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    Scarce, Exhibition Engraved Gold-Gilt and Silver Finished Moore Spur Trigger Front-Loading Pocket Revolver. Serial no. 3073, .32 caliber, 3 ¼-inch silver-finished barrel with scroll-engraved lug. In-the-White Cylinder with deep-relief etched woodland scene with forest and running stag. Case-hardened hammer and trigger. Sides of frame are finely engraved with pictorial bird and dog hunting scenes, the recoil shields with rays and stippled ground. Roped borders. Bottom of frame and butt with floral scrolls. Spur trigger. Bird's head ivory grips. A simply outstanding presentation of embellishments. Back-strap with presentation inscription reading: John Wilson to John M. Furman, both of whom appear in New York City Directories in the Banking and Insurance Industries in the 1870's. Approximately 30,000 of this model were manufactured [see Flayderman 8A-093, p. 497]. Popular as a pocket protector with gamblers and businessmen, this example is possibly the finest known and worthy of the finest "high-art" gun collection .
    Condition: Excellent to near mint save for the slightest of handling marks and storage wear, retaining 99% original gold and silver finishes over high-grade embellishments. Grips are excellent.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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