Please note: Estimate should be $18,500 – $25,500.
EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON CORAL GUTTA PERCHA CANE GUN.
SN 41. Cal 32 RF. Incredible coral gutta percha cane gun that is 36″ overall length with metal tip that has reeded band. Handle is curved with a silver band at the transition which is engraved “J R ANDREWS MD”. It has domed trigger with concentric rings. Company name, address & patent dates are faintly legible on the handle. Matching SNs are found on the handle shaft, main shaft & tip. Main shaft is unscrewed from the handle for loading and after the handle is reattached a pull on the handle cocks the striker and the rear sight pops up for use. Once fired, the process is repeated for reloading. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 1800 Remington cane guns were produced in the period 1866-1888 with at least four different handle styles. Coral gutta percha is not mentioned in the records, however, according to a renowned Remington authority these are the most rare of all Remington cane guns. He stated that there are only four known, Mr. Burka’s collection, one in another collection and a broken one in the Remington archive collection. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching as noted above. Main shaft has two small, short vertical hairlines at the joint and the handle has a repair at the bend. Otherwise it is completely sound. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 49662-20 JR (7,500-9,500) – Lot 3283
Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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