z Sold AETNA 7 Shot Tip Up Revolver .22 Rimfire
z Sold AETNA 7 Shot Tip Up Revolver .22 Rimfire
AETNA 7 shot Rimfire .22 Cal Revolver - Click to Enlarge Image

z Sold AETNA 7 Shot Tip Up Revolver .22 Rimfire

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This is a great example of an early American cartridge pistol known as the Aetna Revolver. Serial # 205, a scarce revolver only about 6000 produced. It's almost an exact copy of a Smith and Wesson No. 1 2nd/3rd Issue Revolver. Aetna Arms was located in New York and manufactured 6,000 units from 1869-1880. This is a standard gun in .22 caliber, 7-shot cylinder, with blued barrel and cylinder with brass frame and wood grips. It has the birdshead style grips of the S&W No.1, 3rd Issue, but the non-fluted cylinder and octagon barrel styled after the 2nd Issue. However, the barrel latch and floating cylinder pin I've been told are more reminiscent of the early Marlin Revolvers. Smooth overall condition with only traces original blue on the barrel. Brass frame has aged to mild yellow patina. Grips retain their original varnish. Mechanically, the action cycles flawlessly and lock tight. Fine Bore. This would make a nice addition to almost any collection of American cartridge revolvers.

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