BRASS BARRELED VERY PRIMITIVE EARLY AMERICAN PERCUSSION
NSN. Cal. about 34.
Strange and unusual revolver with 4" round brass bbl, integral
bead front sight, without rear sight. It has an iron top strap and bottom
strap integral with the grip frame. The cylinder is six shots resembling
a cut down pepperbox bbl cluster that has semi flutes with offset nipples.
The hammer is center pivoted with an offset nose to accommodate the top
strap. The grips are most unusual, made of tiger maple, long and curved
with pins at the top that fit into recesses in the back of the frame and
are secured with a common wood screw. The internal working mechanism is
very simple and somewhat crude with parts that appear to be salvaged from
other firearms. CONDITION: About good. The bbl is a medium to dark
mustard patina and the iron a mottled gray brown patina. The grips
are sound retaining most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are
a little loose, but functional. Strong bright bore. 4-31865