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Grant’s ‘Lost’ Revolvers up for Auction

Michael Crites

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If you have a cool million or three just lying around and some space in your gun safe, a pair of vintage Civil War-era cap-and-ball revolvers that had vanished for decades is now up for grabs.

Rock Island is auctioning a matched set of engraved Remington New Army revolvers presented around 1863 to then-Major General Ulysses S. Grant, fresh from his successful campaign against Vicksburg.

The set remained in the Grant family until the 1930s when the last surviving great-grandson of the 18th president bartered them away for some housework– hey it was the Great Depression. Passed from collector to collector since then, they only surfaced to public display in 2018, and are now going to the gavel, perhaps to disappear into another private collection for a generation or two.

They go to auction on May 13 and are expected to bring between $1 and $3 million.

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