Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 373: Rare Improved Fagnus-Spirlet Double Action Revolver

Auction Date: May 5, 2017

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600

Rare Improved Fagnus-Spirlet Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: European
Model: Revolver
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 450
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 6178
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 133
Class: Antique

Manufactured in the 1870s and 1880s. It is only marked with "CAST STEEL" on the left side of the barrel near the breech, Birmingham proofmarks on the barrel and cylinder, and "H" and "HJ" on the right side of the front strap. It has a grooved rib and top strap, small blade front sight, checkered walnut grips, and a lanyard loop on the butt.

Rating Definition:

Very good with patches of original finish, mottled gray and brown patina, oxidation, and mild pitting. The grips are also very good and have crisp checkering and minor marks. Mechanically fine.

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