Coopers Firearms MFG Co. Value
I've got a gun I'm trying to place a value on. It belonged to my great-great-grandfather and he carried it during the Civil War. I have it and his sword in the safe, and they've been passed down for years. It might have been a "war trophy" since he served for the Confederacy.
It's a .31 or .32 caliber 5-shot percussion cap revolver. Brass framed with a steel cylinder and barrel. The barrel is octagonal in shape and 5" long.
I've found that the company was established in 1851. The patents run from 1851 to 1863 on top of the barrel.
Just trying to find some idea as to what to insure it for. Info online is hard to find.
"The best caliber and round for self defense are the ones in the gun closest to you" - My Grandfather