A .41 Smith's Patent Five-Shot Rim-Fire Pocket Revolver Or 'Suicide Special', And A Rare Manhattan Three-Shot Percussion Pepperbox Revolver
Lot 343*
A .41 Smith's Patent Five-Shot Rim-Fire Pocket Revolver Or 'Suicide Special', And A Rare Manhattan Three-Shot Percussion Pepperbox Revolver
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,259) inc. premium
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A .41 Smith's Patent Five-Shot Rim-Fire Pocket Revolver Or 'Suicide Special', And A Rare Manhattan Three-Shot Percussion Pepperbox Revolver
The First No. 1965, Circa 1875, The Second No. 2, Circa 1856-1859
The first with nickel-plated sighted barrel, fluted cylinder, frame and bird's head butt, the frame stamped 'Smith's Patent April 15, 1873 No. 41' on the grooved top-strap, sprung case-hardened arbor-pin, spur trigger, bird's head grips, and retaining most of its nickelling; the second with russet hand-rotated barrels, foliate engraved rounded action, and rounded wooden grips (in poor rust patinated condition, hammer and trigger-guard replaced) (2)
7.6 cm. and 7.8 cm. barrels
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