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SN 4502. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish. 2-pc walnut grips. Top strap is marked, “Pettengill patent 1856” and “patent July 22, 1856” and “July 27, 1858”. Patented November 4, 1862 on frame in front of trigger guard. “WW” inspector marks are present at the breech end of the bbl, left side of frame, cyl, and butt of grip. SN is seen on butt of grip strap. There is a partially visible acceptance cartouche on left grip. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Good to very good. Revolver shows generous traces of blue finish overall, blending with a gray-brown patina with some roughness at muzzle end of bbl. Cyl shows 20-30% blue finish. All markings are sharp and clear. Grips have a legible cartouche with high point wear and no missing pieces. One of 2,000 purchased by the U.S. Ordinance Department between October 1862 and January 1863. These revolvers were issued to the Third Michigan Cavalry, the Third and Fifth Missouri Militia, the First Arkansas, Third Illinois, and the Third Kentucky. An opportunity to obtain a relatively rare U.S. Martial Arm issued during the Civil War. 50709-1 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2160

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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