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   LOT 1413
Extremely Scarce Finely
Engraved Lincoln Jeffries .500 Pryse-Type Double Action
“Stopping” Revolver - Serial no. 2333, 500 CF cal., 4 inch bbl., silver/gold finish, walnut grips. This .500 revolver was manufactured circa 1880 and was
designed to fill the same role as a powerful howdah pistol. This large frame revolver has an octagonal barrel with raised narrow sighting rib bearing a crescent blade front sight and signed “LINCOLN JEFFRIES/GOLD PRIZE LONDON. 1870/FIELD PRIZE. LONDON. 1879”. The left upper
barrel flat is engraved “C.F. 500 GAUGE”. The rib extends to form the top strap which incorporates a grooved rear sight. The cylinder is marked “STEEL” and “MARENAS/MADRID”. The frame has twin release levers and bronze/ gold colored screws and cylinder release. Figured walnut grip has a cap with a lanyard ring. The barrel has small
Birmingham black powder proof marks on the left upper flat.
CONDITION: Very fine. The barrel, cylinder and frame retain 95% original silver-plated finish with occasional loss and
minor flaking. 95% gold remains on the cylinder release screw. Engraving is crisp and clear throughout. The uncheckered walnut
grip is a recent expert made replacement. Mechanically excellent. A fine and decorative example of this scarce type of large bore English revolver. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection.
Estimate: 7,000 - 11,000
by rotating the barrel and pulling it forward. The frame has an unusually long opening to allow the barrel to move 5-shot cylinder with it. A star-like extractor fixed to the breech holds the cartridges by their rims
until they fall free. Another unusual feature is a screw-in safety bolt on the left side of the frame,
behind the hammer. The top of the flat frame is retailer marked “ROBT S. GARDEN/29. PICCADILLY,/
LONDON.” and the Thomas patent number is marked over the serial number on the left side of the frame. There are Birmingham proof marks on the underside of the barrel and near each cylinder notch. Fitted with blade front and notch rear sights, lanyard ring on the butt, and a checkered one-piece walnut grip.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 80% plus of the period replated nickel finish with some scattered patches
of minor flaking revealing a smooth grey patina. The grip is also fine with a minor chip absent from
the beavertail and a few scattered minor blemishes in the well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
    LOT 1414
Excellent H. Pieper Patent Model 1893 Gas Seal Double Action Revolver -
Serial no. 2485, 8 mm cal., 5 1/2 inch solid rib bbl., blue finish, hard rubber grips. The top strap is marked “H. PIEPER BTE LIEGE.” The rear cylinder face has a Liege proof. Other Belgian proofs are present. The hammer,
cylinder latch/recoil shield and trigger are casehardened. Matching serial numbers are on the butt, cylinder and barrel. The Pieper Model 1893 revolver operates along a gas seal design where the cylinder moves forward to
seal during firing. The same concept was used on the Nagant revolver. Other design elements include a rebounding hammer and swing out cylinder with hand ejector system. These revolvers were very popular in Mexico with the Mexican government purchasing several thousand.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% plus high polish original blue finish with some scattered high edge wear, some scattered light spotting with evidence of some cleaning
on the top strap and thinning on the back strap. 98% original case colors remain on the hammer, trigger and cylinder late/recoil shield. The grips are also excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 1415
Unique Tipping & Lawden Thomas Patent Cartridge Extraction System Double Action Revolver - Serial no. 1139, 450 cal., 5 inch octagon bbl., nickel finish, walnut grips. This is an example an early extraction system that was covered by Birmingham gunmaker John Thomas’ English patent No. 779 of 13 March 1869. The cases are simultaneously extracted
forward while pulling the

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