Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 8573. A 6 shot military 11mm pinfire revolver of the type known to have been carried by soldiers of the Confederacy during the American civil war. Circa 1865. During the American civil war the south lacked sufficient ability to produce weapons in large quantities, due largely to a previous reliance on Northern manufacture. As a result, the Southern states required assistance from foreign powers. Captain Caleb Huse was commissioned by Jefferson Davis to procure weapons for the Confederacy. Huse officially accepted his commission as major in the Confederate Army on April 12, 1861, the same day Fort Sumter was fired upon. Most of the finance for arms to be purchased was acquired by the sale or direct transfer of Southern cotton which had successfully breached the Union Naval Blockade. Huse purchased all the pinfire revolvers he could find, he dealt mainly with a large British gun importer, the London Armoury Company. It is believed that by the end of the war Huse had procured munitions for the Confederacy whose value exceeded $10 million. After the collapse of the Confederacy, he was left nearly penniless. Single action, with iron trigger guard, hinged loading gate to the right side. Walnut grips fitted with a lanyard ring to the butt, round 4 inch barrel with foresight. LE64256 stamped underneath the barrel. Probably manufactured in Belgium and possibly retailed in England. In good well used condition and working order. Ref 8573. This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom.
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