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SN 3149. 28 Cal. James Warner, Springfield, Massachusetts, circa 1860. 3-3/4″ rnd bbl. Warner has the distinction of being sued for patent infringement by Samuel Colt; first in the percussion era, second in the cartridge era losing both lawsuits and ceasing production. Engraved frame and etched cylinder with panoplies of arms adorn this beautiful small gun which is in near new condition orig in the premier pistol collection of Sam E. Smith, author of a couple of the early texts on U.S. pistols. PROVENANCE: Sam E. Smith Collection, Greg Martin Auctions, Lot 286, Feb 5, 2007,;The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent overall. Bbl retains 90% of its orig finish with scuffing on left side. Gun appears matching throughout with crisp fine, well-fit stocks retaining 95% of their orig varnish. Markings on top strap easily discerned “JAMES WARNER SPRINGFIELD, MASS. U.S.A.” Mechanically gun is sound with crisp bore. 49059-124 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1116

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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