1861 Savage Revolver. Manufactured by the Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Company, this very early, original cap and ball percussion sidearm is an original, double-action revolver in very good condition.
In 1860, business partners Henry S. North and Edward Savage of Middletown, Connecticut established the manufacturing firm in that city and produced a total of 20,000 such sidearms from 1861 through the mid 1860s.
Sidearm is a .36 caliber double-action model with a six-shot plain rounded cylinder, a 7 1/8” long octagonal barrel that employs a hinged type loading lever assembly. Barrel retains its brass cone-type tapered front sight. Revolver frame is flat-sided and fitted with a heart-shaped trigger / lever guard. Fine, two-piece walnut grips exhibit a mellow patina. No government inspector’s cartouches are visible. Serial #3538 (or #3588).
Original nipples protrude from the side of the cylinder and range from good to poor condition. Original frame screws are in very good condition. Mechanically strong, this is a solid collectors gun.
$2500 plus shipping