Finding Uncle's Navy colt revolver from Civil war service

Discussion in 'History' started by SamGiven, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. SamGiven

    SamGiven New Member

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    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?

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  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    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.
     
  4. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Many have been lost or destroyed so odds are poor.
     
  6. Chase127

    Chase127 New Member

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    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