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Conversion of the Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

Object Number: 
1952.26ab
Date: 
ca. mid-1870's
Medium: 
Steel, brass, wood, silver, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 14 x 6 in. ( 7.6 x 35.6 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
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
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Allcer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group