Lot 147 Detail
Rare Cased, Inscribed and Engraved Massachusetts Arms Co. Belt Model Revolver with
Maynard's Primer and Single Digit Serial Number
Serial no. 6 (or 9), .31 percussion caliber, 6 shot cylinder with etched scroll with
cannon and anchor and spears and flags motifs; 3 1/2-inch barrel, engraved lock, hammer,
primer lid and breech. Standard markings on primer lid and on topstrap; silver-plated
brass backstrap inscribed in script: W.R. Driver, Salem L.I. from Friends. Blued, with
case-hardened topstrap, frame and cylinder pin; silver-plated brass backstrap and
triggerguard; varnished walnut grips. Mahogany case, lined in burgundy velvet; accessories
of embossed Mass. Arms Co. powder flask, brass mold and ramrod (latter of mushroom shape),
L-shaped screwdriver/nipple wrench, tubular tin of Maynard priming tapes, and key.
Condition: Fine to excellent. 95% blue, excepting cylinder, with
traces, balance gray patina; 95% silver, spot wear on triggerguard; 80% case-hardening.
Grips excellent, with 98% varnish, minor chip at top of right grip panel where it meets
frame just below hammer. Fine case with light marks; interior with some stains;
accessories very good; nicks on mushroom rammer and on mold. Mechanism needs adjustment;
presently hair trigger.
Estimate: $7000 - $10000
kit for pinfire cartridges (5mm, 7mm, 9mm & 12mm)
does it work?
Basic one shell
16 gauge caliber kit
for pinfire shotgun
manual click here
Includes a brass
case, a cap holder, a firing pin and a long screw
Revive your antique French 11mm Model
1873 (Chamelot Delvigne) revolver
Manual click here
Content : 11 mm tools + 12
reloadable cases + 1 powder measuring cup + 25 lead bullets
Price list click here