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Lot 4: Extremely Rare S.P. Cottrell & Son Flashlight Revolver with Extra Revolver Action

Day 1 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company

November 30, 2012

Rock Island, IL, USA

Live Auction
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Estimate: $4500 - 6500
A) Manufactured circa 1920s. The two cell type flashlight is controlled by a sliding button on the left side. The revolver unit with barrel is mounted into the front portion of the flashlight by two screws. Double action with a folding trigger. The flashlight is stamped with the two line Buffalo, New York address above the two line, two date (1922, 1923) patent marking. This unusual revolver is mentioned in Lewis Winant's FIREARMS CURIOSA, pages 162-63.
BBL: 1 1/2 inch flat top
Gauge: 22 RF
Finish: nickel
Grips: metal
Serial Number: 2X
Condition: Excellent. The revolver unit and flashlight retain 97% plus original nickel finish showing a strong cylinder drag line and some minor handling marks. The revolver action is excellent. The ultimate in American made firearm oddities!
- B) This is a revolver unit for the Cottrell flashlight gun as described in "A".
BBL: 1 1/2 inch flat top
Gauge: 22 RF
Finish: nickel
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 90% original nickel finish with some flaking on the cylinder. Mechanically fine.

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