CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF BREVET COLONEL NATHAN G. KING

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INCLUDING CASED WESSON & LEAVITT MASS ARMS PERCUSSION BELT REVOLVER & ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED COMMISSION. 1) Cal. 31. S# 275. Bbl. 6". Only about 1,000 of these revolvers were made in the 1850s, & few were cased w/ accessories. Standard configuration w/ 6" round bbl., 6-shot cylinder w/ etched decoration; engraved frame, lock plate & hammer. Top strap: “MASS ARMS CO /CHICOPEE FALLS'' & capping door marked w/ large eagle surrounded by: MAYNARD’S PATENT SEP. 22. 1845”. Mahogany casing is red velvet lined & compartmented for the pistol, Mass Arms Co. marked brass mold & eagle flask, brass bullet starter/rammer, “L” shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver combination tool, 2 cap roll tins-one w/ embossed Maynard & Mass Arms patent information, 2 rolls of caps are in one tin. Case retains original functioning key. CONDITION: fine-excellent overall. Revolver retains 70-80% original thinning finish, grips are well fit retaining most of their original factory varnish. Mechanics need attention, will not hold cock and cylinder will not lock, bright shiny rifled bore. 2) ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED VELLUM APPOINTMENT FOR NATHAN G. KING as “Additional Paymaster”, February 23, 1864. CONDITION: vellum is very good overall though not removed from 19x16" frame. Ink has light fading as can be seen in photos but text is discernible. Lincoln's signature is very good. 3) ANDREW JOHNSON PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT FOR NATHAN KING as Colonel by Brevet “for faithful and meritorious services”, March 13, 1865. CONDITION: very good as framed. 4) HIGHER GRADE OFFICER’S SWORD BELT, black patent leather w/ both sword hangers, protective leather shield, high grade gold washed eagle belt plate. CONDITION: very good & superior to most found, leather solid but dry. 5) SILK OFFICER’S SASH. CONDITION: very good overall, red has faded to more of a purple, slight loss of red silk thread on tassels as can be seen in photos. Nathan G. King (1815-1903) through family descent of consignor. King’s obituary memorial states he helped raise 12th Michigan Infantry and 1st Michigan cavalry from his home in St. Joseph, Berrien County & served on McClellan’s staff prior to appointment of army paymaster in 1864. King was an attorney, banker & businessman much like his more well known younger brother Rufus H King. (01-19406/JS). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

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CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF BREVET COLONEL NATHAN G. KING
CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF BREVET COLONEL NATHAN G. KING
Lot number: 3011
Seller: Poulin Antiques & Auctions, Inc
Event: SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!
Ends: Sunday, November 7 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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