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 LOT 3170
Scarce Engraved James Reid New Model Knuckle Duster Spur Trigger Revolver - Serial no. 18396, 32 RF cal., 2 inch round bbl., nickel finish, metal grips. Manufactured in 1883, only about 360 were manufactured, falling in the serial number range of about 18,240 to 18,600. Serial number on the bottom of the frame and matching “96” on the rear cylinder face, cylinder pin, cylinder pin latch and underside of the barrel. Scroll and punch dot engraving is present on the sides of the frame. The frame is without a loading groove.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 80% of the original nickel finish with the balance showing some scattered light patches of light pitting and flaking,
and crisp engraving overall. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 3172
Exceptionally Scarce Very Fine James Reid Extractor Model No. 4 Derringer Revolver - Serial no. 17885, 41 RF cal., 2 3/4 inch octagon bbl., nickel finish,
rosewood grips. Manufactured in 1882. There were approximately only 125 of these No. 4 pocket revolvers produced in the 17715-17790 serial number
range, with all of Reid’s various models numbered in one large range from 1 to approximately 18600. This model featured an interesting extractor on the left of the frame that served dual-purpose as a loading gate
and rearward extractor. Full serial number on the butt, and partial serial number “85” on the cylinder pin, rear face of the
cylinder, bottom of the barrel, and hand marking inside the left grip.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original nickel finish with some scattered light flaking,
most notably on the cylinder and near the muzzle, revealing a smooth grey patina. The
grips are also very fine with minor chips in both top front corners and otherwise
light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
Another of James Reid’s interesting designs that is rarely seen!
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 2,500 - 3,750
LOT 3171
James Reid Knuckle Duster Revolver - Serial no. 11976, 32 RF cal., 3 inch round bbl., blue/silver finish, brass grips. Manufactured in 1875 with an estimated total production of only about 250. The serial number is on the bottom of the frame, with “76” on the cylinder pin. Standard floral
scroll engraving.
CONDITION: Very good. The barrel and
cylinder have a smooth refinished gray
patina. The frame retains 90% of the replated
silver finish which has dulled with age. The exposed
brass has an aged patina. There are a few small dents on the left side ahead of the cylinder. The markings and engraving are clear. The action is fine.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,500
LOT 3173
Scarce Nickel Plated Iron Frame Variation of the James Reid “My Friend” Knuckle Duster .22 Caliber Revolver - Serial no. 17692, 22 RF cal., 1 1/2 inch round bbl., nickel finish, metal grips. Manufactured 1881- 1882, towards the end of production, only an estimated 270 of these iron framed knuckleduster revolvers were produced. The serial number is marked on the butt of the frame, and the rear face of the cylinder is marked “92”. The cylinder pin is unnumbered and may be a replacement. This example is completely nickel plated, a rare finish, and shows the standard leafy scroll engraving on the grip area and frame.
CONDITION: Very good, retains half of the period replated nickel finish with the balance having thinned to reveal a smooth grey patina, some scattered patches of light pitting, and mostly crisp engraving. The mainspring is slightly weak, otherwise mechanically fine.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 850 - 1,300

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