Kerr Revolver

Description
The five-shot .44 caliber Kerr revolver was manufactured in England by the London Armoury Company and could be fired either single or double-action. Nearly all Kerr revolvers imported during the Civil War were purchased by the Confederacy and were preferred by many Confederate cavalrymen.
Object Name
revolver
patentee
Kerr, James
maker
London Armoury Company
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 11 in x 1 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 27.94 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
AF*70814M
catalog number
70814M
accession number
278038
subject
Military
Firearms
Civil War
Revolvers
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Revolvers
Exhibition
"The Price of Freedom: Americans at War"
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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