37. Tipping & Lawden Model 2B Pepperbox Pistol

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serial #1842, 30 RF, 3" four-barrel cluster that all have oxidized and pitted bores. The barrel cluster retains about 70% factory blue with the high edges starting to thin to mix of purple and pewter. The frame retains perhaps 97% silver plate with scattered light scratches, tiny impact marks below the standing breech on the left side, minor bubbling and edge wear. The hammer is mostly gray and the trigger is pewter. The two-piece factory hard rubber grips with foliate scroll design rate very good exhibiting a scuff on the left panel base, dings and scratches. The hammer nose does not rotate reliably, barrel-to-frame fit has slight play and the mechanism still functions. The side of the frame is marked "TIPPING & LAWDEN / SHARPS PATENT". The pistol includes a burl wood presentation case that rates about very good exhibiting a small wood repair by the brass shield insert on the cover and several cracks. There is a small piece of thin veneer missing from the upper right corner of the cover. There is slight separation at the corners on several of the sides but the joints remain sound. The interior of the box is divided into five compartments and blue felt line showing very light wear overall except for two areas of heavy wear due to rubbing on the standing breech. The case has a brass mounted key lock but no key is provided. A lovely little Tipping and Lawden in excellent condition. (88431-6) {ANTIQUE} (1500/2500) SOLD FOR $1,265.00

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