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    Famous Colt Revolving Rifle Model 1859 in .56 Caliber. Colt rifles in this exact configuration were the type issued initially to Berdan's Sharpshooter Regiment. This rifle saw extensive use during the Civil War and was the first repeating rifle to be used against Confederate forces. It turned the tide in many battles. All parts are original with matching serial #506 throughout. This three-digit serial number denotes early Civil War usage and issuance. In fine condition, this rifle retains an even, silver gray patina throughout. The wood is sound with the exception of a minor crack on the forearm near the muzzle (which is untouched). A fine example of an historically important revolving rifle that changed the course of the Civil War.



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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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