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Colt Paterson Percussion Revolver, No. 5, Holster Model, serial no. 940

Manufacturer:
Samuel Colt (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date:
ca. 1840
Geography:
Paterson, New Jersey
Culture:
American, Paterson, New Jersey
Medium:
Steel, silver, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions:
L. 14 in. (35.56 cm); L. of barrel 9 in. (22.86 cm); Cal. .40 in. (10 mm)
Classification:
Firearms-Pistols-Revolvers
Credit Line:
Gift of John E. Parsons, 1957
Accession Number:
57.166.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
Inscription: Engraved 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. 8.

Parsons, John E. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Percussion Colt Revolvers and Conversions: 1836–1873. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942. p. 2, no. 8, pl. V.

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

Wilson, R.L., Dennis LeVett, and Robert Pershing. The Paterson Colt Book: The Early Evolution of Samuel Colt's Repeating Arms. Palo Alto, Calif.: Strutz-LeVett Publishing Company, 2001. p. 248.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. "Of Arms and Men: Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan, 1912–2012." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 70, no. 1 (Summer 2012). p. 39, fig. 63.



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