The Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway
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Winchester, Virginia, USA.
Civil War (pre 1898) weapons.

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Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War weapons.
Colt revolvers.

This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader.   Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author.  None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale.  This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items.  I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me.  All  items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.   Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.    This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

All weapons listed on this webpage are strictly manufactured before 1898, and are considered unsafe for actual use.  These are antique collectible weapons of the Civil War (most are pre 1865, unless I state otherwise) and actual firing of these weapons is not recommended for any purpose whatsoever!  Because these are all "pre 1898" weapons, no licenses are required for ownership, but common sense and good judgment should be applied.




Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver, .44 cal.


Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured 1860, 1 to approximately 2000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1861, approximately 2000 to 25000.



Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, manufacture 1861, .44 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1860 Army revolver was a percussion fired six shooter, .44 caliber.   Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (serial number)  / PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850", and a Naval scene with "ENGAGED 16 MAY 1843", scene is usually very weak.  Additional Inspector mark appears on the trigger guard, and others.  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1861.  Round barrel length 8in. 
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-092.

W0678     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, manufacture 1861, .44 cal. (#6995), (with holster)
 

W1305     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, manufacture 1861, .44 cal., (#11223), with holster.


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, Hartford address, manufacture 1861, .44 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1860 Army revolver was a percussion fired six shooter, .44 caliber, .  Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT HARTFORD CT".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No.(serial number) / PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850", and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1861.  Round barrel length 8in. 
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-092.

W1127     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, Hartford address, manufacture 1861, .44 cal. (#10586)


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, mark "44CAL", manufacture 1861, .44 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1860 Army revolver was a percussion fired six shooter, .44 caliber.  Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No.(serial number) / PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850", and a scene (which is usually very weak). Trigger guard is marked "44 CAL".  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1861.  Round barrel length 8in. 
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-092.

W0797     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, mark "44CAL", manufacture 1861, .44 cal. (#15416), (with sword belt, buckle, and holster).


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, manufacture 1861, .44 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1860 Army revolver was a percussion fired six shooter, .44 caliber.   Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No.(serial number) / PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850", and a scene (which is usually very weak). Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1861.  Round barrel length 8in. 
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-092.

W0888     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, manufacture 1861, .44 cal. (#19153)
 

W1237     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, manufacture 1861, .44 cal., (#23685)
 


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, mark "44CAL", manufacture 1861, .44 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1860 Army revolver was a percussion fired six shooter, .44 caliber.   Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No.(serial number, last four digits only) / PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850", and a scene (which is usually very weak). Trigger guard is marked "44 CAL".  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1861.  Round barrel length 8in. 
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-092.

W1222     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, mark "44CAL", manufacture 1861, .44 cal., (#20633)


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1861, .44 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1860 Army revolver was a percussion fired six shooter, .44 caliber.   Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips.  Bottom screw is extended well outside of the frame, this is the original screw intended to engage the shoulder stock.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (last four digits of serial  number)   / PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850", and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Additional Inspector mark appears on the trigger guard, and others.  Matching serial number, appears seven times.  Round barrel length 8in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-092.

W0862     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1861, .44 cal. (#20872)


Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured 1862, approximately 25000 to 85000.


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1860 Army revolver was a percussion fired six shooter, .44 caliber.   Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (last four digits of serial  number)  / PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850", and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Additional Inspector marks, cartouche on wood on left grip, on trigger guard, and others.   Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1862.  Round barrel length 8in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-092.

W0741     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal. (#28818)

W0992     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 4 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal.(#30296)


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1860 Army revolver was a percussion fired six shooter, .44 caliber.   Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (last four digits of serial  number)  / PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850", and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Additional Inspector marks, on the cylinder, and the trigger guard.   Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1862.  Round barrel length 8in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-092.

W0995     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal. (#39693)
   

W1275     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal., (#40035).
 

W0991     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal. (#46486)

W1245     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal. (#48661)

W0742     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal. (#50394)

W1050     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army, round cylinder, 3 screws, abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1862, .44 cal. (#66575)
 


Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured 1863, approximately 85000 to 150000.



Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army , round cylinder, 3 screws , abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1860 Army revolver was a percussion fired six shooter, .44 caliber.  Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, four screws, rounded cylinder with notches, brass trigger guard, iron back strap with notch for engaging shoulder stock, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (last four digits of serial  number)  / PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850", and a scene (which is usually very weak). Additional Inspector marks, on the trigger guard, and on the  barrel.  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1863.  Round barrel length 8in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-092, (3 screw).

W0679     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army , round cylinder, 3 screws , abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal. (#86925), with holster.

W1362.     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army , round cylinder, 3 screws , abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal., (#87600).

