Spectacular Auction of Quality Firearms
Totals Approximately $15 Million!

Auction: March 14th & 15th, 2016: 10am

Preview: March 11th - 13th, 2016: 9am-5pm and March 14th & 15th, 2016: 8am-10am

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1000

RARE SMITH AND WESSON NO 1 VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 64. Cal. 31. All steel construction with 4″ oct to rnd bbl, pin front sight and fixed rear sight in top flat of frame. Top three flats of the bbl have the usual company and patent markings. Mounted with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips that are matching numbered to this pistol. Lever has a spur finger rest similar to the larger No. 2 pistol which is most unusual on the No. 1 pistol. Pistol is engraved in typical early foliate arabesque patterns without background on the frame, sideplates, top flats of the frame and backstrap. There were only about 1200 of these pistols produced by Smith & Wesson 1854-1855, at which time this branch of Smith & Wesson became the Volcanic Repeating Arm Company. Under the leadership of Oliver Winchester, Volcanic Repeating Arms continued production, later becoming New Haven Arms, which evolved into the famous 1860 Henry rifle. Post Civil War the company then became Winchester Repeating Arms and the rest is history. These little pistols were a very important step in the evolution of modern repeating firearms. Even though they were not overly successful due to their under powered cartridges and difficulty of extraction of a misfire or simply unloading to clean, they remained in service well into the 1860’s. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good to very good, all visible numbers matching. Bbl retains about 30% thin orig blue, mostly in the gullets and sheltered areas. Remainder of the pistol is a grey metal patina. Left side of the bbl at the joint of the bbl and loading sleeve is about a 5/8″ long dressed area, apparently where a ding had occurred. Grips are sound showing about 80% orig varnish. Hammer spring has a broken tip and is now secured by a replacement large headed screw. Lever is a little loose, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with scattered pitting. 49973-417 JR29 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1000

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1001

SMALL FRAME VOLCANIC REPEATING PISTOL WITH TWO PIECE WALNUT GRIPS.

SN 1634. Cal .31, 3-1/2″ bbl, blue finish with gun metal receiver. 2-pc American walnut grips. Bbl has 2-line address that reads “New Haven Conn. Patent February 14, 1854”. Receiver has SN stamped on inside surface under left grip. Grips have SN stamped in inside of both sides. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a mottled plumb brown patina overall with some high-point wear with a few dents. Bbl mark is sharp. Front sight has been battered flat. Loading gate is jammed. Receiver is a mustard patina overall with sharp edges and some evidence of cleaning in the distant past. Hammer retains considerable case color finish and trigger considerable traces of blue finish. SN is sharp. Grips retain 90% varnish finish with slight mars and scratches overall and high-point wear on the right side. A very nice small frame Volcanic. One of only approx 850 made. 50137-1 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 1001

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1002

ENGRAVED EARLY NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC NO 1 LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 281. Cal. 31. Blue & gold with 3-3/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine & pinched post front sight with fixed rear sight & top flat of frame. Top flat of bbl has the 1-line New Haven address & patent date. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. Frame is gold plated & after market engraved in early foliate arabesque patterns with fine pearled background. Matching engraving extends over top flat, backstrap, buttstrap & bottom of frame. SN is found on left side of buttstrap under the grip. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Engraving is of very high quality undoubtedly by a master engraver of considerable skill. There are about 850 of these little pistols produced 1857-1860 under the ownership of Oliver Winchester who had, in 1855 purchased the patent rights from Smith & Wesson. This design evolved into the very successful Model 1860 Henry rifle which, after the Civil War, then became the Model 1866 which was the beginning of the Winchester dynasty. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine retain about 90% of a thin restored finish with some fine pitting on left side of loading sleeve. Frame & side plates retain sharp edges & overall shows just a couple of small nicks & retain virtually all of their bright gold finish. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips have a repaired crack on each side internally, otherwise are fine with a beautiful golden ivory patina. Timing spring is a little weak, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 50143-2 JR175 IVORY (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1002

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1003

SCARCE EARLY VOLCANIC NO. 1 POCKET PISTOL.

SN 244. Cal. 31. These popular brass framed revolver made about 1857, marked on 3-1/2″ bbl “NEW HAVEN CONN. PATENT FEBRUARY 14, 1854”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. No finish on bbl which is overall gray with pitting. Brass shows traces of original silver plating and overall a light yellow mustard patina. Grips are well fit with small chips in each toe with matching SNs to gun. Hairline crack in butt in left grip. Grips retain about 1/2 of original varnish finish. Mechanically gun functions with discernible crisp rifling. 49973-409 JS (6,000-8,000) – Lot 1003

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1004

RARE NEW HAVEN ARMS NO 2 NAVY SIZE VOLCANIC PISTOL.

