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    Kerr London Revolver .44 caliber, five shot cylinder, serial number 4565. The Confederate States were known to have purchased many "off the shelf" firearms, including Kerr Revolvers, but it is believed those serial numbered between 3,000 and 10,000 were specifically produced for the CSA. Many of these arms can be found with a "JS/Anchor" mark on the grips just below the trigger guard groove, and this pistol is no exception. Other markings include, "KERR'S PATENT" and the serial number on the right frame above the trigger guard, "LONDON / ARMOURY" on the left frame, "LONDON ARMOURY CO." on the grip mounted sidelock plate, "L.A.C." on the barrel followed by British proofmarks, proofmarks on the cylinder between the nipples and the serial number on the cylinder. The number "590" is also found stamped on the inside of the trigger guard and apparently on the front of the cylinder, although that mark is somewhat indistinct. This stamping is believed to be an assembly marking for finishing as complete pistols were disassembled, polished, blued and reassembled. Finish on this mechanically very good pistol is mostly brown, with some original blue evident on the loading lever, trigger, hammer and sidelock plate. The grips are worn but unblemished.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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