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A scarce American Manhattan 5 shot .36 calibre Percussion Revolver. Circa 1859-1868. Ref 3881

A scarce American Manhattan 5 shot .36 calibre Percussion Revolver. Circa 1859-1868. Ref 3881

£1,850.00
Stock Status: In Stock

A scarce American Manhattan 5 shot .36 calibre Percussion Revolver. Circa 1859-1868. The Manhattan Fire Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded by a group of New Jersey businessmen in 1856. Their goal was to take advantage of Colt’s patent for revolving firearms that was due to expire in 1857. The founders hired Thomas Bacon to become the Superintendent of Manufacturing. The company first began in Norwich, Connecticut and in 1859 moved to Newark, New Jersey. The 6.5 inch barrel marked with the address "Manhattan Fire Arms Co. Newark N.J". All matching serial numbers. Action in good working order. Showing some signs of honest wear and use, generally in good condition. Ref 3881.

This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only.
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