SN 2464. Cal. 41. Scarce Navy size Volcanic with rare 6″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, brass pin front sight and 2-line New Haven address. Mounted with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips that are matching numbered to this pistol. Buttstrap has an after market brass stud and lanyard ring. SN was observed on right side of buttstrap, under the grip, on right side of lever and inside each grip. Bbl and loading sleeve have assembly number “300”. The small tab at the end of the loading sleeve is broken from the spring loaded pin but is still present. Only about 300 of these rare pistols were produced 1857-1860. The Volcanic was the forerunner of the Civil War era Model 1860 Henry rifle which evolved into the venerable Winchester Model 1866 which established the Winchester dynasty. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good, all visible numbers matching. Bbl retain 60-70% dull orig blue, brighter on the ribs. Frame and sideplates show sharp edges and a dark mustard patina. Lever and hammer are a brown patina. Left grip has a chipped toe, otherwise grips are sound showing moderate edge wear and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 49973-234 JR31 (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1004

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1005

SCARCE VOLCANIC ARMS NO 2 NAVY SIZE LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 1810. Cal. 41. Usual configuration with 8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and fixed sight in top flat of frame. Top flat of bbl has a clear 3-line Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. address with 1854 patent date. Mounted with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips whose right side escutcheon is stripped in the grip and therefore grips could not be removed to check for additional matching numbers. Frame and sideplates were orig silver plated and have typical early foliate arabesque engraving patterns on the frame, sideplates and backstrap. Pistol has a very clever alteration to the loading system which consists of a band fitted and screw attached around the muzzle end with a Winchester-style magazine plug. The right side rib has a sliding latch which secures the rotating loading sleeve when in the forward position. To load one simply retracts the tab and rotates the sleeve in a normal manner. Magazine follower is steel & appears to be from an earlier Smith & Wesson Volcanic pistol. There were about 1500 Navy size pistols produced by Volcanic Repeating Arms, 1855-1857. Few survive today in orig configuration with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains on the bbl and magazine tube begin a mottled grey/brown patina with areas of pitting on the left side. Frame and sideplates retain 30-40% orig silver, mostly on the right side and around the trigger. Hammer is heavily pitted. Right grip has a crack through the escutcheon area and both grips show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore, dark in the grooves. 49973-413 JR30 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1005

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1006

CIVIL WAR ERA HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 2938. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, slightly altered early style nickel silver front sight & 900 yard Henry-style ladder rear sight that may be an old reproduction. Top flat of bbl is marked with the small font 2-line Henry’s patent and company address. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut buttstock with straight grip & early style brass buttplate with rnd heel and large trap. The 2 buttplate screws are matching numbered to the rifle. Tang screws are properly unnumbered and are orig Henry screws. Left side of buttstock and left bbl gullet have factory sling swivels. Buttstock has a slight “Henry Bump” below the sling swivel. SN is found in the usual place on top flat of bbl between the receiver and rear sight, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Rnd section of bbl under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “581” which number is partially visible on rear face of loading sleeve. Loading sleeve retainer screw is battered. Receiver has a dovetail in the top flat and the rear sight is cracked down the center. Bolt face is missing the firing pin assembly. This rifle appears to have been manufactured in about 1863 at the height of the Civil War and almost certainly would have served during the war and later probably on the American frontier. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, plummy/brown patina with a few light nicks & dings and edge wear. Receiver & sideplates show light to moderate edge wear with a few light scratches & nicks and show a dark mustard patina. Buttplate is matching patina. Buttstock has fine crack in the left wrist with nicks & scratches and retains most of a very old restored finish. Bolt face is missing the firing pin and the extractor is a homemade replacement. Otherwise, mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting and distinctive rifling. Stock & buttplate screw heads have been refinished. 49973-17 JR84 (20,000-35,000) – Lot 1006

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1007
Revised: 2/26/2016

Please Note: IMPORTANT EXCITING DISCOVERY: We have just learned that this 1866 Carbine is purportedly one of ten such guns ordered for Mexican Presidente Porifiro Diaz in 1872. Each of the ten were supposedly delivered as unfinished barreled actions to L.D. Nimschke’s shop where they were engraved, silver-plated, and stocked in French walnut. Further research may uncover a connection between the buttplate inscription “J.R. Heaven” and Diaz. Six of these special order 1866 Carbines are known to exist in addition to this recent discovery. Correction: The inscription on the top of the buttplate should read “J.R. Heaven” not “J.D. Heaven”. The condition report should state… Bbl retains traces of oxidized silver finish. Condition report references receiver, lever and buttplate as having a nickel finish. This is not correct – There is NO NICKEL FINISH. The finish is positively silver.

