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SN 84. Cal. 44. Blue finish with 7-1/2″; oct to rnd bbl, pinched post dovetail brass front sight. Left side of bbl flat marked “ALLEN & WHEELOCK. WORCESTER. MASS. US / ALLEN’S PT’S. SEPT 7. NOV 9. 1858”. Cylinder is 6-shots, unfluted with notches cut near rear outside edge for protrusion of lip. There is a hinged door on right side of frame for cartridge introduction, serial numbered to match gun. Mounted with smooth 2-pc varnished walnut grips with matching serial numbers internally on each. This revolver has the unusual feature of bayonet latch cylinder pin like on percussion models, but heavier. This is a rare gun to find in high condition as only about 250 were manufactured and these prior to the percussion models; both being popular sidearms among Union officers. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 60-70% bright blue finish with remainder flaking to a grey/brown patina. Frame retains 80%+ orig bright finish with main reductions on grip straps. Cylinder retains about 70% bright blue finish with light drag line. Hammer, loading gate, trigger and extractor lever retain some light case color with balance silver/grey. Stocks are crisp, sound and well fit retaining virtually all of their orig vanish with slight edge wear and minor dents and bruises. 49059-136 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1126

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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