80. Rare Confederate Spiller and Burr Second Model Percussion Revolver

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serial #798, .36 cal., 7'' crowned octagon barrel with a pitted bore that shows strong gain-twist rifling its entire length. The forward left side of frame is marked ''C.S.'' with the balance of the gun being unmarked. The gun shows matching serial numbers on the bottom of the barrel, on underside of loading lever and cylinder pin, on the butt of the gripstrap, underside of triggerguard and bottom of frame beneath triggerguard and the inside of each grip is scratch-numbered ''798''. The cylinder is unnumbered and the barrel is unmarked, both common on these revolvers. The condition of the revolver is quite nice with the barrel and loading lever assembly bearing a mottled brown patina with some scattered light oxidation staining and just a small amount of patchy fine pitting. The cylinder shows remnants of the twist lines often seen on these cylinders and is overall a gray brown patina with some scattered bruises and some fine pitting from the years. The brass frame shows an absolutely wonderful rich patina overall. All markings in metal remain clear and legible. The two-piece walnut grips rate about excellent with a good deal of original finish remaining and with normal light handling marks and some light chipping around the circumference of the butt and some light impact marks in the butt. This revolver has a strong provenance first being offered for sale by Eric Vaule in the Gun Report in 1971, it was part of the Louis C. Goolsby Collection in Gainesville Florida in 1972 and was part of the Ted Meredith Collection by 1975. The gun is illustrated in Matthew Norman's Colonel Burton's Spiller & Burr Revolver. This is a very fine, completely honest and all original Confederate revolver. (18737-97) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March, Jr. Collection] (20,000/30,000) Sold For 19550.00

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