The Mass Arms Company produced two sizes of this revolver under License from Adams in England. The firm produced a large size military revolver in .44 Caliber and this little pocket revolver in .31 Caliber. Mass Arms only made about 500 units of the pocket model. These were produced from about 1857-1860 so all pre-date the Civil War. This one has a .31 caliber 5 shot cylinder, side-mounted loading lever, and checkered walnut grips. An interesting fact about this gun is that the barrel and frame are one piece making it a strong design. The metal is brown with an evenly textured feel. The markings are very good and legible with the Mass Arms Col. markings on the topstrap of the frame. Good wood grips are solid with no chips or cracks. A nice little example of a scarce American made Adams pocket revolver.
Inventory Number: HAN 140