Weapons, Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver; Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing ...

Name/Title

Weapons, Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

About this object

This particular firearm was manufactured in 1853
and carried by Peter George on the Victorian Goldfields from
1859 - 1861 and then on the Teviot Goldfields during 1862.
It is a five shot 0.31” calibre black powder Cap and Ball revolver. The trigger operates as single action. The
cylinder is loaded with the aid of a captive loading lever.
Donated to the museum in 1982 by Jack George.

Maker

Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1853

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

It has the very faded but identifying “Stagecoach” scene roll engraved on the cylinder.
The top of the 6” (150mm) rifled octagonal barrel is marked “ADDRESS SAMLCOLT” “NEW – YORK CITY”
The left side of the frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” which also appears on the cylinder.
The serial number appears on the barrel, the frame, the cylinder, the brass backstrap, and the brass trigger frame. The loading lever has only the last four digits of the serial number. The wedge is unmarked
The left side of the trigger frame has an “x” stamped on it. The cylinder and the barrel have “2” stamped on them.

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
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Revolver
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