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Remarkable Confederate Rigdon, Ansley & Co. 12-Stop Revolver

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Remarkable Confederate Rigdon-Ansley & Co. 12-Stop Revolver .36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal-to-round barrel, marked on the top flat 'CSA'.  Cylinder with 12 cylinder stops, All matching serial number 1792,  marked on the frame, backstrap and triggerguard, barrel, and the bottom of the wedge. Four small dots are stamped on the recoil shield at the bottom of the frame. A cryptic letter "W" is stamped on the front left side of the trigger guard.  On the bottom of the right grip in a scrolled parallelogram is a WH which stands for Captain Wescom Hudgins, Confederate Arms Inspector.  Walnut grips with brass backstrap and trigger guard. Simply stated it has all features expected in this type of revolver and is one of last produced with the small serial number die.

 

This revolver is in fabulous near mint condition. It is certainly safe to say that for condition it is one of finest known to collectors. It retaining generous amounts of the untouched original blue finish. All edges are sharp and crisp. All of the original tools marks as factory finished are visible. Cylinder retains a good deal of the original blue finish with some plum bleeding through. Frame and loading lever with nice untouched mottled grey with hints of smoky case color. Brass backstrap and trigger guard have a nice dark untouched patina. Grips are outstanding with most of the original varnished finish and very clear cartouche on the bottom of the grip.

 

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