596. Merwin Hulbert & Company Large Frame Single Action Revolver

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serial #657, 44-40 WCF, 4 1/4" professionally shortened barrel with a very good bore which shows bright spots with strong rifling but with scattered light frosting and some light pitting. Metal surfaces on this interesting revolver are an overall silvery pewter gunmetal gray patina. The barrel was neatly shortened during the period of use and a dovetailed front sight affixed. There is rudimentary loose open flowing scroll on the arm, it is certainly not antique and was done in the modern era but is endearing nonetheless. The metal surfaces show overall light pinprick pitting, more prominent on the barrel, and the backstrap has been very neatly engraved "1879 Dodge City". The checkered hard rubber birdshead grips rate very good showing only light wear, they are toning to a brown color and are un-numbered. The assembly numbers are matching on barrel, cylinder and frame. The gun seems to time well and lockup somewhat loosely, the safety rest is worn on the hammer and does not hold. An interesting antique Old West gun with a decidedly frontier flavor to it. (37535-69) {ANTIQUE} (800/1200) SOLD FOR $1,322.50

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