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    Scarce Confederate Rigdon, Ansley & Co. C.S.A. Single Action Revolver.

    Serial no. 2280 [lever latch, lever, barrel, frame triggerguard, cylinder and butt], .36 caliber, 7 1/2-inch octagonal / round barrel with fixed front sight. Blued finish. Top of barrel marked: C.S.A. Brass gripstraps. 12 stop cylinder. Smooth walnut one-piece grip. W to the left side of the triggerguard. According to Confederate Longarms and Pistols, A Pictorial Study by Hill & Anthony, "Charles H. Rigdon started after the Leech & Rigdon firm was disbanded. The first production was to complete approximately 500 Leech & Rigdon revolvers. The barrels were marked "Leech & Rigdon". Then Rigdon started manufacturing his improved revolver with the 12 stop slot cylinder. The 12 stop cylinder was copied from Manhattan Arms. Co. The serial number range was from 1500 to 2500. From 1700 and up, barrels were marked C.S.A." Flayderman's Guide also notes, "these were made from 1864-1865, with a quantity of around 1,000."

    Condition: Very good. Finish primarily a dark grey patina with noticeable signs of handling wear, age and patches of pitting. Dings and scuffs present to wood. Action rotates, but needs adjustment. Moderately pitted bore.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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