~ Frank Wesson Model 1870 Single Shot Pistol Cal .32 Rim Fire And Stock ~
This is the so called ''Sportsman's Jewel'', designed by Frank Wesson in 1870, and approximately were produced between 1870 and 1890.
The pistol has a long blued octagonal barrel and a strippable wooden skeleton stock.
The main frame is made of nickel and is fitted with rosewood grips.
The removable stock is also of rosewood and is attached to the pistol grip by a steel tang fixed with a screw.
The grip is stamped with the serial number ‘726’ which is matches the serial stamped on the skeleton shoulder stock, as seen in the pictures.
The left side of the barrel is stamped with the manufacturer’s name and patent ''Frank Wesson, Worcester, Mass./Patented May 31st, 1870''.
The barrel bears a windage adjustable rear sight and and a ghost-ring blade frontal sight.
The pistol is fitted with an external push button type for half-cocking.
There is a manual ejector on the right side of barrel breech.
The pistol can be cocked and fired.
~ Dimension ~
The barrel length is 18 inches (45.7 cm) and the overall length with its stock attached is 33 inches (83.7 cm).
It weighs 1.2 kg.
~ Condition ~
The pistol is in very good condition for its age.
Its blue is nearly entirely preserved but sections of the chromed frame have developed spots of rust.
The woodwork has minor scratches and chips.
The rifling of the barrel looks to be decent.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £22 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.