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Freeman Army Percussion Revolver
« on: November 12, 2012, 11:49:15 AM »

Freeman Army Percussion Revolver

"FREEMAN ARMY MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 594. Cal. 44. Rare Civil War era revolver with only about 2,000 having been produced in period 1863-64. According to Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms although there are no known military contracts, these revolvers are considered secondary martial arms and may have been acquired by some states. It has 7-1/2" stepped round bbl with tiny iron front sight and grooved top strap rear sight with 6-shot unfluted cylinder with concealed nipples and 2-pc rammer with Colt-style horizontal latch. It has 4-screw frame with 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this revolver. The Freeman is unique with its easily removed cylinder which made for easy loading & cylinder changes. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including grips.  Bbl & cylinder retain most of their orig strong case colors with edge wear and a drag line on cylinder which also has a few light scratches and some light surface rust.  Frame retains 30-40% flaked blue, strong in sheltered areas with flaked areas a light patina.  Grip straps are a blue/gray patina.  Grips have small chips on edges with a couple of bruises and retain a worn bright patina.  Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting

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