It has probably not been cleaned in over 50 years and could use a good service that includes cleaning and oil. I apologize, but we do not reply to emails at this time. As the title implies, this book doesnt cover wrist watches, but it does, however, cover pocket watches more. The watch runs has not been time checked for accuracy. The 1911 380 combines the proven 1911 design with another of john browning s inventions the 380 acp cartridge in a package that is 15% smaller than the 45 acp models and tips the scales at a mere 1712 ounces unloaded. Academic regalia in the united states has a history going back to the colonial colleges era. Get the best deal for hampden antique pocket watches from the largest online selection at. Hampden antique pocket watches with 15 jewels for sale ebay. My personal rule is a bare minimum of 100 rounds of the given type through the weapon to confirm proper function in combination with the. How to set and wind a railroad grade pocket watch youtube. You can also type in a part number and get a list of all grades using that part number. The right to download and store or output pages and pictures from this web site is granted to users for their personal use only. Hampden 14k yellow gold scalloped case vintage pocket watch manual winding.
The dial is white in color with the hampden logo underneath the twelve oclock mark. In 1932, at the national matches, colt introduced its first national match model. A match grade 1911 for idpa may be completely different with optional accessories compared to a match grade bullseye. History of the 1911 national match pistol the firearms. These are the same barrels the clarks use to build super accurate bullseye and fullhouse ipsc pistols for top shooters everywhere. The watch was named after president william mckinley, who had been assassinated a few years earlier. Antique hampden pocket watch 16s 17j 1911 runs serviced. Vintage 1902 hampden 23 jewel highgrade railroad railway pocket watch size 18s. This is a discussion on 1911 within the 1911 pistols forums, part of the sig sauer pistols category. Antique pocket watches hampden 16 pocket watch for sale ebay. Clark custom matchgrade 1911 barrels are hardened, heattreated and fully machined from longwearing, solid billet, chromemoly steel. With ball promoting its railway queen grade, dueberhampden brought.
This watch has not been serviced by me but it is running strong and has been keeping good time. Taking the name of the hampden watch company in 1877, its founders, donald mozart and samuel rice, had actually been designing watch works since the previous decade. Hampdens highest listed 18size grades were the 15jewel model 2 railway grade. In 1641 it was renamed after pynchons hometown of springfield, essex, england, following incidents, including trade disputes as well as captain john masons hostilities toward native tribes, which precipitated the settlements joining the massachusetts. This auction is for the antique hampden pocket watch that is shown, the movement is marked diadem. It was the genuine, audacious, selfreliant western spirit. The mozart watch company was originally organized by don j mozart and a group of investors in providence, rhode island in 1864 in october 1867 the company reorganized as the new york watch company and moved to a one story brick plant in springfield, ma. Hampden watch company, springfield, ma, later canton, oh mozart and new york watch companies. This video is focused on antique american pocket watches specifically those that are lever set. After firing the colt pocket 9, i was not comfortable to have this gun for selfdefense. Pocket watch identification and value guide the spruce crafts.
Pocket watches for sale antique and vintage railroad grade. Shumakers colts variations of the old model pocket pistol 1848 to 1872 1957. Want to upgrade your 1911 and get the best accuracy for the buck. Developing innovative watch designs since the late 19th century, hampden pocket watches honored the traditions of american time telling while also celebrating innovation. Vintage 1911 hampden pocket watch, 15 jewels, nickel. Browning s 1911 380 is the right design, the right size, with the right features. The most recent version is from 1999 and is not updated every year.
How to use our vintage watch serial number lookup tables. This gun comes with hard case, 2 mags, paperwork, and special edition ka bar knife. Servicing and overhaul of vintage hampden pocket watches restoration of wind up. If you are looking for a good and accurate semi production gun, then the les baer. Ed brown 924345 match grade barrel 1911 commander 4. A well maintained and adjusted watch kept in a fixed location at room temperature can reach accuracies normally only seen with quartz watches. Elgin national watch company in the spring of 1864 half a dozen ambitious chicago businessmen decided that if massachusetts could build a factory that built watches illinois could, too.
Most of the le people used the same guns they used on the street. The hamilton 992b railroad pocket watch, hamilton railway special the hamilton grade 992b is a high quality antique mechanical pocket watch. This item has crimson trace laser grips installed and comes with the manual, gun l for sale by mid star firearms llc on gunsamerica 956900403. Im looking for some guidance on the value of a gun. Any other reproduction, by any means mechanical or electronic without the express written permission of watertown watch and clock company, is strictly prohibited. Antique hampden pocket watch repair, mechanical hampden. Schild, citizen, eta, isa, lecoultre, omega, rolex, seiko, many others. I am planning to keep one of my 1911 s in a drawer for quick and easy access. Anchor 17 jewel, canadian pacific 17 and 21 jewel, correct time 15 jewel, duber grade in 11,15,16 and 17 jewel, dueber grand 17 and. These minimize friction and subsequent wear on the inner watch mechanism. The term jewel refers to the industrial grade gemstones used as bearings for gears. The pistol also has a standard spur hammer and standard grip safety. Below is a picture of the serial number on the pocket watch case. Stainless factory replacement gun parts, accessories and gunsmithing service on most manufacturers including browning, winchester, fn america, beretta, benelli franchi, stoeger, remington, bushmaster, marlin, sig sauer, hk and many more.
