Fairfax, Virginia - After completely depleting our cache of Curator's Corners from last year's Tulsa Arms Show, NRANews hustled on over to the National Firearms Museum to start shooting another next series of shows with Senior Curator Phil Schreier. First on the list is an 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.
Weighing in at just over a pound and a half, the Colt Pocket was not exactly a powerful gun. Made for a .31 caliber ball or bullet, this single action saw a little more than 300,000 produced through the model run. Considering that it came with a five found cylinder and was less than accurate after 25 yards, the production number is a bit surprising.
Where this pistol saw most of it's action was during the American Civil War. Favored more by officers then the average fighting man, which was just as well considering it's effectiveness, the pocket pistol was one of the first lines produced by Colt after returning from bankruptcy thanks to the manufacturing plant owned by Eli Whitney.
To find out more on the engraved 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver, join Phil and NRANews Executive Producer John Popp tonight at 10:40 pm eastern time as Curator's Corner comes back to headquarters on NRANews.com and Sirius/XM's Patriot Channel.