WONDERFUL EARLY WESTERN RELIC POCKET NAVY CONVERSION

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If you stumbled across this while hunting around a ghost town of the Old West, you’d be doing somersaults. This is a cartridge conversion of the 1862 pocket Navy, i.e. pocket revolver of Navy (.36) caliber. These five-shot revolvers were made starting about 1863 and up to about 1872, with production reaching perhaps 22,000, a large number of which were shipped as conversions to .38 caliber metallic cartridge like this one. This has 4 ½ barrel that merited a separate entry by Flayderman and has very visible 1871 and 1872 patent dates on the left frame and matching serial number 17608. As is correct, it was made without an ejector.

The pistol is in untouched, excavated condition with the metal brown and pitted overall, but with a large amount of the silver wash left on the triggerguard, butt and grip straps, and the grips showing wear, losses, cracks, etc., but largely there. The serial number is legible in several places, but there is no visible barrel address or cylinder scene. The cylinder pin seems to have broken, explaining its loss or discarding. A simple wood rod extending from the barrel holds together the barrel assembly and frame with cylinder for display.

This is a great looking relic that looks like it was just picked up after spending decades lying on some relatively dry ground, perhaps having been dropped when a saloon discussion about the correct number of aces in a poker deck was taken outside. One of the best features is the absolutely clear 1871 and 1872 dates on the frame.  [sr] [ph:M]

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