Colt Model 1894 Revolver


Physical History

United States Colt M1892 revolver, .38 caliber, serial # 13700.

Specific History

Colt revolver carried by Captain Allyn K. Capron.

General History

Captain Allyn Capron was the son of West Point graduate E. Allyn Capron. The younger Capron was killed during the Spanish-American War on June 24, 1898. A contemporary report stated: "It was predicted that the Rough Riders would give a good account of themselves, but few were prepared for such an exhibition of dash and bravery as was witnessed in their first fight with the enemy on June 24, 1898. Captain Allyn Capron, Jr. stood behind his men, revolver in hand, using it whenever a Spaniard exposed himself. His aim was sure, and two of the enemies were seen to fall under his fire. Just as he was preparing to take another shot, and shouting orders to his men at the same time, his revolver dropped from his grasp and he fell to the ground with a rifle ball through his body. His troop was badly disconcerted for a moment, but with all of the strength he could muster, he cried 'Don't mind me boys, go on and fight.' He was carried from the field as soon as possible, and lived for only a few more hours."

User: Capron, Allyn K.Patentee: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing CompanyManufacturer: Colt

Place Made: United StatesUsed In: Cuba

Related Event: Spanish-American WarThe Emergence of Modern America

Subject: Firearms

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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Mrs. Allyn K. Capron

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.10640Catalog Number: 10640Accession Number: 46684Serial Number: 13700

Object Name: revolverOther Terms: revolver; Firearms; Center Fire; .38 In; Rifled; Staff Officer; 2G; Da

Physical Description: steel (overall material)rubber (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 11 in x 1 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 27.94 cm x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_414367

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