BRONZE CASTING PATTERN FOR THE BUTTING MATCH CAP GUN
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In 1959 the J&E Stevens foundry declared bankruptcy and ceased production in Cromwell Connecticut.  At that time three of the factory employees were enlisted to clean everything out of the foundry.  They divided the contents three ways amongst themselves and created a toy collectors treasure trove.  In recent years a few auction houses have been selling off some of the collections of those former employees.  The Butting Match bronze casting molds we are offering in this sale were originally sold from one such collection in 2009.  These bronze molds were used during production to cast the iron version of the Butting Match cap guns for J&E Stevens beginning around 1890.  All of the parts necessary to construct a cap gun except for a small spring and three rivets are present.  The parts can be displayed as is or they could be easily assembled to make a bronze version of the Butting Match cap gun.  The gun molds as they are measure 5 1/2" in length by 5 1/8" in width overall.  All of the parts are in fine condition without any denting or scarring and show all the fine detail originally intended to decorate the gun (please enlarge the photos to see all of the detail).  This is a rare opportunity to own a set of the original casting molds that were used during production to make the iron guns for J&E Stevens back in 1890.  If you are a cap gun collector these will make a great addition to your collection!  PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS EARLY AMERICAN J&E STEVENS BRONZE CASTING PATTERN.

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1890 J&E STEVENS BUTTING MATCH CAP GUN BRONZE CASTING PATTERN

Price: $450.00
Availability: SOLD