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Catalog Number 10524-1
Title Revolver, Percussion, Colt Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company, Model 1860 Army
Object Name Revolver
Description Six shot, .44 Cal., percussion single action revolver. Single round rifled bore barrel. Wood grip. Rebated cylinder. Copper alloy trigger guard. Military issue. U.S. inspection mark "S" on various surfaces. "149746" on various surfaces.
Date 1860-1873
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1873
Culture American
Material iron alloy, wood, copper alloy
Made Colt
Place of Origin USA: Connecticut, Hartford
Makers mark "149746" on various surfaces
"Colt's Patent" on frame
Inspection marks "S" on various surfaces
"(Colt's Patent No.) 9746 Patented Sept. 10th 1850" (partially illegible) on cylinder
"Address Col. Sam'l Colt New-York U.S. America" on top of barrel
Height (in) 5.5
Length (in) 14
History Acquired from the estate of Dr. David Lionberger. He was born southeast of Table Rock in 1897. He lived most of his adult life in Massachusetts. It is unknown if this weapon belonged to a member of his family or when and where he acquired it. A note accompanying the revolver when donated said that it was "cleaned and reconditioned by Clarene H. Howard Collector".
Credit line Dr. David Lionberger, Dedham, Massachusetts
Collection Lionberger, Dr. David