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    Very Nice Colt M1849 .31 Caliber Percussion Pocket Model Revolver. Serial #179130 matching. Inscribed "Presented to Lieut. W. L. Curry/by his friends April 1861". Five shot, 6" barrel, two line Hartford address. All metal smooth and bright with just some minor scattered salt and peppering / very light pitting. 90% cylinder scene, mechanically perfect, excellent bore. Brass straps retain 90% of the original silver, grips very fine with 90% of the original varnish. William L. Curry was commissioned Lieut. Col. of the 106th Penna. Inf. on October 1, 1861. He was captured at Fair Oaks on June 9, 1862 and returned August 17. He subsequently served with the unit through Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Curry was mortally wounded at Spotsylvania on May 12, 1864 and succumbed to his wounds on July 7. This exact gun was featured in the July 1958 Gun Report magazine and a copy of the article accompanies the gun along with a complete set of Curry's records. A poignant touchstone to the heights of valor, and depths of tragedy and loss, that characterized the American Civil War.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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