RARE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 107853. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine, signed, Nimschke engraved ’66 carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight & 2-position flip rear sight graduated to 500 yards. Mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered European walnut with straight stock & rifle crescent buttplate that has trap. Left side of buttstock has a very large kidney-shaped patch. Unusually, right side of lower tang under the wood is marked with an “X” and a “V”. Top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate are marked with matching SN to the carbine. Receiver & sideplates, along with lever & buttplate are silver-plated. Receiver is beautifully engraved by Master Engraver L. D. Nimschke in his typical intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with fine pearled background. Several scrolls on left side terminate in flower blossoms and the left side plate is engraved in a very nicely detailed Mexican eagle. Right side has matching engraving with a single flower blossom & an open counter-point panel on sideplate. Engraving extends over top of receiver, top tang, bottom tang & buttplate tang. Bottom of carrier is engraved in Mr. Nimschke’s trademark flower blossom with fine pearled background and with his figure 8 ribbon around the timing screws on which is engraved his “LDN” initials top of buttplate tang is engraved “J.D. HEAVEN”, probably at the time the carbine was engraved. Signed examples of Mr. Nimschke’s work are rather rare and not often encountered. Equally rare, is the deluxe wood on an 1866 Winchester. This carbine appears to have been produced in about 1872 at a time when any repeating firearm was in great demand on the Western frontier and a firearm was a daily use tool. Firearms of that era are rarely found today with orig configuration and finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 60-70% blue, strong in sheltered areas, fading and thin elsewhere with scattered spots of light surface etching and light pitting around the muzzle ends and on front band. Receiver retains about 95% strong, restored nickel. Hammer retains about 75% case colors, dark on top edge, showing wear on the right side. Lever retains about 85% orig nickel. Buttplate retains about 60% restored nickel finish. Stock with the aforementioned patch and a small, filled area by the top tang is otherwise sound with nicks, dings & bruises and shows an old restored finish. Forearm is sound with light nicks & dings, also with a restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Very bright shiny bore with some scattered pitting about mid-point. 49973-493 JR95 (6,500-12,500) – Lot 1007

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1008

VERY RARE 1ST MODEL 1866 WINCHESTER FLAT SIDE SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH R.J. ANDREW SAN ANGELO, TEX. SADDLE SCABBARD.

SN 14390. Cal. 44 RF. 20″ bbl. Blue finish with gun metal receiver. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Saddle ring. Bbl has standard carbine sights with traces of Henry’s patent bbl address in front of sight. Gun metal receiver is of flat side style with not swell at forward end. Loading gate is of flat style SN is marked on left tang under buttstock, in upper tang mortise of stock and on inside toe of buttplate. Assembly no. 1044 is stamped on left side of lower tang in front of SN and on inside of each side plate. Saddle scabbard has a russet brown finish with a clear maker’s mark on right side. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good to very good for this model. Bbl and magazine tube are gray-brown patina overall with heavy erosion overall especially toward muzzle. Sights are good. Bbl address is readable. Bore is very dark with visible rifling. Gun metal receiver is a pleasing mustard patina overall with numerous dents and scratches around side plate especially on right side. Screws are somewhat marred. Elevator has a pleasing mustard patina with numerous dents. Hammer, lever and trigger are a dark brown patina with considerable erosion. Stocks are very good, full-sized with numerous scratches and dents overall commensurate with age and use of carbine. Buttplate is a mustard brown patina with some high point wear. Bbl band screw is missing. Saddle ring is orig. Scabbard is good with a sharp maker’s mark and black staining and crazing toward muzzle end. A very colorful and rare 1st model 1866 Winchester carbine that definitely saw service on the Texas frontier. 49973-18 TEP (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1008

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1009

EARLY 2ND MODEL 1866 WINCHESTER SADDLE RING CARBINE IN SADDLE SCABBARD MARKED S.A. WADE MAKER ROSENBURG. TX.

SN 18668. Cal. 44 CF. Cal. is an early CF conversion. 20″ bbl. Blue finish with Gun metal receiver. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Silver coin front sight with gunsmith made rear sight. Bbl has “HENRY’S PATENT” mark. Gun metal receiver with replaced brass saddle ring and saddle ring stud. SN is stamped on lower left tang under butt. “CC” in front of SN. SN is also stamped on inside of upper tang mortise and on inside toe of buttplate. Saddle scabbard is a russet brown finish with 2 hanging loops and a clear makers cartouche on both sides. “F.D. SALMONS RICHMOND, TX” stamped on left side under cartouche. Manufactured in 1868. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl and magazine tube show an even gray-brown patina overall. Sights are good. Front bbl band has replaced screw. Bbl address is readable. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Gun metal receiver is good to very good, was cleaned long ago and has numerous mars and dents overall. Saddle ring and stud are replacements. SN is clearly stamped. Hammer and lever are a dark brown patina with some traces of case color on both sides of hammer. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and have been cleaned. Forestock has carry wear in front of receiver and pieces missing on both sides in front of bbl band. Buttplate is an even mustard patina with some staining. Saddle scabbard is very good and shows a russet brown color with some dark stains and very sharp markings. A wonderful early model 1866 carbine in a hard to find Texas marked saddle scabbard. 49973-19 TEP (4,500-6,500) – Lot 1009

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1010

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 4TH MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH GOLD WASHED RECEIVER.

SN 155062. Cal. 44 CF. 20″ bbl, blue and gold wash finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight with no cal mark. Standard carbine sights with 2-leaf rear sight. Receiver has been cleaned, nicely engraved and gold washed. SN is stamped behind lever on lower tang. Upper tang is unmarked. Stock has brass carbine butt plate with engraving on tang. Bbl bands are steel. CONDITION: Very good as refinished. Bbl and magazine tube are a gray brown patina overall with sharp marking. Sights are good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has been cleaned overall with some replaced screws. Engraving is of good quality. Receiver retains a generous amount of gold wash overall. Hammer and lever are a deep plumb brown patina. Buttstock has been cleaned and is undersized, with handling marks overall. Buttplate retains traces of gold wash with numerous dents. Bbl bands are silver brown patina. An attractive 1866 Winchester Carbine. 50111-14 TEP (3,500-5,500) – Lot 1010

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1011

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT AND SLING SWIVELS.

