|January 19, 2011, 09:11 AM||#1|
Join Date: November 14, 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
I always love a happy ending
Sometimes the good guys/girls win.
Woman returning stolen Civil War revolver to museum
By Phil Gast, CNN
(CNN) -- Dave Taylor, a Civil War antiques dealer in Sylvania, Ohio, was excited about the possibility of buying a "top-notch," genuine .36-caliber Spiller & Burr revolver that had belonged to a Confederate officer from North Carolina.
A Tennessee woman who inherited the revolver from her late father sent him photos and, eventually, they agreed to a price, he said.
"The purchase price we discussed was significant ... about double the annual salary I earned my first year out of college in 1979," Taylor told CNN Tuesday in an e-mail. "But the gun appeared to be in stellar condition, and I was anxious to buy it."
A day before driving down to Knoxville to finish the deal in late November, Taylor said he thumbed through an old reference book that indicated a photo of the sidearm was courtesy of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.
I'm just glad a piece of history is coming back to its home.
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