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CONFEDERATE
LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY
BEAUMONT-ADAMS REVOLVER
SN 36943

There is not much doubt that this gun was imported into the Confederacy by Confederate Ordnance.  It was manufactured by the London Armoury Company, which was a major supplier of weapons to the South.  In the new book "The English Connection" by Pritchard & Huey, they indicate that substantial numbers of .54 Bore "44 caliber" Adams Revolvers manufactured by the London Armoury Company were imported.  The serial number range they indicate is 33,000 to 42,000.  This gun is right in the  middle of that range.  Further, there is a known issue of these guns listed on the squad roll of Lt. Julian Pratt, a Confederate officer in the Army of Northern Virginia.  Even further, this gun is within 90 serial numbers of a gun belonging to Confederate General William T. Martin.  To own a gun in the 36,000 range is about the best you can do.  That serial number range is historically documented all over the place.  This gun shows moderate use, an overall smooth patination with liberal traces of blue on the sides of the frame and in the corners.  The action works very nicely and the grips are solid.  A good, solid example of a Civil War, Confederate purchased Adams revolver.  Price $2,750.  REDUCED!  $2,250.  SOLD!!