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H9709 Revolver, Colt  Navy Model 1851, single action, percussion, .36 calibre, steel / wood, made by Colt's Fire Arms Manufacturing Company, London, England,1861. Click to enlarge.

Colt Navy Revolver

Made
Colt Navy percussion handguns came to Australia via both the military, as officers' handguns, and government contractors and immigrants seeking a life in the new colonies. With the Australian goldrush which began in the 1850s, Australia saw rapid immigration, and with it, many new firearms. Colt Navies were a significant innovation in handgun design because they were well crafted, reliable, portable, used a percussion firing mechanism, and a revolving cartridge which enabled six shells to be …

Summary

Object No.

H9709

Object Statement

Revolver, Colt Navy Model 1851, single action, percussion, .36 calibre, steel / wood, made by Colt's Fire Arms Manufacturing Company, London, England,1861

Physical Description

Revolver, percussion, Colt, Navy U.S.A. c. 1849 (AF). Revolver, percussion, Colt, (London, 1851 Navy, Late 4th model), London, England, 1861 (OF).

Marks

Frame Reg Number: 701446638
Barrel Reg Number: 701446646
Serial Number: 187196

Dimensions

Depth

335 mm

Production

Notes

Manufactured in London, 1851.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Warren Anderson, 1982

Acquisition Date

26 July 1982

Cite this Object

Harvard

Colt Navy Revolver 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 May 2022, <https://ma.as/257961>

Wikipedia

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