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    Rare New York Engraved Metropolitan Arms Co. Navy Model Percussion Revolver. Serial no. 2046, 7 1/2-inch octagonal barrel with dovetailed german-silver blade front sight. All numbers match. Beautifully scroll-engraved throughout barrel, frame, guard and backstrap. Blued finish with case-hardened lever, frame and hammer. Brass triggerguard and backstrap. Engraving includes fine border detail at muzzle, barrel flats and under the frame. Hammer with wolf's head which is typical of New York-style engraving of the period. Barrel address reads: METROPOLITAN ARMS CO. NEW YORK. Cylinder with naval engagement scene including ironclad and sailing vessels. Forward edge of cylinder is clearly marked: W.L.ORMSBY and NEW ORLEANS APRIL 1862. Varnished walnut grips. Only 6,063 of this model were manufactured 1864-1866.

    Condition: Fine. Barrel retaining approximately 10-20% blue finish primarily in protected areas, the balance a nice, smooth gray-brown patina with some scattered pitting. Traces of case colors. Mellow patina to brass with traces of silver oxide. Replacement screw to loading lever. Grips: Fine retaining approximately 10% original varnish.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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