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Auction Date: September 10, 2011

Lot 125: Marston W W & Co - Pocket

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Attractive New York Engraved William W. Marston Three Barrel Superposed Pocket Pistol
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,500
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Serial #Marston  W  W  & Co   - Pocket ManufacturerMarston W W & Co ModelPocket
TypePistol Gauge32 RF Catalog Page30
Barrel4 Inch Round FinishBlue GripPearl
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionProduced between 1864 and 1872, this pistol shows the fine New York pattern of engraving, with it's emphasis on punch dot backed scrollwork and intertwining line patterns, exhibited in most of Nimschke's work. Blade front and notch rear sights, with "WM. W. MARSTON / PATENTED / MAY 26. 1857 / NEW YORK CITY / IMPROVED 1864" on the left side of the frame, and the selector/ indicator knob and 3-prong extractor on the right. The rear sight doubles as the barrel latch. Smooth spur trigger, checkered hammer and smooth square butt pearl grips. Matching frame and barrel number.

ConditionVery good, showing an even gray patina with brown spotting on the steel components, with the brass showing an attractive aged patina. Grips are fine, with exception of a barely noticeable small chip absent from the left heel, and mild handling marks. Mechanically fine. This is a very desirable American 19th Century "DERRINGER" style pistol with very nice embellishment.
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