Single Action Colt Revolver Model, 1873
This is a Single Action Colt Revolver Model 1873 (serial number 150681). The revolver was awarded to Joe Gillespie for winning the 1,000 Mile Horse Race from Chadron to Chicago in 1893. The revolver was given by the Colt Revolver Company. The revolver boasts engravings along the barrel, cylinder, and the frame. The handles are made of Ivory and have a raised engraving of a steer. This artifact was contributed by the Dawes County Historical Society.
Dawes County Historical Society, Chadron State College History Harvest, 2014
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