Horst Held†† =†† Antique Handguns
541 Lynnie Pennie Lane††††††††††††††Midlothian, Texas 76065
MASS. ARMS CO.
Chicopee Falls, MA,
on top flat
sapwood, the left panel is one piece of wood, please explanation in Wikipedia
Mass. Arms Co. Single Shot Percussion Pistol with Maynard Primer,
serial # 62 under barrel, caliber .31, 2½" barrel with fixed front
sight and on top flat two-line maker's inscription
"MASS. ARMS CO./CHICOPEE FALLS" and on the gate for the primer "MAYNARDS
PATENT/SEP. 22, 1845". Standard broad leaf scroll engraving on the left side
of the frame and on the primer door. Fitted with smooth two-piece varnished
grips numbered to the pistol. The pistol retains 60% original blue finish
with the balance a smooth brown patina. The hammer retains 60% original case
colors. The grips are very fine with some minor handling marks and most of
the finish remaining. The left panel has a large section that is much
lighter in color. This is sapwood, not a repair; the left panel is one piece
of wood. Mechanically fine.
Flayderman's Guide 7C-029: made in the late 1850s, estimated 250 pistols made $3,250.
Mass. Arms Co. belt revolver with Maynard tape primer and a tube of
caps for primer, along with flask, original Mass. Arms brass mold, key and cleaning rod.
95% etched cylinder scene, 80% deep 5" barrel blue, 95% tarnished silver on
back strap and trigger guard. The frame shows 80% thinning blue, functional. Fine
to excellent overall. Cal. 31 percussion, serial # 254 on breech, hand-revolved
with cylinder release button inside trigger guard to avoid Colt's patent.
Flayderman's # 7A-057.
Very rare and highly desirable set $6,750.
horse head * MAYNARD'S PATENT SEP. 22. 1845
on back strap
JAN. 2. 1855
MASS. ARMS CO. Maynard Primed pocket revolver, serial # 201, caliber .28
percussion, 3" round barrel, profusely florally engraved expert opinion by Nimschke, scarce pearl grips, Flayderman's # 7A-059, excellent condition. In mahogany
show case with red velvet lining, correct flask embossed with an American Eagle
holding a shield over a pair of crossed revolvers, brass bullet mold for round
balls and key. Flayderman's # 7A-059.
On the Las Vegas Antique Arms show one of the most admired cases. sold