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Lot 98: C.S. Shattuck Arms Co. Unique Four Shot Squeeze-Fire Palm Pistol

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

C.S. Shattuck Arms Co. Unique Four Shot Squeeze-Fire Palm Pistol

Manufacturer: Shattuck C S
Model: Unique
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 1 1/2 inch flat side
Finish: nickel
Item Views: 303
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 87
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Unique four shot pistol manufactured on contract and sold by C.S. Shattuck Arms Co. (misspelled "SHATUCK" on the side of the gun by contractor) of Hatfield, Massachusetts. Follows inventor Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.'s patent number 1,176,003 originally filed November 6th, 1915 and granted on March 21st, 1916. An example is photographed in Winant's book "Firearms Curiosa" and on pg. 82 it states, "There are four short barrels bored in a solid steel block which drops for loading when a vertical catch is released. The gun is gripped in the hand and fired by squeezing a sliding part which operates a rotating firing pin."

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 85% original nickel finish with some scattered light scratches and scattered patches of mild pitting. Mechanically excellent.

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