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2104
$1,035.00

EXCEPTIONAL LOT OF FOUR JAMES REID MODEL TWO REVOLVERS.

1) REID MDL 2. SN 1035. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid pocket model revolver model 2 with 5-3/4″ bbl. Blue finish overall with high hump receiver, spur trigger with distinct upward tilting loading gate. Distinctly marked “THE PHENIX”. 6-shot cyl and single action operation. 2-pc walnut grips with brass sketchings. Made in very limited quantities between 1862 and 1864. Believed to be approximately 1200 produced with very few being made with the high hump frame. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with most original blue having turned a plum patina. Mechanics and bore are all fine. Walnut grips are very good with moderate wear at edges of base. Very light period corrosion in protected areas of which a moderate cleaning would greatly improve upon. 2) REID MDL 2. SN 1193. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid model 2 with 5″ bbl. 6-shot cyl single action operation with 5″ oct bbl with nickel silver blade front sight. Spur trigger with upward swiveling loading gate and provision for exterior manual ejector that is not present. 2-pc smooth walnut grips with brass escutcheons. Low hump frame variation. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall, with much original blue on bbl with traces of finish on frame in protected areas. 2-pc walnut grips are very fine with slight edge wear at base but solid and no cracks. Bore and mechanics are very good. Very small production with approximately 1200 manufactured between 1862 and 1864. 3) REID MDL 2. SN 1305. Cal. 32 RF. Reid pocket revolver model 2 with 6″ bbl. 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheon. Single action with spur trigger. 6-shot cyl with distinctive upward tilting loading gate with side mounted manual ejection. 6″ oct bbl with nickel blade front sight and top flat marked “ADDRESS.W.IRVING.20.CLIFF.ST.NY”. Very limited production with an estimated 1200 made between 1862 and 1864. Has rare extractor rod. Low hump frame variation. Also has early “Irving” barrel marking. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall with revolver being an even dove grey finish overall. Very light salt and pepper spotting at muzzle of oct bbl and on edges of receiver. Grips have a period repair to right side but are complete and serviceable. A very fine example of an extremely rare American revolver. 4) REID MDL 2. SN 1696. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid model 2 revolver with 4-3/4″ bbl. Single action revolver with 6 shot cyl, spur hammer with unmarked 5″ oct bbl. 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheons. Side mounted manual ejector and distinctive upward swiveling loading gate. Approximately 1200 total production during the time frame 1862 to 1864. Has rare extractor rod. Low hump frame variation. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, bore and mechanics are very fine. 2-pc walnut grips are good with minor chipping at rear with minor material loss. Finish overall has flaked and fainted and now remains an even dove grey with some darkening areas at the low and high points. 50603-3, 50603-4, 50603-5, 50603-6 TDW (600-1,000) – Lot 2104

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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