Excellent Cased Mass. Arms Co. Adams Patent Double Action .31 Cal. Percussion Pocket Revolver

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S# 2137 - .31 Caliber, 3.25" Octagonal barrel | Possibly a private purchase - Tag included in case reads "W.N.W. Co. B - 169 R.P.M.a" | Top reads "MADE FOR ADAMS REVOLVING ARMS CO. N.Y./BY MASS. ARMS CO. CHICOPEE FALLS./PATENT MAY 3. 1853. JUNE 3. 1856. APL 7. 1857." | Patented in England in 1851 by Robert Adams as well as improvements by Lt. Beaumont. They are much sturdier than Colt's multi-part, open top revolvers due to the single casting forming the barrel, frame, and grip frame. With only 4,500 of these pocket models produced for the civilian market in .31 caliber, the same as Colt's ever popular Model 1849 Pocket, up until 1861. A lot were private purchased in place of pocket colts, which would make sense of the tag included with this one. |||| Condition: Excellent. 90% High Gloss original Blue Finish remaining on the frame of this revolver. Shows scratches and light surface rust spotting. Cylinder has turned to a dull grey/brown. For the age, this finish is incredibly rare and one of the nicest to be seen on the internet. Checkered Walnut grips are in excellent shape with deep checkering. Mechanically functions extremely smooth, safety works, bore looks great! Accessories include: Correct Power Flask (with some powder), ELEY BRO LONDON marked cap tin full of caps, .31 caliber bullet mold marked "MASS. ARMS CO. Chicopee Falls" with a single lead ball, Issued tag (possible ivory), and the key to case.

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Excellent Cased Mass. Arms Co. Adams Patent Double Action .31 Cal. Percussion Pocket Revolver
Excellent Cased Mass. Arms Co. Adams Patent Double Action .31 Cal. Percussion Pocket Revolver
Lot number: 25
Seller: Poinsett Auction & Realty, Inc.
Event: FALL PREMIER Collector's Gun & Military Auction
Ends: Saturday, October 16 | 2:00 PM  Eastern

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