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Lot 3230: Merwin & Bray Front Loading Pocket Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Excellent Cased Merwin & Bray Front Loading Pocket Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Excellent Cased Merwin & Bray Front Loading Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Merwin & Bray
Model: Pocket
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 30
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: rosewood
Item Views: 257
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 138
Class: Antique

This revolver was manufactured in the 1860s and is chambered for the 30 caliber cup primed front loading cartridge. The top of the barrel rib is marked "MERWIN & BRAY FIRE ARMS CO. N.Y." The left barrel flat is marked "MERWIN & BRAY NEW-YORK." Matching serial numbers are on the butt, both grip panels, barrel, and cylinder. The period partitioned case lined in red wine velvet contains a box for 30 caliber cup primed cartridges (two rounds included). Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 80% original blue finish. The frame retains 97% original silver plating. The grips are also very fine with a few minor handling marks and most of the original varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with minor handling/storage marks and some typical high spot wear on the lining. The cartridge box has a fine label with the sides torn.

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