z Sold ~ Forehand & Wadsworth Swamp Angel .41 Rimfire Pistol
z Sold ~ Forehand & Wadsworth Swamp Angel .41 Rimfire Pistol
Forehand & Wadsworth Swamp Angel .41 Rimfire - Click to Enlarge

z Sold ~ Forehand & Wadsworth Swamp Angel .41 Rimfire Pistol

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This is an Excellent example of the .41 Caliber "Swamp Angel" Revolver built by the firm Forehand & Wadsworth in the 1870's. Barrel is the desirable and rare, 1 7/8" length. Serial number is 3394. 90% Blued finish with , and high quality rosewood grips. While some may conveniently wish to categorize this revolver as a "suicide special" (inexpensive pocket revolvers of poor quality that flooded the market during the 1870's) due to the gun's nickname, this is actually a rather well-made revolver. Unlike most from its era, where the manufacturer only placed a nickname on their work, Forehand & Wadsworth were proud to place their name along with the firm's patent dates. The name SWAMP ANGEL was derived from a powerful Civil War cannon. Note: Company Co-owner was a Union Army Officer during the Civil War. Overall condition is NRA antique very good with 85-89% of all the original factory blued finish. Coverage of blue is closer to 90% but finish has some small speckles of patina mixing in from age...that pull down the overall percentage a bit. Mechanics are excellent. The rifling is very strong and is a minimum of Very Good. Is exact in each motion of cocking to fire. It also somehow managed to retain hand held extractor "pin" which is stored concentrically within the cylinder pin. A simple push of the pin lever and it pulls out so it can be used to knock out spent cartridges. These are usually missing. A nice large bore pocket revolver that would have competed directly against the large Colt New Line revolver.

This is an ANTIQUE and can be shipped directly to you. Sold as an Antique ~ no guarantees, warranties, or liabilities for any actual usage. If any firearms are to be used for shooting purposes, a qualified gunsmith should inspect them first.

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