T&R New Center Fire Revolver
SN#579, 32 S&W ,3 3/4 octagon barrel with a lightly fair pitted oxidized bore showing good rifling throughout. The metal surfaces of this revolver retain about 90% original nickel finish showing some flaking to gray-brown patina and light pinprick pitting along the frame and cylinder along with scattered small tool marks. The hammer is light gray patina and all of the markings remain quite crisp. The black checkered hard rubber grips with "T&R" and star in the center remain in near excellent condition showing some minor overall smoothing and handling marks. The right panel is scratched-numbered to the gun and the left is un-numbered. The head of the base pin has broken off precluding easy removal and the hammer cocks crisply but timing and lockup will require mechanical attention. Evidently this revolver was manufactured to utilize the new 32 S&W cartridge as the patent date on the left barrel flat is 1878, also the year the cartridge was introduced.