Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver

Description
Physical Description
United States Colt Model 1860 Army revolver, .44 caliber.
General History
The Colt Model 1860 army revolver was manufactured from 1860 through 1873. The total production consisted of more than 200,000. The six-shot, .44-caliber revolver was the primary handgun used by Union troops during the Civil War because of its reliability.
Object Name
revolver
patentee
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
maker
Colt's Firearms Company
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 36.195 cm x 3.81 cm
Place Made
United States
ID Number
AF*209337
catalog number
209337
serial number
9524
accession number
37533
subject
Military
Firearms
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event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
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Exhibition
"The Price of Freedom: Americans at War"
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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