Leech & Rigdon Percussion Revolver Captured from the C.S.S. Tennessee at Mobile Bay 2

Few Georgia-made Leech & Rigdon’s were made (less than 1500 guns on a Confederate government contract) and fewer survive today. This one has a silver oval plaque inlaid in the right grip and engraved in block letters and flowing script: “Ensign P. Fred Harrington U.S. Navy, USS Monongahela, Mobile Bay Alabama Friday, Aug 5th, 1864 Captured with the Rebel Ironclad Tennessee.” It sold at auction via Cowan for $47K in 2016. https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/leech-rigdon-percussion-revolver-captured-from-the-c-s-s-tennessee-at-mobile-bay-179050

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