The Colt Peacemaker, the weapon known as "the gun that won the West” was a .45-caliber with six revolving cylinders manufactured by Colt’s Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut in 1873. At the time it sold for $17.00.
Daily Events for Wednesday, Mar 13th, 2013
- 03/02 9:00 am - 04/14 9:00 amBehind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines: Evasion and Escape Aids of World War II
March 2 – April 14, 2013
Lost in enemy territory, your best chance of survival fit in your pocket.
Soldiers forced down in enemy territory during World War II carried a secret weapon unlike anything seen before—evasion and escape aids. See the top-secret gadgets, maps and survival kits that kept soldiers alive behind enemy lines.
This exhibition was guest curated by R. E. Baldwin, author of “Last Hope: The Blood Chit Story.”