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.
patentee
Kerr, James
maker
London Armoury Company
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
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
ID Number
AF.70814M
catalog number
70814M
accession number
278038
Credit Line
Commander Clark E. Kauffman
subject
Firearms
Civil War
related event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Revolvers
Exhibition
"The Price of Freedom: Americans at War"
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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