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Center-fire police revolver

Center-fire police revolver
Creator: Meriden Firearms Company
Date: between 1907 and 1909
Double-action center-fire revolver. Empire State model produced by the Meriden Firearms Company. The Meriden Firearms Company was a subsidiary of Sears and Roebuck Company from 1907 to 1909. The pistol was used on the Topeka City Police force.


Center-fire revolver

Center-fire revolver
Creator: Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Date: 1884
Colt Single Action nickel-plated Army Revolver with ivory handle. 45 caliber. Ornately engraved throughout. Presented to Patrick F. Sughrue by the citizens of Dodge City on December 18, 1884. Sughrue served as Constable of Dodge City from 1877 to 1879 and then as Sherriff of Ford County from 1884 to 1888. Sughrue gave the pistol to his son in 1904 after his son suffered a severe injury. His son later had the pistol engraved to commemorate its initial presentation to his father.


Colt First Model Dragoon Revolver

Colt First Model Dragoon Revolver
Creator: Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Date: between 1851 and 1852
Colt First Model Dragoon Revolver with engraved cylinder. Six shot, 44 caliber single action steel revolver with walnut grips. William F. Arny reportedly gave this Colt Navy revolver to John Brown in 1856 in recognition of his efforts for the Free State cause. According to Arny, Brown returned the revolver to him when he learned that Arny did not support his methods. Arny came to Kansas in 1857 and was involved in the Free State movement, serving as a delegate to the Grasshopper Falls Convention and as a member of the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention. He was also elected to the first State Legislature. Arny donated the revolver to the Kansas Historical Society in 1879. Alternatively, it is possible that the revolver was one of fifty purchased by John Brown supporters back East and sent to him in Kansas. Because he was keeping a low profile, Brown couldn't receive the shipment and the revolvers were distributed to Kansans who might be able to use them to support the cause. Brown later attempted to retrieve the weapons with little success. Arny may have received this revolver and kept it until the time of donation.


Hand-carved revolver

Hand-carved revolver
Date: between 1899 and 1901
An inmate of the Kansas State Penitentiary at Lansing carved this fake pistol out of wood, and then used it in an aborted escape attempt. The prisoner covered the "pistol" with foil from cigarette packages to make it appear more realistic. Other carved features include cross-hatching on the grip, and bullets in the cylinder. The "pistol" was donated to the Kansas Museum of History by a descendant of Joseph B. Tomlinson, who was warden at the time it was confiscated. Tomlinson was an Ottawa County attorney before accepting the warden's post at Lansing in 1899.


Kansas Centennial Colt revolver

Kansas Centennial Colt revolver
Creator: Colt Manufacturing Company
Date: 1861
Kansas statehood Centennial Colt Revolver. Colt manufactured this gold-plated single-action-.22-caliber revolver in 1961. The commemorative weapon could only be purchased through Kansas dealers. The first revolver in this series was presented to the Governor of Kansas in the year of the Centennial.


Model 1860 Colt revolver

Model 1860 Colt revolver
Creator: Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Date: between 1860 and 1868
Rusted metal remains of a Model 1860 Colt revolver. Found at the site of the Battle of Beecher's Island on the Arickaree Fork of the Republican River, just west of the Kansas-Colorado line. In September 1868 a band of Army scouts were pinned down at this location by members of the Cheyenne tribe until relieved nine days later. It is believed this gun belonged to one of the scouts.


Model 1860 Colt revolver

Model 1860 Colt revolver
Creator: Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Date: between 1860 and 1868
Rusted metal remains of a Model 1860 Colt revolver. Found at the site of the Battle of Beecher's Island on the Arickaree Fork of the Republican River, just west of the Kansas-Colorado line. In September 1868 a band of Army scouts were pinned down at this location by members of the Cheyenne tribe until relieved nine days later. It is believed this gun belonged to one of the scouts.


Percussion lock pistol

Percussion lock pistol
Creator: Henry Aston
Date: 1849
U.S. percussion Pistol, Model 1842 (H. Aston). Single action, .54 caliber and single shot.


Percussion lock revolver

Percussion lock revolver
Creator: Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Date: 1849
First Model Dragoon Revolver. Six shot, 44 caliber single action steel revolver with walnut grips. Part round, part octagonal, 7 ½" barrel that is rifled with seven grooves. This revolver belonged to John Brown and was used by Albert G. Hazlett, one of Brown's men that aided in the raid on Harpers Ferry. Hazlett gave the revolver to Robert Smith who, in turn, passed it to his son Mathew A. Smith when Mathew enlisted at the start of the Civil War. Mathew then sold the gun to John M. Watson, who carried the gun for three years during the Civil War.


Percussion lock revolver

Percussion lock revolver
Creator: E. Remington & Sons
Date: 1861
Highly corroded Model 1861 Remington revolver with missing grips. This pistol was found in 1913 along the Cimarron River on the old Santa Fe Trail, near the southwest corner of Haskell County, Kansas. While digging for fish bait, two boys recovered the pistol. The donor theorized the pistol belonged to the pathfinder Jedediah Smith, who was killed by Indians near that location in 1831.


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