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Uhlinger .32 Rim Fire Revolver - WL GRANT .32 Revolver
ad ref. GS142C3E7

Essex, EasternPublished 10 Months ago
Sale typePrivate
Model.32 Rim Fire Revolver - WL GRANT
CertificateNo Licence
Your referencePBUhlingerWLGrant
Recommended UsageCollection item

William P. Uhlinger of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, manufactured these spur trigger revolvers between 1861 and 1865, with a total production of 10,000.

They were produced under trade names, or left unmarked (this one is marked W L GRANT), in an attempt to avoid detection by Smith & Wesson for patent infringement of their Rollin White patent for completely bored-through cylinders.

This model is in very good condition, the side loading gate has been taken off and the original lug that held the spring loaded extractor rod has been ground off, although there are no signs that it was ever there. As these revolvers were primarily “belt pistols”, (ticked into your belt), many had protruding bits taken off to prevent snagging.

Mechanically, everything works perfectly. The mainspring is strong and the cylinder cycling and cylinder lock-up are spot on.

Silvered frame with blued barrel (barrel now a blued patina). Normally the frame was iron or brass, unusual to find one with a silvered frame.

Very strong traces of original silver to the frame (you’ll notice how shiny the frame is in some of the photos, it’s the silver reflecting the light).

The rosewood grips are in very good condition.

The bore is very shiny with very clear rifling, I’d rate the bore at a good 80%.

All matching serial numbers, stamped on the underside of the barrel, on the cylinder, on the cylinder pin, on the heel of the grip and stamped on the inside of both wooden grips.

Overall length is 9 ¾ inches with a 5 inch barrel.

A totally original and un-messed about with example.

Any questions, or if you’d like better definition photo’s please email me, only too happy to respond.

This model is manufactured for an obsolete caliber and is therefore exempt under section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament.

Posting costs are included in the sale price and I’ll send via Royal Mail Next Day Delivery and email the tracking number once sent, to confirm posting.

Payment by Bank transfer preferred or cheque is fine.

Alternatively, collection can be arranged from London SE20 (office where I work).

Shipping to the UK only, NO exceptions.

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