Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3536: Two Antique American Pocket Handguns

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Two Very Scarce and Desirable "W. Irving" Marked Antique Pocket Handguns

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

A) James Reid Model 1 Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 1
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 220
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured by James Reid c. 1861-1864. Barrel marked "ADDRESS W. IRVING. 20. CLIFF. ST. NY." Matching serial numbers.

Rating Definition:

Good overall with traces of original blue finish, gray and brown patina, minor oxidation, mild overall wear, distinct engraving, mild edge wear on the grips, strong varnish, and a small chip on the right grip. Mechanically fine.



B) Single Shot Derringer

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/bright
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 220
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Attributed to James Reid c. 1862-1864. Less than 500 estimated and around 1/2 with Irving markings. "W IRVING" on the breech. Matching serial numbers. Provenance: Doug Eberhart; Carmen Gianforte; The Milan Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Good overall with much of the dull refinished blue, scattered pitting, dark aged patina on the frame, moderate overall wear, and some loss at the edges of the grips. Mechanically fine.



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