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SN 27. 31 Cal. This is a nice example of a scarce gun made by Josiah Ells, Pittsburgh, PA 1857-1859. This particular example has a 3-3/4″ oct bbl with light scroll engraving. Smooth 5-shot cylinder has similar scroll engraving as does frame and trigger bow. Hammer is marked on either side “ELLS PATENT / AUG 1. 1854”. 2-pc walnut stocks are each numbered “27” matching SN on frame. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Fine overall. Gun retains much of probable restored blue finish and case colors. Stocks are matching retaining much of their orig oil finish with dings and dents, especially on butt where gun apparently was used as tack hammer. Gun functions well; has double action with crisp well defined shiny bore. 49059-123 JS (750-1,250) – Lot 1122

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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