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Single Shot Pistols or Multi-Shot Revolvers in the Metallic Cartridge&
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.30 Caliber Brass Frame Civil War Plant Cupfire in the Original Box
Item #: A8376
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This is a very fine displaying Civil War era .30 caliber cup-fire revolver. These pistols were designed to fire the Plant patent cartridges. These cartridges were designed to get around the Rollin White patent held by Smith & Wesson. The cartridge fired when struck on the side of the cupped rim of the brass cartridge. The pistol loaded from the front of the cylinder. The frame of the pistol is brass with a nice amount of the original silver wash remaining in the protected areas. The 3 inch barrel is full length with a nice look. The cylinder, and barrel still have a fine amount of the original factory bluing remaining. On the top and side of the barrel is the mark of "EAGLE ARMS COMPANY NEW YORK.". Eagle Arms Company was the actual manufacturers of the Plant patent revolvers. The action works well on all positions. The ejector rod is present and fully functional. The serial numbers are all matching at 7,743. The gun has the original rosewood grips intact. These plant revolvers were one of the most distinctive designed weapons of the Civil War. One thing that makes this gun very special is that it is accompanied by the original factory paper box. Because they were constructed of paper, they are almost always missing. This one displays quite well even though it has quite a bit of wear. The outside of the box has the image of the revolver as well as the proud statement that proclaims it being "THE BEST METALLIC CARTRIDGE REVOLVER." It also has the name of the Eagle Arms Company of New York marking. When you open the box up it has the directions for using the gun as well as the address for the New York retailer Merwin and Bray. This is a beautiful gun and is accompanied by the original factory box. What a great set to add to your collection.

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