Colt Model 1860 Revolver

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
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.

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