Replica Colt Model 1851 Dragoon single action revolver presented to the Russian Czar and Ottoman Emperor.
In the 1854 Samuel Colt center picture) ordered the production of two heavily decorated Colt Model 1851 Dragoon single action revolvers, which were decorated by master engraver Alvin A. White. Each revolver featured a portrait of George Washington on the cylinder and the Marquis de Lafeyette on the frame. Each were heavily decorated with gold inlays and intricate scroll work engraving. One was presented to Sultan Abdulmecid I, Emperor of the Ottoman Empire (left picture) and Czar Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Both leaders were adversaries during the Crimean War, and the purpose of the gifts were to celebrate the end of the war.
The revolver gifted to Abdulmecid II is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.