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Filled with military content... Testing the Colt firearms...



Item # 682356

July 06, 1837

ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1837  As the title might suggest, filled with various military content.
The first 2 pages is the: "Report of the Board of Visitors - Military Academy, West Point". Inside has a letter from West Point on the testing of firearms, it noting in part: "...seemed to consider Colt's as the favorite...Mr. Colt...exhibited his gun to the first class of cadets & they spent most of the day in making experiments with it...".
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 10 inches, foxing, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War