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2103
$920.00

SUPERB LOT OF THREE JAMES REID REVOLVERS.

1) REID MDL 4. SN 2343. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid pocket revolver model 4 with 3-1/2″ oct bbl. Single action spur trigger design with 6-shot cyl. 2-pc rosewood grips with unusual profiled loading gate distinctive to James Reid revolvers. This variation being made without ejector. This variation while made as a cartridge revolver could be converted to 31 cap and ball as the rear of the chambers are threaded for a percussion nipple adapter known as the dual ignition system. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with a portion of the period nickel wash remaining and much of the copper flash visible as well. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. 2-pc rosewood grips are very fine with one very minor stress crack in the left side. An extremely scarce American made revolver. 2) REID 4A. SN 3343. Cal. 31/32 RF. James Reid pocket revolver Model 4A. 3-1/2″ bbl. Single action spur trigger with 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheons. 6-shot cyl with threaded chambers to accept percussion adapter done to circumvent the Rollin White patent. Known as the dual ignition system. 3-1/2″ oct bbl marked “J.REID.N.Y.CITY”. This revolver is equipped with the Tileston locking device which was intended to be an additional safety. Only a handful of these were made. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall, with good bore and mechanics. Grips are fine with very minor edge wear. Very attractive overall and has turned an even light dove grey. 3) REID 4. SN 3151. Cal. 31/32 RF. James Reid pocket revolver model 4 with 4″ bbl. The unusual ability to convert this firearm from percussion to cartridge was an attempt to defeat the Rollin White patent. Known as the dual ignition system. 6-shot cyl with rear of chambers threaded to accept percussion nipples. 4″ oct bbl marked “J.REID.N.Y.CITY”. 2-pc walnut grips, spur trigger with single action operation. This gun still retains its loading lever and has two percussion adapters still in the cyl. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with traces of original blue finish on bbl and frame in protected areas. Bore and mechanics are very fine and one percussion adapter is housed inside of its chamber. Very minor surface corrosion exists and a very light cleaning would greatly improve this uncommon revolver. 50603-7, 50603-7, 50603-9, 50603-10 TDW (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2103

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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