Civil War Metropolitan Arms Percussion Navy Revolver. Identified to Soldier in the 9th Ohio Cavalry
A scarce Metropolitan Arms Co. percussion Navy Revolver. These Navies are very close copies of the Colt M1851 navy Revolvers. When Colt's plant had a fire they stepped up & helped Colt with their revolvers. These revolvers are 6 shot, .36 cal. percussion with a 7 1/2" oct. Barrel. All matching serial numbers on this Metropolitan. SN 5036 is on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, Back strap butt, Cylinder, loading lever & wedge. Some, very light, cylinder scene intact but can read the New Orleans April 1862 & Sn. The barrel has clear Metropolitan Arms Co. New York. Original cone Front sight intact. The metal is smooth mostly on this revolver & has nice patina. Brass trigger guard & back strap has mellow patina. Wood grips in good used condition with F Leba inside back strap channel. Also has other initials which are very hard to read. Action is very good. Frank Lebay enlisted 1/1/1864 as a private. He was in Co. C 9th Ohio cavalry. He mustered out 5/29/65. The 9th Ohio were in many battle & skirmishes. Some of these are chasing Gen Morgan in Ky., Knoxville, Florence, Al. Rousseu's raid, Atlanta, Tunnel Hill, Ga. Spring Hill, Tn,, Savannah, Aiken, SC, Averysboro, NC & many others. This unit was at the surrender of Johnson's army. Have a few military records on Frank lebay & history of the 9th Ohio Cavalry. A nice identified Metropolitan Navy revolver with soldier's name inside grip channel. This revolver saw action in the Civil War.