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"My life at Terre Haute was tiresome, and I longed to be in the field. I interested myself however by organizing a Home Guard, the Union Rifles, composed of the young businessmen of the place, these I instructed and was the means of preparing a number of young men for Officers of Volunteers which they subsequently became... Before leaving Terre Haute the Union Rifles presented me with a handsome
pair of pistols which I still have, souvenirs of those gallant young
men many of whom I afterward met in the field and too many of whom never returned from it."
- Captain A.L. Hough, from his unpublished autobiography.
The accessories are excellent and have nearly
all of their original finish and exhibit only very minor handling and storage wear like the revolvers themselves. B) Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver - Serial no. 117964, 36 cal., 7 1/2 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened/silver finish, walnut grips. See “A.”
CONDITION: Excellent. The revolver 98% plus of the vibrant original case colors on the loading lever, frame, and hammer remain, and 99% plus of the original silver remains. The silver on the grip frame displays very attractive age darkened patina. 85% plus of the original high polish blue finish remains with some minor age related flaking mostly on the cylinder which also has some minor surface oxidation. The only noticable wear is some dings by the wedge and faint drag lines on the cylinder. The markings remain crisp throughout.

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