Manufactured by James Reid for W.W. Marston. William Irving was an agent/retailer. Only an estimated 1,500 iron frame Second Models were manufactured c. 1863-1864. Barrel marked "ADDRESS.W.IRVING.20.CLIFF.ST.N.Y." (address also used by Reid). Matching serial numbers. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Fine, retains 40% original blue finish on the barrel, traces of blue on the remainder, and a grey-brown patina on the balance. The grips are very good with a minor chip at the top of the left panel and light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
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