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SN 17F. 36 Cal. Flayderman in his Guide to Antique American Firearms states these guns were made in 1851 in 31 Cal. typically with 6-shot rnd cylinders, he mentions the 5-shot variations have been reported and worth the premium but does not note that they are larger Cal. such as this specimen. 5″ rnd bbl which is unmarked other than SNs. SN’s are found on most parts being a unique combination of numbers and letters this gun being 17F. Flayderman states that these 1851 manufactured revolvers about to face litigation from Samuel Colt are “believed to have been the first revolving hand gun made on a production basis. Revolution of the cylinder was caused by the trigger”. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Gun retains traces of orig blue and case colors especially on cylinder. 2-pc grips are sound, solid, well fit and retain 80% orig varnish. Mechanically gun functions with crisp well defined 6 land and groove bore. 49059-145 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1120

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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