Image Lot Price Description


2096
$1,840.00

SUPERB 32 CALIBER “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTER BY JAMES REID.

SN 11770. Cal. 32 RF. Brass frame Knuckleduster mid-production 5-shot with single action operation and spur trigger. Later variation made without safety device but nicely marked “MY FRIEND” above cyl on frame. New York style engraved on frame with a shield pattern checkering at butt. A numbers matching gun and numbered on frame, cyl, trigger and cyl pin. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall condition, with portions of silver wash finish remaining in protected areas. Scroll and vine engraving is very fine with a relatively large amount of coverage. Cyl and mechanics are excellent. A very difficult Knuckleduster to acquire as the total production was approximately 3,100 made from 1870 to 1882. Rarely encountered in any condition. 50603-35 TDW (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2096

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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