Colt Model 1860 Revolver
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/22/2010
The Colt Model 1860 army revolver was manufactured from 1860 through 1873. The total production consisted of more than 200,000. The six-shot, .44-caliber revolver was the primary handgun used by Union troops during the Civil War because of its reliability.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)