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    Civil War Confederate Spiller & Burr .36 Caliber Percussion Revolver #977 Matching. Believed to be a previously unknown/unrecorded second model. Numbered on the bottom of the grip strap, under the trigger guard, on the frame under the trigger guard, loading lever, top of loading lever linkage and barrel. There is also a small letter J stamped on the frame under the grip. While the cylinder displays traces of the original twist it is un-numbered. Crisp C. S. on left side of brass frame. The loading lever catch seat is an old incorrect brass replacement, the brass front sight is original but worn down. Missing the grip screw washer, and the thumb piece of the cylinder pin stay is broken and missing, although the original horizontal pin remains in place. All readily restorable deficiencies. Metal generally smooth and gray with some very old scattered surface rust and a few small scattered areas of very light pitting. Brass frame excellent with just a few light scattered dents and nice patina. Original grips with an old revarnish. Mechanically perfect with very good seven groove rifled bore. Barrel exactly 7" to face of cylinder. Serial number would indicate a mid range Macon revolver probably manufactured in late 1864, with total production at both Atlanta and Macon estimated at 1400 guns, with a very high attrition rate. A nice honest example of this scarce and very desirable Confederate revolver.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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