A Colt 1860 Model Army Percussion Revolver
Lot 361
A Colt 1860 Model Army Percussion Revolver
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,638) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Colt 1860 Model Army Percussion Revolver
No. 95097 For 1863
With sighted barrel with New-York address, rebated cylinder with roll engraved naval engagement scene, frame stamped 'Colt's Patent' on the left side, rammer, brass trigger-guard originally silvered, iron back-strap, rounded grips (some loss of varnish), and matching numbers (some wear and areas of pitting): in its contemporary leather holster (seam partly open), the inner side with belt loop, London proof marks (2)
20.4 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Major-General Sir Herbert Stewart
    Thence by descent

    Major-General Sir Herbert Stewart KCB ADC (1843-1885) was educated at Brighton and Winchester Colleges, before entering the Army in 1863. He served in India with the 37th Foot for ten years before exchanging into the 3rd Dragoon Guards. He was appointed a special service officer in Zululand in 1878, a turning point in his career which saw him rise from Captain to Major-General in just six years. He went on to serve as a staff officer to Sir Garnet Wolseley in the First Boer War and in the Sudan. It was while leading the relief of General Gordon at Khartoum that he was mortally wounded. In honour of his services memorials were placed in St. Paul's Cathedral and Hans Place. This revolver is believed to have been a gift to Stewart on his entering the army
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