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Premiere Auction May 20, 2011

Massachusetts Arms Co - Maynard Primed Belt

Lot 128
Sold for Massachusetts Arms Co   - Maynard Primed Belt
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Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,900
Serial #Massachusetts Arms Co   - Maynard Primed Belt ManufacturerMassachusetts Arms Co ModelMaynard Primed Belt
TypeRevolver Gauge31 Cal Catalog Page29
Barrel5 Inch Round FinishBlue/casehardened GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
Massachusetts Arms Co. Maynard Primed Belt Revolver
DescriptionAlso known as the John Brown Model, this Maynard primed belt revolver was manufactured from 1851 to 1857 with about 1000 produced. The 31 caliber, 6 shot manual rotating cylinder has a floral and military etching, with the broad scroll design engraved on the lock, frame and hammer. Blue finish with casehardened frame and silver plated back strap and trigger guard. The top strap is marked "MASS. ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS" and "MAYNARD'S PATENT SEP. 22, 1845" with eagle/shield motif on door of the Maynard primer. "487" on fixed cylinder pin with no visible number on the frame.

ConditionGood. The revolver has a mottled gray patina with some minor pitting on the barrel. The cylinder etching is weak but visible. The back strap and trigger guard retain half of original silver plating. The grip is good with some minor pressure dents and scratches with a missing chip on the left side near the bottom. Mechanically good.
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