Wadsworth Atheneum – Colt’s Firearms Collection

66 guns, 12 on display

Created in 1905

Hartford, Connecticut

  • Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt Collection
  • 1905 Samuel Colt’s wife Elizabeth Colt donated his personal gun collection and memorabilia
  • Colt’s personal collection of firearms, edged weapons, and armor from around the world
  • the wooden model carved by Colt aboard ship in his youth that led him to the design of the perfect revolver
  • rare pre-1830 revolving guns studied by Colt
  • Colt prototypes
  • Fine production guns made at the Colt Factory
  • Gifts from czars, princes, and sultans

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 278-2670

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Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt Collection