Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3541: Three Antique James Reid Spur Trigger Pocket Revolvers

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Three Antique James Reid Spur Trigger Pocket Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

A) Rare Reid Model 4 Dual Ignition Revolver with 8 Inch Barrel

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 4
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 8 inch octagon
Finish: silver
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 246
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1863-1865. "J. REID N.Y. CITY/PATD. APL. 28. 1863" marked barrel. Matching serial numbers.

Rating Definition:

Fair with scattered moderate pitting on the polished surfaces. Grips are good with some handling marks and mild crazing. Mechanically fine.



B) Reid Model 2 Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 2
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 6 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 246
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Only an estimated 1,200 were manufactured c. 1862-1864. "Straight Line" frame variant with ejector rod. "JAMES. P. FITCH.N.Y. PHOENIX. REVOLVER." marked barrel. Matching serial numbers.

Rating Definition:

Fair with scattered moderate pitting and some scattered dings. Grips are good with some handling marks and mild crazing. Mechanically fair (broken release for the loading gate).



C) Reid Model 2 Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 2
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 6 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 246
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Early marking "ADDRESS W. IRVING. 20. CLIFF. ST. N.Y." on the barrel. Matching serial numbers. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good overall with traces of original blue, gray patina on the frame, scattered light spotting, light pitting, and some light handling marks and light crazing at the bottom edges of the grips. Mechanically excellent.



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