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PRESCOTT
StÝckel: Edwin A. Prescott, Worcester. MA, mentioned 1854 - 1875, former co-worker of Ethan Allen, produced a small number of percussion- and rim fire revolvers, received Oct. 2. 1860 patent # 30,245 for a simplified cylinder axis.

 

 

 

Prescott Iron Frame Revolver with Experimental Barrel from the William Locke Collection
serial # 668, 32 rim fire, 4
ĺ" part octagonal barrel. This is an interesting, unmarked revolver that has a unique barrel machined with a partial flat along the bottom, apparently contoured for a no longer present longer cylinder pin, and an octagonal breech. The metal was finished in-the-white and has an overall gray patina and on the not fluted cylinder. There is some minor pinprick pitting on the frame. The smooth walnut grips are numbered to the revolver on the interior and have minor handling marks in the period varnished finish. The mechanism is fully functional and locks up tightly. This revolver was once part of the famous Locke collection and is illustrated on page 390 of The William M. Locke Collection published by the Antique Armory Inc. (there is a typo in the caption which lists the serial number as "768" instead of "668" but this is the very gun pictured in the book).
This is a neat, published experimental gun in very good plus condition that was once part of a renowned arms collection.     $1,600.

 

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