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2168
$2,012.50

MASS ARMS ADAMS PATENT REVOLVER NAVY MODEL U.S. ISSUE.

SN 376. Cal. 36. 6″ oct bbl. Blue finish. Checkered 2-pc walnut grips. Top strap is marked, “Manufactured by Mass Arms Chicoppe Falls”. Left of frame marked, “Adams patent May 3, 1858” on left side and “Patent June 3, 1856” on right side. Loading lever is marked, “Kerr’s patent/April 14, 1857”. SN is stamped on the forward left side of the frame and on cyl. Military inspector “A” is found on the frame and loading lever. Inspector mark “T” is found on the trigger guard and backstrap. “T” and “A” are also stamped on the cyl behind the SN. Left side of grip bears a “JT” cartouche in a rectangle. A total of 1,000 were made, of which about 600 were purchased by the U.S. Government. This example being one of the later. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Frame has a mottled gray finish overall with some bright blue visible in protected areas. Patent on left side of frame has been dbl struck. All other markings are clear. Cyl is a gray-brown patina with clear markings. Grips are very good with sharp checkering and clear cartouche. A chance to obtain a very rare U.S. Martial revolver. 50709-5 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2168

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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