Revolver, Six Chambered

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Circa 1850s
An 1851 model Colt Navy revolver. It is a muzzle loading, percussion .36 calibre, single action, open top revolver. It has London proof marks. " Col. Saml Colt, New York, U.S.A." is engraved on top of the barrel. The serial number is 125544.
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Circa 1850s
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In 1865, the Taranaki Provincial Council voted the purchase of 15 revolvers to be given as prizes for shooting amongst local military units – they chose Colt revolvers. The Taranaki Herald announced the 15 winners on 25 November 1865. The words “ Provincial Government Prize ” were stamped down the metal frame of each revolver along the outer handle. This Colt Navy revolver was awarded to Private Thomas Billing.
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