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Extremely Rare Springfield Warner’s Patent Navy
The Springfield Arms Co. Warner’s Patent Belt and Navy percussion revolvers are some of the rarest American percussion revolvers available.
This six shot single trigger .36 calibre revolver has a sighted 6 inch barrel and was made in 1851.
All the engraving on the frame and etching on the cylinder is very clear with virtually no ware. All the metal profiles are sharp with no ware and all the nipples and nipple wells are in very good shape.
The lightly applied ‘SPRINGFIELD ARMS CO.’ is visible on topstrap and the ‘WARNERS PATENT JAN. 1851’ is clear on the frame.
The bore rates about 9.5 out of 10. The grips are also excellent with all of their thin vanish left and only a few handling scratches. The serial number 77 is found under the grips.
The action works well with the hammer rotating the cylinder as intended.
The 1971 publication ‘American Percussion Revolvers’ by Frank Sellers and Samuel Smith estimates that there were only about 125 of these Navy single trigger revolvers were ever made as the company went out of business soon after Colt started his legal action against the Massachusetts Arms Co for patent infringement. But that’s another story.
This is probably the best example of this model revolver that you will ever see.
Sold as an antique collector item only. Please be aware of your state’s laws regarding this item.
Price includes some insurance and postage in Australia, lay-buy available.
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