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C.S.Shattuck side-opening .32 revolver with "martyred presidents" grips - $450.00

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C.S.Shattuck side-opening .32 rimfire spur trigger revolver. Serial number 5715. 2-3/4" octagon barrel. Unusual design that swings open to the side for loading, foreshadowing the swing out revolver designs to come, like the Colt 1889 DA and the S&W Hand Ejector. Metal parts are well marked and have much of the original nickel finish with areas of finish absent that have medium patina and a couple spots of pitting. This piece wears the desirable "martyred presidents" grips, depicting Abraham Lincoln on the right side and James Garfield on the left. The grips show minimal wear with some minor handling marks primarily on the butt, overall free of cracks and chips. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.