December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Manufactured in 1862 for use in the Civil War. Standard 8" .44 caliber barrel, New York address, German silver front sight blade, v-notch rear sight cut into hammer, and rebated 6-shot percussion cylinder with naval engagement scene. Cylinder and barrel assembly have "C" condemned mark. Recoil shield cut for shoulder stock with matching steel back strap. Smooth walnut 1-piece grips with faint inspector cartouches. Revolver is attributed to Pvt. Lester Rensselaer of Co. C, 12th New York Volunteer Cavalry, who enlisted September 12, 1862 and served 3 years, mustering out at Greensboro, NC on June 28, 1865. Provided with this revolver are copies of documents relating to the service of the 12th NY Cavalry and copy of their order book listing this revolver's serial number under Rensslaer's name. CONDITION: Good. Overall dove gray patina. Frame exhibits faint case colors, with largely brown gray appearance. Markings crisp, with cylinder scene partially worn. Grips show use with deep impressions on base and a large section at base of left grip spliced in. Fine bore with sharp rifling and crisp mechanics. Full or partial matching numbers observed on frame, barrel assembly, trigger guard, back strap, inside of grips, cylinder, cylinder arbor, and wedge. BAS
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
8"
Caliber/Bore
.44
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
1860
Paperwork
Documentation
Serial Number
79614
(A) DOCUMENTED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER ATTRIBUTED TO LESTER RENSSELAER CO. C, 12TH NY VOL. CAV.
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,100.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,584.00
Estimate: $2,200 - $2,800
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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