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2135
$2,300.00

ALLEN & WHEELOCK CENTER HAMMER ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 69. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ half-rnd half-oct bbl. Blue finish. 2-pc varnish walnut grips. Bbl shows “Allen & Wheelock Worcester, Mass. U.S. Allen’s pt’s. Jan. 13, 1857 December 15, 1857 and Sept. 7, 1858”. SN appears on left inside of grip strap, on rear face of cyl. Left grip shows number 69. Right grip shows number 199. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains traces of bright blue in protected areas with the balance turning a gray-brown patina. Brass front-sight has a mustard-brown patina. Bbl mark is sharp. Frame retains 50% bright blue overall, blending into a silver-gray patina with very little roughness. Cyl shows 50-60% blue finish, blending with a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Hammer shows traces of case color. Grips retain most of orig varnish finish. Right grip is somewhat battered with a chip out of the heel, and is not orig to this gun. This is a civilian issue revolver made circa 1861-62 with a total quantity estimated at about 700, however, from the frequency of which this piece appears, it would seem that considerably more were made. 50709-7 TEP (3,000-4,500) – Lot 2135

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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