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Colt Van Dyke Hartford Connecticut 1847/1848  


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The Van Dyke address was found in the Hartford City Direcotry 1873-1874

Handguns percussion

Pre-Production First Model Dragoon, also known as Fluck Dragoon or called Colt's Second Contract Dragoon Revolver

Best estimates state that there are somewhere around 30 to 50 of these ULTRA rare Colts still in existence... far fewer than the elusive Walker Colt. Once referred to as the "Fluck" dragoon, named after the arms collector John Fluck who first recognized this model as a distinct and unique model of dragoon. He had written some decades ago that these guns were made largely of odd Walker Colt parts from failed Walkers... and this theory was accepted for decades... UNTIL RECENTLY... when it was shown and proven without question that these rare dragoons are actually the true successor to the Walker and were also the model that preceded the true Colt First Model Dragoon. After Colt supplied his first contract of 1000 Walker Revolvers, his improved design for his Second Contract in late 1847 was for THIS rare "2nd Contract Dragoon"... (See Monograph by Max Longfield for more data). In addition the parts on these guns were made expressly for this model and were not left overs from the Walker production. The only Walker feature found on these is the die stamp used on some of the early serial numbers.

These Second Contract... or Pre-Production First Models are believed to have been made in a quantity of 1000 guns (contrary to John Fluck's theory that 300 were made... ) Serials are believed to be 2001 to 3000... the gun here shown is THE LAST FLUCK DRAGOON EVER MADE. It is numbered 3,000 on all parts and has period replacement parts from Fluck number 2,784 and 2,223 which have been overstruck with 3,000 or 000... The following parts are twice numbered... barrel and wedge both originally 2,784 and both additionally struck with 3,000), The rammer originally 2,223 is also struck 000, and cylinder overstruck 3000 and 000.

This gun is 100% Fluck Dragoon in all respects. Every part is original Pre-Production First model. The backstrap, trigger guard, frame, arbor, etc... were all shipped from Colt with the number 3,000 on them. These parts bear only the original Colt die struck serial of 3,000. The balance of the parts are from two other Fluck dragoons (presumably guns that failed and were stripped for parts)... these being Fluck (also called 2nd Contract Colt or Pre Production First Model) number 2,784 and 2,223. These parts bear their original Fluck serial numbers as well as the added 3,000 or 000 added when the gun was repaired.

These period replacement parts from the other Fluck Dragoons were re-numbered 3,000 or 000... but not with Colt factory dies. I believe these marks were put there by a military armorer who repaired this gun in the service of the US Dragoons.

Fluck Dragoon, right side








1st Model Dragoon Revolver

Production
Year number
1848 1341 - 3999
1849 4000 - 6999
1850 7000 - 7999 some overlap with 2nd Model

1st Model Dragoon Revolver


.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 7 1/2" half octagon half round barrel, with loading lever
Weight = 4 pounds, 2 ounces
Cylinder engraved with the Texas Rangers against Comanche scene and 6 locking pins at the breech except the early production which has only 1 locking pin, round cylinder stops
Markings on barrel
- ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW-YORK CITY -
Markings on cylinder
MODEL U.S.M.R. and COLT'S PATENT or
U.S. DRAGOONS AND COLT'S PATENT
Triggerguard is square at back

1st Model,left side right side






2nd Model Dragoon Revolver

Production
Year number
1850 8000 - 9499
1851 9000 - 10699 some overlap with 3rd Model

2nd Model Dragoon Revolver


.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 7 1/2" half octagon half round barrel, with loading lever
Weight = 4 pounds, 2 ounces
Cylinder engraved with the Texas Rangers against Comanche scene and 6 locking pins at the breech, square cylinder stops
Markings on barrel
- ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW-YORK CITY - or
- ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY -
Markings on cylinder
MODEL U.S.M.R. and COLT'S PATENT or
U.S. DRAGOONS AND COLT'S PATENT
Triggerguard is square at back
Some 2nd Model Dragoons were fitted with attachable shoulder stock

Civilian Dragoon, left side right side
for Milice of Massachusetts, right side






3rd Model Dragoon Revolver

Production
Year number
1851 10700 - 11999
1852 12000 - 12499
1853 12500 - 13749
1854 13750 - 13999
1855 14000 - 15499
1856 15550 - 16249
1857 16250 - 16499
1858 16500 - 17999
1859 18000 - 18499
1860 18500 - 19099
1861 19100 - 19800

3rd Model Dragoon Revolver


.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 7 1/2" (at the end of production a few 8") half octagon half round barrel, with loading lever
Weight = 4 pounds, 2 ounces
Cylinder engraved with the Texas Rangers against Comanche scene and 6 locking pins at the breech, square cylinder stops
Markings on barrel
- ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW-YORK CITY - or
- ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY -
Markings on cylinder
MODEL U.S.M.R. and COLT'S PATENT or
U.S. DRAGOONS AND COLT'S PATENT
Triggerguard is round at back
Some 3rd Model Dragoons were fitted with attachable shoulder stock

3rd Model, left side
3rd Model, right side

other 3rd Model, right side






Hartford English Dragoon Revolver

Production
Year number
1854 (or 1853) 1 - ?
1855 ? - ?
1856 ? - ?
1857 ? - 700

Hartford English Dragoon Revolver


.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 7 1/2" half octagon half round barrel, with loading lever
Weight = 4 pounds, 2 ounces
Cylinder engraved with the Texas Rangers against Comanche scene and 6 locking pins at the breech, square cylinder stops
Markings on barrel
- SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY - or
- SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY - or
- COL. COLT LONDON
Triggerguard is round at back
Some Dragoons were fitted with attachable shoulder stock






Model 1848 Pocket Revolver or Baby Dragoon

Production
Year number
1847 1 - 1999 (about 100 were produced in Whitneyville)
1848 2000 - 7999
1849 8000 - 11999
1850 and later 12000 - about 15500 (overlap with Model 1849 Pocket)

