RARE FOREHAND & WADSWORTH REVOLVER
Guns International #: 101308078 Seller's Inventory #: MHG656
Category: Antique Revolvers - Cartridge - Handguns - American Revolvers
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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Number of Active Listings: 1016
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
This would be the old model army single action revolver. This one has the very rare and desirable California marking as an added bonus. Serial number is just over a thousand. Cal 44 Russian. 7-1/2" bbl with blue finish. Forehand & Wadsworth revolvers were noted for being extremely fine quality. Not a lot of these were made. Only about 1,000. This particular gun is a very good example with very nice aging blue remaining and some antique brown color. Nice blue in protected areas. Very good markings on the top rib. The California marking is a standing bear above the trigger guard. This is rarely seen. There are a couple of different theories on the bear. One being that it was for California Militia of some sort and the other theory being that it was a gun distributor in California. A rare gun to start with and that marking makes it even more rare. A good collectable piece.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. Just recently we mailed the 129th edition of our privately-published catalog. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 7,500.