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    Civil War Confederate Leech & Rigdon .36 Caliber Percussion Revolver, #887 Matching including Wedge, with the Original Confederate Holster. Metal with smooth dark patina, untouched, retaining 10% blue on the barrel housing and traces of color on the frame, lever and trigger. Nipples crisp, there are some minor striations and a couple of tiny forging flaws on the cylinder. The gun is numbered on the lever, wedge, barrel housing, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. The tiny four arm cross cryptic mark, exhibited on other Leech & Rigdons is present on the right side of the trigger guard. "Leech & Rigdon CSA" on the top flat of the barrel. Missing the wedge screw, and the loading lever catch is a modern handcrafted replacement that should be corrected by a professional restorer, else the gun is correct, original, and untouched in every respect. Grips excellent with just some wear on the corners and a few minor dents with rich untouched patina. Mainspring broken, else mechanically fine with excellent bore.

    The black holster, which has always been with this gun, and fits perfectly, closes with a tab/flap and loop. The original belt loop, which was stitched on, is missing, and another belt loop has been cut in the back. The stitching on the very tip of the holster has 'popped' as the holster was made without a 'plug and simply stitched closed. Overall really excellent with no flaking and just some minor crazing. Researchers strongly believe holsters of this form were issued through Richmond, and it is interesting to note that this gun is within twelve numbers (#899) of the gun carried by Famed Maryland Confederate cavalry officer Harry Gilmor, further indicating the gun was probably issued from Richmond. The gun carries verbal provenance from the consignor to a Bouragard (sic) Martin of West Virginia. An exceptional Confederate handgun that is totally fresh to the market.


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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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