Massachusetts Arms Co. Maynard Primed Belt Revolver with Accessories

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Massachusetts Arms Co. Maynard Primed Belt Revolver with Accessories
Also known as the John Brown Model, this Maynard primed belt revolver was manufactured from 1851 to 1857 with about 1000 produced. The 31 caliber, 6 shot manual rotating cylinder has a floral and military etching, with the broad scroll design engraved on the lock, frame and hammer. Blue finish with casehardened frame and silver plated backstrap and trigger guard. The top strap is marked "MASS. ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS" and "MAYNARD'S PATENT SEP. 22, 1845" with eagle/shield motif on door of the Maynard primer. "773" on the frame, with "613" on the fixed cylinder pin. Fixed sights and a smooth one piece grip.
BBL: 6 inch round
Gauge: 31 cal
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 773
Condition: Fine. The barrel and cylinder have a mottled brown patina with 20% of original blue finish on the breech end of the barrel and around the front sight. The frame retains a few patches of original case colors with the balance a mottled gray patina, along with a smooth brown patina on the lock. There is some minor flash pitting with some scattered minor spotting. The backstrap and trigger guard retain 80% of the original silver plating. The grip is very good with a series of minor dings on the bottoms, along with some scattered minor handling marks overall.