"LEECH & RIGDON CONFEDERATE REVOLVER. SN 1416. This is a very fine Leech & Rigdon revolver made near the end of the serial range of its production. Nicely marked Leech & Rigdon CSA on top of bbl housing. All parts normally serial numbered are serial numbered 1416, including latch, loading arm, bbl housing, wedge, frame, cyl, backstrap, and triggerguard. Stocks are inscribed WH inside a diamond shaped cartouche Wescom Hudgins was a Confederate government inspector working in Augusta in 1864. His inspection mark is quite scarce on Leech & Rigdon revolvers. Since this gun falls in the last 50 known Leech & Rigdon revolvers; this gun was probably made in Augusta, Georgia, instead of Greensboro, Georgia, where a majority of these pistols were produced. There are only a few Leech & Rigdon revolvers that are government inspected, especially with the early diamond shaped cartouche. A later script WH is more often seen on Cook rifles and Rigdon & Ansley revolvers though this. This is a very crisp gun overall with sharp edges and strong traces of finish in protected areas. Action is crisp and functional. This is the finest Leech & Rigdon revolver we have ever catalogued. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are spotted gray/bright with maybe 5% bright blue finish remaining in protected areas. Front site which is normally worn on these guns is still a perfect brass cone. Stocks retain traces of orig varnish. 8-76204 JS24 (35,000-45,000)"
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Reloading kit for pinfire cartridges (5mm,7mm, 9mm & 12mm)
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