SN 105684. Cal. 44 RF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, gun metal receiver. Straight grained American walnut stocks with gun metal buttplate and fore-end cap with factory sling swivels. Bbl has standard 2-line address in front of rear sight. No cal mark. Front sight is blade type. Rear sight is fixed. Receiver has SN stamped behind trigger, under lever, with a small “LS” behind SN. Elevator is unmarked and upper tang is unmarked. Stocks have an old varnish finish with 2 brass plates attached by nails to either side of the wrist, reinforcing a crack in the wrist. Buttstock has Winchester sling swivel, as does the fore-end cap. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a gray brown patina overall, with a sharp mark and some roughness towards the muzzle. Front sight blade is loose. Rear sight blade is good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has been cleaned long ago and is returning to a mellow yellow patina. There are some dents on either side of the hammer and at the forward end of both side plates. Hammer is a silver gray patina. Lever is a chocolate brown patina. Stocks are good. Repair is loose. Stocks have an old varnish re-finish over numerous scratches and dents. Buttplate and fore-end cap were cleaned long ago and are returning to a mellow yellow patina. A colorful old 66 Winchester Rifle made in 1872. 49971-19 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1011

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1012

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH STRAIGHT GRAINED AMERICAN WALNUT STOCKS AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 161362. Cal. 44 CF. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. High after market front sight. All markings correct for this model. Gun metal receiver. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Manufactured in 1883. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are gray-brown patina overall with some slight roughness near forend cap and muzzle. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Bbl address is clear. Receiver is a pleasing mustard brown patina with high point wear and some denting around side plates on both sides. Elevator matches finish of receiver and shows some denting. SN is clear. Hammer and lever are a deep brown patina with some roughness on bottom of lever. Stocks are very good and full-sized with dents and scratches overall commensurate with age of rifle. Buttplate is a deep brown patina with some roughness. A very good model 1866 rifle from a old Texas collection. 49973-2 TEP (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1012

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1013

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH 15 1/2″ BARREL.

SN 167407. Cal. 44 CF. 15 1/2″ bbl. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Saddle ring. All markings are standard for this model. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a dark brown patina overall with a sharp address and good sight. Bbl is marked 44 R.F. at breech. Bbl and magazine have been shortened during period of use. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is an even mustard patina overall with high point wear and mars and scratches overall especially at hammer. SN is sharp. Elevator shows denting. Stocks are very good and slightly undersized. Left side of buttstock shows remnants of tack decoration. No tack heads are present but there are a few square shanks remaining in some holes. Stocks have dents and scratches overall. Buttstock shows vertical wear marks on both sides. Buttplate is a deep brown patina. A very colorful old 66 carbine kicked out of the brush in Texas. 49973-24 TEP (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1013

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1014

RARE COPY OF A WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE MADE BY THE PIRLOT BROTHERS OF LIEGE, BELGIUM IN SADDLE SCABBARD THAT HAS A CARTOUCHE ON RIGHT SIDE IDENTIFYING AS BEING MADE BY E.T. AMONETT OF EL PASO, TEXAS.

SN NSN. Cal. 44 CF. 20″ bbl. Blue finish with gold washed gun metal receiver. No bbl address. There is a small circle “B” proof behind rear sight and Belgian proof mark on left breech side of bbl. There is also a crown “U” proof. The gun metal receiver has a crown “U” proof on left side of receiver ring and an oval “EB” proof on left side in front of side plate. Right side of receiver is marked “PIRLOT FRERE’S A LIEGE”. There are traces of gold wash on receiver overall. Lever has a very small loop and hammer has very coarse checkering. Stocks are straight grained dark European walnut with a crescent gun metal buttplate. Saddle scabbard has remnants of hanging straps and a clear cartouche on right side. Cartouche reads “E.T. AMONETT MAKER EL PASO, TEXAS. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a smooth silver-gray patina overall. Sights are good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Proof marks are clear. Gun metal receiver has been lightly cleaned overall and shows traces of gold wash finish. Markings are very clear. Loading gate is silver-gray patina as is hammer, lever and trigger. Stocks are very good with a dark brown finish. Slightly undersized at wrist and 1 crack at tang. Crescent buttplate is an even mustard patina. Saddle scabbard is good with considerable crazing toward muzzle and dark stains overall. Cartouche is clear. A extremely rare copy of a 66 Winchester saddle ring carbine that could definitely have seen service during Mexican Revolution. 49973-20 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1014

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1015

WINCHESTER EARLY 3RD MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER AND CHECKERED PISTOL GRIP STOCKS.

