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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

1878 Colt DA

 

1878 Colt DA

Caliber: .44-40

Barrel Length: 7 ½"

The 1878 was Colt's second double action revolver. Commonly called the Frontier Revolver, this was much larger than Colt's first double action making it possible to shoot .44-40 and .45 LC cartridges. These were offered in seven different calibers and ended production in 1907. Jailor George Maledon was known to carry 1878 Colts.

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Children and families helping to raise the garrison flag on Flag Day 2006

The garrison flag flown on the old military parade ground of Fort Smith National Historic Site bears 37 stars and is 20 x 30'. On special occasions visitors assist in raising the huge flag.