Colt Second Model Dragoon Revolver

Description
In total, over 19,000 six-shot .44 caliber First, Second and Third Model Colt Dragoon revolvers were produced between 1848 and 1861. Many were purchased for military issue by both the U.S. and individual state government and were used during the Civil War. This particular revolver is one of a pair owned by Benjamin F. Butler. Butler served in the Massachusetts state militia in the 1840s and 50s, and became a Major General of Volunteers in the U.S. Army during the Civil War.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
revolver
revolver, percussion
date made
ca 1851
associated person
Butler, Benjamin
patentee
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
maker
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 14 in x 1 3/4 in; 14.605 cm x 35.56 cm x 4.445 cm
place made
United States
associated place
United States: Massachusetts
ID Number
AF*79225M
catalog number
79225M
accession number
317939
serial number
10603
subject
Firearms
Civil War
related event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Revolvers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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