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Lot 14: Brooklyn Arms Separated Chambered Pocket Revolver
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $600 - 900
Manufactured circa 1863-64. This revolver is chambered for the 32 rimfire cartridge a features a 5 round cylinder with individual chambers in the form of sliding tubes within cutouts on the cylinder. The chambers slide forward one at a time over a fixed rod on the right side to load and eject. Standard barrel patent marking and standard scroll engraving on the brass frame. The back of the grips are stamped "H/12".
BBL: 3 inch round
Gauge: 32 RF
Serial Number: 3888
Condition: Very good as period refinished. The barrel and cylinder retain 85% faded blue finish showing some very scattered minor pitting (mostly on the cylinder). The frame retains the period silver plating with the exposed brass having an attractive patina. The grips are fine with a series of minor pressure dents on the bottoms and half of the varnish remaining. Mechanically fine.