Premier Fine Art & Antiques Auction
August 29, 2023
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Confederate Spiller & Burr Revolver Captured at Battle of Franklin, Tennessee
Standard configuration for second model Atlanta made revolver, 7” octagonal barrel with large brass cone front sight, “SPILLER & BURR” on top barrel flat.
“C.S.” government inspection is found on the right side of frame which denotes Macon, Georgia inspection. Steel cylinders were not available till late June 1864.
Among the lowest serial numbers known for Spiller & Burr, “27” is found on barrel, frame, and trigger guard. Featured in “Military Antique Collector Magazine • Vol. 2, No. 2” Spiller & Burr Chronology of Manufacture.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Accompanying 1971 affidavit from George Heck stating revolver captured by his grandfather William E. Gardner at Battle of Franklin, TN 1864. There are pair of crosshatched initials of the Confederate soldier who carried revolver on butt “EF”.