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SN 1147. Cal. 36. Popular and unusual Civil War era revolver purchased by both the Army & Navy, a total of 11,984 guns were purchased by the government of the approx. 20,000 produced. It has 7-1/8″ oct bbl with tall brass pin front sight and 3 line markings on top strap “SAVAGE R.F.A. CO. MIDDLETOWN. CT / H.S.NORTH PATENTED JUNE 17 1856 / JANUARY 18 1859, MAY 15 1860”. It has a 6-shot smooth cylinder with detachable revolving ratchet and a heart-shaped trigger guard with ring trigger & standard trigger. Ring trigger cocks the hammer, rotates the cylinder & the normal trigger fires the revolver. Fitted with 2-pc matching numbered smooth walnut grips. Since this gun has no inspector mark or inspector cartouches it was probably made for the private market to be sold to an Army officer or anyone wanting this massive Navy caliber revolver. This gun is in extremely fine condition retaining much of its orig finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very fine overall. All matching. Bbl retains about 80% orig factory blue. Frame retains strong traces of orig blue in protected areas with balance brown/plum. Trigger & trigger guard retain areas of muted case color with balance grey/brown. Hammer retains about 20-30% orig case colors. Cylinder retains about 60% orig blue with balance a grey/brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with crisp rifling. Stocks are sound, solid and well-fit, with a few small dings, dents and scratches as can be seen in photos. 49059-148 JS (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1125

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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