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Colt Paterson Percussion Revolver, No. 3, Belt Model, Serial no. 156, with Case and Accessories

Manufacturer:
Samuel Colt (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date:
ca. 1838
Geography:
Paterson, New Jersey
Culture:
American, Paterson, New Jersey
Medium:
Steel, silver, brass, wood (walnut), copper, velvet
Dimensions:
Revolver (a); L. 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm); L. of barrel 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); Cal. .34 in. (8 mm); extra cylinder (b); L. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Diam. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Wt. 4.2 oz. (119.1 g); combination patch, powder and ball cylinder (c); L. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm); Diam. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm); Wt. 12.2 oz. (345.9 g); bullet mould (d); L. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); W. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Wt. 2.2 oz. (62.4 g); combination screwdriver and pricker (e); L. 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm); Wt. 1.7 oz. (48.2 g); percussion cap box (f); L. 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm); Diam. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm); Wt. 3.1 oz. (87.9 g); cleaning rod (g); L. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm); Wt. 1.1 oz. (31.2 g); case (h); H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); W. 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm); D. 7 in. (17.8 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 3.3 oz. (1000.7 g)
Classification:
Firearms-Pistols-Revolvers
Credit Line:
Gift of John E. Parsons, 1959
Accession Number:
59.143.1a–h
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.;
Stamped on the cylinder: COLT
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Percussion Colt Revolvers and Conversions 1836–1873," February 4–May 3, 1942, no. 11.

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. 3, no. 11, pl. VI.

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