Model 1848 Pocket Revolver or Baby Dragoon


.31 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action revolver, 3", 4", 5" and 6" octagon barrel, with and without loading lever
Weight = 22 ounces (5" barrel)
Cylinder were found in 4 types
engraved with the Ranger and Indian scene with round stops (up to serial number 9500)
engraved with the Ranger and Indian scene with oval stops (serial number 9500 to 11600)
engraved with the Stagecoach Holdup scene with oval stops (serial number 10400 to 12100)
engraved with the Ranger and Indian scene with rectangualar stops (serial number 11600 to end)
Markings on barrel in two lines
ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY or
- ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY -



1848 Pocket "Baby Dragoon", 3" barrel, left side right side

1848 Pocket "Baby Dragoon", 6" barrel, left side right side






Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

Production
Year number
1850 12000 (overlap with Baby Dragoon) - 15999
1851 16000 - 24999
1852 25000 - 54999
1853 55000 - 84999
1854 85000 - 99999
1855 100000 - 109999
1856 110000 - 129999
1857 130000 - 139999
1858 140000 - 149999
1859 150000 - 159999
1860 160000 - 183999
1861 184000 - 196999
1862 197000 - 222999
1863 223000 - 249999
1864 250000 - 269999
1865 270000 - 279999
1866 280000 - 289999
1867 290000 - 299999
1868 300000 - 309999
1869 310000 - 319999
1870 320000 - 324999
1871 325000 - 329999
1872 330000 - 330999
1873 and later 331000 - ? to about 340000

Model 1849 Pocket Revolver


.31 caliber percussion, 5 or 6 shot single action revolver, 3", 4", 5" and 6" octagon barrel, with and without loading lever
Weight = 24 ounces (4" barrel), 27 ounces (6" barrel)
Cylinder engraved with the Stagecoach Holdup scene
Markings on barrel in two lines
- ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY - serial range up to 187000 or
- ADDRRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY - same serial range or
- ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT. - serial range about 164000 to 340000 or
- ADDRESS COL. COLT. LONDON on verv few Hartford made revolvers
or in one ligne
ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S.AMERICA serial range 187000 to 340000


1849 Pocket, 4" barrel, left side
1849 Pocket, 5" barrel, left side
1849 Pocket, 5" barrel, left side, other one right side
1849 Pocket, 6" barrel, left side 1849 Pocket, 6" barrel, right side






London Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

Production
Year number
1853 1 - 999
1854 1000 - 4999
1855 5000 - 8999
1856 and 1857 9000 - 11000

London Model 1849 Pocket Revolver


.31 caliber percussion, 5 or 6 shot single action revolver, 3", 4", 5" and 6" octagon barrel,
Weight = 25 ounces (5" barrel)
Cylinder engraved with the Stagecoach Holdup scene
Markings on barrel in two lines
- COL. COLT LONDON - serial range 1 to 265 or
- SAML COLT LONDON - or
- ADDRESS SAML COLT LONDON -








Model 1851 Navy or Belt Revolver

Production
Year number
1850 1 - 2499
1851 2500 - 9999
1852 10000 - 19999
1853 20000 - 34999
1854 35000 - 39999
1855 40000 - 44999
1856 45000 - 64999
1857 65000 - 84999
1858 85000 - 89999
1859 90000 - 92999
1860 93000 - 97999
1861 98000 - 117999
1862 118000 - 131999
1863 132000 - 174999
1864 175000 - 179999
1865 180000 - 184999
1866 185000 - 199999
1867 200000 - 203999
1868 204000 - 206999
1869 207000 - 209999
1870 210000 - 211999
1871 212000 - 213999
1872 214000 - 214999
1873 215000 - 215348

No.49860 was distributed by the Kansas Central Committee to N. King

No.50400 was distributed by the Kansas Central Committee to A. Curtis

No.50966 was distributed by the Kansas Central Committee to J.B. May

No. 204685 with ivory prips is considered as one of Wild Bill Hickock's guns

In the Records of Arms disbursed by the Central COmmittéé (Kansas 1858) figures several Colt revolvers with serial numbers. Unfortunately the models are not stated but most probably it was the 1851 Model. See on my home page American History, Civil War, Records of Arms ....

Model 1851 Navy or Belt Revolver


.36 caliber percussion (few experimental pistols in .40 caliber), 6 shot single action revolver, 7 1/2" octagon barrel (longer or shorter barrels are known
Weight = 2 pounds, 10 ounces
Cylinder engraved with the Navy Battle scene
Markings on barrel
- ADDRESS SAML. COLT NEW-YORK CITY - or
- ADDRESS SAML. COLT HARTFORD CT. - or
- ADDRESS COL. SAML. COLT NEW-YORK U.S.AMERICA -
- ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON -
1st Model squareback from 1 to about 1250
2nd Model squareback from about 1250 to about 4200
3rd Model (small rounded oval triggerguard) from about 4200 to about 85000
4th Model (large rounded oval triggerguard) from about 85000 to end



1851 Navy, 7 1/2" barrel

No. 210422 manufactured in 1870, left side
same, right side

Thanks to Herman for the pics of this 1851 number 118903 (4th generation of the very early of 1862)
from bottom
grips down-side
dowt-left
left side
left side closer look
grip left
grip left closer
right side
serial number
detached
loading lever close
frame
frame front
front lever open
again left side
number on barrel
number on cylinder
again cylinder
number on cylinder pin
barrel-top






London Model 1851 Navy or Belt Revolver

Production
Year number
1853 1 - 3999
1854 4000 - 14999
1855 15000 - 40999
1856 41000 - about 42000

London Model 1851 Navy or Belt Revolver


.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 7 1/2" octagon barrel
Weight = 2 pounds, 10 ounces
Cylinder engraved with the Navy Battle scene
Markings on barrel
- ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON -
- ADDRRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY - marked on few revolver under serial number range 500





Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver .28 caliber

Production
Year number
1855 1 - 4999
1856 5000 - 14999
1857 15000 - 17999
1858 18000 - 19999
1859 20000 - 21999
1860 22000 - 25999
1861 26000 - ? around 28000

Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver .28 caliber


.28 (.265 but called .28) caliber percussion, 6 shot round cylinder,
3 1/2" octagon barrel
Weight = 17 ounces (octagon barrel)
Cylinder stamped PAT. SEPT. 10th 1850 or PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850 and engraved
with the Cabin and Indian Fight scene (only octagon barrels) or
with the Stagecoach Holdup scene (only round barrel)
Some fluted cylinders are known with round and octagon barrel
Markings on barrel in two lines
Production for the .28 and .31 model was about 44000.
COLT PATENT ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT PT 1855 ADDRESS COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
ADDRESS COL. COLT NEW-YORK U.S.A.
ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON



