Frank Wesson Pocket Rifle With Matching Stock And
Part of the Model 1870 pocket rifle series of long barreled single shot stocked pistols, also known as "Sportsman's Jewel". Approximately 5,000 of these pistols were produced between 1870 and 1893. This is the Third Type with the external push button half-cock on the left side of the frame and a nickel plated iron frame. The barrel is blue and marked on the left side "FRANK WESSON WORCESTER, MASS./PATENTED MAY 31,1870". Equipped with a globe front and adjustable rear sights. The barrel turns on an axis to the right for loading and unloading, and has a sliding manual extractor. The hammer and spur trigger are casehardened and checkered. Fitted with smooth varnished rosewood. Complete with a nickel plated skeleton type shoulder stock numbered to the gun and comes in a wooden case with pull through cleaning tool, wire brush attachment and empty 50 count box for Remington-UMC 32 S&W smokeless CF cartridges.
BBL: 15 inch octagon
Gauge: 32 RF
Serial Number: 2027
Very fine. The barrel retains 80% plus original blue finish with some small areas thinned to a smooth brown or gray patina, high edge wear, a small area of very minor pitting near the breech and a few scattered minor scratches. The hammer retains 50% original case colors with a smooth dark patina on the balance. The frame retains 99% original nickel finish with a few minor dents and scratches. The grips are very good with almost all of the original varnish and showing some wear and a few minor dings. The stock retains 95% plus original nickel finish with some minor flaking and light frosting. The case is good with chips and wear along the front edge and overall some minor scratches and scuffs.