Forehand Wadsworth Sidehammer Pocket Revolver

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Forehand  Wadsworth Sidehammer Pocket Revolver
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Antique Forehand & Wadsworth Sidehammer Single Action Spurtrigger Pocket Revolver, #22901, .22 Short RF cal., 2-7/16'' octagonal barrel with blade front sight, marked with maker's name, address and 1861 patent dates on left flat; plain 7-shot round cylinder; solid frame has a notched rear sight, distinctive side-hammer, integral spurtrigger sheath and ''bird's head'' gripstraps; two-piece varnished rosewood grips. Mfg'd ca. 1870s, originally with full nickel-plated finish. Condition is excellent retaining approx. 94% bright original nickel overall, with 1/8'' loss at left trigger sheath and a tiny bit of peppering on both sides of frame at cylinder pin. Grips are smooth with much original varnish. Action is crisp; bore is brilliant with light frosting and sharp rifling; edges and markings are sharp. Est.: $250-$400. (Antique)*