Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3542: Three Antique James Reid Spur Trigger Pocket Revolvers

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Three Antique James Reid Dual Ignition Spur Trigger Pocket Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

A) Reid Model 4 Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 4
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 5 inch octagon
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 352
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

An estimated 1,070 Model 4s were manufactured c. 1864-1865. One percussion nipple installed. Matching serial numbers.

Rating Definition:

Good with smooth grey patina, traces of original silver, and patches of light pitting. The grips are very good with minor handling marks and most of the varnish. Mechanically fair.



B) Reid Model 4 Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 4
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 352
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

Percussion nipples installed. Matching serial numbers.

Rating Definition:

Good with smooth grey patina, traces of original silver and blue, and mild pitting on the face of the cylinder. The grips are fine with mild wear and most of the varnish. Mechanically fair.



C) Reid Model 3A Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Reid James
Model: 3
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 352
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

An estimated 220 Model 3As were manufactured in 1863. One percussion nipple installed. Matching serial numbers. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Good overall with smooth grey patina, traces of original silver, patches of light pitting, and moderate wear and handling marks on the grips. Mechanically excellent.



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