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Frank Wesson Small Frame Single Shot Tip Up, Manual Extractor Pistol, RARE
Worcester, Massachusetts, Circa 1856 to 1857
It is estimated that less than 200 were made


A very slender brass frame and handle with square butt; spur trigger; barrel tips up to be loaded by depressing button latch under forend. Manually operated relief, knurled extractor on breech of barrel; .22 caliber RF, 3 7/8" octagonal barrel, NOTE: no serial number, however, barrel, extractor and release are numbered 18. Barrel with traces of blue is a smooth smoky gray; mechanically tight; rosewood grips retaining original varnish. Literature: Pictured in Frank Wesson, Gunmaker; Worcester, Massachusetts, by Woods, Littlefield, Roe, Pellett and Hamilton, Volume 2, page 24.

308-369

$1,725











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