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Title Merwin and Bray Revolver Presented to Lt Joseph Davids, July 1866
Date 1866/ /
Description .38 cal black powder six shot revolver made by Merwin and Bray in New York. It has patent dates on the cylinder of July 12, 1859 and July 1863. It was imported by an unknown Toronto gun shop in the early 1860's and purchased by members of No 1 Company, Queen's Own Rifles for a presentation to Lieutenant Joseph Davids who was their company commander at Ridgeway 2nd June 1866. Serial number 7289 is stamped on the bottom of the grip.

It is mounted in a shadow box which contains labels and also a small clan style badge or pin.
Catalog Number 05039
Object Name Pistol
Material Steel
Made United States
Inscription Text Presented to Lieut J. Davids by the Non com d Officers and men of No. 1 Co. Q.O.R. As a token of their esteem and as an Memento of the action at Lime Ridge.
June 22nd, 1866
Toronto July 1866
Year Range from 1863
Year Range to 1866
Search Terms A Company
Battle of Limeridge
Battle of Ridgeway
Pistol
Revolver
Condition Fair
Condition Notes Many scratches and discolouration. Bronze pin has a lot of corrosion.
People Davids, Joseph
Place of Origin New York
Notes Inscription:

Presented to Lieut J. Davids by the Non com d Officers and men of No. 1 Co. Q.O.R. As a token of their esteem and as an Memento of the action at Lime Ridge.
June 22nd, 1866
Toronto July 1866