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Old 01-09-2009, 08:28 PM
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I know it's not really an S&W but I also know that some of you folks know where I can begin to research a Frank Wesson Tip up Pocket Rifle 1862 Model 12", with brass shoulder stock in 32 Rimfire.
It has a four digit serial number 10XX.
So far I have been told that it was made in 1864. I put it in layaway and will get it out in a few weeks after my wife works enough overtime.
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I know it's not really an S&W but I also know that some of you folks know where I can begin to research a Frank Wesson Tip up Pocket Rifle 1862 Model 12", with brass shoulder stock in 32 Rimfire.
It has a four digit serial number 10XX.
So far I have been told that it was made in 1864. I put it in layaway and will get it out in a few weeks after my wife works enough overtime.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:54 PM
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Don't know anything about the rifle, but I have a Frank Weson tip up pocket pistol with about a 2.5-3" barrel. Frame also done in brass. Patent date is 1859. Belonged to my grandmother.
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:01 AM
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Is this it ?

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No thats not it. Wish it was John. That really looks like a great price for that particular gun.
Mine looks like an early Marble Game Getter with a skeletonized brass shoulder stock held on by a screw on the butt of the gun. Has a single spur trigger.
I wish I had brought my camera to the shop yesterday.
Did Frank Wesson ever join the Smith & Wesson Firm or continue to operate on his own?
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Frank Wesson was the youger brother of Edwin Wesson & Dan. B. Wesson, and learned the gun reade under Edwin. Frank went his own way when Edwin died and was never associated with Smith & Wesson. He later partnered with Nate Harrington and started Wesson & Harrington, which evolved into Harrington & Richardson. The pocket rifles's wire stock must be numbered to the gun, for the gun to have much value. They are common guns an the antique market. See Flayderman's "Guide to Antique American Firearms" for a discussion of Frank Wesson atms.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:04 PM
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Thanks Ed. I figured if anyone knows you would.
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