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"Peacemaker" Colt Single-Action Army Revolver, serial no. 4519

Manufacturer:
Samuel Colt (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date:
1874
Geography:
Hartford, Connecticut
Culture:
American, Hartford, Connecticut
Medium:
Steel, iron, wood
Dimensions:
L.13 in. (33.02 cm); L. of barrel 7 1/2 in. (19.05 cm); Cal. .45 in. (11 mm)
Classification:
Firearms-Pistols-Revolvers
Credit Line:
Gift of John E. Parsons, 1959
Accession Number:
59.143.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
Inscription: Stamped on the barrel: COLT'S PT. F. A MFG. Co. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.;
On the left side of the frame: PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / U.S.;
Also on the left side of the frame: PAT. JULY 2, 1872;
On the cylinder: P;
On the triggerguard: A
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Percussion Colt Revolvers and Conversions 1836–1873," February 4–May 3, 1942, no. 130.

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. 40, no. 130, pl. XL.



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