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    KERR LONDON ARMOURY .44 CALIBER PERCUSSION DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER. The Kerr has been characterized as the "stepchild" of the Confederate revolver family. At the beginning of the war the Confederate government sent Capt. Caleb Huse to Europe to purchase arms. Huse was able to conclude a contract with the London Armoury resulting in all arms they produced being shipped to the Confederacy. Some 7,000 of these extremely well made revolvers were produced during the was, a considerable portion of which found their way through the blockade in to Confederate hands. London Armoury was the largest supplier of revolvers to the Confederate government, with the first delivery arriving on September 18, 1861. Serial numbers of revolvers supplied to the Confederacy fall between 3000 and 10000. This example is serial #9367. Small "London Armoury" die stamp on left side of frame, "London Armoury Co." engraved on left side of the frame and "Kerrs Patent 9367" engraved on right side of frame. British proofs on cylinder and line engraving along edge of lock and frame. Checkered varnished one piece grips with original lanyard ring. Irogonal loading lever and catch. A good representative Kerr revolver that doubtless saw Confederate service.

    Condition: Metal overall completely untouched with scattered light pitting, a bit heavier in a few areas, mixed with traces of blue. Very good bore, mechanically the double action does not work properly and will require some tinkering. Excellent grip, also untouched, retaining most of the original varnish.


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    December, 2007
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