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SN 706. 31 Cal. Hand-turned 6-shot cylinder with floral scroll decoration. Rnd 6″ bbl. Top strap marked “MASS. ARMS CO / CHICOPEE FALLS”. Right side of frame has movable cover marked with eagle and “MAYNARD’S PATENT SEP. 22, 1845”. This interesting and popular revolver utilizes a push button inside trigger guard to retain and release cylinder so as not to infringe upon Colt’s patent. About 1000 of these revolvers were made in varying bbl lengths where longer bbls like this generally bring a premium. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very good overall. Bbl retains about 10% blue finish especially in protected areas. Remainder of metal is overall grey with traces of muted case color. Mechanically gun is functional including Maynard device with crisp well defined bore. 49059-141 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1124

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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