.28 caliber, 3.125" barrel, S/N 422. Blued finish, smooth factory ivory grips. Single action, tape primed, 6-shot percussion revolver. Mixed number, 422 on frame, primer magazine door and in pencil in both grips, 463 under topstrap, 662 on cylinder arbor, cylinder not numbered. Lightly engraved primer door marked MAYNARD'S PATENT SPET. 22, 1845 in a circle; topstrap marked MASS ARMS CO / CHICOPEE FALLS in two lines. Frame and backstrap engraved with simple flowing foliate scrolls, cylinder acid etched with foliate themes. Produced as both a manually-revolved and automatically rotating cylinder revolver, this is on the latter which needs a repair to the hand as the cylinder does not rotate when the hammer is cocked. Contained in a correct pattern case with a refurbished lower lining with accessories that include a small copper shell motif powder flask, a correctly marked Mass Arms primer tin with one roll of primers in it, an unmarked, correct caliber single cavity brass mold and a brass cleaning rod with damaged wood head.
Good. Metal mostly a smoothly oxidized brownish-gray patina with flecks of blue here and there and nice fire blue on the barrel catch. Clear markings and engraving. Needs mechanical attention: primer mechanism works correctly but the hand is not activating the cylinder for rotation. Bore good with some pitting and an eroded ring near the muzzle. Grips with some age cracks, having shrunk slightly, but a nice patina. Accessories about good to very good. Bottom of case relined. Case with some wear and scattered marks.