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Colt Paterson Percussion Revolver, No. 5, Holster Model, serial no. 528

Manufacturer:
Samuel Colt (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date:
ca. 1838–40
Geography:
Paterson, New Jersey
Culture:
American, Paterson, New Jersey
Medium:
Steel, silver, ivory
Dimensions:
L. 16 3/4 in. (42.55 cm); L. of barrel 12 in. (30.48 cm); Cal. .40 in. (10.2 mm)
Classification:
Firearms-Pistols-Revolvers
Credit Line:
Gift of John E. Parsons, 1955
Accession Number:
55.206.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
Inscription: Inscribed on the barrel: Patent Arms M'g. Co. Paterson, N.J.-Colt's Pt.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Percussion Colt Revolvers and Conversions 1836–1873," February 4–May 3, 1942, no. 3.

Parsons, John E. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Percussion Colt Revolvers and Conversions: 1836–1873. New York: The Harbor Press, 1942. p. 1, no. 3, pl. III.

Blair, Claude. Pistols of the World. London: Batsford, 1968. p. 129, pl.554.

"A Matter of Provenance." Man at Arms I no:6 (Nov.-Dec. 1979) (1979). pp. 30–35.

Morin, Marco. Armi Antiche. 1st ed. Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1982. no. 321, ill.



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