|Seller's Location||Grove City, OH|
|Shipping Weight||6 lbs|
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Dedicated to ending British rule of Ireland, in 1866 the American Irish society called the Fenian Brotherhood raised an army to invade and seize part of Canada, and bargain with Britain for Ireland’s freedom. The Fenians had recruited some 17,000 Irish-born combat hardened veterans from both North and South.
The Fenian Brotherhood (“F. B.”) armed their men with surplus Civil War weapons. My Colt 1860, matching serials 51834 was made in 1862. It bears on the backstrap a professionally done presentation inscription from the Fenian Brotherhood chapter in Boston (chapters were called “Circles.”) to a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) (this phrase was first used to refer to this Fenian force, and some wore “IRA” belt buckles as part of their uniform.)
The inscription is in two lines, with the actual name of the man to whom it was presented worn so that it cannot be easily read; I think it begins with P and ends with a double l. The wording is
This gun has matching serial of 51834 and so was made in 1862 in time to be used in most of the famous battles of the War. It has wonderfully aged ivory grips. The rifling is sharp, the nipples clear, with traces of the safety pins visible between the nipples. There is no original finish. The mechanics are crisp, with both the hammer locking solidly at both full and half cock, and the cylinder locks up nicely when at full cock.
I believe the records of the Boston Circle of Fenians survive, and if you get access to them, it may be that the official records will list this presentation and so identify the person to whom it was presented. Both of the 1860s invasions of Canada by the Fenian Brotherhood failed, but this antique Colt revolver is clearly linked to this colorful history.
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