Colt Ranger and Indian Cylinder Scene Proof Plate Circa 1914

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Description: Ranger and Indian cylinder scene proof plate Circa 1914 Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company Engraver: Waterman Lilly Ormsby 5.75" x 1.75" Early Colt revolvers had scenes roll-engraved on the cylinders. Many of the engravings were done by Waterman Lilly Ormsby, a renowned bank note engraver and thus a specialist in the art of engraving on steel plates. This scene, used on the Walker and Dragoon Model Revolvers, depicts a battle that took place in the summer of 1844. Armed with Colt revolvers, a small band of sixteen Texas Rangers led by Captain Jack Hays fought off a much larger force of eighty Comanche Indians. The incident proved the power of the Colt revolver, and in the wake of the failure of the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company, it was a watershed moment in the history of Samuel Colt’s invention. Not surprisingly, Colt chose to highlight the incident on the first revolvers he manufactured when he returned to gun making.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Location: MA

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Item #: 972821827
Seller Since: May. 2018
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City: Lakeville
State: MA

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