.28 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action revolver

.28 cal., left side .28 cal., right side





Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver .31 caliber

Production
Year number
1860 1 - 999
1861 1000 - 4299
1862 4300 - 5999
1863 6000 - 7999
1864 8000 - 8999
1865 9000 - 9999
1866 10000 - 10999
1867 11000 - 11999
1868 12000 - 12999
1869 13000 - 13999
1870 14000 - ? Production ended in 1873

Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver .31 caliber


.31 caliber percussion, 6 shot round cylinder,
3 1/2" octagon and round barrel and 4 1/2" round barrel
Weight = 17 ounces (octagon barrel), 16 ounces (3 1/2" round), 16 1/2 ounces (4 1/2"round)
Cylinder stamped PAT. SEPT. 10th 1850 or PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850 and engraved
with the Cabin and Indian Fight scene (only octagon barrels) or
with the Stagecoach Holdup scene (only round barrel)
Some fluted cylinders are known with round and octagon barrel
Markings on barrel in two lines
Production for the .28 and .31 model was about 44000.
COLT PATENT ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT PT 1855 ADDRESS COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
ADDRESS COL. COLT NEW-YORK U.S.A.
ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON



.31 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver

.31 cal., left side .31 cal., right side





Model 1860 Army Revolver

Production
Year number
1860 1 - 1999
1861 2000 - 24999
1862 25000 - 84999
1863 85000 - 149999
1864 150000 - 152999
1865 153000 - 155999
1866 156000 - 161999
1867 162000 - 169999
1868 170000 - 176999
1869 177000 - 184999
1870 185000 - 189999
1871 190000 - 197999
1872 198000 - 198999
1873 199000 - 200500

Model 1860 Army Revolver


.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot round cylinder,
about 4000 were manufactured with full fluted cylinder up to serial number 8000 but some pistols with fluted cylinder and higher numbers are known
7 1/2" and 8" round barrel a few 6" barrel and a few longer barrel are reported
Weight = 2 pounds, 10 ounces
Cylinder stamped PAT. SEPT. 10th 1850 or PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850 and with the Navel Engagement scene
Markings on barrel
- ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S.AMERICA - or
- ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT. - or
- ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON -



1860 Army, 8" barrel, left side 1860 Army, 8" barrel, right side

.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action Model 1860 Army Revolver, 7 1/2" or 8" round barrel, fluted cylinder (production was about 4000)

1860 Army, 8" barrel, left side
1860 Army, 8" barrel, right side
cylinder left side
cylinder right side
top






Model 1861 Navy Revolver

Production
Year number
1861 1 - 4599
1862 4600 - 9999
1863 10000 - 16999
1864 17000 - 24999
1865 25000 - 27999
1866 28000 - 29999
1867 30000 - 30999
1868 31000 - 32999
1869 33000 - 33999
1870 34000 - 34999
1871 35000 - 35999
1872 36000 - 36999
1873 37000 - 38843

Model 1861 Navy Revolver


.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot round cylinder,
about 100 were manufactured with fluted cylinder and all of them under serial number 4800
7 1/2" round barrel
Weight = 2 pounds, 10 ounces
Cylinder stamped PAT. SEPT. 10th 1850 and with the Navel Engagement scene
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S.AMERICA or
Between serial number 11000 and 14000 pistols with attachable shoulder stock are known
A limited number of these revolvers were sold through Colt's London Agency

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action Model 1861 Navy Revolver, 7 1/2" round barrel,
1861 Navy, 7 1/2" barrel

Frame no ?23 (probably under 1000 = 1861), triggerguard and grip no. 26040 (1865) I.P. stamped and barrel no 21797 (1864), left side
same, right side

No 30702 I.P.N. stamped, manufactured in 1867, on cylinder english inspection marks (crown with V) and english definitive plackpowder proof (Crown with GP) left side
same, right side






Model 1862 Police and Model 1862 Pocket Navy

Production
Year number
1861 1 - 8499
1862 8500 - 14999
1863 15000 - 25999
1864 26000 - 28999
1865 29000 - 31999
1866 32000 - 34999
1867 35000 - 36999
1868 37000 - 39999
1869 40000 - 41999
1870 42000 - 43999
1871 44000 - 44999
1872 45000 - 45999
1873 46000 - 47000

It is estimated that 60% of the production were the Police Model and 40% were the Pocket Navy

Model 1862 Police


.36 caliber percussion, 5 shot rebated, partial fluted cylinder, 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 1/2" or 6 1/2" round barrel
Weight = 26 ounces (6 1/2" barrel)
Cylinder stamped PAT. SEPT. 10th 1850
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S.AMERICA or
ADDRESS SAML COLT
HARTFORD CT. or
ADDRESS COL. COLT
LONDON



1862 Police, 4 1/2", left side
1862 Police, 4 1/2", right side

1862 Police, 6 1/2" barrel, left side


Model 1862 Pocket Pistol or 1862 Pocket Navy Pistol


.36 caliber percussion, 5 shot rebated full cylinder, 4 1/2", 5 1/2" or 6 1/2" octagon barrel
Weight = 28 ounces (6 1/2" barrel), 25 ounces (4 1/2" barrel)
Cylinder stamped PAT. SEPT. 10th 1850
Somes pistols were manufactured with the London barrel addresse no Hartford address was used
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S.AMERICA or
ADDRESS COL. COLT
LONDON



1862 Pocket Pistol "Navy", 5 1/2" barrel, left side right side

1862 Pocket Pistol "Navy", 6 1/2" barrel, left side





Handguns percussion experimental

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, fluted cylindr, 6" octagon barrel
Model 1849 frame
image





Handguns conversions



Colt 1849 Pocket Model conversions


1849 Pocket, .38 r.f. caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, left side

Conversion of 1849 Pocket Model from percussion to .38 r.f. caliber, five shot, 4 1/2" octagonal barrel, altered from 1873 to 1875. There would be only 4000 pieces in .38 r.f. caliber. Markings on barrel.
ADDRESS COL.SAM COLT NEW YORK US AMERICA and on left frame
PAT.JOLY.25.1871 PAT JULY2.1872