Wilson combat 1911 match grade barrel ramped 10mm full size. Elgin national watch company serial number, elgin pocket watch. However, there are two fairly simple and fairly cheap upgrades anyone can make, without need of expensive tools, which can help sometimes dramatically improve your 1911 s accuracy. This illinois hunter case pocket watch was special for a railroad company. Turning now to the exercise of imperial control over the colonies, it is to be noted that it proceeded chiefly from the the crown. Hampden pocket watch grade 440 1911 this watch has been running strongly on my desk for over 20 minutes. Use this table to look up the serial number of your hamilton pocket watch and hence the year of manufacture. George patton disdained the 1911 because of an ad incident in 1916 while reholstering his. Railroad grade pocket watches explained the vortic blog. The william mckinley grade was a thin, 16 size watch introduced in 1902 or 1903. The company became the hampden watch company in 1877. I still have two new magazines for the pocket 9, in its original blister package for sale should some one needs extra magazines. Olympia, wa, and the national digital newspaper program. The hampden watch company came into existence following a reorganization of the new york watch manufacturing co.
Info, specs, and value american antique pocket watches, with serial number lookups for manufacturers such as elgin, illinois, waltham, and hamilton. The mainspring housing on the carbon steel 1911 milspec is the original arched style found on gi issue 1911a1s, but it includes the springfield armory i. Wilson combat 5 1911 match grade dropin barrel stainless. It is a 30 size, 15 jewels, lever set watch and the case is a 20 year dueber gold filled case. Enlisted men and junior officers alike carried and used the guns they shot. I have a colt 1911 that i know next to nothing about other than it was purchased by a family member about 30 years ago. This will allow you to type in the grade of your elgin pocket watch, and show you all the part numbers for the various parts. Elaborately engraved 14k yellow gold scalloped case. Learn what a railroad grade pocket watch is, what is special about them, and vortics new railroad.
It has been most influenced by the academic dress traditions of europe. This is a discussion on new ultra compact 1911 within the 1911 pistols forums, part of the sig sauer pistols category. It was exercised through the secretary of state, the privy council and a succession of boards subordinate to it which were known as commissioners of plantations or the board of trade. Lots of folks like to upgrade their 1911sthats part of the fun, right. There is an intercollegiate code that sets out a detailed uniform scheme of academic regalia that is voluntarily followed by many, though not all institutions entirely adhere to it. Generally, any halfdecent 1911 should be able to fire modern factory hollow points just fine these days, but you should always test the gunammo combination before you rely on it for carry or home defense. The number of adjustments meaning the calibrations a watch has to keep it running accurately regardless of the position in which it is held add to the watchs value. Serial number lookup and information for ball, elgin. Hamilton 992b railroad pocket watch, hamilton railway special. Antique 1911 hampden grade molly stark model 4 30s 7j convertible case 14k gold filled watch b5540cb this antique timepiece is overall in good condition. When looking for the number on your watch you should be looking at the serial number on the movement, not the case.
The hampden pocket watch company made some special models, or grades. Barrel accuracy comes from using the highest quality materials and manufacturing methods. It was moved to springfield, massachusetts in 1867 and two grades of watches were produced. Hamden 23j 16s special railway grade 104 pocket watch. The company started with an 18s 34 plate model signed springfield. I dont see any markings on the slide that would indicate the model or if it was military issue. This item has crimson trace laser grips installed and comes with the manual, gun l for sale by mid star firearms llc on gunsamerica. Springfield was founded in 1636 by english puritan william pynchon as agawam plantation under the administration of the connecticut colony. Your barrel has the 2line hartford ct address, which is not very common. Vintage hampden 14k gold scalloped case pocket watch. Antique 1911 hampden grade molly stark model 4 30s 7j. Colt was talos first limited edition partner in the late 1990s. Thank you for that tip, ill probably switch it to my carry after another 300400 rds.
Make offer vintage open face hampden rail road 23 jewel grade no. The second good guide book is the american pocket watches identification and price guide by roy ehrhardt and bill meggers and available at the heart of america press. Hamilton 16s 22j 4992b military open face leverset base hamilton 16s 22j 4992b military open fac hamilton 4992b g. It just has the patent dates, the colt logo, and colts pt. With the factorys cooperation, talo editions have caught the attention of a wide range of colt collectors. Hamilton 992 railroad grade and approved pocket watch in a factory made hamilton display case. Get the best deals on antique pocket watches hampden 16 pocket watch. Hampden watch company, springfield, ma, later canton, oh. Springfield 1911 milspec parkerized 45 acp 5 7round pistol. If you have any questions about, or would like to purchase this firearms please call us at 3867360330.832 350 60 1054 114 650 1484 445 678 1183 1669 405 93 907 1006 181 59 1175 1488 731 278 386 863 561 785 583 193 1629 97 285 81 602 23 1022 753 1337 343 77 376 833