Item #: DROL1492
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This is a .30 caliber, five-shot rimfire cartridge revolver. Three-inch round barrel. The cylinder is stamped "WARNER’S PATENT 1857”. All gun metal is clean. Traces of original bluing remain on barrel, loading lever, and in recesses around triggerguard. The remainder bears the usual plum color. Wood grips are varnished and remain in excellent condition. Serial number 2657. Mechanics are sharp and strong.


Designed by James Warner of Springfield, Massachusetts, only approximately 9,000 of these Second Model Second Variation revolvers were manufactured from 1857 to the late 1860s. It is marked with the one-line address on the top strap, "WARNER'S PATENT 1857" on the cylinder, and the serial number on the butt, barrel, and the underside of each of the varnished walnut grip panels (partial). The cylinder and frame are lightly engraved. It has a brass post front sight, hammer notch rear sight, and is fitted with two piece smooth walnut grips. James Warner was unfortunate enough to have lost two patent infringement suits for revolvers in the percussion period and early cartridge period. These losses helped limit the production of these rare revolvers which were among the most popular handguns while they were available. Men on both sides of the Civil War carried Warner's as personal sidearms.

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