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SN 6472. Cal. 41 RF. One of the approximately 150 .41 cal Reid Knuckledusters ever produced. Manufactured 1870 through 1872 with a brass frame and silver wash exterior finish. New York scroll and vine engraved with fire-blue 5-shot individually rifled chambers. Single action with spur trigger and trigger safety device. Marked on top of frame “J.REID’S DERRINGER” “PATD DEC.26.1865”. The frame is a trap door style. One of only 16 of the .41. cal Knuckledusters known to exist. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine with excellent bores and mechanics. The appearance of some previous restoration is apparent as the cyl finish has been restored. However, the balance of the period silver wash is mostly present on the frame with small areas of loss which is to be expected on the high points and bottom of butt. Truly a remarkable find and one can only imagine how few of the original 150 still exist. This is a numbers matching gun with serial numbers found on frame, trigger, safety device, cyl and cyl pin. 50603-25 TDW (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2090

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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