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    Two Civil War Colt Revolvers Carried By Private William W. Wise Co F 21st South Carolina Infantry Colt 1860 .44 Caliber Army percussion revolver with matching serial number 11541, barrel shortened to 5 3/4", 4 screw frame. Metal dark with light pitting on the barrel reverse and an area of moderate pitting on the cylinder. 20% cylinder scene. Mechanically perfect, tight and crisp. Grips very good with minor dents, nice patina. The gun bears the period carving "Wm W. Wise" on the bottom of the grips.
    Colt 1849 .31 Caliber Pocket Model percussion revolver with matching serial number 157728, 6" barrel. In fine condition with traces of case colors on the frame and 50% blue on the barrel, sharp bore. Mechanically perfect, crisp and tight, 80% cylinder scene. Backstrap and trigger guard 40% original silver, grips excellent with most original varnish. Carved on the bottom portion of the backstrap is the unquestionably period legend "Wm. W. Wise". Accompanying the Pocket Model is a brown leather "Slim Jim" holster with thin leather flap, open tool work on the body. Tab and loop Confederate style closure but missing latch loop, reverse with single wide belt loop. Also a harness leather belt utilizing a bridle rosette and buckle.
    William W. Wise served as a Private in Company F 21st South Carolina Infantry from December 25 1861 until October of 1864 when furloughed for wounds received in action at Drewry's Bluff.
    A nice set of Confederate revolvers with unquestionably original and correct period ID.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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