Leech & Rigdon Revolver
This beautiful Leech and Rigdon revolver was painstakingly reworked by Steve Krolick. It features a plain .36 caliber cylinder with a faint twist line etched in it to replicate the original twisted pattern found on original iron cylinders. Steve also turned the barrel round giving in the proper taper of original guns. The top barrel flat is stamped "LEECH & RIGDON CSA" in period correct block letters.
All major parts are stamped with serial number "954" and the trigger guard even bears the Leech and Rigdon "J" inspector's stamp. Leech and Rigdon revolvers were built in Greensboro, GA from 1863 to early 1864. About 1500 were made during this time.
The markings on originals varied to some extent but this particular replica has the most commonly found marks on it.The gun was also patined slightly, giving it a well used look.