W0762     Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver .44 cal. (#97861)

W1246     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army , round cylinder, 3 screws , abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal., (#115075)

W0819     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army , round cylinder, 3 screws , abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal. (#115957)
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W1300     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army , round cylinder, 3 screws , abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal., (#131248)

W1247     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1860 Army , round cylinder, 3 screws , abbreviated number on cylinder, manufacture 1863, .44 cal., (#131636)


Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured 1864, approximately 150000 to 153000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1865, approximately 153000 to 156000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1866, approximately 156000 to 162000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1867, approximately 162000 to 170000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1868, approximately 170000 to 177000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1869, approximately 177000 to 185000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1870, approximately 185000 to 190000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1871, approximately 190000 to 198000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1872, approximately 198000 to 199000.
Colt Model 1860 Army revolver manufactured
1873, approximately 199000 to 200500.



Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver .36 cal.

Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1851, 1 to approximately 2500.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1851, approximately 2500 to 10000
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Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1852, approximately 10000 to 20000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1853, approximately 20000 to 35000
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Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1854, approximately 35000 to 40000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1855, approximately 40000 to 45000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1856, approximately 45000 to 65000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1857, approximately 65000 to 85000.



Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, manufacture 1857, .36 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1851 revolver, a percussion fired six shooter, .36 caliber, was originally designed for the Navy but widely utilized by others.  Standard design employed an octagon barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, rounded cylinder with notches, rounded brass trigger guard, brass back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW - YORK CITY-".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT/ US".  The "US"  means it was US Navy inspected.  Cylinder is sometimes marked with a scene (which is usually very weak).  Matching serial number, appears four times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, production estimated 1857.  Additional inspector mark, on trigger guard.  Octagon barrel length 7.5 in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-052.


W1202     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, manufacture 1857, .36 cal., with holster, (#66546)


Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1858, approximately 85000 to 90000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1859, approximately 90000 to 93000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1860, approximately 93000 to 98000.



Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, Hartford address, manufacture 1860, .36 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1851 revolver, a percussion fired six shooter, .36 caliber, was originally designed for the Navy but widely utilized by others.  Standard design employed an octagon barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, rounded cylinder with notches, rounded brass trigger guard, brass back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT HARTFORD CT -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (serial number) ", and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1860, 93,000  to 98,000, approximately.  Additional inspector mark, on trigger guard and backstrap.  Octagon barrel length 7.5 in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-053.

W1276     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, Hartford address, manufacture 1860, .36 cal., (#95606).



Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1861, approximately 98000 to 118000.



Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, New York address, manufacture 1861, .36 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1851 revolver, a percussion fired six shooter, .36 caliber, was originally designed for the Navy but widely utilized by others.  Standard design employed an octagon barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, rounded cylinder with notches, rounded brass trigger guard, brass back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (serial number) ", and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1861, serial number range 98,000 to 118,000, approximately.  Additional inspector mark, on trigger guard and backstrap.  Octagon barrel length 7.5 in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-053.

W0925     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 manufacture 1861, .36 cal. (108419)


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, marked "36 CAL", manufacture 1861, .36 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1851 revolver, a percussion fired six shooter, .36 caliber, was originally designed for the Navy but widely utilized by others.  Standard design employed an octagon barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, rounded cylinder with notches, rounded brass trigger guard, brass back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No.  (full five digits) ", and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Trigger guard is marked "36 CAL".  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1861.  Octagon barrel length 7.5 in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-053.

W0751     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, marked "36 CAL", manufacture 1861, .36 cal. (#110815)


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, manufacture 1861, .36 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1851 revolver, a percussion fired six shooter, .36 caliber, was originally designed for the Navy but widely utilized by others.  Standard design employed an octagon barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, rounded cylinder with notches, rounded brass trigger guard, brass back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (serial number), and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 18612.  Octagon barrel length 7.5 in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-053.

W1248     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, Fourth Model, manufacture 1861, .36 cal., (#112290)
 
This weapon was recovered from the Seever House, 230 W Boscawen St, Winchester Virginia.  It was found hidden inside the walls and was discovered during renovations in the 1990's.  The house was used as union General Banks headquarters in the 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, and it was owned by the Seever family, of which at least one son served in the Confederacy.  The family had long since passed not knowing or not telling anybody of the gun, it could have been left by one of Banks men, it could have been hidden by the occupants during the war, it could have belonged to the Confederate veteran and hidden after the war during reconstruction, the full story is not likely to be determined, but without a doubt this was part of the war in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.
Old Court House Civil War Museum collection.


Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1862, approximately 118000 to 132000.


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, manufacture 1862, .36 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1851 revolver, a percussion fired six shooter, .36 caliber, was originally designed for the Navy but widely utilized by others.  Standard design employed an octagon barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, rounded cylinder with notches, rounded brass trigger guard, brass back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (serial number), and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1862.  Octagon barrel length 7.5 in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-053
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W0889     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, manufacture 1862, .36 cal. (#118062)

W1238     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, manufacture 1862, .36 cal., (#126933)


Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1863, approximately 132000 to 175000.


