Model 1855 Full Stock Military Rifle
Holds 6-shots in its .44-caliber chambering and 5-shots when chambered for .56-caliber. Another side hammer revolving rifle that resembles Half Stock model. Barrels are round and part-octagonal where they join the frame. Come in lengths of 21", 24", 27", 31" and 37". Hammer and loading lever are case colored; rest of metal parts blued. Walnut buttstock and full length fore-end are oil-finished with sling swivels. Cylinder is fully fluted. Military models have provisions for affixing a bayonet, military-style sights and bear "U.S." martial mark on examples that were actually issued to the military. Standard stampings found on this model are "Colt's Pt/1856" and "Address Col. Colt Hartford, Ct. U.S.A." An estimated 9,300 manufactured between 1856 and 1864.