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Colt revolver

From: [Objects associated with Buffalo Bill]

Colt revolver

From: [Objects associated with Buffalo Bill]

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Creator: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co
Other Creator: Salsbury, Nathan, 1846-1902, collector
Date: ca. 1895
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Description:
One revolver made by Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company and owned by Nathan Salsbury. The gun is 29 cm in length and was stamped in several places: "Colt's PT. F. A. Mfg. Co. Hartford CT. U.S.A. / Patented Aug.5.1884 Nov.6.88. Mar.5.95." along the top of the barrel, "Colt. D. A. 38" along the side of the barrel, and a rampant colt in a circle at the top of the ivory grip. It is stamped "411" on the cylinder release, and with serial number "15 / 936" on the buttstrap. The monogram "NS" is inlaid in gold on the side between the grip and the cylinder, and is surrounded by engraved flourishes. The revolver is housed in a fitted velvet-lined box.
Abstract:
A collection of weapons and costume accessories owned by Nathan Salsbury and associated with colleagues of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, including John Burwell "Texas Jack" Omohundro and Sitting Bull. Included are a shotgun, a bolas, a pair of moccasins, and a quiver containing a bow and arrows, as well as a revolver owned by Salsbury.
Nathan Salsbury (1846-1902), Civil War veteran, actor, and theatrical entrepreneur; after 1884 co-owner, producer and manager of "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show."
Physical Description:
1 revolver + case : 29 cm.
Box:
Box 5
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 16057780
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