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Lot 645: Varsity Manufacturing A.H. Tompkins Single Shot Pistol

Rare Varsity Manufacturing A.H. Tompkins Single Shot Pistol

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 645: Varsity Manufacturing A.H. Tompkins Single Shot Pistol

Rare Varsity Manufacturing A.H. Tompkins Single Shot Pistol

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

Rare Varsity Manufacturing A.H. Tompkins Single Shot Pistol

Manufacturer: Varsity Manufacturing Co.
Model: A.H. Tompkins
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 9 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 395
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 377
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Number 107 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. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks. Stock is very good with a few light-minor dings and scratches as well as a hairline crack coming off the rear of the receiver. Mechanically needs work as the breechblock does not open.



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