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James Reid and His Catskill Knuckleduster

Taylor G. Bowen

James Reid and His Catskill Knuckleduster

by Taylor G. Bowen

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Published by Andrew Mowbray Pub .
Written in English


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FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11437405M
ISBN 100917218396
ISBN 109780917218392

THE JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" PEPPERBOX, a.k.a. " Knuckleduster" It seemed interesting to me to have a closer look at one of the most uncommon pocket weapons of the American Old West. Although basically in all respects a pepperbox, its orthopaedic concept makes it an unicum among all others, and that alone is a good reason for a close examination. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Andrew Mowbray Pub books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.

James Reid Cal Engraved Knuckleduster Revolver for auction. James Reid caliber factory engraved combination “Knuckleduster” revolver. One of the most recognized, yet difficult to locate firearms of the midth century, the Reid “MY FRIEND” was made in fairly limited quantities from to This early brass framed example is serial number and has the scarce and. Used Lincoln: Andrew Mowbray, Hard Cover. pages, pictures/illus,INscribed and signed by author, inside of front DJ has 1 inch black smudge as does front free end paper otherwise it is excellent. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #

James Reid caliber factory engraved combination “Knuckleduster” revolver. One of the most recognized, yet difficult to locate firearms of the midth century, the Reid “MY FRIEND” was made in fairly limited quantities from to   James Reid was a New York gunsmith best known for his "My Friend" knuckleduster revolvers, but before he devised the idea for those he was working in .


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5/5(4). A definitive study of the important but little known maker of the percussion and early cartridge era. A detailed history of James Reid, his factory in the picturesque Catskill Mountains, the pistols which he fabricated there (in all their complex variations) and the inexorable economic forces which eventually brought production to an end.5/5(4).

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Bowen in his definitive book James Reid and His Catskill Knuckledusters, “Reid began making his first pistols at this time.” In –61 Reid made about small single-shot,caliber cap-and-ball pistols for inventor Rollin White (who had sold his. OUT OF PRINT James Reid and His Catskill Knuckledusters by Taylor G.

Bowen A definitive study of the important but little-known maker of the percussion and early cartridge era. A detailed history of James Reid, his factory in the picturesque Catskill Mountains, the pistols which he fabricated there (in all their complex variations) and the inexorable economic forces which eventually 4/5(1).

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Free shipping for many products!Seller Rating: % positive. Acaliber, seven-shot Knuckleduster was among those manufactured and sold by Catskill's James Reid in the s.

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The “My Friend” knuckle-duster revolver was a defensive weapon sold on the civilian market from the late s until the early s. It functioned both as a revolver (this one is in caliber, with a 7-shot capacity) and a blunt weapon for striking.

These were made in upstate New York (in the Catskills, specifically) by a man named James Reid and his company. By the time he received the knuckleduster patent, Reid had relocated his family and Manufactory to Catskill, New York, where the Catskill Creek could be tapped for water power.

Reid was continually haunted by the existence of the Rollin White Patent, licensed by Smith & Wesson and giving S&W the exclusive right to manufacture a revolver having. The maker, James Reid, was born in Belfast, Ireland, was trained as a gunsmith in Glasgow, Scotland, and then migrated to the United States where he first set up shop in New York City.

Inhe moved his family and then his shop to Catskill to get out of the city and into the country for health reasons. James Reid was a New York gunsmith best known for his “My Friend” knuckleduster revolvers, but before he devised the idea for those he was working in New York City making traditional style revolvers.

This particular one is a Number 2 pattern example, a caliber, 7-shot rimfire revolver. Reid’s Knuckleduster is both “enchanting and endearing!” Holt found, by using the ring finger (above) instead of the pinky, the knuckleduster could readily be transitioned between a striking blow and firing (below).

Further Information James Reid and His Catskill Knuckledusters by Taylor G. Bowen (OP). James Reid and His Catskill Knuckledusters. By Taylor Bowen. New x Hardcover Pages.

Well researched illustrated study. This book is full of illustrations, descriptions and history of the “my friend” pistol and James Reid, its inventor.

James Reid Cal. Knuckleduster Revolver, in fitted case, #, RF cal., 7-shot, left side of topstrap marked ''My Friend Pat'd Dec.

26, '', mfg'd from approx. Condition is excellent retaining approx. 92% original nickel with some wear at highpoints. Good .He immigrated to the United States in where he soon set up shop in New York City under the name "James Reid Manufactory".

See Flayderman's 9th Edition pg. Reid later moved his shop to the Catskill Mountains where he continued manufacturing pistols into the early 's.Made by James Reid, Catskill, New York between for a total production of approximately 3, in caliber. Five shot. Nickel plated brass frame with scroll engraving.

Left side of frame top strap marked: "MY FRIEND PATD. DEC, ". Housed in a .