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   LOT 3261
Rare Iron Frame Brown
Manufacturing Co. Southerner
Derringer - Serial no. 5343, 41
RF cal., 2 1/2 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened
finish, rosewood grips. Around 10,000 of these pistols
were manufactured by Brown Manufacturing Co. in
Newburyport, Mass., c. 1869-1873. Of those, only around 3,000 were the rare iron frame version. This design was first manufactured under the Merrimack Arms & Mfg. Co. from 1866-1869. They are rarely found with significant original finish, especially case colors, like this very fine pistol.
CONDITION: Very fine with 70% bright original blue finish remaining on
the barrel along with gray and brown patina and light scratches. The frame retains 80% of
the original case colors. The grips are also very fine with minor handling and edge wear. Mechanically fine with the extractor absent. A hard to find casehardened iron frame Southerner derringer with this high level of condition.
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000
LOT 3262
Unmarked C.S. Shattuck Unique Palm Pistol - Serial no. 218, 22 short cal., 1 3/8 inch slab sided bbl., nickel finish. This
is an unusual Charles S. Shattuck “Unique” palm pistol
manufactured in 1901-1915 with no markings aside from
the matching serial numbers. Only a few thousand of these
palm pistols were manufactured.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original
nickel finish with some scattered light flaking. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,250
LOT 3263
Collector’s Lot of Two Miniature
Spur Trigger Pocket Pistols
-A) Miniature Frank Wesson Small
Frame Superposed Pistol - Serial no.
1S, 22 short cal., 2 inch slab side fluted
bbl., blue/bright finish, walnut grips.
Miniature reportedly made by Larry Smith,
small pocket pistols such as this would
have been ideal for concealed personal
protection in the crime-rife cities of the
late 19th century. The Frank Wesson
one-line address and patent dates is
marked on the upper left of the barrel
group, and it is fitted with smooth hardwood grips.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 95% plus of the custom nitre
blue and the frame showing an attractively aged mellow patina
on the brass. The grips are excellent with a few scattered light handling marks.
Mechanically excellent. B) Miniature Iver Johnson Star Vest Pocket Pistol -
Serial no. 3, 22 RF cal., 2 inch part round bbl., nickel finish, walnut grips. Miniature
reportedly made by Larry Smith, these diminutive pocket pistols would have been
ideal for extremely concealed carry in the growing urban centers of the late 19th century. While likely not having enough firepower to be deadly, they certainly packed enough punch to make an assailant question their decisions. The top of the barrel is marked “STAR VEST POCKET”, and the back strap is engraved with the initials “DMG”.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 90% of the custom nickel finish with some scattered very light flaking and speckling of brown. The grips are excellent with only the slightest handling marks and retain almost all of the varnish. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 3264
French “Le
Squeeze-Fire Palm Pistol with
Attractive Raised Relief Grips -
Serial no. 273, 22 cal., 2 3/4 inch round bbl., blue/ nickel finish, plastic grips. Manufactured in the late 19th century. The barrel is attached to the trigger bar, and the weapon is fired by squeezing the bar, which pulls the barrel back, chambers
a round, and then releases the firing pin, with
the return extracting the cartridge. The frame
shows flourishes of floral scroll engraving with a
punchdot background scattered throughout and
is marked “P.I.BREVETE/S.G.D.G.” on the bottom.
Grips are beautiful relief molded plastic, with dotted background, raised floral and leaf designs, and a banner with “LE MERVEILLEUX” at the rear.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 90% original nickel finish and 85% blue with some cycling marks on the barrel as well as some scattered light pitting. The grips have shrunk slightly, but have an attractive aged coloration. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 3265
Exceptional Unmarked
“Le Novo” Style
Folding Revolver with Relief Silver
Grip - Serial no. 16, 6.35 mm cal., 1
1/4 inch flat top bbl., blue/casehardened
finish, metal grips. This unique revolver
design was patented by D. D. Oury in 1909
and they were manufactured by multiple Belgian
firms, mostly out of Liege. It is equipped with a
concealed hammer, folding trigger, and hinged
silver plated grip featuring relief vine motifs. The
only markings on this example are “16” on
various parts. The Le Novo Revolver makes for
a very compact package, measuring only 3 1/2
inches long and 1 1/2 inches tall when closed.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 85% original blue finish and 90% original case colors with
limited handling marks and a couple light pin hole pits on the rear of the frame. The grip is
excellent retaining the vast majority of the plating with some light high edge wear. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 3266
Scarce All Right Firearms Co.
“Little All Right” Double Action
Palm Revolver - Serial no. 45, 22
RF cal., 1 3/4 inch round bbl., nickel/
nitre blue finish, hard rubber grips. The Little All Right is
one of the oddest of palm squeezers, and only several hundred
were manufactured. The top of the barrel features a slotted
round tube holding a sliding trigger called a “pull” which acts as a
muzzle cover when not in use. The revolver is held in the palm of the hand with
the end of the barrel resting on the middle finger and the trigger finger place
above on the “pull.” When pulled back the revolver fires. There are correctly no
markings on the metal surfaces other than the serial number. It is fitted with hard rubber grips with the manufacturer and patent information.
CONDITION: Fine , retaining 70% original nickel finish with a dark brown patina on the balance. The cylinder, cylinder pin, and pull retain nearly all of the professionally restored bright nitre blue finish. Grips are very fine with light high edge wear. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250

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