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Lot 1206: Massachusetts Arms Co. Wesson & Leavitt Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Scarce Massachusetts Arms Co. Wesson & Leavitt Percussion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Scarce Massachusetts Arms Co. Wesson & Leavitt Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Massachusetts Arms Co
Model: Wesson & Leavitt Belt Revolver
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 7 1/8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock:
Item Views: 215
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 92
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1850 to 1851 with total production around 1,000. Production was halted due to a patent infringement suit won by Colt. "WESSON'S & LEAVITT'S PATENT" marked on the action, patent marking on the rear cylinder face and Mass. Arms address on the top strap. "109" is marked on the front of the frame, underside of the back strap, rear of the frame, and front face of the grip. "199" is marked on the top strap lug.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 30% of original blue and casehardened finishes with the balance primarily a smooth grey patina with some scattered patches of light pitting. The grips are fine with some scattered minor dings throughout, a minor chip absent from the left toe, and some minor hammering marks on the butts. Mechanically excellent.



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