Pair of Colt Belt Model Paterson Revolvers, Number Three

Object Number: 
1977.9a-k
Date: 
ca. 1837-1840
Medium: 
Wood, steel, brass, bronze
Dimensions: 
Case: 14 5/8 x 7 3/8 in. ( 37.1 x 18.7 cm ) Part (revolver length): 22 3/4 in. (57.8 cm) Part (barrel length): 5 1/2
Marks: 
stamped: barrel tops: "Patent Arms M'g Co Paterson N-J Colt's Pt." (foliate) ; cylinders: "COLT" stamped: medal front: "COLT'S PATENT PATENT ARMS MNG CO PATERSON. N.J stamped: powder flask: "Patent Arms Mg Co Paterson N-J Colt's Patent" engraved: cove
Description: 
Wood, steel, and brass revolvers; flared wooden grips and octagon barrels with inlaid brass strips at muzzle, breech, and bottom; inlaid brass strip on recoil shield and roll-engraved centaur scene on cylinder; stamped mark on barrel; red velvet-lined wooden case with engraved steel plate on front; case contains two cylinders roll-engraved with the centaur scene, a long barrel with a stamped mark at top, a cylindrical brass cleaning rod with a knobbed wooden head, a combination nipple wrench and screwdriver, a single cavity bullet mold with three wooden handles, a cylindrical bronze powder flask with a decorated brass band at top and bottom and one in center with a stamped mark, and a circular brass medal with a horse and two crossed pistols enclosed by an inscription.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of John E. Parsons
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Creative: Tronvig Group