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Lot 374: Newton marked 12-Shot Double Action Pinfire Revolver

Auction Date: May 5, 2017

Newton Manchester Retailer Marked 12-Shot Double Action Pinfire Revolver

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

Newton Manchester Retailer Marked 12-Shot Double Action Pinfire Revolver

Manufacturer: English
Model: DA Revolver
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm Pinfire
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch part round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 133
Class: Antique
Description:

The top of the barrel is marked "NEWTON MANCHESTER" indicating the revolver was retailed by Thomas Newton in Manchester, England, active from 1861 until his death in 1880. The cylinder has small English proofs in the flutes, and a pair of proofs are also stamped on the underside of the barrel. The left side at the breech has a "C S" stamp. The revolver was mostly likely produced by J. Chaineux in Belgium or France. It has a triangular front sight, hammer groove rear sight, checkered walnut grips, and a lanyard loop on the butt.

Rating Definition:

Very good with a likely spurious "C S" marking, 30% blue on the cylinder, gray and brown patina on the balance, extensive mild pitting, crisp checkering, and scattered dings and marks. Mechanically fine.



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