Finding Uncle's Navy colt revolver from Civil war service
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > History > Finding Uncle's Navy colt revolver from Civil war service

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Default 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?

SamGiven

__________________
SamGiven is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 10-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hiwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 3,314
Liked 717 Times on 463 Posts
Likes Given: 228

Default

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

__________________

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.

hiwall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9203 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

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.

__________________
trip286 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Reno,Texas
Posts: 10,211
Liked 6563 Times on 3635 Posts
Likes Given: 27929

Default

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

__________________
texaswoodworker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 11:54 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hiwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 3,314
Liked 717 Times on 463 Posts
Likes Given: 228

Default

Many have been lost or destroyed so odds are poor.

__________________

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.

hiwall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 12:48 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chase127's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 160
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts

Default

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

__________________
Chase127 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Video - Shooting the 1851 Navy Revolver duelist1954 Blackpowder & Musket 0 09-19-2011 12:57 PM
Colt Navy Revolver Serial # question Jiblin Curio & Relic Discussion 10 03-03-2010 11:24 PM
Got a 36 Cal navy Revolver, $45.00 RONSERESURPLUS Blackpowder & Musket 5 09-06-2009 06:40 PM
Colt New Service revolver explained (ebook) cung Revolver Handguns 0 01-30-2009 02:13 PM
identify civil war period pistol, not colt qwerty Blackpowder & Musket 5 07-27-2008 06:01 PM