Josiah Ells "Double Action" Percussion Pocket Model Revolver "2nd Model": .28 cal. 5-shot, round cylinder, 3-3/4" oct. bbl., the barrel, engraved cylinder, engraved frame, engraved back strap, and engraved trigger guard all retain 99% original blue finish.
The barr hammer is marked "Ells Patent August 1, 1854."
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Josiah Ells "Double Action" Percussion Pocket Model Revolver "3rd Model": 31 cal. 5-shot, round cylinder, 3-3/4" oct. bbl. This revolver is a side hammer double action.
The hammer retains the address "Ells/Patent Aug. 1, 1854/April 28, 1857."
Joshiah Ells, Pittsburgh Pa. Percussion "Pocket" Revolver: 36 cal. perc., five-shot fluted cyl.
The 4" oct. barrel retains a dark brown patina with traces of blue finish.
The frame has two capping grooves, one on each side, unlike Colt having a groove only on the right side.
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