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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - November 2022

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Sale A1122 Lot 818

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A .32 (RIMFIRE) SLOCUM FRONT LOADING POCKET REVOLVER BY THE BROOKLYN ARMS COMPANY, CIRCA 1863, no visible serial number,
with 3in. round barrel, the top stamped 'B. A. CO PATENT APRIL 14TH 1863', foliate engraved brass frame with sheath trigger and two piece rosewood grips, five shot cylinder of a unique design with individual chambers in the form of sliding tubes with cutouts in the cylinder, the tubes slide forward one at a time over a fixed rod on the right-side to expose, load and eject

Provenance: The Slocum was an attempt to circumvent the Rollin White patent held by Smith and Wesson for the through-bored cylinder. Approx. 10,000 were made between 1863 and 1864



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Estimate £300-500

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament




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