• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

1860 Colt Army


1860 Colt Army

Caliber .44

Barrel length: 8"

This weapon was made by Colt gave the army a pistol that had the caliber of the old dragoon revolvers but the size of an 1851 Navy. The difference between an army and navy pistol is the size. Navy revolvers are .36 caliber while army revolvers are 44 caliber. Though this was still a Colt, there were no gramographs on its cylinder.

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Did You Know?

Trail of Tears Routes

The Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, (Muscogee) Creek and Seminole Indian tribes were forcibly moved to Indian Territory on what became known as the Trail of Tears. The Arkansas River served as a water route to Fort Smith where they received supplies before crossing the river into Indian Territory.