A Confederate percussion revolver by Leech & Rigdon of Greensboro, Georgia

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Lot 5179ANTIQUE
A Confederate percussion revolver by Leech & Rigdon of Greensboro, Georgia

Sold for US$ 25,740 inc. premium
A Confederate percussion revolver by Leech & Rigdon of Greensboro, Georgia
Serial no. 836, .36 caliber. 7 1/2 inch round barrel with conical brass fore-sight, top of lug marked Leech & Rigdon CSA. Barrel, loading lever, wedge, cylinder, frame, triggerguard and buttstrap all serial numbered. Triggerguard marked on both sides with inspector's initial N. Varnished walnut grips, the butt also with N inspector's mark.
Condition: Fine. Barrel and cylinder with smooth metal retaining much browned patina. Sharp markings throughout. Cylinder retains sharp pins. Very tight action. Loading lever, frame and hammer with smooth, mottled grey patina. Grips retain much original varnish showing scattered light marks, series of dents to butt and with worn chipping at left forward toe.
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Footnotes

  • Note: One of the finest examples extant.
    Provenance: Frederick R. Edmunds Collection.
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A Confederate percussion revolver by Leech & Rigdon of Greensboro, Georgia
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ANTIQUE Antique - pre 1899

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