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Colt Texas Paterson Model 5

Colt Texas Paterson Model 5

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Model Manufactuer Type Caliber
Colt Texas Paterson Model 5 Colt Revolver .36

About the Colt Texas Paterson Model 5

Colt Texas Paterson Model 5

Samuel Colt’s first factory, the Patent Arms Company (Plant ruins site at: 40° 55′ 01.04″ N, 74° 10′ 44.48″ W) of Paterson, New Jersey, manufactured 1,450 revolving rifles and carbines, 462 revolving shotguns and 2,350 revolving pistols between 1836 and 1842, when the business failed. A creditor and business associate, John Ehlers, continued manufacture and sale of (approximately 500 of the total 2,850) pistols through 1847. Revolving pistols held five shots and varied from “pocket” to “belt” and “holster” designations based upon size and intended mode of carry. Calibers ranged from 28/100s through 36/100s-inch. The model most identified with the “Paterson Colt” designation is the Number 5 Holster or Texas Paterson (1,000 units), which was manufactured in .36 caliber.

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