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LOT 1152
Factory Engraved Gold Washed Colt Open Top Pocket Revolver with Factory Letter - Serial no. 79687, 22 RF cal., 2 3/8 inch round bbl., nickel/gold finish, antique ivory grips. Manufactured in 1875. The top of the barrel has the two-line Hartford address flanked by Maltese crosses, and the left side of the frame is marked “22 CAL”. Scroll and punch dot engraving is featured on the frame sides, with a geometric pattern engraved on the back strap. The barrel sides have an engraved circle and scalloped motif with a zigzag line pattern on the barrel lug. The cylinder features a geometric line engraving with a gold wash applied over the nickel plating. Fitted with smooth bird head grips numbered to the gun. The included factory letters confirms the current configuration, minus the gold washed cylinder, as well as shipment to John P. Moores Sons, New York, New York, on October 26, 1875.
CONDITION: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% plus untouched original nickel finish with some scattered light flaking. The cylinder retains 85% gold wash. The attractive grips are very fine with some age stress cracks with a nice grain pattern. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000
LOT 1153
Factory Engraved Colt Open Top Pocket Spur Trigger Revolver with Highly Desirable Wexell & DeGress Grips - Serial no. 79024, 22 RF cal., 2 3/8 inch round bbl., nickel finish, metal grips. Manufactured in 1875, the top of the barrel is marked with the standard Colt two-line address flanked by Maltese crosses. Both sides of the frame have flourishes of floral scroll engraving. The full serial number is marked on the butt and bottom of the barrel lug. It is fitted with a very attractive pair of Wexell & DeGress silver grips with floral motifs on the left along with the 1874 patent marking and a lion motif on the right.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 75% of the original nickel finish overall with the balance having mostly thinned to show an attractively aged brass. The grips are fine retaining strong traces of the original silver finish in sheltered areas with the balance showing mostly an attractively aged copper tone. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000
LOT 1154
Silver Plated Game Scene Engraved Moore’s Patent Fire Arms Co. First Model Derringer - Serial no. 2978, 41 RF cal., 2 1/2 inch flat top bbl., silver finish, brass grips. Around 6,000 of these small pocket pistols were manufactured by Moore’s Patent Fire Arms Co. and the National Arms Co. in Brooklyn. They were first manufactured by Moore in 1860-1865 and then by the National Arms Co. in 1865- 1870. Colt purchased the rights to the design and manufactured around an additional 6,500 in 1870-1890. This example from Moore is particularly rare in that in addition to the usual scroll and arrow patterns, it has a scene of a woodcock flying in a pastoral scene
on the left. t has a silver blade front sight, hammer slot rear sight, “MOORE’S PATENT F.A. Co. BROOKLYN N.Y.” on top of the barrel, “D. MOORE’S PAT. FEB. 24 1863” and the serial number on the bottom of the barrel, “39 W” on the back of the barrel, arrows and stars engraved on the sides of the barrel, scroll engraving on the barrel and frame, and checkered panels on the grip.
CONDITION: Fine with mostly distinct engraving, 85% plus silver plating remaining, some areas of exposed brass visible on the frame which has a wider than usual gap on the right side, numerous dents, scrapes, and dings; and general mild wear. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250

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