Make: Unknown, Pietta?
Model: Confederate Spiller & Burr
Serial Number: 2118
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Caliber: .36 Cap and Ball
Action Type: Single Action Cap and Ball Revolver
Markings: The left side of the loading lever, the bottom of the frame and the trigger guard, and the cylinder are all marked “2118”.
Barrel Length: The octagon barrel is 7”.
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a “U” grooved top strap. There is an unthreaded hole in the barrel for a front sight, but it is missing.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are walnut with brass escutcheons. The grips show scratches and compression marks. In addition, the left grip shows an area of scratches and oil staining near the bottom of the grip. There are neither chips nor cracks. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: This barrel, cylinder, hammer and trigger are blued while the frame and trigger guard are brass.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 92% of its metal finish. The barrel and the loading lever show light handling marks. In addition, the barrel shows a spot of pinprick surface erosion on the left side and small area of surface loss on the right side near the muzzle. The frame shows handling marks plus scattered spots of pinprick surface erosion on the left side and a spot of tarnish on the right side in front of the cylinder. The cylinder shows a very light drag line, handling marks and scattered spots of pinprick surface erosion. The screw heads on the frame and grip are disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action does not function correctly. The hammer cocks and the sear engages, but the pawl does not advance the cylinder. To shoot all 6 chambers, the hammer must be put on half-cock and the cylinder rotated manually. The cylinder lockup has slight play. The trigger pull is light and crisp. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This percussion revolver can be transferred in California and can also be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley.
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