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Sell: Rare Forehand & Wadsworth “Swamp Angel”

  • Type: Sell
  • Country: Canada
  • Province/State: British Columbia
  • City: DELTA BC
  • Manufacturer: other
  • If other, please specify: Forehand & Wadsworth
  • Condition: Good
  • Model: swamp Angel
  • Action/Type: Revolver
  • Calibre: .41 rim fire long
  • Listed: November 21, 2019 8:05 am
  • Expires: 15 days, 12 hours
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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. The gun rates in about good condition, with none of the original blue finish intact, and a small repair to the left grip. The right grip shows what look like “kill notches”, five deliberately carved notches which may or may not be genuine. This is the first of its kind I have ever seen. The gun functions correctly, although a bit stiff, and the cylinder indexes. 2 7/8 inch rifled barrel, SN 495, rated good overall.
DISCLAIMER: All Old Guns Canada guns are sold as antiques and we do not make any representation as to the shooting safety of any of them. The guns should be checked by a gun smith before being fired. As antiques, they DO NOT REQUIRE A PAL however you must be 18 to buy. Please provide proof of age with purchase. Old Guns Canada is in business to satisfy our customers and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Prices are subject to GST and PST where applicable. Please be specific about shipping requirements, insurance, etc. Shipping is usually by mail, using the most economical methods, and the charge is a nominal $20. We ship as soon as your payment has cleared our bank.

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