Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, .38 caliber, serial number 97989, engraved on grip frame "T H Biscoe 5th LA Vols". All visible serial numbers matching. Belonged to Confederate Captain Thomas H. Biscoe, Company K, 5th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, organized in New Orleans, Louisiana, in May 1861. Barrel marked "Address Saml. Colt Hartford CT.", cylinder marked "Colt's Patent No. 97989", left side of frame marked "Colts Patent", inscription on the back strap and butt strap reads "T. H. Biscoe 5th La. Vol." and "Forever Ashley". Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted, cylinder with visible engraved naval engagement scene of the Republic of Texas Navy and the Mexican Navy, checkered hammer, replaced loading lever, standard front sight. Three ring binder containing complete history of Biscoe included with lot. Barrel length – 7 1/2". Overall length – 13 1/2". Serial number corresponds to year 1860. Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: There is a large binder of information on Capt. Thomas H Biscoe who was killed in action at the 1864 battle of the Wilderness accompanying this lot. CONDITION: The action is tight and crisp. Most of the cylinder scene is still visible with the exception of a few minor dings by the serial number. Replaced loading lever.
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