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Lot 3423: Rare Union Firearms Company Reifgraber Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 6, 2015

Lot 3423: Rare Union Firearms Company Reifgraber Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 6, 2015

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500
Price Realized:

Rare Union Firearms Company Reifgraber Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Union Fire Arms Company
Model: Reifengraber
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm auto
Barrel: 3 7/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 166
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured by the Union Fire Arms Company and based on a patent from J.J. Reifgraber, (an inventor, publisher and early 20th century American anarchist) utilizing a combination short recoil and gas operating system. Consignor notes state this is a very rare model with less than 70 produced. It represents an interesting albeit failed innovation in the progress of semi-automatic firearms. The trigger group and grip panels are absent.

Rating Definition:

Poor with a mottled brown patina, shallow pitting throughout, missing pieces and areas of red oxidation. The consignor states that this rare piece of Americana was salvaged from a fire.



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