685. Lovely Engraved Italian Double Action Pinfire Revolver by Mazza

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11mm Pinfire, 5 1/2'' ribbed round barrel with a bright near excellent bore showing a few spots of minor frosting. The barrel of this fine revolver shows wonderful damascus pattern throughout, taking on a rich plum patina with light high edge wear, small dings, freckling and a small spot of rather roughly cleaned pitting on the right side rib. The rib is neatly maker-inscribed ''MAZZA IN NAPOLI'' and the barrel screw heads still retain some remnants of fire blue. The cylinder retains about 90% original bright blue while the frame retains perhaps 30%, mostly in the more protected areas, with the balance toning and flaking to a pleasant gray patina along with light freckling and minor oxidation staining. The cylinder flats and frame feature deeply-engraved foliate motifs with finely stippled backgrounds all very expertly and tastefully executed. The hammer and trigger are mostly bright showing just a few small areas of light oxidation staining and gray freckling. The ebony grips remain in near excellent condition showing just a few minor dings and feature superb carved-in-relief foliate motifs that correspond nicely with the frame and cylinder embellishment. The ejector rod appears to have had a small retainer tab on the end that has broken off, leaving the rod secured in the barrel by spring tension only. The lanyard ring is present but a little out of shape and the mechanism functions very well in both single and double action, with excellent timing and lockup. Really a very handsome revolver rarely seen in such nice condition. (138874-1) {ANTIQUE} (1000/1500) Sold For 1265.00

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