1849 Pocket, .38 r.f. caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, left side

1849 Pocket, .38 r.f. caliber, 3 1/2" barrel, left side



Colt 1851 Navy Model conversions


1851 Navy, .41 centerfire caliber, converted from .36 percussion, left side

1851 Navy, .38 centerfire caliber, left side
1851 Navy, .38 centerfire caliber, right side



Colt 1860 Army Model conversions


1860 Army, .44 Richards conversion, left side
1860 Army, .44 Richards conversion, right side



Colt 1861 Navy Model conversions


1861 Navy conversion .38 r.f. caliber , left side
1861 Navy conversion.38 r.f. claiber, right side





Model 1862 Police and Model 1862 Pocket Navy Conversions

Production in a special serial range
Year number
1873 1 - 1999
1874 2000 - 6999
1875 7000 - 19000

Overlap with serial range of Model 1849 and Pocket Navy Model 1862. The conversions were all completed from about 1873 to 1880 and did not exceded more than about 25000 revolvers


4 1/2" Octagon Barrel Model


.38 r.f. caliber, 5 shot, 4 1/2" octagon barrel of the Pocket Navy type
Cylinder with the Stagecoach Holdup scene
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S.AMERICA
Markings on frame left in two lines
COLTS Patent or
PAT. JULY. 25, 1871. PAT. JULY. 2, 1872
about 4000 were manufactured from 1873 to 1875 within the special serial range of the 1862 Police and Pocket Navy Model


Round Barrel Pocket Navy Model with Ejector


.38 r.f. and .38 centerfire caliber, 5 shot rebated round cylinder, 4 1/2", 5 1/2" or 6 1/2" round barrel (altered from the octagon percussion barrel, loading lever assembly were plugged but the machined loading lug cutout on the right side was left open
Cylinder with the Stagecoach Holdup scene
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.CO HARTFORD CT.U.S.A.
Markings on frame left in two lines
COLTS Patent or
- PAT. JULY. 25, 1871 -
- PAT. JULY. 2, 1872 -

about 2000 were manufactured from 1873 to 1875 within the special serial range of the 1862 Police and Pocket Navy Model


Model 1862 Police/ Pocket Navy with Ejector


.38 r.f. or .38 centerfire caliber, 5 shot rebated round cylinder, 4 1/2", 5 1/2" or 6 1/2" round barrel, loading lever assembly were plugged but the loading cutout traversely through the breech end of the lug was not altered
Cylinder with the Stagecoach Holdup scene
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S.AMERICA
Markings on frame left in two lines
COLTS Patent or
- PAT. JULY. 25, 1871 -
- PAT. JULY. 2, 1872 - or
- PAT. SEPT 19. 1871 -
- PAT. JULY. 2. 1872 -

about 6500 were manufactured from 1873 to 1875 within the special serial range of the 1862 Police and Pocket Navy Model or in the normal serial range of the 1862 Police and Pocket Navy Model


Colt Model 1862 Police
1862 Police, .38 r.f. caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, right side

Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy
1862 Pocket Navy, .38 r.f. caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, right side


Round (Cartridge) Barrel Model with Ejector


.38 r.f. or .38 centerfire caliber, 5 shot rebated round cylinder, 4 1/2", 5 1/2" or 6 1/2" round barrel specially made for cartridge revolver, no loading lever or bullet set cut out
Cylinder with the Stagecoach Holdup scene
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.CO HARTFORD CT.U.S.A.
Markings on frame left in two lines
COLTS Patent or
- PAT. JULY. 25, 1871 -
- PAT. JULY. 2, 1872 -

about 6500 were manufactured from 1873 to 1875 within the special serial range of the 1862 Police and Pocket Navy Model or in the normal serial range of the 1862 Police and Pocket Navy Model


.38 r.f. caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, left side
.38 r.f. caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, right side


3 1/2" Round (Cartridge) Barrel Model


.38 r.f. or .38 centerfire caliber, 5 shot rebated round cylinder, 3 1/2" round barrel specially made for cartridge revolver, no loading lever or bullet set cut out
Cylinder with the Stagecoach Holdup scene
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.CO HARTFORD CT.U.S.A.
Markings on frame left in two lines
COLTS Patent or
- PAT. JULY. 25, 1871 -
- PAT. JULY. 2, 1872 -

about 6000 were manufactured from 1873 to 1880 within the special serial range of the 1862 Police and Pocket Navy Model or in percussion Model 1849 serial range from 274000 to 328000


.38 centerfire caliber, left side




Handguns cartridge






Model 1871-72 44 Open Top Frontier" Rimfire Revolvers

Production
Year number
1871 1 - ?
18?? ? - about 7000

.44 r.f. (centerfire are known but not factory made), 6 shot round cylinder, 7 1/2" and a few 8" round with ejector
Cylinder with the Naval Engagement scene
Markings on barrel
- ADRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA - or
COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.CO HARTFORD CT.U.S.A. (at the end of production)

Markings on frame left
COLTS Patent or
- PAT. JULY. 25, 1871 -
- PAT. JULY. 2, 1872 -



.44 r.f. caliber, left side right side






Model Single Action Army Model Revolver

Production
Year number
1873 1 - 199
1874 200 - 14999
1875 15000 - 21999
1876 22000 - 32999
1877 33000 - 40999
1878 41000 - 48999
1879 49000 - 52999
1880 53000 - 61999
1881 62000 - 72999
1882 73000 - 84999
1883 85000 - 101999
1884 102000 - 113999
1885 114000 - 116999
1886 117000 - 118999
1887 119000 - 124999
1888 125000 - 127999
1889 128000 - 129999
1890 130000 - 135999
1891 136000 - 143999
1892 144000 - 148999
1893 149000 - 153999
1894 154000 - 158999
1895 159000 - 162999
1896 163000 - 167999
1897 168000 - 174999
1898 175000 - 181999
1899 182000 - 191999
1900 192000 - 202999
The so called pre war production ended 1940 at 357859


