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Sell: Rare Wesson & Harrington Pocket revolver ANTIQUE

  • Type: Sell
  • Country: Canada
  • Province/State: British Columbia
  • City: Delta
  • Manufacturer: other
  • If other, please specify: Wesson & Harrington
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Model: No.3 Pocket
  • Action/Type: Revolver
  • Calibre: .32 rim fire short
  • Listed: March 31, 2021 10:24 pm
  • Expires: 11 days, 17 hours


Frank Wesson took his nephew Gilbert H. Harrington into his business in 1871 to perfect and produce two little revolvers for which Wesson had been granted a patent that year. Frank was more of a supportive partner in the business, while Harrington handled the day-to-day operations. In 1874, Harrington took William Richardson into the business and formed Harrington & Richardson, while still continuing under the Wesson & Harrington name. The No. 3 and No. 4 revolvers were not manufactured until 1874, and would continue to be made until 1879, however the ageing Frank Wesson was keen on retirement and sold his interest in the business to Richardson. This little revolver with its spring-loaded extractor underneath the barrel is unique in its design, and unmistakable as a Wesson & Harrington. It is in excellent condition, with over 90% original nickel and fine, undamaged rosewood grips. The varnish on the grips is 90% intact and shows very little wear and handling marks. The action is crisp and accurate, the cylinder indexes and locks as it should, and the bore of the 2 1/2 inch barrel is fine, with good rifling and minor wear and spotting. This is only the third one of its kind I have seen in eight years! Based on my research, this is a first-year (1874) production model. SN 2311, rated excellent overall. DISCLAIMER: All OLD GUNS CANADA guns are sold as antiques and we do not make any representation as to the shooting safety of any of them. The guns should be checked by a gun smith before being fired. As antiques, they DO NOT REQUIRE A PAL however you must be 18 to buy. Please provide proof of age with purchase. OLD GUNS CANADA is in business to satisfy our customers and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Prices are subject to GST and PST where applicable. Please be specific about shipping requirements, insurance, etc. Shipping is usually by mail, using the most economical methods, and the charge is a nominal $20. We ship as soon as your payment has cleared our bank. NEW ITEMS ADDED WEEKLY ON OUR WEBSITE.

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