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Freeman, Austin T., Hoard's Amory

Name Street Town State From To
Freeman, Austin T., Hoard's Amory   Watertown New York 1863 1864

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Contract for

.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot revolver, 7,5" barrel, unfluted cylinder, marked "Freeman's Pat. Dec. 9, 1862/Hoard's Amory, Watertown, N.Y."
Produced in 1863 and 1864 at Hoard's Armory, Watertown, New York.
right side
grip left side
grip right side
cylinder left side
cylinder right side

other one, right side
other one, left side
other one, cylinder right side
other one, cylinder left side

Only approximately 2500 total were ever built with most being privately purchased by individuals going into the War and possibly a few sold to state bulk purchases. Like many of the other large handguns of the time (Mass Arms, Metropolitans, Joslyns, Butterfields, Wesson & Leavitt Dragoons, etc), these Freeman Armys are considered as being Secondary Martial Civil War revolvers.