Hello all,,,new member here with a question. I am a metal detector enthusiast, who enjoys relic hunting at Indian Wars sites. My hunting partner and I, while hunting the site of an 1867 fight between the US Army 5th Cavalry, and the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers at Summit Springs Colorado, found buried at a depth of approximately 11 inches, the above captioned revolver. The serial number is #130842.
There were no Army casualties, but many Cheyenne killed. The revolver was found at a place in the Indian encampment where it has been reported that a brave called Two Crows through his revolver into the creek bed to free his hands long enough to rescue several of his people. Thus...we believe this weapon to be the same, and to have been in Indian hands at that time.
We would love to be able to trace the history of this weapon to better understand how it got into the hands of the Cheyenne. Any suggestions or help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Besides here on the Forum, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.