Sunday, December 10, 2017

This little beauty, a U.S. Arms Co. No. 2 pocket revolver, was engraved by L.D. Nimschke. It was exhibited at the Exposition Universalle d'Paris, 1878.

The revolver descended in the Nimschke family for nearly 125 years before it was first sold at auction in 2003. 
As a master firearms engraver of the 19th century, Nimschke is said to have engraved over 5,000 firearms from 1850 to 1904. Today the work of this world renowned master engraver is on display at museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This revolver sold at auction a second time for over $25,000 in 2015.