Lot 215 Detail
Fine and Rare Cased, Engraved, and Ivory Gripped William Uhlinger Pocket Single Action
Revolver with Low Serial Number, Presentation from the Inventor
Serial no. 3, .32 caliber rimfire, 6 shots, 6-inch octagonal barrel, blued, with scroll
engraved and silver-plated frame; checkered ivory grips with American eagle and shield
motif on left panel and inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM; maker and address marking on top of
barrel. Varnished mahogany case ined in green velvet, with cartridge blocks, and
complement of obsolete ammunition; accessory of key. Lid of case with brass plaque
inscribed in French with presentation from Uhlinger to "Fier Federal Suisse/a
Schaffhouse. . . ."
Condition: Fine. 80% blue, balance fading to gray; tracking lines on
cylinder; 90% case-hardening on hammer and trigger; 80% silver on frame, tarnished and
light wear. Grips fine with mellow patina. Case fine with light wear on exterior; minor
wear on interior.
Note: Translation of the presentation inscription into English reads as follows:
PRESENTED TO THE/SWISS SOCIETY OF SCIENTISTS/BY THE INVENTOR/W.P. UHLINGER/PHILADELPHIA.
In addition to the rare engraving, presentation inscription, ivory grips, casing and half
silver finish, the revolver is distinguished by the seldom-observed Uhlinger barrel
This piece has been traditionally known as a "Grant Revolver," since the type
was an infringement on Smith & Wesson, and Uhlingers were marketed under such names as
Grant, Lower and Cone.
The cased set is recognized as the finest and most historic example of an Uhlinger
Estimate: $8000 - $15000
kit for pinfire cartridges (5mm, 7mm, 9mm & 12mm)
does it work?
Basic one shell
16 gauge caliber kit
for pinfire shotgun
manual click here
Includes a brass
case, a cap holder, a firing pin and a long screw
Revive your antique French 11mm Model
1873 (Chamelot Delvigne) revolver
Manual click here
Content : 11 mm tools + 12
reloadable cases + 1 powder measuring cup + 25 lead bullets
Price list click here