Colt First Model Dragoon Revolver
Wood, steel, brass, silver
barrel length: 7 1/2 in. ( 19 cm )
Overall: 13 3/4 in. ( 34.9 cm )
Wood, steel, brass, and silver revolver; silver-plated brass gripstraps; roll-engraved Texas Ranger and Indian battle scene on cylinder; stamped marks on frame, barrel, cylinder, buttstrap, and trigger guard; foliate engravings on back and butt straps.
Bequest of John E. Parsons
stamped: left frame: "COLTS/PATENT"
stamped: cylinder: "...ODE.....R/1796" and "1796"
stamped: frame, trigger gd., buttstrap: "1796"
stamped: barrel: "ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW YORK CITY"
engraved: backstrap: "Virginius Clinton" and on buttstrap: "Cooke" (both engravings in foliate)
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