Model Single Action Army Model Revolver



various calibers, 6 shot partial fluted cylinder, 3", 4 3/3", 5 1/2" and 7 1/2" round barrels are standardand but barrel length were from 2" to 16"
Cylinder with the Naval Engagement scene
Markings on barrel
+ COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. + or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. (standard for 5 1/2" barrels) or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co./HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. (standard for 4 3/4" or less barrels) or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON (standard fo 5 1/2" barrels or more) or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co./HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON (standard fo 4 3/4" or less barrels)
Markings on frame left
COLTS Patent or
- PAT. JULY. 25, 1871 -
- PAT. JULY. 2, 1872 -



Major purchaser of Colt's Buntline Special Revolvers (serial numbers 28802, 28803, 28805, 28806, 28807, 28809, 28810, 28811, 28812, 28815, 28816, 28818, 28819, 28833, 28823, 28824, 28826, 28830) 3 were in 10", 1 in 12" and 11 in 16" shipped between November 1876 and May 1884. Two of them were in .44-40 caliber and the others in .45 caliber.


.45 cal. 2nd year production, left side same, right side

1873 3rd year production, right side

.38-40 caliber, 4 3/4" barrel, left side same, right side

1873 .41 cal., right side

.45 caliber, 4 3/4" barrel, left side same, right side

.45 caliber, 5 1/2" barrel, left side same, right side






Model Single Action Army Flattop Target Model Revolver



various calibers, 6 shot, various barrel length 7 1/2" was standard
Numbered within the SAA serial number range.
The production was approximately 925 most in serial number range 127000 to 162000
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON








Single Action Revolver Bisley Model



various calibers, 6 shot, various barrel length 7 1/2" was standard
Numbered within the SAA serial number range.
The production was approximately 44350 most in serial number range 156300 to 331960 (1915)
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.



.32-20 caliber,left side same, right side
.32-20 caliber, 7 1/2" barrel, left side same, right side






Bisley Flattop Target Model Revolver



various calibers, 6 shot, various barrel length 7 1/2" was standard
Numbered within the SAA serial number range.
The production was approximately 976 most in serial number range 156300 to 325000 (1913)
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON








1st Model Deringer


.41 short r.f. caliber, 2 1/2" barrel
Numbered from 1 to ?, production was approximately 6500, manufactured from 1870 to about 1890
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. NO1



1st Model Deringer, left side






2nd Model Deringer

.41 short r.f. caliber, 2 1/2" barrel
Same serial number range as the 1st Model Deringer, production was about 9000, manufactured from 1870 to about 1890
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS COL. COLT HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. (on the firs twohundred pistols)
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. NO2



2nd Model Deringer, right side






3rd Model Thuer Deringer

.41 short r.f. caliber,
Numbered from 1 to ?, production was approsimately 45000, manufactured from 1875 to the 1920s
Markings on barrel
- COLT -
COLT FIRE ARMS CO. 14 PALL MALL LONDON (sold through the London Agency)



3rd Model Thur Deringer, left side

3rd Model Thur Deringer, left side, ohter one
3rd Model Thur Deringer, right side, ohter one






Cloverleaf House Model Revolver

Production
Year number
1871 1 - 3999
1872 4000 - 4999
1873 5000 - 5999
1874 6000 - 7199
1875 7200 - 9599
1876 9600 - 9952

Cloverleaf House Model Revolver

.41 short r.f. caliber, 4 shots, 1 1/2" and 3" round barrel. For the 5 shot variation see House Model Revolver 1871
Markings on barrel
COLT'S HOUSE PISTOL HARTFORT CT. U.S.A. or
COLTS PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.



left side
right side






House Model Revolver 1871

.41 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot cylinder, 2 5/8" round barrel, manufactured from 1871 to 1876 within the Cloverleaf serial number range


left side right side






Open Top Pocket Model Revolver "Old Line"

Production
Year number
1871 1 - 2999
1872 3000 - 5999
1873 6000 - 7499
1874 7500 - 47999
1875 48000 - 84999
1876 85000 - 94900
1877 95000 - 114200

Open Top Pocket Model Revolver "Old Line"

.22 short and long r.f., 7 shot single action, spur trigger, 2 3/8" or 2 7/8" round barrel
sold for $3 in 1882
Markings on barrel
COLTS PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. (the O of CO. is sometimes underligned)


left side right side

nickel plated, left side nickel plated, right side

nickel plated with rare ejector, left side
nickel plated with rare ejector, right side






New Line 22 Caliber Revolver

Production
Year number
1873 1 - 4499
1874 4500 - 8999
1875 9000 - 12999
1876 13000 - 42999
1877 43000 - 55343

New Line 22 Caliber Revolver

.22 short and long r.f., 7 shot single action, 2 1/4" barrel, spur trigger
sold for $4 in 1882
Markings on barrel
COLTS PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.


1st Model

Short fluted cylinder (serial range 1 to 16000)

.22 Model 1, left side .22 Model 1, right side

.22 Model 1, left side, nickel plated .22 Model 1, right side, nickel plated

2nd Model

Long fluted cylinder (serial range from 16000 to end)

.22 Model 2, left side .22 Model 2, right side






New Line 30 Caliber Revolver

Production
Year number
1874 1 - 1499
1875 1500 - 9199
1876 9200 - 10956

New Line 30 Caliber Revolver

.30 short and long r.f., 5 shot single action, long fluted cylinder, spur trigger 1 3/4" or 2 1/4" round barrel, the longer barrel was standard,
sold for $6 in 1882
Markings on barrel
COLTS PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. (O of CO. is underligned until serial no 7000)



left side right side






New Line 32 Caliber Revolver

Production
Year number
1873 1 - 2099
1874 2100 - 8799
1875 8800 - 9999
1876 10000 - 12999
1877 13000 - 13999
1878 14000 - 14999
1879 15000 - 15999
1880 16000 - 16999
1881 17000 - 17999
1882 18000 - 18999
1883 19000 - 19999
1884 20000 - about 22000

New Line 32 Caliber Revolver

.32 short and long r.f. and centerfire, 5 shot single action, spur trigger, 2 1/4" and 4" round barrel
sold for $8 in 1882
Markings on barrel
COLTS PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT NEW 32.



