COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER IDENTIFIED TO MEMBER OF 7TH VIRGINIA CAVALRY

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Item Code: 490-1675

Manufactured from 1860 until 1873, this model revolver was very popular with Civil War officers and civilians during that time period. Similar to a Model 1851 Colt Navy but with a smaller frame, a fluted 5-shot cylinder, and a round barrel.

Barrel length is 6 ½” with Colt marking, “Address Col. SamL Colt New-York US America” visible on top with what appears to be a flaw line along the same area. The fluted cylinder is marked “PAT. SEPT 10TH 1850”. All nipples original and in good condition. Safety pins are all hammered down.

Frame has “Colt’s / Patent” on left side. Back strap and trigger guard retain traces of silver plate. Wood grips original with wear and one large chip missing from bottom left. “36 cal.” marking on left side of trigger guard. Back strap features hand carved identification.

A mix of serial numbers, #10958 (frame, trigger guard, back strap, cylinder pin) and #11328 (cylinder, barrel, wedge), which places the date of manufacture of all parts in 1862. The cylinder indexes when the hammer is cocked but hammer does not hold at half or full cock unless trigger is held forward. This suggests that one of the small internal springs is worn or broken. All gun metal matches with a dark pewter color. Despite the mixed numbers, this gun has obviously been together for a very long time. The barrel does appear to have some faint traces of blue on the underside where the loading lever has covered the area.

The identification carved on the back strap is worn but reads “H. W. Hannon   Co. G / 7th Va. Regiment”.  Henry Watson Hannon was born in 1838 in St. Mary’s, Maryland. He enlisted in Company G, 7th Virginia Cavalry in January 1862. He was captured near Culpeper Court House on September 12, 1863 and sent to the Old Capitol Prison in Washington. He was transferred to Point Lookout on September 25. On August 16, 1864 he was transferred to Elmira, New York. Henry Hannon was exchanged on October 29, 1864. Hannon died in January 1918 and is buried in Richmond. Among the records that accompany this revolver is a copy of an 1861 receipt for “one Colts Navy Revolver”.

A folder full of research comes with this revolver identified to a Confederate trooper.  [jet]

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