Image Lot Price Description


2091
$5,175.00

EXCEPTIONAL LOT OF FIVE JAMES REID “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTER REVOLVERS.

1) REID MY FRIEND. SN 4804. Cal. 22. 7-shot single action with spur trigger Knuckleduster. Estimated approximately at 11,000 produced. Distinctive all brass frame with scroll and vine engraving marked “MY FRIEND”. A very distinctive design that is well recognized for its use as a set of brass knuckles for hand to hand fighting. Manufactured 1868 to 1882. Early example with right handed cyl pin threads. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Brass has a very mellow mustard patina. Cyl appears to have been cleaned but functions properly. Chambers and mechanics are fine. The cyl and pin have been replaced. 2) REID MY FRIEND. SN 5892. Cal. 22. Brass Knuckleduster pattern frame. 7-shot cyl. Single action with spur trigger design. Lightly engraved in a New York pattern of scroll and vine. Nicely marked “MY FRIEND” on frame. Manufactured 1868 to 1882. Early model with safety. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Good chambers and mechanics. Has patinaed to a very mellow mustard overall. A classic Knuckleduster revolver. 3) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6631. Cal. 22. Brass Knuckleduster design frame with spur trigger, single action with 7-shot cyl. Scroll and vine New York style engraved marked “MY FRIEND” on frame. Brass frame with safety. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Exceptional overall, having aged to a mellow mustard coloring throughout. Chamber and mechanics are very fine. A classic Knuckleduster. 4) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6634. Cal. 22. Brass Knuckleduster design frame with 7-shot cyl. Spur trigger. Single action. New York style scroll and vine engraving marked “MY FRIEND” on frame. Early model with safety. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with sharp lettering and fine engraving. Chambers and mechanics are excellent and brass has mellowed to a very nice patina. 5) REID MY FRIEND. SN 8106. Cal. 32. Brass Knuckleduster design frame with 5-shot cyl and spur trigger. New York style engraving with scroll and vine. Marked “MY FRIEND” on frame. Early model safety. Manufactured 1868 through 1882 with approximately 11,000 produced. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine with traces of original lacquer on brass frame in protected areas. Cyl has lost most of its original finish, however, it is very attractive overall. Chambers are good, however, mechanics are slightly stiff. 50603-21, 50603-22, 50603-26, 50603-27, 50603-30 (4,000-5,500) – Lot 2091

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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