The answer is YES! How do I know? It is laying on the desk in front of me. Serial#192178. "Address Sam'l Colt New York US America" imprinted on the top of the barrel. The cylinder has an engraving around it showing a stagecaoch hold-up. This 7-shot revolver was carried throughout the Civil War by my Great-Grandfather. All serial numbers match, including the wedge.
life was not long with 'one' shot..........life improved with the colt revolver.............
the multiple shot revolver........................
The Colt 6 shot revolver.
The .45 Schofield can be fired in a .45 Long Colt revolver, but the .45 Long Colt cannot be fired in a .45 Schofield revolver.
Samuel Colt invented the first revolver. I'm not sure if it was a six shot but he invented the first revolver.
Perhaps because the Colt revolver contained six bullets wheras the the S&W at the time only contained five bullets. also, prior to the colt revolver there was only a single shot percussion pistol. The colt gave a man 6 shots instead of a single shot. This made a big difference fighting indians.
5 shot, 38 spl, revolver I thought Colt only made 6 shot revolvers
100 to tens of thousands depending on specifics
It is likely that the WHY had the same answer as why MOST inventors invent anything- for money. There were various types of multi-shot pistols prior to the invention of the revolver, but they were of mixed success. The revolver was well marketed, and a financial success.
Your colt agent was made in 1964.
The pistol had six shots as opposed to the earlier single shot pistols. So, a Colt shot six times more then the earlier single shot pistols and rifles. The Colt brought reliability that earlier multi-shot firearms lacked.
The revolver was invented by Samuel Colt as an anecdote for single-shot weapons, which until the invention of the revolver, was all that were available. He seized upon the idea of a gun that could be fired more than once, without having to reload.
I believe he realized a 'single' shot pistol had no advantages in time of conflict or war. He invisioned a weapon firing several rounds before reloading and that led to a multiple firing revolver...............
You need to call Colt
Not that rare, but, not that common either.
Actually, the cartridges are .45 ACP (automatic Colt Pistol) and .45 Colt (the cowboy era revolver cartridge. There is not really a Colt 45 Long. Can a revolver shoot both? Some can- they are chambered for the Colt .45 -but to shoot .45 ACP they need a "half moon clip"- a strip of metal that holds 3 of the shorter .45 ACP cartridges. 2 of those fill a 6 shot revolver. The PISTOL (not revolver) that shoots the .45 ACP cannot shoot the .45 Colt- no groove for the extractor to pull a fired cartridge out of the chamber, and it is too long.
A Colt peacemaker with that serial number was made in 1974.
it was made about 1907........................
Try looking on the butt or crane.
John Wilkes Booth was killed by Sgt "Boston" Corbett of the US Army with a Colt .44 cap and ball revolver.
The Clerke revolver is generally considered the cheapest/worst made revolver... Ever. You might be able to get me to take it off your hands if you paid me enough.
A Colt 45 is a specific model made by a specific company. Six shooter refers to any brand of six shot revolver made by any company.
It appears that this is a Colt New Model Pocket Pistol Of Navy Caliber. The engraving on the cylinder should say Stagecoach Holdup.