Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1172: Civil War Era Savage Navy Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Fine Civil War Era Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Company Navy Model Percussion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Fine Civil War Era Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Company Navy Model Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Savage
Model: Navy
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 7 1/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 442
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 127
Class: Antique

Navy Model Percussion revolver manufactured by the Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Co. of Middletown, Connecticut. Of the 20,000 Savage Navy revolvers manufactured between 1861-1865, the Ordnance Department purchased 11,984 of these distinctive revolvers during the Civil War. Features a heart shaped trigger guard with round cocking lever, off-set hammer, six-shot gas-sealing cylinder, octagon barrel and hinged loading lever. The two-piece walnut grips are oil-finished. The barrel, frame and cylinder have a high polished blue finish. The loading lever, trigger guard, cocking piece and hammer are color casehardened. The top of the frame is roll-stamped "SAVAGE R.F.A.Co.MIDDLETOWN.CT/H.S. NORTH PATENTED JUNE 17 1856/JANUARY 18 1859.MAY 15 1860" in three lines. Matching serial number "1766" marked on the right of the grip frame, back of the cylinder, underneath the barrel, and handwritten (faint) underneath the left grip panel. "2087" also marked on the right of the grip frame. Both grips matching hand numbered underneath.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 40% plus original blue finish mostly concentrated on the barrel and cylinder with scattered light flaking and smooth gray and brown patina on the balance, and sharp markings and edges in the metal. The loading lever and hammer retain 70% vivid original case colors with the trigger guard and cocking lever turned to a smooth gray patina. Grips are also fine with some light scratches and dings, and a few small chips at the bottom of the left grip panel. Mechanically excellent.

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