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Lot 40: Wm. W. Marston Three-Barrel Pistol
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $1400 - 2250
Manufactured from 1864 to 1872 with a total production of about 3,000. Marked "WM W. MARSTON/PATENTED/MAY 26. 1867/NEW YORK CITY/IMPROVED 1864" on the left side plate. Barrel counter indicator on the right side of the frame, tip down three superposed barrel cluster, brass frame, and spur trigger.
BBL: 3 inch fluted
Serial Number: 2597
Condition: Fine. The barrels retain 40% original blue the balance has thinned along high edges and is a mottled gray/dark patina showing some minor handling marks overall. The frame is now a pleasantly aged dark mustard patina with some scattered handling marks and a few dark spots. The grips are fine exhibiting minor pressure marks and may have had an extra coat of varnish applied some time ago. Mechanically fine.