Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4: Extremely Rare S.P. Cottrell & Son Flashlight Revolver w/ Extra

Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Extremely Rare S.P. Cottrell & Son Flashlight Revolver with Extra Revolver Action

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

A) Cottrell Flashlight Revolver

Manufacturer: S.P. Cottrell & Son
Model: Flashlight Gun
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 1 1/2 inch flat top
Finish: nickel
Grip: metal
Stock:
Item Views: 3176
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured circa 1920s. The two cell type flashlight is controlled by a sliding button on the left side. The revolver unit with barrel is mounted into the front portion of the flashlight by two screws. Double action with a folding trigger. The flashlight is stamped with the two line Buffalo, New York address above the two line, two date (1922, 1923) patent marking. This unusual revolver is mentioned in Lewis Winant's FIREARMS CURIOSA, pages 162-63.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The revolver unit and flashlight retain 97% plus original nickel finish showing a strong cylinder drag line and some minor handling marks. The revolver action is excellent. The ultimate in American made firearm oddities!



B) Cottrell Flashlight Revolver Action

Manufacturer: S.P. Cottrell & Son
Model: Flashlight Gun
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 1 1/2 inch flat top
Finish: nickel
Grip:
Stock:
Item Views: 3176
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This is a revolver unit for the Cottrell flashlight gun as described in "A".

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The revolver retains 90% original nickel finish with some flaking on the cylinder. Mechanically fine.



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