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Lot 3512: Two Antique Stevens Gem Single Shot Pocket Pistols

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Scarce Antique Stevens Gem Single Shot Pocket Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

A) Stevens Gem Single Shot Pistol

Manufacturer: Stevens J Arms Co
Model: Gem Pocket
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 3 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 415
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 259
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1872 to 1890. "GEM" is marked on top of barrel, which is the only marking on the pistol. Fitted with attractive two tone rosewood bird head grips. The serial number is on the bottom of the barrel, top of the frame, and hand marked inside the right grip. Includes a leather holster.

Rating Definition:

Extremely fine. The barrel retains 85% plus thinned original bright blue finish. The frame retains 98% plus original nickel finish showing some scattered light edge wear. The grips are also excellent with a few minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The holster is poor.



B) Stevens Gem Single Shot Pistol

Manufacturer: Stevens J Arms Co
Model: Gem Pocket
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 3 1/8 inch part round
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 415
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 259
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1872 to 1890. "GEM" is marked on top of barrel, which is the only marking on the pistol. Fitted with attractive two tone rosewood bird head grips. The serial number is on the bottom of the barrel, top of the frame, and hand marked on the inside of both grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 98% plus of the original nickel on the frame, 75% of the original blue on the barrel, and traces of the original case colors on the hammer with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina. The grips are also very fine with some scattered light handling marks and retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically excellent.



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