This is an 1849 Colt .31 caliber revolver made for the Pontifical Swiss Guards!
Documentation indicates that some of these revolvers were sent “either to Vatican guards or possibly to supporters of Pope Leo XIII who was embroiled in his predecessor’s interminable sovereignty dispute with the unified Kingdom of Italy over who ruled Rome (a dispute that would not be settled until 1929).”
Very cool. It still has some of the original nickle finish.
This is so cool, I can barely stand it.
Instead, so far all I have is my Swiss Guard Swiss Army knife.
These and a halberd would complete my day.