215. C.R. Alsop First Model Percussion Navy Revolver

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Description Update (6/1/18): Cylinder does not function

serial #91, .36 cal., 3 1/2" octagon barrel with a very good bore. This is a very nice example of the first model Alsop with fluted cylinder and safety device on right side of frame. The barrel shows traces of bright original blue finish with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina with two-line barrel address remaining crisp and fully legible. The bottom of the barrel shows some tool marks from a Dremel tool or similar device - they are mostly beneath the loading gate. The balance of the metal surfaces retain a pleasing even gray-brown patina with nice edges and markings and are generally free of any pitting. The two-piece walnut grips show lovely figure and rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining. The revolver shows all matching numbers including the grips, which are each numbered on the inside in pencil. An extremely rare American percussion revolver, one of only 100 ever produced, which remains in very nice original condition. (18737-131) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (2500/3500) SOLD FOR $1,840.00

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