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    Rare Butterfield Army Model Percussion Revolver. Serial no. 245, .41 caliber, 7-inch octagonal barrel with dovetailed front sight. Blued finish. Case-hardened lever. Topstrap marked: Butterfield's/Patent Dec. 11th. 1855/Philada. Nickel-plated brass frame. 5-shot cylinder. Self-priming cocking mechanism that applies the cap to nipple by cocking the hammer. Cap supply in column threaded at bottom of frame. Varnished walnut grips [see Flayderman 7A-017, page 355]. Government contract for 2,280 but only 640 manufactured. A rare and unique percussion revolver.
    Condition: Fine to excellent. Retaining approximately 50-60% finish with scattered flaking and losses. Remainder with grey-brown age patina. Some vibrant case-hardening remaining on lever. Light tracking line on cylinder. Grips with light wear and scratches. Action crisp.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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