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Robert E Lee\'s Colt

Robert E Lee carried a square back 1851 Colt Navy. Does anyone know the location of this gun? I read about it years ago, but can't recollect which museum or collection has it.

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I'm not positive but I think it is located at The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond Virgina.

I recall something about the The American Historical Foundation producing a commemorative based on the original.
 

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Re: Robert E Lee\'s Colt

The Museum of the Confederacy web page mentions General Lee's personal sidearm as being 'in the vault'. If memory serves, I believe the General's Colt was part of a Lee Headquarters exibit. President Davis Navy Colt was also on display at the White House. It has been several years since I have been there, but it is always worth stopping when I travel thru Richmond.
 
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