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Circa Late 1860s Pocket Pistols and Civil War Print (3)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $812.00
Two pocket pistols dating from the circa late 1860s: 1) American Arms Co. double-barrel Derringer made in Boston, Massachusetts between 1866 and 1878. The total quantity manufactured of this model is estimated to be fewer than 5,000 pieces. The superposed barrels are designed to be manually rotated for loading and firing. Combination calibers .22 rim fire in one barrel and .32 rim fire in the other. Brass frame spur trigger. 2) Liege Gun Company single-shot pistol with brass frame and barrel. Both pistols have some minor tarnish on the metal parts, and are otherwise in Very Good condition overall. Also included with the pistols is a Civil War print (15.5 x 11.75 inches) depicting Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. The artist name "Ferris" is printed in the lower right corner. The pocket pistols originate from the very well known "Atlanta Museum" collection which was started by James H. Elliott, Sr. (l892 - l975) in the late l920s. James, Sr. and his son James H. Elliott, Jr. began collecting guns in 1938 and built an extraordinary collection over a period of sixty years which was displayed in their museum in Atlanta until 1996. The collection was sold following Jim, Jr.'s passing in l998. Total 3 items (two pistols and one print). Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $812.00
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