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, (four digit numbers), manufacture 1863, .36 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1851 revolver, a percussion fired six shooter, .36 caliber, was originally designed for the Navy but widely utilized by others.  Standard design employed an octagon barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, rounded cylinder with notches, rounded brass trigger guard, brass back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (last four digits of serial  number) ", and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1863.  Octagon barrel length 7.5 in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-053.

W0824     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, (four digit numbers), manufacture 1863, .36 cal.  (#134000)
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W0865     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, (four digit numbers), manufacture 1863, .36 cal. (#155324)

Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1864, approximately 175000 to 180000.


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, abbreviated number, marked "36CAL", manufacture 1864, .36 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1851 revolver, a percussion fired six shooter, .36 caliber, was originally designed for the Navy but widely utilized by others.  Standard design employed an octagon barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, rounded cylinder with notches, rounded brass trigger guard, brass back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked "COLTS PATENT No. (last four digits of serial  number) ", and a scene (which is usually very weak).  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1864.  Trigger guard is marked "36CAL".  Octagon barrel length 7.5 in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-053
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W1010     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1851 Navy, abbreviated number, marked "36CAL", manufacture 1864, .36 cal. (#178027)

Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1865, approximately 180000 to 185000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1866, approximately 185000 to 200000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1867, approximately 200000 to 204000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1868, approximately 204000 to 207000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1869, approximately 207000 to 210000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1870, approximately 210000 to 212000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1871, approximately 212000 to 214000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1872, approximately 214000 to 215000.
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured 1873, approximately 215000 to 215348.



Five shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1862 Police,  rebated and half fluted cylinder, 5.5in barrel, .36 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1862 police revolver was a percussion fired five shooter, .36 caliber, it was considered to be an improved design over the series of Colt pocket revolvers.  Standard design employed round barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, cylinder is rebated and half fluted, rotation controlled with notches, brass trigger guard and back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is not marked.  Matching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, and inside on cylinder pin, production estimated 1864.  Serial numbering began at 1 and continued to approximately 32,000 by the end of the Civil War.  Round barrel length 5.5in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-105.


W1244     Five shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1862 Police,  rebated and half fluted cylinder, 5.5in barrel, .36 cal., (#2540)

Ref:  Flayderman 5B-105, with holster.


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1849 "pocket",  round cylinder , 5in barrel, .31 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1849 pocket revolver was a percussion fired five shooter, .31 caliber, it was the most popular of the Colt revolvers, it could be concealed or easily carried and was popular for self defense both by civilians and militaryThe design followed the 1851 Navy in most detail, just smaller size.  Standard design employed octagonal barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, cylinder is round, rotation controlled with notches, brass trigger guard and back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT".  Cylinder is marked with a stage coach scene, which is usually weakMatching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder (last five digits, wedge (five digits), and inside on cylinder pin (four digits).  Serial numbering began at 1 and continued to approximately 280,000 by the end of the Civil War.  Octagon barrel length 5in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-042, (5in. barrel).

W1316     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1849 "pocket",  round cylinder , 5in barrel, .31 cal., (#111019).
   

W1249     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1849 "pocket",  round cylinder , 5in barrel, .31 cal., (#217381) with holster.


Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1849 "pocket",  round cylinder , 4in barrel, .31 cal.
Revolver was manufactured by Colt Firearms, Hartford Connecticut, the Model 1849 pocket revolver was a percussion fired five shooter, .31 caliber, it was the most popular of the Colt revolvers, it could be concealed or easily carried and was popular for self defense both by civilians and militaryThe design followed the 1851 Navy in most detail, just smaller size.  Standard design employed octagonal barrel, creeping style loading lever, barrel and cylinder held in place and easily removed for loading by releasing removable wedge, three screws, cylinder is round, rotation controlled with notches, brass trigger guard and back strap, walnut grips.  Top of barrel is marked " - ADDRESS  COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U. S. AMERICA -".  Left frame is marked "COLTS / PATENT" and trigger guard is marked "31 CAL".  Cylinder is marked with a stage coach scene, which is usually weakMatching serial number, appears seven times, underneath on both sections of frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder (last five digits, wedge (five digits), and inside on cylinder pin (four digits).  Serial numbering began at 1 and continued to approximately 280,000 by the end of the Civil War.  Octagon barrel length 4in.
Ref:  Flayderman 5B-042.

W1277     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1849 "pocket",  round cylinder , 4in barrel, .31 cal., (#97002).
   

W1250     Six shot percussion revolver, Colt Model 1849 "pocket",  round cylinder , 4in barrel, .31 cal., (#270474)