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SN 2808. Cal. 36. 5-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish. Varnished walnut grips. SN’s match on bbl, wedge, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. In a period mahogany case with dustlip and red velvet lining with accessories, contains Colt mold, period flask, combination tool and cap tin, key is present. Backstrap is inscribed “Col. T.H.M. to I.A.C.” Included with is paperwork to substantiate the presentation. PROVENANCE: The revolver was presented by Col. Thomas H. Marshall of Belfast, ME, to his “Lacky” Isaac Adelbert Connet. Col. Marshall served at the 7th Regiment of Maine Volunteers and died in Baltimore on 10-25-1861. Isaac A. Conant was a Private in the 26th Regiment of Maine Volunteer Infantry who spent most of their war time service in Louisiana. A letter dated November 21st, 1958, from a direct descendant clearly records all of these facts. Conant was born in Appleton, Maine, 1-9-1842, and died in Belfast, ME, 1-17-1923. CONDITION: Fine, bbl retains 80% nickel finish that has dulled somewhat with age, slight muzzle wear and some flaking on bbl lug. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Cylinder retains 60% nickel with flaking at front and at rear around nipples, clear patent date in flute, two intact safety pins, three are smashed. Frame retains 80% nickel that has dulled with age, some cleaning on right side of frame. Trigger guard and backstrap retain 90% nickel. Grips retain 90% varnish with numerous handling marks and high point wear. Mechanics function fine. Case is in very good condition, a Colt bullet mold marked 36 P, flask in good condition, combination tool with traces of blue and a cap tin with a clear label, a few lead bullets. A great piece of Maine Civil War history. 49551-2 TEP (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1107

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Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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