McClellan's Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

McClellan's Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

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Physical Description
United States Colt M1861 Navy revolver,.36 caliber, backstrap is engraved “Maj. Gen. G. B. McClellan / with Compliments of Col. Colt”.
General History
This lighter, smaller-caliber Navy model was popular with ranking army officers, including General George McClellan. The revolver was a present to McClellan from Samuel Colt, famed fire arms manufacturer.
Object Name
revolver
revolver, percussion
Other Terms
revolver; Firearms; Navy; Percussion Fire;.36 In; Rifled; Muzzle Load; 2B; Sa
user
McClellan, George B.
patentee
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
maker
Colt's Firearms Company
Place Made
United States
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 13 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 33.655 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
AF.32016B
catalog number
32016B
accession number
68019
Credit Line
Hon. George B. McClellan
subject
Firearms
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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