Rare Civil War Bacon Mfg. Co. .38 Rimfire Navy Revolver
Guns International #: 101608520 Seller's Inventory #:
Category: Antique Revolvers - Percussion - Civil War Revolvers
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Member Since: 3/25/15
First Name: W R
Last Name: GUNN
Country: United States
Seller: Private Seller
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This is a rare Bacon Mfg. Co..38 Rimfire Navy Revolver made in the early 1860's. This is the First Type and only about 400 were made. This one was one of the first made being serial number 11. That number appears on the cylinder, under the barrel , and on the loading lever. The Bacon maker name and address is clearly stamped on the top barrel flat. Overall the revolver is in near fine condition. It has been nickel plated at some point and that finish is excellent. Possibly it was intended to be a presentaion piece? The revolver does not show a lot of use. The grips are excellent. The bore looks clean. The action is crisp. Bacon hoped to secure Government contracts for this revolver and the they were actually tested by the Navy in 1864 but no contracts are known. This is considered a secondary martial sidearm and was very popular as a private purchase item because of the simplistic design. The other Bacon Navy Revolvers on the internet for sale range from $2500 to $4500 making this one a bargain!