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This is a Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Company manufactured Navy Revolver which was manufactured in the 1860s. The gun was produced from 1861 until sometime in the mid-1860s (there are conflicting accounts but it appears the gun’s manufacture ceased sometime before the Civil War ended). The gun saw widespread use by both the Union and Confederate armed forces during America’s bloodiest conflict . The gun proved unpopular with soldiers because it was overly complicated to operate compared to other revolvers, plus it was chambered for the lower .36 “Navy” caliber instead of the more popular .44 “Army” caliber. The gun’s unique design was innovative but not suited to the rigors at the front. In more recent times historians and collectors have come to recognize the gun’s innovative design and it has proven a popular commodity on the Antique firearms market. It should also be noted that the Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Company was not a predecessor of the modern company Savage Arms Co., it seems to have gone under at some point during the epoch of the Civil War.
The gun has wear consistent with its age, but it’s still well preserved for a Civil War-era handgun. This particular revolver was purchased for the military with small inspection marks, although there is no surviving cartouche on the grips. This is a fascinating old Civil War revolver that fans of historical firearms will not want to miss out on.