• 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?

reproduction of keelboat on Arkansas River with first fort soldier reenactors

Fort Smith was established on Christmas Day, 1817. Approximately 70 Rifle Regiment soldiers arrived by keelboat after a long journey on the Arkansas River.