CIVIL WAR Era MANHATTAN .31 Cal POCKET REVOLVER NEW YORK
Item #: DROL1940
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Here we present an antique Manhattan Arms Percussion Pocket Revolver, made circa 1858-62 in New York. Manhattan Fire Arms Co. was founded in 1856 specifically to capitalize on the soon to be expiring Colt patents in 1857. This strategy worked very well for the company and they began by making high quality and very close copies of both Colts and other popular pistols with expired patents. These revolvers greatly resemble the Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolvers. In fact, Manhattan’s copies of Colts were so close that Colt tried to kill their production with a lawsuit, even though their patent had expired.

Manhattan’s revolvers were very well received by the public. The company never received U.S. military contracts, except for a small delivery, most likely on the regimental level. Nevertheless, many Manhattan revolvers found themselves on smoky Civil War battlefields, purchased privately by officers and soldiers, and they were certainly in use at home. The war created a vast and unquenchable market for firearms of all types.

The overall condition is very good. The iron parts have a gray patina loading lever modified many moons ago. The engraving is clear. The cylinder scene panels are visible. The grips are in fine shape. The bore is in very good condition with sharp rifling. The action is excellent low serial number 6038.
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Your Price $1,250.00 USD

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