SN 132570 A. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, with half magazine, blue and case color finish. XXX checkered pistol grip stocks with crescent butt and factory sling swivels. Single set trigger. Factory tang sight. Bbl has standard 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. No cal mark. Front sight is blade type. Rear sight is semi-buckhorn type. Half magazine has rnd cap. Receiver has SN stamped on lower tang behind lever. Rear sight was not removed to check for tang mark. Lower left tang is marked XXX with assembly no 5032. Tang is also marked “SS” and “R”. Receiver has single set trigger. Stock has assembly no 5032 with an “S” at the forward end in the upper tang mortiss. Butt stock has assembly no 5032 inside toe. Buttplate has factory swing swivel. Pistol grip is checkered with ebony insert in cap. Fore-end is checkered in a diamond pattern. Fore-end cap has factory swing swivel. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter confirming Barrel, Trigger, stocks, half magazine, case hardened finish, and swing swivels. Sights are listed as “Grad Peep and Beach”. Front sight has been changed. Letter states rifle was shipped on September 15, 1883 order no. 6951. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has 80% dull blue finish overall with high-point wear. Some minor dents and scratches and a sharp bbl address. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% case color overall with staining and blotching, mainly toward the forward end. Side plate screw is slightly marred. Dust cover is a plumb brown patina. Hammer and lever are a plumb brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Trigger retains a considerable amount of blue and functions well. Stocks are very good with nearly all of the varnish finish remaining. Stocks have small dents and scratches overall. Checkering is sharp on pistol grip and forearm. Six notches on pistol grip right side. Buttplate is a silver gray patina. Fore-end cap is also a silver gray patina. A very nice and attractive Early 3rd Model Deluxe 1873 Rifle with many special order features. 50078-1 TEP (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1015

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1016

FACTORY ENGRAVED DELUXE 2ND MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CROTCH GRAINED AMERICAN WALNUT STOCKS BEECH’S COMBINATION FRONT SIGHT AND SINGLE SET TRIGGER.

SN 97097. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl with full magazine. Blue and case colored finished. Beech’s combination front sight with standard rear sight. Receiver is engraved with a scroll/floral motif and has vignette of a running deer on left side plate. Elevator has a small scroll motif. Dust cover is of large oval type with coarse checkering. Dust cover rail is attached to receiver with screw. Rifle has a single set trigger. Standard tang markings. Stocks are crotch grained American walnut with checkering at wrist and forearm. Crescent buttplate. Manufactured in 1882. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a silver-gray patina overall. Front sight is very good. Bbl address is clear. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is a deep brown patina overall with high point wear. Elevator is a mustard brown patina. Dust cover checkering is sharp. Tang markings are sharp. Set trigger needs repair and shows miniscule traces of fire blue. Hammer does not stay on half or full cock. Stocks are good to very good and undersized at wrist. Checkering on pistol grip and forend is visible but almost worn smooth. Buttstock is sun-dried and checked overall. Buttplate is also a deep brown patina. Forend has dark carry wear toward receiver. a truly colorful deluxe Winchester model 1873 rifle that definitely saw service in Texas. 49973-6 TEP (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1016

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1017

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH SABER BAYONET.

SN 24623. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade 1st Model carbine with 19-1/4″ rnd bbl, nearly full length magazine with 1st Type rifle threaded plug, square-base front sight & two position flip rear sight graduated to 500 yards. Receiver if 1st Type with mortised dust cover that has impressed checkered thumbprint. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. The front magazine/bbl band has a saber bayonet lug on the right side. Left sideplate is marked “VERNEY & COBERT 21 PERU BUENOS AIRES”. Accompanied by an orig saber bayonet for this carbine that is 24-3/4″ overall length with 20″ Yaghtagn blade and 1-pc cast brass handle that has eagle head pommel and integral handguard. Scabbard is leather covered with brass throat & tip. Bayonet blade is marked on the left ricasso with a crown/”C” and right ricasso a “B”. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearm’s Museum letter which identifies this carbine with saber bayonet, received in warehouse Nov 13, 1876 and shipped next day with 5 other arms to order number 7570. Additionally accompanied by copies of a page from what is believed to be from Winchester’s New Model of 1873: A Tribute, Gordon which pictures this exact carbine & bayonet, identified by SN. Obviously part of a shipment to Argentina. It is unknown how many of these carbines were manufactured, but very few have ever surfaced. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains being an overall dark grey patina with some plummy patina on left side of receiver. Lever & hammer are matching patina with crusty brown patina on the buttplate along with some pitting on the heel. Wood is sound, showing heavy wear and rust stain around the buttplate tang and shows evidence of a very old sanded re-finish. Top extractor is bent, otherwise mechanics are functional but a little loose. Strong dark bore with heavy pitting. Bayonet is fine with full mottled grey blade and a couple spots of pitting. Brass shows a medium to dark mustard patina. Scabbard is sound and retains about 40-50% orig black finish. Throat is fine, tip has a couple of small dents. Altogether, an extremely rare set. 49973-497 JR93 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1017

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1018
Revised: 3/11/2016

Please Note: As the catalog indicates this is a 15″ original Trapper. Great News! BATF has determined that because the Trappers are antique guns, they are now a non-issue and no longer require paperwork. Specifically in the most recent letter from them…”is not subject to regulation”.

