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Name Street Town State From To
Colt   Patterson New Jersey 1836 1842


Patent Date Remarks
     


Contract for
1838, purchased in Florida by Major General Thomas Jessup (Seminole Indian War) 50 No. 1 Ring Lever Revolving Rifles
25 No. 3 Belt Model Revolvers
1839, U.S. Ordnance Department 100 Model 1839 Revolving Carbines
1839, Republic of Texas about 100 Ring Lever Revolving Rifles
about 180 Model 1839 Revolving Carbines
about 180 No. 5 Holster Model or Texas Paterson Revolvers
March 1841, U.S. Ordnance Department 60 Model 1839 Revolving Carbines
Julyh 1841, U.S. Ordnance Department 100 Model 1839 Revolving Carbines
December 1841, U.S. Navy Department (sales by Ehlers) 100 No. 5 Holster Model or Texas Paterson Revolvers
100 Model 1839 Revolving Carbines
August 1845, U.S. Navy Department (sales by Ehlers) 50 No. 5 Holster Model or Texas Paterson Revolvers
1839, Republic of Texas about 100 Ring Lever Revolving Rifles
about 180 Model 1839 Revolving Carbines
about 180 No. 5 Holster Model or Texas Paterson Revolvers


Product

Handguns






Paterson prototype of 1835, left side







Pocket Model No. 1, Baby Paterson Revolver

.28 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action Pocket Model No. 1 "Baby Paterson"
Barrel lengths was from 2 1/2" to 4 3/4".
Serial numbers from 1 to about 500
Manufactured in 1837 and 1838
Cylinder engraved with the Centaur scene
Weight = 11 ounces (4" barrel)
Markings on barrel
- Patent Arms M'g Co Paterson NJ Colt's Pt. -



.28 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action Pocket Model No. 1 "Baby Paterson"
.28 caliber, 2" barrel
.28 caliber, 2 9/16" barrel, left side right side in case
.28 caliber, 4" barrel






No. 2 Belt Model Revolvers

.31 caliber percussion (some appear to be .34 caliber), 5 shot single action
Barrel lengths was from 3" to 6", no loading lever
Serial numbers from 1 to about 850 in sequence with the No. 3 Paterson or Belt Model Revolvers. Probably 400 produced
Manufactured from 1837 to 1840
Cylinder engraved with the Centaur scene
Weight = 20 ounces (.34 caliber, 4 1/2" barrel)
Markings on barrel
- Patent Arms M'g Co Paterson NJ Colt's Pt. -



.31 caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, cased, left side
.31 caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, left side
.31 caliber, 5" barrel, left side
.31 caliber, 5" barrel, cased, left side






No. 3 Belt Model Revolvers

.31 caliber percussion (some appear to be .34 caliber), 5 shot single action
Barrel lengths was 3", 4 1/2", 4 3/4" and 5 1/2" extra long barrels about 12" are known, some pistols were manufactured with loading lever
Serial numbers from 1 to about 850 in sequence with the No. 2 Paterson or Belt Model Revolvers. Probably 450 produced
Manufactured from 1837 to 1840
Cylinder engraved with the Centaur scene
Weight = 20 ounces (4 7/8" barrel and without lever)
Markings on barrel
- Patent Arms M'g Co Paterson NJ Colt's Pt. -



.31 caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, left side
.31 caliber, 5" barrel, cased, right side
.31 caliber, 5 1/2" barrel, early 1837 production, left side
same, right side
.34 caliber, 5 1/2" barrel, cased, right side
.34 caliber, 5 1/2" barrel, right side
.34 caliber, engraved, right side






No. 5 Holster or Texas Model Revolver

.36 caliber percussion , 5 shot single action
Barrel lengths was 4", 5", 6", 7 1/2", 9" and 12", some pistols were manufactured with loading lever
Serial numbers from 1 to about 1000 Probably 1000 produced
Manufactured from 1838 to 1840
Cylinder engraved with the Stagecoach Holdup scene
Weight = 2 pounds, 8 ounces (7 1/2" barrel and without lever) or
Weight = 2 pounds, 10 ounces (7 1/2" barrel and with lever)
Markings on barrel
- Patent Arms M'g Co Paterson NJ Colt's Pt. -



