Massachusetts Arms Co.
MASS ARMS DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 40. SN 163.
Wesson & Leavitt's Patent revolver with 7-1/4" rnd
bbl marked on top strap "MASS ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS" with standard
markings elsewhere. This is the standard model, one of about 770 made in
the period 1850-51. It has a 6-shot cylinder with an unusual convex face
that meets with a correspondingly angled forcing cone area. It has case
colored integral frame & lockplate with side mounted hammer and full
grip frame with 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Probably
unfired with the bbl & top strap retaining about 90% glossy bright
orig blue with the losses mostly on the left side of the bbl, which is
flaked to a medium patina. Top strap has some minor flaking. Frame &
lockplate retain 60-70% case colors, strong & bright in the sheltered
areas, fading to silver elsewhere. Grip frame retains 25-30% blue with
the balance flaked to a medium patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny
bore. 4-56987 JR418 (12,500-17,500)
Maynard Primed "Belt Revolver"
Massachusetts Arms Co. Maynard Primed "Belt Revolver":
31 caliber, 3 7/8" blued barrel, floral etched blued cylinder, standard
marking on top strap, scroll engraved and case hardened frame and lock.
Maynard type primer with standard engraved blued cover, silver plated triggerguard
and gripstraps, walnut grips. Very good condition. Traces of
blue on barrel, balance turned plum brown, some vivid color on lockplate,
90% silver plating on backstrap and triggerguard. Excellent walnut
two-piece grips. Ser. # 233.