10 July 2000,
New York, East
Price realised USD 764
USD 800 - USD 1,200
A SCARCE WERDER FALLING BLOCK MILITARY PISTOL, SERIAL NO. 3282 FOR 1868
SIGHTED BARREL WITH OCTAGONAL BREECH SECTION, TILTING BREECH IN THE MANNER OF VON MARTINI, MARKED THROUGHOUT 1868/1872 AND 2 CH R 1.
8 INCH BARREL
RETAINS MUCH ORIGINAL FINISH, GRIPS ARE SANDED SO MARKINGS ON GRIPS ARE THIN, TRIGGER NUMBERED 2148, OTHERWISE APPEARS TO MATCH THROUGHOUT INCLUDING GRIPS.
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