Royal Armouries

1848 Colt Dragoon Pistol

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A Dragoon Model revolving pistol of 1848 by Samuel Colt

  • A Dragoon Model revolving pistol of 1848 by Samuel Colt

Date: 1850 | Object number: XII.908

1848 Colt Dragoon Pistol

Description

Designed by Samuel Colt, this .44 calibre pistol was an immensely powerful handgun. It was a particular favourite of the famous gunfighter ‘Wild Bill’ Hickock. Many Colt pistols saw service in the British military as well.

Percussion six shot revolver
American, made 1850

Colt 2nd Model 1848 Dragoon introduced in 1850

Marks: T stamped on right side of trigger-guard

Serial number: 9268K

Calibre: .44 in

Dimensions: Barrel length: 7.5 in

Weights: 4 lb 2 oz

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