Serial #108518, caliber .44 with an 8″ round barrel having a fine, bright bore. All serial numbers match, including the wedge. The revolver is in fine working order with the exception of a weak bolt spring (an inexpensive and easily replaced part). The major metal parts have single or double letters stamps of government inspectors, the one piece walnut grip has lightly worn but very legible government inspector’s cartouches, “J. T.,” and “W. H. R.” The cylinder retains 98% of the naval engagement scene with a tiny bit of pinprick pitting, all other factory markings are in excellent condition. About 40% of the original military blue finish remains, mixing with plum patina. The frame, hammer, and loading lever case colors are dark, but most of them remain. The grip has a few very small chips missing from the butt; overall condition is fine. The included Colt factory letter indicates that this was one of 1,000 similar revolvers shipped on April 1, 1863, to the New York Arsenal on Governor’s Island.
This is an antique revolver and will transfer with no Federal restrictions. RR Auction COA.