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5" barrel with good bore. The revolver was patented by Daniel Moore in 1860, and is the very first revolver with a swing-out cylinder ever produced. This is an unusual example as it has no makers marks. Moore was sued by Smith & Wesson for patent infringement in 1862 and lost. After the suit is was required to mark "Manfd for Smith & Wesson by Moores Pat. Fire Arms Co." on the barrel. The gun has mostly smooth metal with no finish. Some spots of pitting on cylinder. The brass frame is nicely engraved, with no silver finish remaining. The gun cocks and locks up tight. The ejector rod and grips are replacements. A nice example of this revolver, that was a popular side arm of both sides during the Civil War. Antique, Very Good

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Estimate $500 - $700Sep 29, 2018
Willoughby, OH, USA