Nimschke Cartridge Conversion did not sell.
American Eagle 1860 sold for $17,250.
The famous American jewelry company Tiffany & Co has a long history of offering decorative firearms, and today I’m looking at two of them. One is a cartridge conversion Colt from the 1870s, engraved by Nimschke and fitted with a silver-plated Tiffany “Mexican Eagle” grip. The other is a modern-production 1860 Army designed by Tiffany for the US Historical Society and produced by Andrew Bourbon.
While I do not normally have a particular taste for embellished and engraved guns, I think it’s very interesting to see the difference in style between the two periods – the change in what people find appealing in “the gun as art.”
At Forgotten Weapons I think the most interesting guns out there are the most obscure ones. I try to search out experimental and prototype weapons and show you how they work, in addition to more conventional guns that you may not have heard of before. You’re much more likely to find a video on the Cei Rigotti or Webley-Fosbery here than an AR or Glock. So, do you want to learn about something new today? Then stick around!