This is a super crisp little #3 Belt Model Paterson Revolver manufactured from about 1837 to 1840 with 31 caliber; 5-shot cylinder. The barrel length is 5 & 1/2". This is a beautiful and extremely rare presentation grade example that shows 7 silver bands decorating the iron parts, two on the recoil shield and 5 on the barrel. It also has a silver inlay on the back-strap. The gun is extremely sharp and crisp to include all markings edges and action as well as a very fine and 100& complete cylinder scene. The grips are also excellent retaining 95%+ original piano varnish finish. By most accounts, the flared grip #3 is perhaps that most attractive of all the smaller framed Paterson models. Only a handful of these guns are known to exist with silver bands and this example came from a very old collection out of central Pennsylvania. I doubt that it has seen the light of day in over 50 years. I have a great case for a Paterson Belt Model Revolver elsewhere on this website for sale that is also in excellent condition, but it's for a straight gripped gun. If you don't have $150,000 - 250,000 to throw into a cased set but want a really impressive little gun to fill a Paterson void, this would be a good opportunity.