DEVELOPMENTAL AMERICAN PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
NSN. Cal. 32.
Strange and unusual pocket-sized revolver that resembles
the later mass arms produced revolvers. It has a 4" octagon bbl with turned
muzzle, tiny dovetailed iron front sight with bead offset to the right
to match with the offset rear sight which is necessary to clear the hammer.
It has a tapered, faceted top strap that is pinned to the bbl and screwed
to the frame. The cylinder is six shots and resembles a cut down pepperbox
bbl with 90 degree nipples in deep recesses. The frame resembles an Allen-style
iron frame with nipple shield. It has a short spur, long nose hammer, center
mounted in the top of the frame with a short bag-shaped grip and two-piece
walnut panels. It has an elongated trigger guard with a tiny second trigger
in front of the main trigger which must be depressed to manually rotate
the cylinder in either direction. The frame and nipple shield are lightly
engraved in simple zig-zag patterns. CONDITION: About very good.
Overall retains a medium to dark brown mottled patina with some scattered
light pitting. Grips are smooth and sound with a hand worn patina.
Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-31866