PERRIN CIVIL WAR ERA, CIRCA 1862 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 12 mm. SN 203. Finished in the white with 6-3/16 rnd bbl with nine lands & grooves, from an oct receiver top with mushroom front sight and a swiveling Belgian style ejector rod. It has a stepped 6-shot cyl and a 1-pc forged receiver with elaborate triggerguard & spurless hammer with a hammer safety on left side of frame and a narrow loading gate on right side that hinges upward. Mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip with oval buttcap and integral lanyard loop. Serial number was observed inside the frame, below the cyl, on the cyl & inside the front strap channel of the grip. Accompanied by a sgl orig cartridge. These revolvers are rarely ever encountered. Accompanied by a letter from Stuart Mobray with much additional information. There was an order placed by the U.S. Government on Dec. 16, 1861 from Alexis Godillot of Paris & New York City, these were specified to be center fire not pin fire. Only 550 of the 1000 originally ordered were ever delivered in January, March & May of 1862 with balance of contract cancelled for late deliveries, they were delivered to several U.S. Arsenals. Each revolver was delivered with 50 rounds of ammunition at a total cost of about $20.00 each. Serial number 203 was part of the very first shipment in 1862. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its bright factory polish to the metal, slight scratches on bbl near muzzle. Grip is sound and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30568 JR345 (2,750-3,750)
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Reloading kit for pinfire cartridges (5mm,7mm, 9mm & 12mm)
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