“1861 Lamp (Pistol Lamp)”

Kevin Showell

Handmade steel 1861 pistol replica lamp.


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About this piece

The stem of this desk or table lamp is actually a handmade steel replica of a 1861 Colt Navy pistol frame. Considered one of Colt’s best and most prolific designs, the original firearm was one of the most commonly used in the Civil War and Westward Expansion eras. The pistol frame is topped with a cone-shaped stainless steel shade with copper fasteners and on-switch. The silken lined cord is a coordinating copper color, and leads to an softly glowing LED Edison bulb.



8.25’’ W X 18’’ H


10 lbs


Black, Silver, Copper

Made of

1861 Colt, Stainless Steel, cCopper

Care instructions

Gently wipe with a clean cloth.

Shipping & Delivery

Standard UPS



Kevin Showell


Kevin grew up in Cody, WY, where he was strongly influenced by Western art and the beauty of his mountain surroundings. Drawing and illustration were his first artistic expressions. He received the rare opportunity to apprentice under an Old World master wood carver from Athens, Greece, and spent five years carving European classic works and fixing a lot of broken furniture, an invaluable experience. Over the next twenty years he carved wildly and human figures and all manner of floral designs large and small. His current work focuses on designing and making architectural features, interior furnishings, and custom sculpture. Doing common things such as joinery and material selection in unexpected ways has become characteristic of his work. Beauty. Hope. Significance. These are a few of the things I hope you experience interacting with my work.