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2337
$2,185.00

SUPERB LOT OF FIVE PEPPERBOXES AND POCKET PISTOLS.

1) STAR MERRILL FIREARM 2ND MDL. NSN. Cal. 32 RF. Starr 4 bbl Derringer by Eben Starr of New York City. Second model 5th variation brass frame with 2-pc walnut grips, side hammer with rotating firing pin. Marked on left side “Starr’s Pat’s May ‘10.1864.” PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Brass frame has turned an attractive mustard colored patina. Bbls have traces of blue finish remaining in protected areas. Bore and mechanics seem fine, however, firing pin does not want to rotate. 2-pc walnut grips are very fine with no breaks or material loss. 2) SHARPS & HANKINS MDL 1 A PEPPERBOX. SN 48926. Cal. 22 RF. Sharps 4 bbl pepperbox Model 1 with 2-1/2″ bbl and 4 position rotating firing pin. Brass frame with elaborate gutta percha grips. Matching numbers on frame and bbl. Bore and mechanics are fine. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with a pleasant patina on brass frame and a somewhat more contemporary blue finish on bbls. Gutta percha grips are excellent with no chips or material loss whatsoever. A very nice Sharps 4 bbl. 3) REMINGTON ELLIOT SINGLE SHOT. SN 6244. Cal. 41 RF. Remington-Elliot single shot derringer with 2-pc walnut grips and nickel silver escutcheons. 2-1/2″ bbl marked “Remington’s.Ilion.N.Y.Elliot.Pat.Aug.27.1867.” PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Traces of period nickel finish remain on breech and bbl in protected areas. Balance has turned an even plum. Bore is dark. Mechanics are fine. Manufactured 1867 through 1888 with approximately 10,000 mfg. 4) BROWN MFG CO DERINGER. SN 6271. Cal. 41 RF. Brown Manufacturing Co. brass frame “Southerner” single shot pistol. 2-1/2″ oct bbl with 2-pc walnut grips. Nickel finish with spur trigger. Matching numbers on frame and bbl. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Steward of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with much period nickel finish remaining. Traces of case colors remain on hammer. 2-pc walnut grips are very fine with most original finish remaining and no material loss whatsoever. Bore and mechanics are fine and extractor functions. A very fine specimen overall. 5) SMITH & WESSON #1 REV. SN 86181. Cal. 22 RF. Smith & Wesson Model 1 tip-up revolver SN 86181 with 2-pc rosewood grips with nickel silver escutcheons. Silver wash over brass frame with matching assembly numbers on frame, bbl and cyl. Grips are matching numbers to frame. 3-3/16″ oct bbl. Single action with spur trigger. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora,Texas. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall with most silver wash remaining on frame and grips. Bore and mechanics are very fine. A nice Smith & Wesson Model 1 tip-up. 49973-185, 49973-186, 49973-191, 49973-199, 49973-204 TDW (1,800-2,800) – Lot 2337

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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