Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3651: Cased Varsity Manufacturing A.H. Tompkins Single Shot Pistol

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Rare Cased Varsity Manufacturing A.H. Tompkins Single Shot Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Rare Cased Varsity Manufacturing A.H. Tompkins Single Shot Pistol

Manufacturer: Varsity Manufacturing Co.
Model: A.H. Tompkins
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 289
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 330
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Number 111 out of approximately 200 manufactured between 1947 and 1953. This pistol features a hinged breech lock design with blade front and adjustable notch rear sights, serrated trigger and hammer spur and one piece full length walnut stock with black plastic grip cap. Marked "A.H.TOMPKINS/SPRINGFIELD/MASS.,U.S.A." on the top of the chamber with the patent information and serial number on the left side and "MF'D. AT/VARSITY MFG.CO." on the right. Includes a hobbyist case.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is very good with storage and handling marks.



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