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Tranter Revolver, .44 caliber, serial number No. 12959 T, Side Arm of Lt. Colonel Henry Clay Yeatman, cased with accoutrements. Checkered English walnut stocks, no visible cracks, complete and intact. Safety is present, bore is dark. Name of retailer stamped on top of barrel "R. S. GARDEN. 29 PICCADILLY. LONDON". Barrel length – 6". Housed in original English leather box with Robert S. Garden label inside of lid. Inside of box lined with brown velvet and partitioned to hold tin of Tranter patented lubricating bullets, cleaning rod and nipple wrench, and unmarked bag flask. Box – 2 3/4" H x 14" W x 7" D. Included is a copy of "North South Trader" Vol. XI, No. 2, Jan-Feb 1984, with article by Ted P. Yeatman in which he discusses the Tranter Revolver's history. The revolver was used during the Civil War by Lt. Colonel Henry Clay Yeatman, his great-grandfather. Article on pages 25-26. Provenance: The estate of Jean A. Yeatman and Harry C. Yeatman, formerly of Hamilton Place Plantation (near Columbia, Tennessee). CONDITION: Mechanically good. Some screw heads turned, screw head on left side of frame beneath cylinder turned out and needs to be reseated. Cylinder pin retention screw missing. Finish approximately 40% blue. Balance fading to a brown patina, surface uncleaned. Latch on box broken. Wear on exterior and interior of box to be expected from age.