Title: CASED Mass. Arms Co. Maynard Primed Pocket Revolver, Chicopee Falls, Mass.
Manually Revolved, Earliest Type, .28-Caliber, With All Accessories
A Colt lawsuit forced Mass. Arms to switch to manually rotated cylinders and led to the
adoption of the Maynard priming system to win over potential customers.
Measurement: Case: 8.25" x 4.5" x 2"; Pistol: Length: 6"; barrel length: 2.625"
Material: Walnut grips, brass tools, brass & copper flask, tinned sheet iron and brass cap roll tin
Condition: Loads of bright blue, small area of pitting on left side, tight and smooth action
Additional Information: Hand revolved cylinder; button release within inside of trigger guard.
Marked: MASS. ARMS CO./CHICOPEE FALLS, on the primer door: MAYNARD’S PATENT
1845. Scroll engraving on the frame, backstrap and primer door. Total production about 900.
A small button ahead of the trigger releases the cylinder, cocking the hammer activates the
primer and readies the revolver to fire without further advancing the cylinder.
Rare brass labelled cap-roll tin, brass ramrod, and a super nice Mass Arms flask. Includes the
almost never found “L” tool nipple wrench, brass dual cavity bullet mold for balls. Even has the
original use sewing pin in the lid fabric, used to clean out the hole in the nipple to clear any
clogging. The revolver comes in a hardwood case fitted to the gun.