Old South Military Antiques

Confederate Marked Kerr Revolver
Item #: OS-7132

Confederate purchasing agent Caleb Huse purchased approximately 7000 Kerr’s patent revolvers from the London Armoury during the War Between the States. Some but, not all, of these were stamped with the JS over an anchor like the one shown here. There are enough Confederate associated Enfield rifles and Kerr revolvers bearing this mark to say with certainty that all arms having this stamp are Confederate purchased weapons.

These revolvers were issued to Confederate cavalry in large numbers, including the 7th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 35th Virginia as well as the 24th Georgia and 8th Texas.

This is one of the early guns, serial number 1750. All of the numbers match, the bore is excellent, the action works perfectly. The checkered grip is excellent. There is an M stamped into the grips upper left panel. I do not know the meaning of the "M”. As the accompanying images show, much of the original blued finish remains. The JS Anchor stamp is very clear and visible. There is an old collection number (0181) on the butt written in white out.

This is a 100% original and complete Kerr in very good condition, yet only $4,400.00