Can anyone identify this gun?

Can anyone identify this gun?

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    Can anyone identify this gun?

    I was curious what this gun is. I haven't had any luck yet. It doesn't even seem to have a trigger?

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    Looks like a Colt Paterson. The trigger drops down when the hammer is cocked.
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    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    Looks like an 1836 Paterson. The folding trigger and shape of the hammer are pretty distinctive.
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    It does appear to be a Colt Paterson. bmcgilvray, if he's around, can probably school us a bit on this old gun.

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    An interesting note on the Paterson.
    Battle of Walker's Creek and the Colt Paterson Revolver.
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    Good article Guantes,definatley worth the read.
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    I found this interesting video from the National Firearms Museum on the Colt Paterson:




    YouTube - ‪Colt Percussion revolvers, featuring the Paterson\. A National Firearms Museum Treasure Gun.‬‏
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    Thats one way to keep your booger hook off the bang switch til your ready to shoot
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