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Revolver - Colt 1862 Police, 1869 Object Reg. No: ST 023874

Summary:
Colt 1862 Police model percussion revolver, cal. .36 in., rifled round barrel 113 mm (4 1/2 inch) long with 'creeping' loading lever attached.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Serial number 37840, 1869.
Description:
Five chambered fluted cylinder, small rounded brass trigger guard with light remnants of silver plating, steel frame, brass back strap, wooden grips, pin style front sight. Knurling on hammer is of typical London style framed in an inverted U. Barrel address is one-line New York address.

Inspector's intial 'N' stamped onto triggerguard L.H. side'. Some remnants of original blueing across barrel and frame and all steel components in an even brown patina. Wooden grips in clean condition.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 11.20 cm (Height), 3.10 cm (Width), 24.30 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length 11.30cm (4 1/2 in)

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Tagged with: revolvers american
Themes this item is part of: Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Arms Collection, James Watson Rosier, Gunsmith & Dealer, Melbourne (1834-1920), Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Victorian Colonial Military Forces Units, 1854-1901
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel: ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK US AMERICA
Stamped on triggerguard L.H.side: N
Stamped on triggerguard L.H.side triangle: 36 CAL
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: COLTS/ PATENT

Serial No. -
Cylinder: - ; Loading lever: -; Trigger guard: 37840; Frame: 37840; Barrel lug: 37840; Butt: 37840
Model Name/Number: 1862 Police
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1869
Retailer: James Watson Rosier (Gunsmiths), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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