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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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The Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Company out of Middletown, CT made about 20,000 of these revolvers.

This particular Navy Model was made from about 1861 to the mid 1860s. Of those produced about 12,000 were under government contract.

This particular example is in dug, relic condition and is missing the distinctive figure eight trigger and the trigger guard. The Savage markings are still visible on the frame above the cylinder.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking vontrike.

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking oilman.

    scott
  3. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    If this pistol could talk.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks jimbo-- unfortunately, I don't know where it was found.

    Sadly, you will find many Civil War battlefield dug/ pick up items with bogus attributions. It can really increase desirability and profits, so the market is dangerous for new collectors. Take a look at ebay and you will find buyers paying many times what an object is worth due to a Gettysburg attribution (many of which cannot be verified and many obviously bogus).

    A common adage among Civil War collectors is "buy the relic not the story"!

    Thanks again for looking.

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks harborguy.

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks majestic.

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking official.

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again for looking eye4 and bones.

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking petey and lundy.

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikie.

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks bruce.

    scott
  12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Well put about buying, Scott. If this is in good enough condition to read lettering, why not fix it up with some parts to make it a realistic wall-hanger. Of course no collector would be fooled but it would look better on the wall. Dixie Gun Works may have some parts. I'm by no means talking about "faking" but making it more interesting to the uneducated in antique gun developement.
  13. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the thoughts blunderbuss-- certainly something to consider.

    scott
  14. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again tlmbaran.

    scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Thanks toms.

    scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Thanks toms.

    scott
  17. scottvez scottvez, 4 months ago
    Thanks pw.

    scott

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