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Frank Wesson - 1870

Lot 119
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Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800
Two Derringers and One Pocket Rifle -A) Frank Wesson Model 1870 First Type Medium Frame Pocket Rifle
Serial # ManufacturerFrank Wesson Model1870
TypePistol Gauge32 Catalog Page15
Barrel Length15 Inch Octagon FinishBlue GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingOG
Rating DefinitionOG - POOR: major or minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm in its present state.
DescriptionStock absent.

B) Colt Second Model Derringer
Serial # ManufacturerColt Model#2
TypePistol Gauge41 RF Catalog Page15
Barrel Length2 1/2 Inch Round FinishBlue GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingOD
Rating DefinitionOD - VERY GOOD: all original parts; none to 30% original finish.
C) Colt Third Model Derringer
Serial # ManufacturerColt Model#3 Derringer
TypePistol Gauge41 RF Catalog Page15
Barrel Length2 1/2 Inch Round FinishBlue/silver GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingOC
Rating DefinitionOC - FINE: all original parts; over 30% original finish.
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