as soon as possible, and lived for only a few more hours."
Object Name
Capron, Allyn K.
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 5 1/2 in x 11 in x 1 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 27.94 cm x 4.445 cm
Place Made
United States
used in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
serial number
Spanish-American War
The Emergence of Modern America
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
"The Price of Freedom: Americans at War"
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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