Colt New Model Army and Navy Revolver

Description (Brief)
Colt manufactured approximately 291,000 of these .38 caliber revolvers between 1892 and 1907. It was the first double action swing out cylinder revolver issued to the U.S. military. In 1902 complaints about the inadequacy of the .38 caliber cartridge came in from combat troops in the Philippines. The Army went back to a .45 caliber side arm in 1909.
Object Name
revolver
revolver, centerfire
date made
ca 1895
patentee
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
maker
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 9 3/4 in x 5 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 24.765 cm x 13.0175 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*66839M
catalog number
66839M
serial number
1462
accession number
234969
subject
Firearms
Military
American Enterprise
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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