This pistol was produced in 1943
and stored in the "white" at the sewing machine vault in
Elizabeth, NJ. In 1968, it was removed from the vault and
blued at the Singer tool room and presented to Wilbur S.
Peets, Vice President of Manufacturing upon his retirement.
The wooden case built at the Singer Furniture factory in
Tocca, GA along with a Singer oiler and ammunition was also
This pistol was offered for sale in 1992 by
a seller who was soliciting bids. The gun eventually ended
up with a gun dealer from Georgia who offered it for sale
for $75,000. It's current whereabouts are unknown. The
picture came from a color flyer that the original seller
sent to collectors.
Accompanying this set is a letter on Singer
letterhead from the son of the person to whom this pistol
"The pistol you received from me was
presented to my father, Wilbur S. Peets, in 1968 upon his
retirement. Mr. Peets was a Vice President of Manufacturing
in the Singer Corporation when these pistols were made.
The Singer pistol you have was the first
tool=made sample to be manufactured. Originally, the
pistol had no finish but before presenting it to Mr. Peets,
the pistol was polished and blued in our own toolroom. To
the best of my knowledge, this was the only pistol to leave
the factory with that finish.
The wooden display case you received with
the pistol was specially made in the Singer Furniture
Factory in Toccoa, Georgia.
Very truly yours,
Robert S. Peets
Cabinet Design & Development