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 TRAPPER LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 96791. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Full nickel finish with rare 15″ bbl, half-magazine, barleycorn front sight & reverse mounted, 1873 marked ladder rear sight. Receiver is 3rd Type with stepped receiver ring and integral dust cover rail with 3rd Type dust cover. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate that has trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms’ Museum letter which identifies this carbine with 15″ bbl, 1/2 magazine, received in warehouse Aug 26, 1882 and shipped the same day with 99 other Model 1873’s to order number 34775. While 1873 carbines are somewhat prolific, 15″ examples are quite rare and of those extremely few had nickel finish. The majority of trapper carbines were sold into Central & South America and those few that have been repatriated to the U.S. are most often found in extremely worn condition with little or no orig finish. The fact that this was a shipment of 100 Winchesters supports the supposition that it was a shipment to South or Central America. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig nickel with some fine pimpling & flaking on the left side toward the muzzle. Magazine & bbl band retain strong orig nickel, with bbl band having been cleaned on right side. Receiver retains about 65-70% orig nickel with fine pimpling & losses on both sides, more so on the right side. Buttplate retains about 50-60% orig nickel. Stock has a hairline back of top tang and a chip at the heel with other nicks, dings & scratches and overall shows a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. 49973-16 JR91 (7,500-9,500) – Lot 1018

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1019

RARE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 12317. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Special order standard grade carbine that has full nickel finish, 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight & 2-position flip rear sight graduated to 500 yards. Receiver is 1st Type with mortised dust cover that has impressed checkered thumbprint. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate that has a trap containing a reproduction 3-pc brass & steel wiping rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “199” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Forearm band is 1866 type. Right side of buttstock has beautifully incised carved, intertwined initials “MB” with 4 sets of quotation marks. According to family legend related by Bill Stewart, these initials stand for Mario Bianchi, who was a New Mexico lawman. Firearms of that era usually saw continuous hard service, frequently with little or no maintenance and few survive today. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 80% plus strong orig nickel with the loss areas a dark patina. Front band shows heavy cleaning. Receiver & sideplates retain about 60% orig nickel and the lever about the same. Hammer is mostly a dark patina as is the buttplate with about 20% orig nickel in sheltered area. Stock has a hairline in the right wrist, otherwise is sound with several small bruises & gouges and shows most of a restored finish. Dust cover will not retract with the bolt, otherwise mechanics are fine. Dark bore with good rifling and moderate pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 49973-21 JR94 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1019

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1020

WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL DELUXE RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 72085. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ half rnd/half oct bbl with half magazine, blue and case color finish. Highly figured American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip, checkered fore-end, and shotgun butt. Bbl has standard 2-line address in front of rear sight and cal mark at breech end. Bbl is equipped with a Beaches combination front sight with “certifiable antique ivory” bead and standard semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Dust cover guide rail is attached with a screw. Lower tang is marked on the inside “XX” with assembly no. 589. Lower tang is from a different rifle. Upper tang mounts a Marble’s tang sight. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Elevator is stamped .38 cal. Buttstock has been repaired on the inside of the tang mortises with fiberglass filler. There is no assembly number visible. Buttplate has assembly no. 62 stamped at toe on the inside. Stock has “XXX” figuring. Pistol grip is checkered in a diamond pattern with an ebony insert. Fore-end is also checkered in a diamond pattern. Fore-end has a noticeable gap at the receiver. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Good. Bbl has a plumb brown patina overall with sharp markings. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a silver gray patina overall with traces of case color, especially on left side near hammer. Dust cover is a mottled brown patina. Hammer and lever are a plumb brown patina. Elevator is a light yellow patina and has been cleaned. Cal mark is sharp. Tang has a sharp SN. Stock does not quite fit and has been filled at the fore-end toward the receiver. Lower tang screw does not fit. Upper tang screw is a replacement. Stock has an old varnish finish with numerous handling marks overall. Buttplate is a dark brown patina. Checkering is sharp with 2 repairs at the wrist. Checkering has been refreshed. Fore-end checkering has also been refreshed. A nice old Second Model 1873 Winchester that appears to have been converted to a Deluxe Model using wood from one rifle and a tang from another rifle. 49971-16 IVORY (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1020

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1021

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 MUSKET.

SN 571169. Cal. 44 WCF. 30″ bbl, blue finish. Straight grain walnut stocks. CONDITION: Fine, bbl retains 90% blue with slight muzzle wear and some staining, bbl bands retain 95% blue with some slight scratches. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% blue with high point wear and some spotting, slight stain on right side plate, dust cover retains 95% blue, good screws. Hammer shows 90% vivid case color, lever shows 90% case coloring. Stocks are very good, full sized with scratches and some dents commensurate with the age of the rifle. Buttplate retains 20% case color with erosion at the heel, some staining. Sling swivels show 95% blue. A very nice example of a Winchester ’73 Musket. 50013-3 TEP C&R (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1021

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1022

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE TRAPPER MODEL WITH 16″ BARREL IN A SADDLE SCABBARD MADE BY W.S. DUNBAR OF ALPINE, TEXAS.

