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SamGiven 10-26-2012 05:41 PM

Finding Uncle's Navy colt revolver from Civil war service
My great great uncle served in the 152 Reg., Battalion G of the Penn. Volunteer Artillery. He was a driver, then an officer. He served in PA and VA almost at Gettysburg and later with Butler at Fort Monroe, VA. I have his diary and he mentions getting a Navy Colt Revolver and wrote sown the serial number. Is it possible I could even find his gun?


hiwall 10-26-2012 08:31 PM

Yes it would be possible to find the gun. It would also be possible to win the lottery. Similar odds.

trip286 10-26-2012 08:47 PM

It can be done. If it's fallen into the hands of a collector or museum, and you out the time and effort into it, you can track it down. It won't be easy though.

texaswoodworker 10-26-2012 08:52 PM

It's possible it can be done, but it won't be easy, and it won't be cheap.

hiwall 10-27-2012 12:54 AM

Many have been lost or destroyed so odds are poor.

Chase127 01-20-2013 01:48 AM

If you can find the armory paperwork showing the info on the weapons issued it should have serial numbers etc. so you can find out all the necessary details but in between then and now there is no telling what happened .Good luck with your search man

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