Re: Old pistol revolver, can anyone identify?
Yes, it is a Bacon Arms Co. revolver, made in the mid-1860's. Only about 1000 were made, making it one of the many guns that are comparatively rare, but not very valuable, one in that condition probably bringing less than $100. It is .32 caliber rimfire; ammunition is sometimes available but I strongly recommend that gun not be fired.
There was originally an ejector rod underneath the barrel, but it seems to be missing. It was removed from its hole and used to poke out the empties.
The barrel was originally marked "Bacon Arms Co. Norwich Conn (or CT). Some are marked Cast Steel as well.
This from Flayderman's, number 8A-19.
Last edited by Jim K; 12-27-2009 at 09:55 PM..