COMING IN DECEMBER 2020
CONFEDERATE LEECH & RIGDON REVOLVER MADE IN GREENSBORO, GEORGIA.
inv # 01-18459
7.5” round barrel with octagonal barrel housing stamped “LEECH & RIGDON CSA” honest original, authentic, and matching revolver made in Greensboro, GA in 1863. Leech & Rigdon started business in Memphis, TN and after being chased by advancing Union forces, moved their operations to Columbus, MS., then Greensboro, Georgia and finally Augusta, GA under new ownership. All guns made in Georgia were under government contract.
Matching SNs are found on bbl, loading arm, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, wedge, arbor, backstrap, and grips are numbered in backstrap channel. A cryptic mark “::” found on the front right web of trigger bow, cylinder lacking safety pins, hammer face not slotted, ball and pin loading arm latch, no cap release groove in recoil shield. These features are typical and consistent to these Georgia made Confederate revolvers. The “CSA” surcharge is consistent with this gun being part of Confederate Government order that ends in the 1500 serial range. There are two detailed ASAC articles telling the history of Leech & Rigdon revolvers by Ted Meredith and Kent Wall. Copies of these articles will be included.