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Freeman, Austin
Ýckel: Austin H. Freeman, Binghampton, NY, receives December 9th  1862 patent # 37,091 for a percussion revolver. According to a government's order HOARD's ARMORY, Watertown, NY built 2,500 pieces.


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Austin T. Freeman
Army Model Revolver, Made by Hoard's Armory, Watertown New York,
matching serial # 530. caliber .44 percussion, 6-shot cylinder, 7 1/2-inch round barrel with mortised front sight, on bridge marked FREEMAN'S PAT. DECR 9. 1862 HOARD'S ARMORY, WATERTOWN, N.Y.  Blued finish with case-hardened hammer and lever, oil-finished walnut grips.
Approximately 2,000 of these revolvers manufactured. The solid frame and the recessed nipples in cylinder were prominent marketing features of the Freeman revolvers. See Arms Gazette magazine, December 1979, pages 14, 17 and 38-40, specifically noting this revolver. Circa 85% blue on barrel, remainder of revolver 95% blue and case-hardening, with some fading, light oxidation. Tracking lines on cylinder. Light storage marks and minor nicks on grips and chipping on butt.
Flayderman's # 7A-031
In good working order and NRA very good condition   

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