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Fine Cased Webley Wedge Frame Revolver

54-Bore (.442 caliber), 6" octagonal barrel, S/N 2778. Blued and color casehardened finish, checkered one-piece walnut grip. Topstrap engraved WEBLEY & SON, LONDON, lower left side of frame engraved PATENT No2778. No other markings except the expected Birmingham commercial proof marks and numbers on the chambers of the cylinder. First type loading lever. Revolver falls in the serial number range of Confederate purchased Webley Wedge Frame revolvers acquired from Nelson Clements and delivered to the Houston Quartermaster. Revolver is contained in an original mahogany veneered English casing with a dark green baize lining. The casing contains a WD (William Davies) marked 54-bore single cavity round nosed bullet mold, a James Dixon & Sons marked copper powder flask, a large 250 count red japanned F. Jocye & Co percussion cap tin with original label, a smaller wooden cap container with a possibly reproduction Eley label, a cylindrical tin of lead round balls, an ebony handled cone wrench, a rosewood cleaning rod with brass jag and a pewter oiler. A fine condition example of a fairly scarce Civil War era revolver in a lovely original casing.

Condition:

Fine. Retains much of the blued finish on the barrel with some flaked loss on the frame which is turning plum. Cylinder with flaked loss as well. Loading lever with much of the color casehardened finish. All markings remain clear and crisp, mechanically functional with a fine, lightly oxidized bore. Grip with some scattered light handling marks. Casing about fine, showing some light wear, some minor loss to the lining and wear from the front sight. Accessories all rate between about very good to fine, with the flask showing some dents. A very nice set overall.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$5,400
05/25/2021

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