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H9709 Gun, revolver, percussion, 1851 Colt Navy late 4th model, metal, London, England, 1861. Click to enlarge.

Gun, revolver, percussion, 1851 Colt Navy late 4th model, metal, London, England, 1861

Made 1861

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 at ...

Summary

Object No.

H9709

Object Statement

Gun, revolver, percussion, 1851 Colt Navy late 4th model, metal, 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).

Dimensions

Depth

335 mm

Production

Notes

Manufactured in London, 1851.

Made

1861

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Warren Anderson, 1982

Acquisition Date

26 July 1982

Cite this Object

Harvard

Gun, revolver, percussion, 1851 Colt Navy late 4th model, metal, London, England, 1861 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 July 2019, <https://ma.as/257961>

Wikipedia

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