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Selling: September 10, 2011

Lot 236: Unknown - Baby Hammerless

Sold for Unknown - Baby Hammerless
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Collector's Lot of Four Baby Hammerless Revolvers -A) European Baby Hammerless Revolver
Estimated Price: $800 - $1,500
Serial #Unknown - Baby Hammerless ManufacturerUnknown ModelBaby Hammerless
TypeRevolver Gauge6.35 Mm Catalog Page52
Barrel1 5/8 Inch Irregular FinishBlue/casehardened GripWalnut
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionLiege ELG proofed. "JM" inside brackets is stamped on the right side of the frame near the butt with an illegible marking on the opposite. Fitted with walnut grips featuring skip line checkering.

ConditionRetaining 40% original blue finish mostly in and around the protected areas and the frame retains traces of original case colors, with the overall balance a smooth gray patina. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks with crisp checkering. Action functions, but trigger does not always return to the ready position after action is cycled.
B) European Baby Hammerless Revolver
Serial #Unknown - Baby Hammerless ManufacturerUnknown ModelBaby Hammerless
TypeRevolver Gauge32 Catalog Page52
Barrel1 3/4 Inch Octagon FinishBlue/casehardened GripWalnut
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionLeft side of frame marked "MJ / BIE", along with a crown/JB/R proof. Liege ELG proofed. Gold washed loading gate, trigger, safety, cylinder pin, and ejector rod. Floral blossoms engraved around frame screws and safety on rear of frame. Fitted with checkered grips.

ConditionExcellent. The barrel and cylinder retain 97% thinning original blue finish. The frame retains 98% original case colors. The loading, ejector rod, safety, cylinder pin, and trigger retain 30% original gold wash. There is some light spotting. The grips are also excellent with a few very mild handling marks with crisp checkering.
C) Belgian Sable Baby Hammerless Revolver with Box
Serial #Sable - Baby Hammerless ManufacturerSable ModelBaby Hammerless
TypeRevolver Gauge22 Short Catalog Page52
Barrel2 Inch Solid Rib FinishBlue GripPlastic
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionTop of barrel rib is marked "SABLE BABY HMLESS", "CAL.22 SHORT ONLY" on left barrel side, "MADE IN BELGIUM" on right barrel side, and cat type animal engraved on left side of frame. Liege ELG proof. Consignor notes state that pistol is from Sellers' baby hammerless book page 75. Complete with factory box numbered to a different gun (last digit off by one number, "2292") and instruction sheet

ConditionExcellent. The revolver retains 98% original blue finish with some light spotting on the grip straps. There is pin point pitting on the back strap which extends to the rear of the frame. The grips are also excellent with some very scattered minor scratches. The box is very fine showing some scattered minor edge wear.
D) Kolb Model 1910 Baby Hammerless Revolver
Serial #Kolb - Baby Hammerless ManufacturerKolb ModelBaby Hammerless
TypeRevolver Gauge22 Catalog Page52
Barrel1 3/8 Inch FinishNickel GripHard Rubber
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionTop strap has the patent and model marking. Fitted with checkered "K" embossed grips.

ConditionExcellent. The revolver retains 98% original nickel finish with some very minor flaking (mostly on the cylinder) and some minor handling marks. There is extremely limited pin point pitting. The grips are also excellent with a few very minor handling marks. Overall the checkering is crisp.
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