RARE Forehand & Wadsworth "Swamp Angel" .41 RF Pocket Revolver
This F&W pocket revolver is not your usual "Suicide Special", for one it is of better than average quality, and also, it is of a much larger caliber than usual. The "Swamp Angel" is named after a legendary Union canon used in the civil war to shell Fort Sumter, and the city of Charlston SC. It was nicknamed "Swamp Angel" - a 16,000 pound rifled Parrott canon which could shoot a 150 pound projectile 8000 yards. The canon burst after only 36 shots...
The gun shown here is F&W's large-caliber "big brother" to the "Terror", an identical pocket revolver in .32 caliber rim fire. The "Swamp Angel" is chambered for the .41 long rim fire cartridge. This specimen is in excellent condition, with over 90% of its original nickel plating intact, and very fine mother-of-pearl grips. This is an extremely handsome gun - the finest I have ever seen of this kind. It has an excellent, tight action, solid, accurate lock-up and index, case colors on the hammer and trigger. Shiny bore with sharp rifling, and only minor bumps and dark spots. 2 3/8 inch barrel, crisp markings. SN 6412, rated excellent overall.  


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