.46RF caliber, 8" octagonal barrel, S/N 101112. Blued finish, brass triggerguard, smooth walnut grips. Single action, 5-shot factory cartridge conversion of a US military contract M1863 New Model Army revolver with factory added ejector rod on right side of barrel. Matching serial numbers on frame under grips, under barrel and with the last three digits in pencil in both grips. Factory reassembly or conversion numbers 59 and 256 under barrel and on the interior of the left grip frame. Left exterior of frame stamp numbered 276, possibly a rack or issue number. The name MAJOR C.H. GODDARD USA is written in pencil inside the left grip. At least two potential candidates for this identification exist.
Very good. Retains much of the factory blue on the frame and cylinder with only traces on the barrel, which is mostly gray with mottled surface oxidation. Mechanically functional, legible markings, fair bore with moderate pitting and visible rifling. Grips with scattered bumps, dings and mars.