Antique Reid My Friend Knuckle Duster .22 Revolver
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Item 671818210
Location Columbia, MO 65203
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Antique Reid My Friend Knuckle Duster .22 Revolver

19th Century Pistol & Knuckle Combination from NY

Here we present an antique James Reid Manufactory “My Friend” No. 1 Knuckler revolving pistol, made circa 1875. Only about 10,000 of these were produced from 1868 through 1882. The maker, James Reid, was born in Belfast, Ireland, was trained in Glasgow, Scotland, and then migrated to the United States where he first set up shop in New York City. In 1865, he moved his family and then his shop to Catskill to get out of the city and into the country for health reasons. He kept a gristmill and his gun manufactory where he spent the next decade and a half producing his famous little gun, in spite of all of the competition. This was a time when small, single action pocket revolvers were so plentiful that Colt could hardly compete. But this pistol had the seven shots of .22 and the ability to be turned around and used to knock some teeth out. Not a bad selling point.

This specimen features a brass frame with a nickel finish. The cylinder holds 7 shots of .22 rimfire. The condition is overall very good. The nickel finish is very much intact. The lettering is clear and legible. The serial numbers match. Bores are in good condition and the action is excellent.

This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.

Caliber: .22 rimfire

Bore is in good condition and the firing mechanism is excellent.

Overall condition as seen in photos.

Here is a scarce and highly collectible pocket revolver.

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5.00 Pounds