RIGDON, ANSLEY & COMPANY 12 STOP REVOLVER SN 1762. This Confederate revolver, serial number 1762, was produced by Rigdon, Ansley & Company of Augusta GA and is, generally, patterned after the Colt Model 1851 Navy. About 1,000 of these were made in .36 caliber with a 6-shot round cylinder having 12 stops on the exterior. All iron with brass trigger guard and back strap with one-piece walnut grips. A marvelous opportunity to obtain a classic and rare Confederate revolver manufactured in Augusta, GA during the American Civil War. Mr. Michels Notes State: The Rigdon, Ansley & Co. revolvers were basically the same revolvers as those produced by Leech & Rigdon. The most recognizable difference is the adoption of a 12-stop cylinder. When the Leech & Rigdon partnership dissolved, Charles Rigdon moved the plant and formed a new company with Jesse A. Ansley, Andrew J. Smith, and Charles R. Keen under the new name Rigdon, Ansley & Co. Rigdon, Ansley & Co. revolvers begin at about serial number 1500 with the highest serial number known in the 2400 range. This revolver is serial number 1762 and in keeping with other known revolvers in that range is marked on the barrel housing only, CSA. CONDITION: Fine, all iron parts have aged to a pleasing dark brown patina, never cleaned and with only moderate wear. Two cylinder nipples are broken. Brass parts have an equally pleasing patina and the revolver functions mechanically well, however, its ability to stay at full cock is touchy. 4-31351 CW3 (25,000-35,000)
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Reloading kit for pinfire cartridges (5mm,7mm, 9mm & 12mm)
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