CIVIL WAR ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON ARMY REVOLVER W/

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CONFEDERATE SOUTH CAROLINA MADE HOLSTER. Cal. 32 RF. S# 19293 made 1863. Standard configuration 6” oct. ribbed bbl. marked "SMITH & WESSON. SPRINGFIELD, MASS.". Foliate engraving over 60% coverage, silver & gold plated in Nimschke style, 2 piece smooth mother of pearl grips. Well fit to holster, maker marked "F. GERIG, WINNSBORO S.C". Francis Gerig (1817-1899) was German born harness and saddle maker (1860 census) in Winnsboro, SC. He was a member of the local militia Company “B” 7th Battalion South Carolina infantry, w/ all men from his county. Francis no doubt was patriotic Southerner naming his son born in 1861 Jefferson Davis Gerig. This is the only Confederate made I am aware for S&W army. This very rare holster once in the Confederate accoutrement collection of Michael Kramer, last owner found this attractive wartime engraved revolver & it makes a beautiful set. CONDITION: very good overall, overall gray patina w/ strong traces of original silver plate in protected areas, traces of gold on hammer & trigger. Original mother of pearl grips are well fit w/ luster, chipped at right rear toe. Mechanically fine w/ dark frosted bore. The holster fits pistol well. Holster is sound & supple, good belt loop and tab, heavily scuffed & worn through at muzzle end. (01-19490/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-5,000.

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This item is part of SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!
 Sunday, Nov 7, 2021 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
 
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CIVIL WAR ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON ARMY REVOLVER W/
CIVIL WAR ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON ARMY REVOLVER W/
Lot number: 3006
Seller: Poulin Antiques & Auctions, Inc
Event: SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!
Ends: Sunday, November 7 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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