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Massachusetts Arms Co. Percussion Revolver

Mass. Arms Co. Maynard Primed Pocket Pistol. Serial number 316 observed inside frame and on forestrap, inside right grip panel. Manufactured in Chicopee Falls, Mass. 3-1/2 inch round barrel. 6-shot cylinder. Chambered in .28 caliber percussion. Maynard patent tape primer. Back action lock. Functions single action with mechanically rotated cylinder. Single percussion nipple. Blade front sight with “V” notch rear sight. Blue with case hardened frame. Frame top strap marked 2-lines: “MASS ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS” Backstrap marked 2-lines: “PATENT / JAN. 2, 1855” Etched floral design on cylinder. Frame factory hand engraved with classic scroll work. CONDITION: Fine overall with approximately 50% original blue blending with patina on the barrel and cylinder. Frame is mostly brown patina with traces of original case color. Action is tight and crisp. Bore is good with abrasions and good rifling. Grips are solid showing moderate wear. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $35.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$968
09/17/2022

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