Make: Manhattan Firearms Co.
Serial Number: 47912
Year of Manufacture: 1864-1868
Action Type: Single Action, Percussion Revolver
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Manhattan Fire Arms Co. Newark N.J. / Patented March 8, 1864”. The barrel assembly, frame, wedge,trigger guard and grip strap are all numbered “47912”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a blade front sight and a notch in the hammer rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth wood, perfect fitting with much original varnish remaining. There is some discoloration at the front of the grips at the frame and some wear along the bottom edge of both panels but the grips are remarkably free of scratches and dings. The grips rate in about Very good to Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, None Remaining
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is shallow. There is pitting and erosion present.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 10% of its metal finish. There is a trace of nickel over the brass on the right side and still some nickel on the bottom of the grip frame. The flat sides of the trigger guard at the frame show some discoloration and black color which may be some remaining nickel finish. The remainder of the brass shows discoloration and mottling. There are trace remnants of color case hardening on the frame and on the rammer housing. The barrel shows mottled gray surfaces with some pitting all around at the muzzle, and light surface erosion on the top flat. There is pitting and erosion on the barrel assembly ahead of the cylinder, and scattered surface erosion on the frame. The cylinder scenes are visible except for their very centers, and even some of these are visible. There is a small amount of original blue by the wedge and the right side hinge screw. This revolver has been heavily cleaned. The Screw heads are mostly sharp with just a few showing minor use/disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer cocks and the trigger releases. We have not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a two-cavity Manhattan Fire Arms bullet mould provided with this revolver. The bullet mould is marked “Manhattan Fire Arms / Manufg. / Co. / N.Y.”. There is pitting on the outside of the bullet mould but the inside is very good. The two cavities are for a round balls and a conical bullet.
Our Assessment: This Manhattan revolver is rare and in good functioning condition with the matching Manhattan bullet mould. This revolver is a civil war era veteran and has stood the test of time well. We believe this revolver could be fired today. This is a collector find. Please see pages 672 and 673 of “The Standard Catalog of Firearms” 22nd edition for more details.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver is classified as an antique and can be sold to anyone 18 years of age with valid ID.
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