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Confederate Import Marked .44 Caliber Kerr Revolver From the London Armory
Item #: A6883
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This one is a cool looking gun! It is a very nice original Confederate imported .44 caliber Kerr patent revolver from the London Arms Company. The gun has all matching production serial numbers of "8814". This is a nice early number in the production of these Confederate imported revolvers. The cylinder has the serial number that is still clear as it is on the frame. On the lock plate of the revolver it has the vividly clear London Armoury marking. The action works as a single action as it should. The majority of the pistols used a single action mechanism, not a double action mechanism as the trigger position makes many people believe. The hammer could only be cocked by pulling it back manually but pulling the trigger could rotate the cylinder. This was a byproduct of the cylinder locking system, which relied upon a pivoting arm that was actuated by the trigger. This arm locked the cylinder in place when the gun was fired. This was very different from the standard spring-loaded cylinder stop found in the frames of most American made revolvers. This system also eliminated the need to machine stop slots in the cylinder, as the rear face of cylinder was where the arm locked it into position. One thing that is interesting about this gun is that back when they used the gun, the striker broke off of the hammer. YOu can see where they tried to repair it but it didn't work. That is probably why they kept it in such nice shape. The side of the frame has the "KERR'S PATENT" and the correct and matching serial number. The backside of the frame has the stamped mark for the London Arms Company. The loading lever is present and original in all regards. The 1-piece wood grips are intact and they have a beautiful look to the furniture grade piece of wood. This is one of the Kerr revolvers that would have been imported for use by the Confederacy and we know this because of the stamping on the grip just below the triggerguard. It has the stamp of "JS" with the anchor below those letters. This is the mark of importation by the Confederacy. This stamp is definitely clearly present and makes a good gun into a fine one. On the bottom of the grip it has the original circular lanyard ring. When you are able to find these guns you seldom see them with any of the original factory bluing remaining. This one has some on the protected areas of thew frame and barrel as well as the backstrap of the grip. This is a wonderful Confederate artifact and would be desired by any arms collector.

Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
$4,500.00 USD

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