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2331
$4,887.50

SPECTACULAR SMITH’S PATENT NEW YORK STYLE ENGRAVED POCKET REVOLVER.

SN 7135. Cal. 32 RF. 2-3/8″ bbl. Silver wash over iron frame. 5-shot single action spur trigger pocket revolver. Engraved in a New York-style believed to be the work of the shop of L. D. Nimschke. Scroll in vine engraved frame with dot punch background. Traditional Nimschke splash to rear of hammer. Bbl engraved in the same style with approximately 50% coverage. Small cross hatch pattern forward of cylinder with dot punch background as seen on Nimschke’s later work. Cylinder is gold-washed and engraved in the same pattern of scroll and vine on the high points between individual flutes. Numbered 2-pc grips. Top of solid frame marked “Smith’s Patent April 15, 1875”. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Jim Baldwin. CONDITION: Prime condition with most all deep silver wash remaining. Gold wash on hammer, cylinder, and manual cylinder release is quite prevalent however thin and suffering from minor loss. Grips are in very good condition with one minor chip at base of right grip with small material loss. Silver has attained a spectacular aged uncleaned tarnish. Gold wash has slight frosting from age, but still quite pleasant. Bore, action, and mechanics are fine. A spectacular example of the Smith’s Patent revolver. Would be very hard to improve upon. 50975-17 TDW (600-900) – Lot 2331

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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