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Title Goebel revolver
Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 1987.89.263
Description "Goebel Revolver." Smith & Wesson Third model double action .38 caliber five shot revolver. Nickel finish. Steel trigger, trigger guard, and hammer. Mother of pearl grips. Serial No. 285634. Weapon was reportedly found on the body of Kentucky Governor elect William Goebel after he was shot on the steps of the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky.
Collection Allan Trout Collection
Made Smith & Wesson, Springfield, MA.
Place of Origin Springfield, MA
Material Steel/Nickel/Mother-of-Pearl/Brass
Search Terms Weapons
Subjects Arms & armament
Governor (Ky.). Assassinations.
Governors --Kentucky
People Goebel, William Justus, 1856-1900
Year Range From 1884
Year Range To 1890
Caption Goebel revolver
Number of Images 4
Dimension type 1
Dimension Details 8" long overall
4" long barrel
Ownership History Goebel, William (1856-1900)