Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3538: Two Antique James Reid Model 1 Spur Trigger Revolvers

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Two Rare Antique James Reid "Straight Line" Model 1 Spur Trigger Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $850 - $1,300

A) Reid Model 1 Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 1
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 210
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Only an estimated 850 manufactured c. 1861-1864 in three variations. These are both the later style "straight line" variation without inspection plates and have matching serial numbers.

Rating Definition:

Good overall with traces of the original blue, mostly smooth grey patina, small patches of oxidation, minor flaking of the varnish, and handling marks on the grips. Mechanically excellent.



B) Reid Model 1 Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 1
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 3 3/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 210
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good overall with 20% original blue, smooth grey patina, scattered light pitting, moderate wear on the grips, a minor chip on the upper left, and about half the varnish. Mechanically excellent.



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