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SN 1812. Cal. 44. 8″ bbl. Blue finish. Checkered 2-pc walnut grips. Bbl is marked, “B.F. Joslyn/Patd. May 4, 1858”. Frame and cyl are unmarked. SN is stamped on buttcap of grip. SN is also stamped on bottom flat of the bbl, followed by a small anchor over inspector no. 23. No. 23 also appears on side of rammer and plunger. SN is also present on butt of frame under grip cap and on the inside of each grip. These marks would indicate purchase by the U.S. Navy, although this revolver falls outside of the SN range of accepted purchases. This is the standard model with a seldom seen steel buttcap. Trigger guard is made of iron. About 2,500 of this model were produced. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Revolver retains a generous amount of blue finish overall, that is blending into a smooth gray-brown patina. Bbl markings are clear, SN markings are clear and sharp. Grips are very good with sharp checkering. Only 100 Joslyn revolvers were purchased by the Navy. This revolver is not in the accepted range, yet bears the naval acceptance mark. A very rare Joslyn revolver with a possible naval connection. 50709-8 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2163

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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