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I am a little stumped on this one in part due to its condition. I was recently out in Arizona SW of the Grand Canyon prospecting for gold when I cam across this old 6 shooter revolver. This was found buried in a dry wash while metal detecting and I recently completed electrolysis to clean off the surface rust without damaging it. However, I still have no clue to the make or model as I would be interested in learning more about its history. Here are a few pictures. I have not found any writings and makers marks due to the condition. Thanks for your help!

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I may be wrong but I don't think so.

If I am wrong, someone will be by in a day or two to correct me.
 

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Was it loaded?

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I guess it's cause that's always the first thing I check.

I would expect that it would have live and/or spent cartridges in it. If it was empty then that makes it even more interesting as to how it got there.

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No rounds or spent shells were in there. In fact the handle was bent towards the barrel. Not sure how or why.
 

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Hmmmmm? The absence of parts could be explain it as being a junker that was damaged, stripped and thrown away, but leaving the cylinder and cylinder pin in after stripping it doesn't support that theory (or the barrel for that matter).

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It could have found its way there any time from around 1878 to the present day. Knowing the caliber or cartridge may narrow its identity a bit. Not much but a little. The degree of corrosion seems to indicate that it had been in that place for a long time.

Maybe some old prospector found so much gold he couldn't haul it all and the pistol out too!!!

Very interesting find you have there.

Alan
 
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