1st Model

Short fluted cylinder (serial range 1 to 10000), 2 1/4" barrel

Model 1, left side Model 1, right side

2nd Model

Long fluted cylinder (serial range from 10000 to end), 2 1/4" and 4" barrel

Model 2, left side Model 2, right side






New Line 38 Caliber Revolver

Production
Year number
1874 1 - 499
1875 500 - 5799
1876 5800 - 5999
1877 6000 - 6999
1877 7000 - 8999
1879 9000 - 10999
1880 11000 - 12516

New Line 38 Caliber Revolver

.38 short and long r.f. and centerfire, 5 shot single action, spur trigger,
sold for $9 in 1882
Markings on barrel
COLTS PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT NEW 38.



1st Model

Short fluted cylinder (serial range 1 to 3200), 2 1/4" round barrel

.38 r.f. cal. Model 1, left side, 2 1/4" barrel
.38 r.f. cal. Model 1, right side, 2 1/4" barrel

2nd Model

Long fluted cylinder (serial range from 3200 to end), 2 1/4" or 4" round barrel

.38 r.f. cal. Model 2, left side, 2 1/4" barrel






New Line 41 Caliber Revolver

Production
Year number
1874 1 - 999
1875 1000 - 3199
1876 3200 - 6999
1877 7000 - 8999
1877 9000 - 9999
1879 10000 - 10702

New Line 41 Caliber Revolver

.41 short and long r.f. and centerfire, 5 shot single action, spur trigger,
sold for $10 in 1882
Markings on barrel
COLTS PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT NEW 41.



1st Model

Short fluted cylinder, serial number rang 1 to 3200, 2 1/4" round barrel

My friend was paying a fortune for this Colt in excellent condition with no pittings. Thanks for the pics, Dirk.

1st Model, left side
1st Model, right side

2nd Model

Long fluted cylinder, serial number range from 3200 to end, 2 1/4" or 4" round barrel

2nd Model, left side

Comparison of size of the new line revolver, thanks Dirk

.30, .32, .38, and .41 caliber, left side






New House Model Revolver

Production
Year number
1880 10300 - 10999
1881 11000 - 13499
1882 13500 - 14999
1883 15000 - 16999
1884 17000 - 19999
1884 20000 - 22999
1885 23000 - about 25700

New House Model Revolver

.38 and .41 short and long centerfire, 5 shot single action, spur trigger, 2 1/2" barrel
Production is estimated at 4000.
The serial number range 10300 - 12500 was in the same range as the New Line .32, .38 and .41
The serial number range 12500 - 21500 was in the same range as the Police Model and the .32 New Line
The serial number range 21500 to end was in the same range as the Police Model
Markings on barrel
COLTS PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14, PALL MALL LONDON



.38 caliber centerfire, left side same, right side






New Police Model Revolver

Production
Year number
1882 14450 - 14999
1883 15000 - 16999
1884 17000 - 19999
1885 20000 - 22999
1886 23000 - 25700

New Police Model Revolver

.32 , .38 and .41 shot and long centerfire, 5 shot single action, spur trigger,
4 1/2", 5" and 6" round barrel with ejector or
2 1/4" round barrel without ejector
The production is estimated at 3500 to 4000 serial number in the New Line and House Model
Markings on barrel
NEW POLICE 32 or
COLT NEW 32 or
NEW POLICE 38 or
COLT NEW 38 or
NEW POLICE 41 or
COLT NEW 41



.38 r.f. caliber New Police, left side .38 r.f. caliber New Police, right side






Lightning Model and Thunderer Model

Production
Year number
1877 1 - 2999
1878 3000 - 13499
1879 13500 - 18999
1880 19000 - 27999
1881 28000 - 33999
1882 34000 - 39999
1883 40000 - 47999
1884 48000 - 51499
1885 51500 - 53999
1886 53000 - 57499
1887 57500 - 62699
1888 62700 - 72499
1889 72500 - 73499
1890 73500 - 80499
1891 80500 - 85399
1892 85400 - 88999
1893 89000 - 94999
1894 95000 - 96999
1895 97000 - 101699
1896 101700 - 105199
1897 105200 - 107499
1898 107500 - 111499
1899 111500 - 115499
1900 115500 - 122699
Same serial number range for the both models. The production ended in 1909 at about 166849

Lightning Model

.38 caliber long and short Colt, 6 shot double action Lightning Model various barrel lengths
sold for $16 in 1882
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A./DEPOT 14. PALL MALL LONDON



Lightning, 4" barrel, left side
same, right side



Thunderer Model

.41 caliber long and short Colt, 6 shot double action
sold for $17 in 1882

The number 11922 was one of Billy the Kid's guns. When he died on July 13, 1881 his mexican girlfriend Celsa sent this gun to her parents in Mexico.
The number 79180 was one of Bob Darlton's guns.

.41 caliber centerfire, no 69302, Thunderer build in 1888, inside left grip graved 1805 CL or 1895 CL, left side
same, inside right grip graved A.L. and J C? or J G?, right side

7 1/2" barrel, left side
same, right side






Frontier Revolver or Colt Model 1878 Double Action

Production
Year number
1878 1 - 1449
1879 1450 - 3999
1880 4000 - 4499
1881 4500 - 7449
1882 7450 - 9499
1883 9500 - 12199
1884 12200 - 13699
1885 13700 - 16099
1886 16100 - 18099
1887 18100 - 20899
1888 20900 - 22299
1889 22300 - 24599
1890 24600 - 27199
1891 27200 - 29499
1892 29500 - 31299
1893 31300 - 33099
1894 33100 - 34699
1895 34700 - 35099
1896 35100 - 36499
1897 36500 - 38199
1898 38200 - 40999
1899 41000 - 42999
19009 43000 - 47999
The production ended in 1905 at about 51210

Frontier Revolver or Colt Model 1878 Double Action

Caliber number produced
.22 rf 2
.32 2
.32-20 970
.38 Colt 40
.38-40 1752
.41 Colt 308
.44 Russian 728
.44-40 18693
.45 Colt 17177
.450 British 2390
.455 British 1732
.476 British 2458

Above list is not exhaustive or at 100% accurate as there rest a difference of about 5000 to the number of totally produced revolvers

6 shot double action,
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. or in one or two lines or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14. PALL MALL LONDON



