Rare Collection of Tiffany & Co. Pistols

Finally, something at Tiffany’s for me.

This collection of fine pistols from Tiffany & Co. were designed to demonstrate the elegance and power of American Industry by creating such beautiful works of art using methods that were unachievable by others at the time.

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Tiffany & Co. formerly made decorative swords for Officers during the Civil War and Mexican-American war, but shifted into pistols in the 1880’s.

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They produced 50 firearms up until 1911 after New York enacted strict gun control laws. These particular set of pistols are housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Pierre Terjanian, the head of the Arms and Armor department tells us that; “These are very important objects. They showed that objects may have a function, but their symbolic meaning can be greater.”

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How important is the look or aesthetic quality of a firearm to you? Do you own any ‘Safe Queens’ or are your firearms simply tools.

I sold the only ‘Safe Queen’ that I had because I felt it was taking up too much space and I wasn’t shooting it.

So what do you choose? The Lamborghini or the Jeep ? The Glock or the Nighthawk.

Singing Bird Pistols | Valued over $2 million

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-Adam

 

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