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Lot 253: Massachusetts Arms Co. Wesson & Leavitt Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Scarce Massachusetts Arms Co. Wesson & Leavitt Percussion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Scarce Massachusetts Arms Co. Wesson & Leavitt Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Massachusetts Arms Co
Model: Wesson & Leavitt Belt Revolver
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 6 1/8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 223
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 121
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. "377" is marked on the top strap lug, "1" is marked on various other parts, " and "4" is on the butts of the grips and toe of the backstrap.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains most of the dull, period refinished blue on the cylinder and back strap with some light pitting visible under the finish. Traces of original case colors in sheltered areas of the frame and lock with the balance showing mostly a smooth grey patina. The grips are fine with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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