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Lot 4236: Three Antique American Cartridge Conversion Revolvers

Auction Date: June 24, 2022

Three Antique American Cartridge Conversion Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

A) Hopkins & Allen Dictator Revolver

Manufacturer: Hopkins & Allen
Model: Dictator
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 RF
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 223
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
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:

Converted c. 1870s.

B) Colt 3 1/2 Inch Round Barrel Pocket Model Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Pocket
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 RF
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 223
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

Manufactured c. 1873-80.

C) Remington Rider Double Action Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Remington
Model: Rider
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 3 inch octagon
Finish: nickel
Grip: gutta percha
Stock:
Item Views: 223
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
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.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Around 2,000 were manufactured, originally as percussion revolvers in 1860-1873 and then as factory "improved" cartridge versions after 1873. Provenance: The William Bugg Estate

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