.34 caliber, 6 1/2inch, left side
.34 caliber, Texas Paterson with holster

.36 caliber, 9", right side






Ehlers Model Revolvers

John Ehlers aquired the stock of Colt's Company (about 500 incomplete revolvers and about 150 incomplete rifles). He finished these armes and sold these arms until about 1846.






4th Model Ehlers Pocket Revolver of Improved No. 1 Pocket Model Small Size Frame

.28 caliber percussion , 5 shot single action
Barrel lengths was 2" ro 3"
Serial numbers from 1 to ? in alternate with the Fifth Model Ehlers Belt or Improved No. 2 Belt Model Probably 500 produced
Manufactured from 1840 to 1843
Cylinder engraved with the Centaur scene
Markings on barrel
- Patent Arms Paterson NJ Colt's Pt. -



.28 caliber, 2 1/2" barrel, 4th model Ehlers or Improved Model No. 1, left side






5th Model Ehlers Belt Revolver of Improved No. 2 Belt Model Medium Size Frame

.31 caliber percussion (some appear to be .34 caliber), 5 shot single action
Barrel lengths was from 3" to 4 1/2"
Serial numbers from 1 to ? in alternate with the Fifth Model Ehlers Pocket or Improved No. 1 Pocket Model Probably 500 produced
Manufactured from 1840 to 1843
Cylinder engraved with the Centaur scene
Markings on barrel
- Patent Arms Paterson NJ Colt's Pt. -



.31 caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, 5th model Ehlers or Improved Model No. 2, right side
.34 caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, 5th model Ehlers or Improved Model No. 2, right side






Longarms






1st Model Ring Lever Rifles

.34, .36, .38, .40 and .44 caliber percussion, 8 or 10 shots single action
Barrel lengths was standard 32" but shorter length are known
Serial numbers from 1 to about 200 Probably 200 produced
Manufactured in 1837 and 1838
Cylinder engraved with the Centaur scene
Weight = 8 pounds, 8 ounces (30" barrel and with lever)
Markings on barrel
- Colt's Patent Patent Arms Man'g. Co. Paterson, N. Jersey -








2nd Model Ring Lever Rifles

.44 caliber percussion, 8 or 10 shots single action
Barrel lengths standard 28" and 32" but shorter length are known
Serial numbers from 1 to about 500 Probably 500 produced
Manufactured in 1837 to 1841
Cylinder engraved with the Centaur scene
Weight = 8 pounds, 6 ounces (32" barrel and with lever)
Markings on barrel
- Patent Arms M'g. Co. Paterson, N. J. - Colt's Pt. -








Model 1839 Carbine

.525 caliber smoothbore, 6 shots single action
Barrel lengths standard 24" but shorter or longer length are known
Serial numbers from 1 to about 950 Probably 950 produced
Manufactured in 1838 to 1841. The arms by Ehlers were sold from 1841 to 1845
Cylinder engraved with the Centaur scene
Weight = 7 pounds, 11 ounces for standard barrel and without loading lever
Markings on barrel
- Patent Arms M'g. Co. Paterson, N. J. - Colt's Pt. -



.525 caliber, 18" barrel, left side same, right side

.525 caliber, 24" barrel, left side same, right side






Model 1839 Shotgun

16 gauge smoothbore caliber, 6 shots single action
Barrel lengths standard 24" and 32" but longer length are known
Serial numbers from 1 to about 225 Probably 225 produced
Manufactured in 1839 to 1841
Cylinder engraved with the Deer, Indian, Eagle and Shield scene
Weight = 9 pounds, 4 ounces
Markings on barrel
- Patent Arms M'g. Co. Paterson, N. J. - Colt's Pt. -