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Lot 3540: Two James Reid Model 4 Spur Trigger Revolvers

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Two James Reid "Dual Ignition" Model 4 Spur Trigger Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

A) Scarce Reid Model 4 Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 4
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 4 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 151
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured c. 1863-1865. Both have "J. REID N.Y. CITY/PATD. APL. 28. 1863" on the barrels. "A" is the rare variation with the small divots around the front end of the cylinder and a thumb screw that locks the cylinder and action (Tileston safety screw), a very rare feature.

Rating Definition:

Good with traces of original case colors on the hammer, 20% original blue on the barrel and cylinder, traces of original finish elsewhere, mostly smooth brown and gray patina on the balance, mild pitting and cleaning marks, and mild wear. The grips are very good and have attractive glossy finish, light dings, minor edge wear, and a small chip on one corner on the right. Mechanically fine.



B) Reid Model 4 Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 4
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 4 inch octagon
Finish: silver
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 151
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine overall with 30% original silver remaining mostly on the frame, areas turned a plum tone, gray patina on the balance, minor pitting, mild overall wear, glossy finish on the grips, and a crack and flake on the left grip. Mechanically needs work.



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