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    Nicely ID'd Moore's Patent, Seven Shot .32 Caliber Rimfire Revolver, #2697, with the Original Holster. Neatly inlaid on the obverse grip with the silver letters O. F. S. The S apparently lost during the period of use and filled in with red Gum Arabica. The initials denote Oscar F. Sammis, with the gun being consigned by his great-great grandson, having been in the family since the Civil War. Sammis enlisted as a 2d Lieutenant in the 7th Illinois Cavalry, September 13, 1861, and resigned January 10, 1862, doubtless accompanied, during his brief term of service, by this gun and holster. The metal on the gun is generally smooth and gray, with just some minor surface rust on the barrel housing. The scroll engraved brass frame retains 90% of the original silver. Mechanically perfect, excellent bore. Wood grips also excellent, retaining most of the original varnish, just showing some honest wear on the high points. The heavy brown leather, open toe, holster uses a loop and tab for closure, despite the tab being pierced for a finial. Single belt loop cut on the reverse held in place by a leather thong, obviously period. Holster also excellent and perfectly form fitted to the gun. Accompanied by a circa 1890 cabinet card portrait of Sammis. A relatively scarce Civil War revolver, with impeccable ID, and especially desirable with the original holster.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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