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Kerr Pistol
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Kerr Pistol

Date: 1859-1866
Catalog #: 70814M    Accession #: 278038
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Maker

London Armoury Company (Manufacturer)

The London Armoury Company was founded on 9 February 1856 by John and Robert Adams and John Kerr. In 1861, Captain Caleb Huse was sent to Europe to procure arms for the Confederacy. By March 1862, he had an exclusive contract to purchase all arms produced by the London Armoury Company. The London Armoury was so dependent on their business with the Southern army that it suffered the same fate as the Confederate States. By the spring of 1866, the London Armoury Company was dissolved.

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 7" H x 11" W x 1.5" D

Physical Description

British manufactured Kerr revolver .44 caliber.

General History

Kerr revolvers were made from 1859-1866. The Kerr model could be fired either single or double action.


Keywords

Countries: Great Britain, United States
War: Civil War
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