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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.
"A Matter of Provenance" in Man at Arms I no:6 (Nov.-Dec. 1979) J.R. Hegeman, Jr. discussed as a Colt collector.

Wilson, R.L. The Paterson Colt Book : The Early Evolution of Samuel Colt's Repeating Arms. Palo Alto, California, 2001. This pistol.



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