Manufactured from 1863 to 1873. Standard three line patent dates/address/model barrel marking, silver plated brass trigger guard, casehardened hammer and blue remaining parts. Blade front and frame notch rear sights, and fitted with smooth varnished two piece walnut grips. Number "53" is stamped on the back of the cartridge retention ring and rear face of cylinder. Number "3945" is stamped under grip on frame and barrel (underneath). The number "94" is also stamped under grip which does not match the cylinder number. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Fine with 50% plus blue finish on the barrel and loading lever, with scattered minor flaking, minor spotting and edge wear, The "NEW MODEL" marking is not visible, the remaining marking is readable. The cylinder retains 20% scattered blue finish mixed with smooth brown patina. The frame retains strong blue finish in the protected areas with a smooth brow patina on the balance. There is some minor pitting forward of the cylinder. The trigger guard retains 60% silver plating with an aged patina on the exposed brass. The grips are very fine with 75% original varnish, some minor chips on the bottom edge and a few overall scattered minor dings and dents. The action is fine.