MHG245 RECORD BREAKING ENGRAVED PRESENTATION CASED STEVENS CONLIN #38 2ND ISSUE TARGET PISTOL; Inscribed on the left side of the barrel “With this pistol was made the first perfect outdoor score of 100 at 50-yard range”. Continuing on the right side “Made at Philadelphia November 8th, 1898 by C.H. Taylor.” Also his initials are very elaborately engraved on the butt. He went on to be a very well known successful businessman after graduating from Harvard. Taylor worked for a number of automobile manufacturers and airline companies where he patented numerous devices.
Gun is entirely engraved. The gold gilded receiver is elaborately engraved and retains nearly all the original gold gilt. Barrel is in excellent condition retaining all the original blue. Pistol has original Mother-of-Pearl grips. Beautifully cased in a French Moroccan style leather case with a ‘J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co.’ label on inside top which also has the “First Perfect Score of 100 at 50 Yard Range, November 8, 1893” statement on it. Very neat and interesting as far as early American target shooting is concerned. Gun is near mint condition and complete with tools fitted inside the case. Also a box of cartridges. A lot of paperwork accompanies this gun.Hard to improve on. Definitely a plus to any Stevens collection.
ANTIQUE $ 8,750.