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Revolver (Ned Kelly) - 1849 Colt Percussion Revolver

From the Collection of Victoria Police Museum Mezzanine Level World Trade Centre Siddeley Street Docklands Victoria

Description
Colt Model 1849 Pecussion Revolver. Serial number 53939. Five round chamber and a plain timber handle with the letters "E.K." scratched into the handle. "E.K." could also refer to Ernest Knowles executed around the same time as Kelly.
Size
11 x 27 x 3cm
Object Registration
VPM1802
Keywords
ned kelly, kelly gang, colt percussion revolver
Historical information
Weapon believed to have been owned by Edward "Ned" Kelly as evidenced by the letters "E.K." scratched into the bottom of the handle.
When Made
1849
Inscriptions & Markings
Scratched into handle "E.K." "53939"
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM