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    EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION, WELL DOCUMENTED, CONFEDERATE SPILLER & BURR .36 CALIBER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Produced by Spiller & Burr on the Whitney pattern at the Macon Armory, Macon, Ga. Matching serial #1062, numbered on the bottom grip strap, cylinder pin housing and bottom of the barrel, typical large CS on the left side of the frame, otherwise unmarked. Probably produced in early 1864 after Spiller and Burr moved from Atlanta. The total production of these attractive and well made revolvers was approximately 1450 with less than a hundred known surviving specimens. This gun is listed as a known example in William Albaugh's book "Confederate Handguns". Certainly one of the finest documented Spiller & Burr revolvers to be made available on the market in recent years.

    Condition: All metal with dark smooth age patina mixing w/original blue. All edges sharp and crisp including cylinder stops. Hammer with traces of case colors. No twist visible on the cylinder, retains all of the original nipples which are excellent. Very good bore, indexing a bit off otherwise mechanically fine. Brass frame and straps with pleasing untouched patina, just a few shallow dents by the cylinder pin post, minor. Original grips with nice even untouched patina.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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