Weapons, 1851 Colt Revolver; Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company; 1851...

Name/Title

Weapons, 1851 Colt Revolver

About this object

The infamous colt revolver. This particular model was made in 1851 and carried by Peter George on the Victorian Goldfields from 1859 - 1861 and then on the Teviot Goldfields during 1862.

The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber (i.e., .36 cal), later known as the Colt 1851 Navy or Navy Revolver, is a cap and ball revolver that was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. Colt first called this Revolver the Ranger model; but the designation Navy quickly took over.

Donated to the museum in 1982 by Jack George

Maker

Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1851

Period

1850s

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, Connecticut

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks

Patent 64835

Measurements

l 280mm x h 110mm x d 28mm
wt 729g

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

Object number

RX.1982.23

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Colt
Pistol
Revolver
Soldier
War

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