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2336
$6,900.00

*SPECTACULAR LOT OF SIX CURIOSA AND RARE POCKET ARMS.

1) BRITISH KNIFE PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 32 Percussion. Unwin & Rodgers folding knife pistol with 3-3/8″ bbl, complete with bullet mold, tweezers, 2 blades, and nipple wrench. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very nice overall with functioning mechanics and good bore. Knife blades are pitted but, cleaned nicely. Bullet mold, tweezers and nipple wrench are extremely fine. Grip scales are weathered at edges with minor chip at butt end with minor material loss. 2) FRANK WESSON SUPERPOSED PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 32 RF. 2-1/2″ bbl. Frank Wesson Superimposed turn bbl pistol. Brass frame, 2-pc walnut grips, spur trigger. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall with iron bbls having turned a pleasant patina. Brass frame has turned and even mustard. Grips are very good with 1 minor crack with absolutely no material loss. Mechanics and bores are very good. 3) JAMES REID MY FRIEND KNUCKLE DUSTER. SN 13638. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid “My Friend Knuckle Duster”, factory engraved, brass frame, single action operation, 5 shot cyl (quite rare). PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall with most nickel finish remaining, losses at muzzle and edges from carry, cyl finish has turned plum. Mechanics and bore are very good. Engraving is exceptionally well done. 4) REFORM PISTOLE BREVETE PEPPERBOX. SN 33325. Cal. 25. 3″ bbls. Schuler manufactured Reform 4 bbl pistol. Manufactured to be slim and concealable like an automatic but have the reliability of a revolver. Double and single operation. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Excellent overall, far better than most seen. Retains most orig rust blue finish overall with bores and mechanics being fine and operational. Hard rubber grips are very good with minor break and older repair on bottom of right grip panel. Very unique and desirable piece of curiosa. 5) MOORE PATENT FRONT LOADING REV. SN 11932. Cal. 32. 3-1/4″ bbl. Deluxe engraved Moore Teate Fire revolver. With 2-pc rosewood grips and rocky mountain hunting and game cyl scene. Silver washed frame with blue bbl. Single action with spur trigger. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall with much orig silver wash over the engraved brass frame. Cyl scene is very strong and quite attractive. Bbl has turned more plum from age but has traces of blue finish in very protected areas. Grips retain most of their piano finish with slight loss on crowns of high points. Bore and mechanics are good. 6) WMW MARSTON PEPPERBOX. SN 3051. Cal. 32 RM. 3″ bbls. Marsten 3 bbl Derringer. Brass frame, spur trigger, single action with rotating chamber selector. 2-pc walnut grips and brass front sight blade. Side marked “WM Marsten, Patented May 26th, 1857, New York City, Improved 1874”. One of approximately 3300 produced from 1864 – 1872. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Accompanying this lot is a sales letter. CONDITION: Very fine overall with much orig blue remaining on bbls. Brass has attained a very pleasant patina. 2-pc walnut grips are very good with minor distress on butt from an apparent drop from many years ago. 4 position bbl selector works properly and smoothly. Bores and mechanics are fine. 49973-173, 49973-182, 49973-192, 49973-193, 49973-203, 49973-405 TDW (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2336

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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