Conversion of the Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver
Steel, brass, wood, silver, leather
Overall: 3 x 14 x 6 in. ( 7.6 x 35.6 x 15.2 cm )
stamped: barrel: "ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW YORK U.S. AMERICA" stamped: cylinder: "COLTS PATENT NO. 705" and "ENGAGED 16 MAY 1843" (describes engraved battle scene between Texas and Mexican navies) stamped: left frame: "PAT. JULY. 25, 1871/PAT. JULY. 2
Steel, brass, wood, and silver revolver; silver-plated brass gripstraps; roll-engraved naval battle scene on cylinder; stamped marks on cylinder, frame, trigger guard, barrel, and butt; leather holster.
This revolver was owned by Waldemar d'Arcy Rose, a career Navy officer who entered the Naval Academy in 1872, and had been promoted to Lieutenant by 1891.
Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Allcer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.