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CONFEDERATE
BEAUMONT-ADAMS REVOLVER
MFG'D BY
LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY
SN 34302

The London Armoury Company was a significant supplier of weapons to the Confederacy during the Civil War.  They supplied .577 Enfields, .451 Target Rifles, Kerr Revolvers and Beaumont Adams Revolvers.  In this case, the question is which Beaumont Adams Revolvers were sold to the South.  The recent book, "The English Connection" by Pritchard and Huey indicates that there are considerable historic relationships to the Confederacy for guns between serial numbers 33,000 & 42,000.  I would add one additional criteria.  The gun should not have any dealer markings on the top strap.  It should be blank.  The only identifying characteristic other than the serial number would be the tiny L.A.C. mark at the left rear of the barrel.   If you study the Pratt List, you will notice that the officer who issued the guns used the markings on the top strap to identify the issue.  There are two 36,000 range Beaumont Adams on that list and he left the name of the gun blank because there was nothing engraved on the top strap.  He dutifully recorded the serial numbers and apparently did not understand that the tiny LAC mark on the barrel meant London Armoury Company. 

This gun is a superb example of a Confederate purchase of a Beaumont Adams.  It retains 70% to 80% of its blue, with light rust freckling here and there.  It is 100% complete and functions perfectly.  The grips have beautiful checkering with no damage.  A truly nice example of a Civil War Confederate imported Adams revolver.  Price $3,250  SOLD!!