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Colt Paterson Pocket Percussion Revolver, Fourth Ehlers Model, serial no. 152, with Case and Accessories

Manufacturer:
Samuel Colt (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date:
ca. 1840–43
Geography:
Paterson, New Jersey
Culture:
American, Paterson, New Jersey
Medium:
Steel, wood (walnut)
Dimensions:
Revolver (a); L. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); L. of barrel 3 in. (7.6 cm); Cal. .28 in. (7.1 mm); bullet mould (b); L. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); W. (when closed) 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm); Wt. 2.2 oz. (62.4 g); primer (c); L. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); Diam. 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm); Wt. 3.3 oz. (93.6 g); cleaning rod (d); L. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); Wt. 1.2 oz. (34 g); spanner-screwdriver (e); L. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); W. 2 in. (5.1 cm); Wt. 0.9 oz. (25.5 g); case (f); H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm); D. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 0.8 oz. (476.3 g); key (g); L. 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Classification:
Firearms-Pistols-Revolvers
Credit Line:
Gift of John E. Parsons, 1956
Accession Number:
56.167.1a–g
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
Inscription: Inscribed on the barrel: Patent Arms 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. 20.

Parsons, John E. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Percussion Colt Revolvers and Conversions: 1836–1873. New York: The Harbor Press, 1942. p. 5, no. 20, pl. VIII.



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