Included in this lot for bidding is an excellent example of a seldomly seen - yet highly sought after Civil War era, factory engraved, Bacon Manufacturing Company .31 caliber percussion revolver. The Bacon Manufacturing Company was comparatively small to houses such as Colt and Remington, and manufactured relatively small numbers of firearms - Yet the Bacon MFG Co. was known by some shooters as the superior name, due to their more durable, all steel construction (in comparison to Colts brass grip strap and trigger guard). These relatively small yet reliable revolvers found favor with officers, enlisted soldiers during the Civil War, and citizens alike who felt the need for arming themselves during one of Americas most tumultuous times. The handgun shows sharp markings, reading; "BACON MFG. CO. NORWICH, CONN." on the top of the barrel, and showing deep factory scroll engraving on each side of the frame. Additionally, the revolver shows matching "948" serial numbers on the bottom of the 4" round barrel, end of the rammer, on the back of the cylinder, and on the frame underneath the excellent condition wooden grips. The revolver is a Second Model, distinguished by the attractive flutes on the front of the five-shot cylinder. Overall, the revolver shows very-good cosmetic and mechanical condition, with fine aged patina on the metal surfaces, and excellent screw heads. The handgun also has a very-tight action, with strong springs, and positive locking. The scarce revolver is considered to be one of the finest of the era, and this example is no exception! The revolver qualifies as an Antique Hand Gun and does not require FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check. Serial Number: 948.