SN 324028B. Cal. 44 WCF. 16″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks. Bbl is orig 16″ length with standard carbine sights and 2-line bbl address in front of bbl band. Cal. mark behind rear sight. Receiver is of stepped type with standard markings on both tangs. Elevator is marked 44 Cal. Dust cover has some light scroll engraving and may be from another gun but condition matches perfectly. Stocks are straight grained American walnut with carbine buttplate. Buttstock is stamped “C.C.G.” on both sides of butt and on left side of wrist. Saddle scabbard has basket weave decoration and a maker’s mark that says “W.S. DUNBAR MAKER ALPINE. TEX” on right side. Accompanied by Winchester Museum letter confirming bbl length and Cal. and showing shipment on January 7, 1890 order no. 7473. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl and magazine tube are an even plum-brown patina overall with some heavy erosion at muzzle. Bbl address is sharp. Cal. mark is sharp. Bore is dark with only traces of rifling. Receiver is an even plum-brown patina overall with high point wear. Side plate lever, hammer, tang and sight screws are replacements. Saddle ring is a replacement. Dust cover is a replacement with a new screw. Loading gate shows some bright blue and may also be a replacement. Hammer and lever are a plum-brown patina. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show nice raised grain overall with numerous dents and scratches especially on the comb of buttstock and toe of butt. Buttplate is also an even plum-brown patina overall. Carbine scabbard is good. Hanger loops are broken. Stitching has been repaired with fishing line. Tooling and maker’s mark are sharp. There is a long sight tear on top. A scarce and hard to find model 1873 Trapper carbine in much better than average condition for this model. 49973-487 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1022

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1023

3RD MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 485945 B. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grained varnished American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight and cal mark at rear. Standard sights for this model. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever. Elevator is marked “32 cal”. Buttstock has crescent buttplate with no trap-door. Fore-end has steel cap. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine have 30-40% blue finish with the balance turning a pleasing plumb brown patina. Magazine has small dent on left side behind hanger. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver has 60% blue overall with some staining on forward left side and side-plate. Side-plate screw is marred. Right side plate is scratched. Loading gate retains considerable blue. Elevator is a mustard patina with a sharp marking. Tang markings are sharp. Dust cover retains 40-50% bright blue blending to a pleasing plumb brown patina. Hammer retains considerable case color, especially on right side and rear. Lever also retains a generous amount of case color with some roughness on the bottom. Stocks are very good, full-sized with handling marks overall. Buttplate retains a considerable amount of faded case color with erosion at the heal and toe. Fore-end cap retains 30-40% bright blue with slight marring of the screws. A very nice Winchester 1873 Rifle. Made in 1895. 49971-1 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1023

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1024

WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER SET TRIGGER AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 61735. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, with full magazine, blue and case color finish, set trigger. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight and no cal marking, which is correct for this model. Standard sights. Receiver is 2nd Model type having dust cover rail attached by screw. “Model 1873” on upper tang. SN engraved on lower tang behind lever. Elevator is unmarked, which is correct. Receiver has special order single set trigger. Stocks are oil finished. Crescent buttplate and steel fore-end cap. 4-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. CONDITION: Very good to fine for this model. Bbl and magazine tube have about 20% blue finish, fading into a plumb brown patina overall, with some small dents and scratches. Bbl address is sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver has 20% silvered out case color, especially on left side. Side plates have an even smooth brown patina. Dust cover is a plumb brown patina. Trigger pin is slightly battered on right side. Screws are very good. Elevator has a mustard patina with very light scratching. Dust cover rail screw is a replacement. Upper tang has 2 file cuts through the word “Model”. SN is sharp. Set trigger functions well. Tang sight screws are replacements. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show minor handling marks overall. Buttplate is a dark brown patina with some roughness at heal and toe and slight traces of case color near trap-door. Fore-end cap is a smooth plumb brown patina with slight erosion. A very desirable Winchester 2nd Model 1873 rifle with case color receiver and special order set trigger. Made in 1880. 49971-13 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1024

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1025

THIRD MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 510765B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grained varnished American walnut stocks. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address on top flap in front of sight and cal mark at breech. Standards sights. Receiver is third type and of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever. Stocks are straight grained with varnish finish. Crescent buttplate and steel fore-end cap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine retain 40% dull blue finish turning a pleasing plumb brown patina, with some light scratches all over. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% bright blue overall with most of the wear on the top and left side in front of hammer. Loss has turned a smooth plumb brown patina. Markings are sharp. Elevator is a deep mustard patina with sharp cal mark. Dust cover retains 60% bright blue finish. Hammer and lever retain generous traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good to fine, full sized and have numerous small scratches and dents overall. Buttplate is silver gray patina with traces of case color. Fore-end cap retains 20% blue. A very fine Winchester Model 1873 rifle in a popular configuration with a rare steped receiver. 49971-3 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1025

