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Lot 3003: New Haven Arms Co. Iron Frame Walch 10-Shot Superposed Revolver

Auction Date: May 15, 2022

Scarce New Haven Arms Co. Iron Frame Walch 10-Shot Superposed Load Percussion Pocket Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Scarce New Haven Arms Co. Iron Frame Walch 10-Shot Superposed Load Percussion Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Walch John
Model: Pocket
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 4
Class: Antique
Description:

These 10-shot pocket revolvers and the larger Navy Model 12-shot revolvers were manufactured around the early 1860s. The Pocket Model was manufactured by New Haven Arms Company for John Walch's Walch Fire-Arms Co. of New York City alongside the famous Henry rifles. Only around 1,000 of the 3,000 Walch pocket revolvers were manufactured with iron frames, typically found within the 1500-3000 range. The barrel has a brass post front sight and "WALCH. FIRE-ARMS. CO. NEW-YORK/PAT'D FEB.8.1859" (partial) marked on top. Serial number "2892" marked on the left side of the grip frame and underside of the right grips.

Rating Definition:

Good with smooth gray/brown patina overall, some scattered very light pitting, and defined edges in the metal. Grips are very good with scattered scratches, crazing at the bottom edges, and a few small chips. Mechanically fine.



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