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2097
$1,380.00

VERY GOOD 32 CALIBER KNUCKLEDUSTER BY JAMES REID.

SN 10078. Cal. 32 RF. Transitional Knuckleduster pattern frame manufactured of brass. Single action with spur trigger and 5-shot cyl. Scroll and vine New York pattern engraving and marked “MY FRIEND” followed by patent dates on the frame above cyl. Late production model manufactured without trigger safety device. Frame manufactured with safety slot but plugged by Reid with a piece of brass as a cost cutting measure. Known as the Transition model. A numbers matching gun with matching numbers found on frame, trigger, cyl and cyl pin. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Good overall, with traces of silver wash in very protected areas. A slight dent in the rear frame from being dropped or possibly striking someone. Cyl has a fracture over one chamber which is of the period. Brass has mellowed with a very pleasant patina overall as the cyl and cyl pin have also acquired a pleasant patina. Chambers and mechanics are fine. 50603-33 TDW (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2097

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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