3044 CIVIL WAR COLT 1849 REVOLVER INSCRIBED TO "RICHARD

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Category Firearms & Military
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RUSH, US NAVY". Cal .31, S# 190614/190503. Standard configuration of 1860 manufactured Colt pocket revolver, 4" octagon barrel, 1-line New York address. Professional script inscription on back strap: "Richard Rush USN". This rarely seen Civil War era naval associated officers revolver has survived in very attractive condition. Richard Rush (1848-1912) was lifetime naval officer and descendent of Colonial Philadelphian Benjamin Rush. He attending The US Naval Academy during the Civil War, and was taken into service as midshipman serving on the USS Marion which was involved in the pursuit of the Confederate ship Tallahassee 1863-1864. After the war midshipman Rush would return to the Naval Academy and graduate in 1867, retiring in 1899 as Lieutenant Commander. In 1911 he was commissioned on the retired list with rank of captain backdated to July 7th 1879. He died 1912 and is buried at Annapolis. Revolver is mixed serial number 190614 on barrel, frame, cyl, wedge, and cyl pin. Serial number 190503 is found on backstrap and trigger guard. Revolver appears to have been in this configuration since the Civil War. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: large file of research, including all service records. CONDITION: very good overall, metal overall gray, traces of blue and muted case colors, grips retain virtually all of their original bright factory varnish. Mechanically fine, bright crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: from the Lifelong Collection of Robert "Mike" Bricker. (01-24993/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.