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Lot 3173: Iron Frame James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Scarce Nickel Plated Iron Frame Variation of the James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster .22 Caliber Revolver

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Estimated Price: $850 - $1,300

Scarce Nickel Plated Iron Frame Variation of the James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster .22 Caliber Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: Knuckle Duster
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 1 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: metal
Stock:
Item Views: 193
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 111
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured 1881-1882, towards the end of production, only an estimated 270 of these iron framed knuckleduster revolvers were produced. The serial number is marked on the butt of the frame, and the rear face of the cylinder is marked "92". The cylinder pin is unnumbered and may be a replacement. This example is completely nickel plated, a rare finish, and shows the standard leafy scroll engraving on the grip area and frame. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains half of the period replated nickel finish with the balance having thinned to reveal a smooth grey patina, some scattered patches of light pitting, and mostly crisp engraving. The mainspring is slightly weak, otherwise mechanically fine.



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