AT-764 Stevens .22 R.F.
AT-764 Stevens .22 rime fire
NO. H Tip-up SS pistol
3 1/2 barrel with fine bore
AU Matching SN# 4656
Joshua Stevens produced three lines of single-shot tip-up target pistols named after contemporary gunmen.
- Stevens-Conlin No. 38 – named for James Conlin, owner of a Broadway Avenue shooting gallery in New York City.
- Stevens-Lord No. 36 – named for Frank Lord, a prominent target shooter. Six hundred were produced from 1880 to 1886.
- Stevens-Gould No. 37 – named for Arthur Corbin Gould, a firearms expert and writer.
Two well known examples of the Stevens-Lord No. 36 were custom ordered by Buffalo Bill, serial no. 29 for himself and serial no. 32 as a gift for Ben Thompson. The deluxe set of pistols had ten-inch barrels chambered for .32 Colt, iridescent mother-of-pearl grips, and custom engraving with gold inlay by Louis Daniel Nimschkel. The one given to Thompson included "From Buffalo Bill to Ben Thompson" on the spine of the grip.An engraved, gold-plated Stevens-Gould No. 37 was given to sharpshooter Annie Oakley in the 1890s by her husband Frank Butler. The pistol had finely engraved dog and horse head motifs on both sides of the frame. The Stevens-Gould No. 37 was one of three embellished guns cased for Oakley as a presentation group.