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Lot 3219: C. Sharps & Co. Model 1A Pepperbox Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Fine C. Sharps & Co. Model 1A Pepperbox Pistol

Estimated Price: $850 - $1,300

Fine C. Sharps & Co. Model 1A Pepperbox Pistol

Manufacturer: Sharps C & Company
Model: Pepperbox
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch fluted
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: gutta percha
Item Views: 265
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 135
Class: Antique

Manufactured 1859 to 1874. The C. Sharps & Co. Philadelphia address is marked on the right, and the 1850 patent date is on the left, both is circular format, and the serial number is marked on the butt. It is fitted with a pair of floral pattern gutta percha grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 30% of the original blue on the barrels with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina and 75% plus of the original silver which shows an attractive antique patina. The grips are also fine, showing slight variation in color between the two panels and minimal handling evidence. Mechanically excellent.

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