A .44 PERCUSSION SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'ARMY', serial no. 396
circa 1863-64, with round 7 1/2in. barrel, plain cylinder with recessed nipples, solid frame (missing flat spring retaining catch for cylinder), the top-strap signed 'FREEMAN'S PAT DECR. 9 1862' over 'HOARD'S ARMORY, WATERTOWN N.Y.', alongside the sighting groove (rubbed), single action trigger-mechanism, smooth flared walnut grips (losses and repairs to back edges of both) and partial replacement articulated under-barrel loading lever, the whole darkly stained with traces of finish in sheltered areas
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