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Rifle - Colt Revolving Carbine, Model 1855, circa 1860 Object Reg. No: ST 024398

Summary:
Colt Revolving Carbine Model 1855. cal. .56 in., rifled (6 grooves) barrel 533 mm (21 inch.) long.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Serial number 11972, circa 1860.
Description:
Five chambered fluted cylinder, side hammer. brass trigger guard, wooden stock (broken), hinged lever ramrod under barrel, rear sight 100 to 600 yards.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Cultural Gifts Donation from E. Millett
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: rifles muskets american, rifles muskets military
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, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Stamped on top strap: "COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U. S. A.", on cylinder "PATENTED SEPT. 10 TH. 1850", on frame: "COLT'S PATENT NOV. 24 TH. 1857".
London proof marks on barrel and cylinder.
Model Name/Number: 1855 Revolving Carbine
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1860

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