***** HERE ***** WILLIAM GLAZE & CO. CALIBER .54 SINGLE SHOT MARTIAL PALMETTO PERCUSSION PISTOL NVSN
HERE ***** WILLIAM GLAZE & CO CALIBER .54 SINGLE SHOT MARTIAL PISTOL NVSN. One @ 2,000 produced by the Palmetto Arsenal in Columbia, South Carolina just prior to the American Civil War. Lock plate marked "PALMETTO ARMORY S*C" around a bushy Palmetto tree. forward of the hammer and "COLUMBIA S*C 1852" to the rear of the hammer.Swivel ramrod. American Walnut stock w/ brass buttplate, trigger guard & barrel band. "WM GLAZE" stamped on the left side of the barrel at the rear..
CONDITION: Excellent. Markings are sharp. Action is crisp. Wood is in very good condition. Brass shows period patina.
PROVENANCE: This pistol was obtained from the family of a Northern Soldier from Michigan who was a member of Sherman's Army and who carried it home in his knapsack.
THIS IS A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF A CONFEDERATE PRODUCED AND USED SIDEARM (See "CONFEDERATE HANDGUNS by William Albaugh, III, Hugh Benet, Jr. & Edward M. Simmons Broafoot Publishing Company 1960 ISBN1-56837-261-2 Pp. 176-179)