DescriptionMass Arms Co. Maynard Primed Percussion Belt Revolver.
Unserialized, .31 caliber, 5-inch barrel with fixed front and rear sights. Blued and case-hardened finish. Engraved and etched scroll designs. Top strap marked: MASS ARMS CO / CHICOPEE FALLS. (eagle) and MAYNARD'S PATENT / SEP. 22, 1845 on door of Maynard primer. Smooth walnut grip panels. Brass triggerguard and backstrap. According to Flayderman only about 1,000 of these manufactured.
Condition: Very good. Finish primarily a grey patina with scattered areas of handling wear, age and pitting. Second line on top strap almost completely gone. Dings and scuffs present to wood. Action not working. Pitted bore.
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 15% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.