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"
 31 caliber

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.