Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 1,750
Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1910. A very fine American Manhattan 5 shot .36 calibre Percussion Revolver. Circa 1860-1865. The Manhattan Fire Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded by a group of New Jersey businessmen in 1856. Their goal was to take advantage of Colt’s patent for revolving firearms that was due to expire in 1857. The founders hired Thomas Bacon to become the Superintendent of Manufacturing. The company first began in Norwich, Connecticut and in 1859 moved to Newark, New Jersey. The 4 inch barrel marked with the address "Manhattan Fire Arms Co. Newark N.J Patented March 8, 1864". The cylinder engraved in five oval panels with military and naval scenes. All matching serial numbers. Action in good working order, very crisp. In extremely good condition retaining much of it's original finish. This example is so much better than many we see. No signs of heavy use and showing only very minor dings and marks. Overall length approx 10 inches.
Ref 1910. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.
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