.32-20 caliber, left side same, right side

.44-40 caliber, left side same, right side

.45 caliber, 7 1/2" barrel, left side same, right side

.450 Boxer, left side same, right side






Model 1889 Navy Revolver

Production
Year number
1889 1 - 5199
1890 5200 - 10399
1891 10400 - 17099
1892 17100 - 23499
1893 23500 - 27999
1894 28000 - about 31000

Model 1889 Navy Revolver

.38 long and short Colt caliber, .38 S&W caliber and .41 long and short Colt caliber,
6 shot double action revolver, swing out cylinder, barrels were 3", 4 1/2" and 6"
Weight = 24 ounces with 6" barrel
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. PATENTED AUG. 5TH 1884 NOVEMBER 6TH 1888 in two or three lines



.38 caliber with 3" barrel, left side




Model 1892 New Army and Navy Revolver

Production
Year number
1892 1 - 9999
1893 10000 - 11299
1894 11300 - 15099
1895 15100 - 67999
1896 68000 - 76999
1897 77000 - 91199
1898 91200 - 114999
1899 115000 - 130999
1900 131000 - 147999
Production ended in 1907 at about 291000

Model 1892 New Army and Navy Revolver

.38 long and short Colt caliber, .38S&W caliber, .41 long and short Colt caliber, .32-20 caliber, various barrel length
Weight = 32 ounces with 6" barrel
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. PATENTED AUG. 5TH 1884 NOVEMBER 6TH 1888 in two lines
later the patent of MAR. 5. 95 was added



.38 caliber, left side same, right side

.41 caliber, left side same, right side






Model 1894 New Army and Navy Revolver

same as Model 1892 but with hammer and trigger locks






Model 1895 New Army and Navy Revolver

Same as Model 1892 but barrel marking changed

.38 caliber, left side same, right side






Model 1896 New Army and Navy Revolver

Same as Model 1892 but barrel marking changed

.38 caliber, left side same, right side






New Service and Shooting Master Revolvers

Production
Year number
1898 1 - 249
1899 250 - 2299
1900 2300 - 5599
Production ended in 1944 at about 356000

New Service and Shooting Master Revolvers

various calibers, 6 shot double action, swing out cylinder
Weight = 39 ounces with 4 1/2" barrel (later becomes 40 ounces), 44 ounces with 6" barrel
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PATENT FIRE ARMS MANUFACTURING CO HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. PAT AUG 5, 1884 JUNE 5, 1900



.38-40 caliber, 7 1/2" barrel, left side same, right side






New Pocket Model Revolver

Production
Year number
1893 1 - 449
1894 450 - 5999
1895 6000 - 7799
1896 7800 - 8999
1897 9000 - 10499
1898 10500 - 11899
1899 11900 - 13499
1900 13500 - 15699
Production ended in 1905 at about 30000

New Pocket Model Revolver

.32 long and short Colt caliber, 32 long and short S&W, 6 shot double action
Weight = 16 ounces with 2 1/2" barrel
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. OR
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. PAT AUG. 5.84, NOV. 6.1888








New Police 32 and New Police Target Model Revolvers

Production
Year number
1896 1 - 4199
1897 4200 - 4599
1898 4600 - 7299
1899 7300 - 9499
1900 9500 - 11999
Production ended in 1907 at about 50000

New Police 32 and New Police Target Model Revolvers

.32 long and short Colt caliber, .32 Colt New Police, .32 S&W, 6 shot double action
Weight = 17 ounces with 2 1/2" barrel
Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. PAT AUG. 5.84, NOV. 6.1888 in tree lignes or
COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. PAT. AUG. 5.84 NOV. 6.1888 in two lignes on 6" barrel



.32 caliber, 6" barrel, left side same, right side





Longarms percussion






1st Model Sporting Rifle

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action, as carbin with 15" and 18" barrels
as rifle with 21", 24", 27" and 30" barrels
Numbered from 1 to about 1000, manufactured from 1856 to about 1859

Cylinder with the Deer and Hunter scene
Weight = 10 pounds with 27" barrel
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS S. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT.1856
ADDRESS COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.



.36 caliber, left side
same, right side





Half Stock Sporting Rifle

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action Half Stock Sporting Rifle
.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action Half Stock Sporting Rifle
picture
.56 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action Half Stock Sporting Rifle
Numbered from about 1000 to about 1500, manufactured from 1857 to about 1864

Cylinder full fluted
Weight = 8 to 11 pounds
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS S. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT.1856
ADDRESS COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.








Full Stock Sporting Rifle

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action
.40 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action
.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action
.50 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action
.56 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action
Each caliber was numbered in a separate serial number range, manufactured from 1856 to about 1864, production was 3455 rifles

Cylinder full fluted
Weight = 10 pounds 27" barrel, .36 caliber 9 pounds, 2 ounces 27" barrel, .44 caliber 9 pounds, 11 ounces 27" barrel, .56 caliber
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS S. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT.1856
ADDRESS COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.
somes wer marked
ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON



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

other, left side
same, right side





Military Rifle and Rifled Musket Model

.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action
.50 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action, 10 manufactured
.54 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action
.64 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action, 25 manufactured
Except the .54 and .64 caliber, each caliber was numbered in a separat serial number range. Production is estimated at about 9300 arms, manufactured from 1856 to about 1864

Cylinder full fluted
Weight = 9 pounds, 10 ounces 31 5/16" barrel, .44 caliber 9 pounds, 16 ounces 31 5/16" barrel, .56 caliber
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS S. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT.1856
ADDRESS COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.
somes wer marked
ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON








Revolving Carbine Model

.36 caliber, 6 shot single action, 200 manufactured
.40 caliber, 6 shot single action, about 25 manufactured
.44 caliber, 6 shot single action
.50 caliber, 6 shot single action
.56 caliber, 5 shot single action
Numbered in the same serial number range as the Sporting Rifles and the Military Rifles.
Overall production was about 4500, manufactured from 1856 to about 1864

Cylinder full fluted
Weight = 8 pounds, 8 ounces 18" barrel, .36 caliber 8 pounds, 12 ounces 18" barrel, .44 caliber 9 pounds, 8 ounces 18" barrel, .56 caliber
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS S. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT.1856
ADDRESS COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.
somes wer marked
ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON








Revolving Shotgun Model

20 gauge and 10 gauge, 5 shot single action
Numbered from 1 to about 1100, manufactured from 1860 to 1863

Cylinder full fluted
Weight = 8 pounds, 12 ounces to 9 pounds, 9 ounces 18"
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS S. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COLT'S PT.1856
ADDRESS COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. or
COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.
somes wer marked
ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON



Shotgun 20 gauge, left side
same, right side





Model 1861 Special Musket

.58 caliber percussion, single shot
Production was about 75000 from 1861 to 1865

Weight = 9 pounds, 3 ounces 40" barrel
Markings on lockplate
U.S.
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG CO
HARTFORD CT.



