Original U.S. Arms Co. .38cal Nickel-Plated Pocket Rimfire Revolver with Walrus Ivory Grips - c. 1875

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Originally fully nickel-plated, this type of pocket revolver was a very popular item on the River Boats of the old West. A typical defensive item for the gamblers of the day. Five shot, .38 rimfire caliber with a birds head grip made of the then inexpensive Walrus Ivory from New England.

A cute little revolver that required loading from the rear right hand side of the cylinder, in just great condition with only age wear to the Nickel finish. The top of the barrel still bears a faint U.S. ARMS CO marking, and on top of the cylinder it is marked No. 38, indicating the caliber. The cylinder axis pin pulls out easily when the pull latch is disengaged, allowing easier loading. The bottom of the grip and cylinder are marked with serial number 11268, while the cylinder and axis pin are marked with just 268, so this is an original matched parts revolver.

A really nice example of a typical "Riverboat" revolver. Ready to display!


Years of Manufacture: circa 1875
Caliber: .38cal
Ammunition Type: Rimfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 2 1/2 inches
Overall Length: 6 1/2 inches
Action: Single
Feed System: 5 Shot Revolver

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