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Lot 4180: Two L. Gasser Patent DA 'Montenegrin' Revolvers w/ Ornate Grips

Auction Date: June 26, 2016

Two L. Gasser Patent Double Action "Montenegrin" Revolvers with Ornate Grips and Documentation

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,400

A) Engraved Gasser Revolver

Manufacturer: European
Model: Revolver
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 6 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: silver/wood
Stock:
Item Views: 3440
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 249
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.

Description:

Both of these revolvers have elaborate silver, coral, and stone ornamented grips and appear to be Model 1870 Gasser revolvers. Gun A also has engraving designs that appear to be accented by niello work. A small tin that matches the grips is also included as is a document concerning their provenance indicates they were acquired in the 1960s by an CIA agent and antiques collector stationed in Yugoslavia in the 1960s who travelled throughout Europe and Turkey. King Nicholas of Montenegro (r. 1910-1918) decreed that all men in the country should own a Gasser revolver for militia service.

B) Gasser Revolver

Manufacturer: Gasser Leopold
Model: Montenegrin
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 7 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip: silver/wood
Stock:
Item Views: 3440
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 249
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

See A.

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