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Lot 2: Massachusetts Arms Company Percussion Single Shot Pistol

Auction No. 92 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

by Amoskeag Auction Co

November 17, 2012

Manchester, NH, USA

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  • Massachusetts Arms Company Percussion Single Shot Pistol
  • Massachusetts Arms Company Percussion Single Shot Pistol
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Description: serial #62, .31 caliber, 2 1/2" part round part octagon barrel. This scarce little pistol remains in very nice original condition. The barrel retains about 70% original blue finish with areas of loss bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The frame retains about 25% original blue finish with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth gray brown patina. The left side of the frame shows lovely 19th century factory scroll engraving. The tape primer door also shows factory scroll engraving and retains about 60% bright original fire blue. The hammer shows strong original color case-hardened finish. The two piece rosewood grips rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining. The left grip panel had a large section that is much lighter in color, this is sapwood, it is not a repair, the left panel is one piece of wood. A very nice example of these scarce and cute little antique American pistols. [Note: There is a Mass Arms .31 caliber mould and small flask in the silent auction] (15588-2) {ANTIQUE}

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