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Lot 3130: Engraved U.S. Arms Co. No. 38 Revolver

Very Fine Engraved U.S. Arms Co. No. 38 Revolver

Auction Date: December 6, 2020

Lot 3130: Engraved U.S. Arms Co. No. 38 Revolver

Very Fine Engraved U.S. Arms Co. No. 38 Revolver

Auction Date: December 6, 2020

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized:

Very Fine Engraved U.S. Arms Co. No. 38 Revolver

Manufacturer: US Arms Co
Model: Pocket
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 RF
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 69
Class: Antique
Description:

Likely actually a product of Bacon Arms Co. sold under U.S. Arms Co. as a trade name in the 1870s. Relatively few engraved examples are known. The revolver has extensive engraving consisting primarily of traditional floral acanthus scroll patterns with punched backgrounds,, a rounded blade front sight, "U.S. ARMS CO. N.Y." on top of the barrel, "No 38" on the top strap, and matching serial numbers, including the grips.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 90% plus original nickel plating, 90% plus vibrant original case colors on the hammer, crisp engraving, some minor oxidation, and generally only light handling and storage wear. The grips are very fine aside from a chip on the upper right at one of the frame pins and have attractive natural coloration and grain and minor age/tension cracks at the screw washer and nut.. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The John Fox Collection.



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