1861 Special Musket,dated 1863, right side





Single Shot Target Rifle

.52 caliber percussion, 28 1/2" octagon barrel
no serial number, production was not more than 10
Weight = 31 pounds
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD or
COLT'S PT FIRE ARMS MFG CO HARTFORD CT








Longarms cartridge






Berdan Model Military Rifle and Carbine

.42 caliber bottle necked centerfire cardridge, single shot,
rifle with 32 1/2" round barrel
carbine with 18 1/4" round barrel
manufactured from 1866 to 1870 and production was over 30000
most of them was sold to russia and bears the barrel address in cyrilic
Weight = 10 pounds for rifle and 7 pounds, 4 ounces for carbine
Markings on barrel
- COLT'S PT FIRE ARMS MFG CO HARTFORD CT -








Model 1878 Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Production
Year number
1878 1 - 99
1879 100 - 2249
1880 2250 - 7849
1881 7850 - 11799
1882 11800 - 14999
1883 15000 - 17399
1884 17400 - 18549
1885 18550 - 20349
1886 20350 -21199
1887 21200 - 21999
1888 22000 - 22499
1889 22500 - 22683

Model 1878 Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

10 and 12 gouge
Weight = 31 pounds
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD or
COLT'S PT F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.








Double Barrel Rifle

.45-70, 45-85 Express, 45-90, 45-100, double barrel rifle, estimated production less than 40, manufactured from 1879 to 1885 on special order only

Weight = 9 to 10 pounds
Markings on barrel
ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD or
COLT'S PT F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.








Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun

Production
Year number
1883 1 - 249
1884 250 - 849
1885 850 - 1399
1886 1400 -2199
1887 2200 - 3055
1888 3056 - gap from 3056 to 4057
1889 4058 - 4449
1890 4450 - 5349
1891 5350 - 6249
1892 6250 - 6749
1893 6750 - 7249
1894 7250 - 7549
1895 7550 - 8366

Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun

.8, 10 and 12 gouge, Modle 1883 double barrel hammerless shotgun, serial number 1 to 8366, manufactured from 1883 to 1895

Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.








Colt Burgess Model Lever Action Rifle

.44-40 WCF caliber, Colt Burgess Model Lever Action Rifle,
.44-40 WCF caliber, Colt Burgess Model Lever Action Carbine,
serial number from 1 to 6403,
manufactured from 1883 ro 1885 (3810 rifles and 2593 carbines)

Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. /PAT.JAN. 7, 73, OCT. 19, 75, APR. 1, 79, DEC. 7, 80, DEC. 13, 81, JAN. 3, 82








Lightning Magazine Slide Action Rifle

Production
Year number
1884 1 - 3074
1885 3075 - 12649
1886 12650 -20499
1887 20500 - 24999
1888 25000 - 32999
1889 33000 - 40999
1890 41000 - 49999
1891 50000 - 63199
1892 63200 - 65999
1893 66000 - 70999
1894 71000 - 75999
1895 76000 - 78999
1896 79000 - 80499
1897 80500 - 82499
1898 82500 - 83999
1899 84000 - 85799
1900 85800 - 87799
Production ended in 1902 at 89777

Lightning Magazine Slide Action Rifle

.32 CLMR, 38 CLMR and 44CLMR

Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. ELLIOTS PATENTS MAY 29, 1883, SEPT 18, 1883 or
COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG CO. HARTFORD. CONN. USA PATENTED MAY 29, SEPT 18, 83, MAY 26, 85, JUNE 15, 86, FEB 22, 1887



.32-20 caliber, left side same, right side





Lightning Model Magazine Slide Action Rifle

Production
Year number
1887 1 - 999
1888 1000 - 7999
1889 8000 - 11749
1890 11750 - 14299
1891 14300 - 14699
1892 14700 - 15399
1893 15400 - 16599
1894 16600 - 19799
1895 19800 - 22999
1896 23000 - 25999
1897 26000 - 29599
1898 29600 - 35299
1899 35300 - 42799
1900 42800 - 53299
Production ended in 1904 at 89912

Lightning Model Magazine Slide Action Rifle

.22 short and long r.f., Lightning Model Magazine Slide Action Rifle, serial number from 1 to 89912, manufactured from 1887 to 1904

Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. PATENTED MAY 29, SEPT 18, 83, MAY 26, 85, JUNE 15, 86, FEB 22, 1887



.22 caliber, left side same, right side





Lightning Model Magazine Slide Action Rifle

Production
Year number
1887 1 - 999
1888 1000 - 2399
1889 2400 - 3799
1890 3800 - 5199
1891 5200 - 5699
1892 5700 - 5999
1893 6000 - 6299
1894 6300 - 6496

Lightning Model Magazine Slide Action Rifle

.38-56, .40-60, .45-60, .45-65, .45-85 and .50-95 Express caliber

Markings on barrel
COLT'S PT F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. PATENTED MAY 29, SEPT 18, 83, MAY 26, 85, JUNE 15, 86, FEB 22, 1887



.40-60-260 caliber, left side same, right side





Colt-Franklin Model Military Rifle

.45-70 caliber centerfire cardridge, 9 shot magazine,
32 1/2" round barrel
only 50 were manufactured in 1887 and 1888






Model 1895 Browning

6 mm caliber, .30 caliber, 6,5 mm caliber, 7 mm caliber and 7,65 mm caliber, machine gun, manufactured since 1894 until ?, production ?
The 6 mm model is also known as Mark I and the .30-40 Krag (produced since 1899) is also known as Mark I Modification 1.






Gatling Gun

please see under Gatling, Richard Jordan