.31 caliber, 4" barrel, S/N 7. Blued finish, walnut grips. Single action, 6-shot percussion belt-sized revolver. Frame engraved with panoplies of arms and marked WARNER'S PATENT / JAN 1851 on right side. Topstrap with weak SPRINGFIELD ARMS CO. marking. Matching serial numbers on interior of frame and rear of cylinder. Barrel and right grip not numbered, left grip numbered 6. Only about 100 of these scarce revolvers were produced circa 1851, before litigation from Colt brought production to an end. A rare early American percussion revolver.
Good. Retains no finish, metal cleaned leaving the topstrap markings weak. Frame engraving remains clear. Metal with a gray patina and scattered surface oxidation with mottled discoloration. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting and moderate oxidation. Grips with traces of varnish and scattered bumps and dings.