Colt Model 1855 Root Revolver - Early battlefield recovery from Bull Run battlefield, Manassas, Virginia.
The Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer, also known as the Colt Root Revolver after engineer Elisha K. Root, was a cap & ball single-action pocket revolver used during the American Civil War and made by the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in two calibers:.28 and.31. "1861 & 62 / MANASSAS, / VA." has been etched into the wood in the lower right corner. Overall measures 14 1/2" x 5 1/8"
Inventory Number: REL 004