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2099
$2,300.00

SPECTACULAR LOT OF TWO “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTERS BY JAMES REID.

1) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6178. Cal. 22 RF. Knuckleduster pattern frame with New York style engraving. Nickel finish overall. Mid-production 3-pin variation with safety device and frame marked “MY FRIEND’ followed by patent dates above cyl on frame. Numbers matching on frame, cyl, cyl pin and safety device. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall condition, with much nickel finish remaining. Chambers and mechanics are excellent. Slight finish loss from peeling on butt and top strap. Engraving is excellently executed. A superb mid-production Reid Knuckleduster with desirable nickel plated finish with safety. 2) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6966. Cal. 22 RF. Brass Knuckleduster pattern frame. 7-shot cyl with single action operation and spur trigger. Mid-production 3-pin variation with safety device. Marked “MY FRIEND” followed by patent dates above cyl on frame. Silver finish overall with matching numbers throughout. Early model with safety. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Superb overall condition, with most all nickel finish remaining with slight flaking on cyl. The New York style engraving is wonderfully executed and presents itself well. Chambers and mechanics are excellent. Silver finish shows little evidence of handling as it has dulled to a somewhat coin appearance and is very pleasant to look at. Manufactured 1868 through 1882. 50603-24, 50603-29 TDW (1,800-3,000) – Lot 2099

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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