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SN 1063. This is an exceptional revolver. 100% orig and authentic throughout retaining much orig finish with great provenance and collection history. This revolver dates back to one of the Anheuser Busch brewery owners about 1892 according to provenance and once owned by a South Carolina Confederate officer John Walcott(though we find no such name for officer). Regardless, this is one of only 27 known Leech & Rigdon’s with “SC” surcharge on butt and this gun no doubt is among the very finest. SC surcharged guns are found in the serial range from 971 to 1290 being highest number unknown. PROVENANCE: John O’Brien 1932; Thomas Pro 1972; Eugene Sabyan 1973; Walter Wechsler 1973; appraised by Robert Abels 10/29/76, Ronnie Byrnes 7/1985; Dave Mark 8/1985; R E Neville; Collection of Donald Tharpe; Collection of Don Bryan 1997; Collection of Jim Maconkey. CONDITION: Gun overall is fine and truly excellent for a surviving Confederate revolver retaining about 10% bright blue finish on bbl and cylinder with much of bbl plum and remainder of gun a silver/grey with muzzle wear. Muted traces of case color are found on frame which is overall dark grey. Matching SNs are found on bbl,frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, loading assembly, loading lever catch, cylinder pin, wedge and penciled inside grip channel. A cryptic “N” is found on both sides of front bow of trigger guard. “LEECH & RIGDON CSA” markings are as crisp as they are found with the normal broken dies as can be seen in photographs. Brass is smooth with mustard colored patina. Stocks are sound and solid with hand worn patina with discernible “S.C”. Gun is mechanically excellent with crisp well defined rifling in bore. Gun is accompanied by well worn, tooled “Slim Jim” holster that has been with this gun since orig documentation from Walter Weschler in 1973. Holster is well worn though sound and supple with broken belt loop and sewing is loose at top edge. 49442-4 JS (35,000-45,000) – Lot 3362

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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