Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 2084. A Rare American Civil War Period .36 SAVAGE percussion revolver. Circa 1861-1862. Engraved on the top strap "Savage R. F. A. Co. Middletown Ct. H. S. North Patented. June 17th 1856. January 18th 1859. May 15th 1860". 6 shot, double-action with a second ring trigger underneath the first. Designed in 1860 by Henry S. North and Edward Savage, production began in Middletown, Connecticut in 1861 and ended in 1862. The US Army took an interest in the design at the start of the American Civil War, ordering 5,500 for Union troops. In the end, some 11,000 Savage revolvers were sold to the US Army (with a further 800 for the US Navy) at an average cost in 1861 of $19.00 per gun. Various stampings were put on each Savage, depending on whether it was for the Navy or Army. The rest of the production was sold commercially, some being smuggled to the Confederacy when further U.S. government contracts were not forthcoming. Overall length 14 inches. Action in good working order. A well used Savage with some blemishes and small chip to the wooden grips, most likely carried during the American civil war. Ref 2084. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer. Established 1968.
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