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1026

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 171883 A. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ half rnd/half oct bbl, blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and steel forend cap. Front sight is Beach’s combination, standard rear sight, 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Cal mark at breech. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finial. Upper tang has a sight locating stud in the rear sight hole. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever. Elevator has cal mark stamped. Stocks are varnish finished and otherwise unmarked. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains an even plum/brown patina overall with blue in protected areas. Marks are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% bright blue finish, drifting to a plum patina, with some light cleaning. Loading gate retains a generous amount of blue. Extractor retains a generous amount of fire blue. Dust cover retains 50% of blue, blending with a pleasing plum/brown patina. Tang markings are sharp. Elevator has a mustard patina with sharp cal mark. Hammer retains considerable muted case color on both sides with vivid color on front face of hammer. Lever is a gray/brown patina with case color in protected areas and some roughness on the bottom side. Stocks are very good with numerous small handling marks and dents overall. Buttplate is a silver/gray patina with some staining. Forend cap retains 20% bright blue blending to a plum/brown patina. A very nice early special order 3rd Model ’73 in a relatively scarce configuration. 49971-2 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1026

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1027

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 301938 B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue finish, varnished straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and steel fore-end cap. Bbl has standard 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight and cal mark behind sight. Sights are standard for this model. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever. Elevator has .38 cal stamped. Stocks are unmarked. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 40-50% blue finish overall, blending with pleasing plumb brown patina. Bbl flats have a few dents on high edges. There is some staining and roughness at the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver has 50-60% bright blue with some light cleaning marks and balance turning a pleasing plumb brown patina. There are some small dents in front of the hammer. Tang marks are clear and sharp. Elevator is a mustard patina with a sharp mark. Hammer has considerable case cover overall, that is slightly dark. Lever is a silver brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full size, and retain nearly all of their varnish finish, with handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver brown patina with some roughness at the heal. Fore-end cap retains 80% bright blue finish. A very nice 3rd Model 73 Rifle in a popular caliber and configuration. 49971-4 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1027

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1028

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH FULL CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 246002 B. Cal 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, blue finish, full magazine. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows 2-line address in front of rear sight and cal mark at breech end. Standard sights. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. SN is stamped on the lower tang behind lever. Elevator is marked “38 cal”. Stocks have varnish finish with crescent butt and steel fore-end cap. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 20% blue blending into a pleasing plumb brown patina with high-point wear and a few small dents. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% bright blue overall with most of the loss at the front and on the upper tang. Side plates are somewhat scratched. Dust covers retains 60% bright blue with high point wear. Loading gate retains traces of bright blue. Elevator is a mustard patina with sharp mark and a slight dent. Upper tang mark is sharp. SN is sharp. Hammer retains generous traces of case color finish, especially in protected areas. Lever is a silver gray patina overall with traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good and retain considerable amount of varnish finish, especially on right side of butt. Stocks are full size and have numerous handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver gray patina. Fore-end cap retains 60% bright blue. A very nice early ’73 rifle. Made in 1887. 49971-7 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1028

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1029

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 255877 B. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Varnished straight grain American walnut stocks. Bbl shows correct Winchester 2-line address in front of sight and cal mark at breech end. Standard sights. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. SN is stamped behind trigger guard. Stocks are straight grained, varnish finish, with crescent butt and steel fore-end cap. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube are a smooth dull blue finish overall, fading into a plumb brown patina. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver retains 80-85% bright blue finish with most of the wear at the forward end. Some slight scratching overall. All markings are sharp. Elevator is a mustard patina with sharp cal mark. Hammer retains a generous amount of trace color that is vivid on left side. Lever is a silver gray patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are fine, full-sized and retain nearly all of the varnish finish with most of loss at the rear of fore-end. Stocks have light scratch marks overall. Buttplate is a silver gray patina with slight traces of case color on tang. Forend cap retains 70% bright blue. A fine Winchester 1873 rifle. 49971-8 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1029

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1030

VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH SOCKET BAYONET.

SN 78419. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, half-magazine, square-base front sight/bayonet lug & 2 position, flip rear sight graduated to 500 yards. Receiver is 2nd Type with attached dust cover rail and 3rd type dust cover, with staple & ring in the left side. Bbl band is Model 1866 style. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, with straight stock & carbine buttplate that has trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & steel wiping rod. Accompanied by an orig Winchester socket bayonet that has 18-1/2″ tapered triangle blade and is finished bright. This bayonet will fit this carbine but will not fit a standard carbine. Little is known of these apparent military carbines. Information conveyed to this cataloger several years ago indicated that these carbines were mostly sold into South America with others possibly into the Belgian Congo. This cataloger has previously examined other ’73 carbines with socket bayonets that have had Belgium proofs. This carbine is without proofs which likely indicates it was one of the group sold into South America. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall, traces of finish remain in the most sheltered areas being a smooth medium plummy/brown patina, possibly a very old artificially aged finish. Stock has a couple of gouges around the wrist with light nicks & scratches and retains an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore. Bayonet retains most of its orig bright finish. 49973-498, 49973-247, JR92 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1030

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1031

RARE SPECIAL ORDER FULL NICKEL PLATED 2ND MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH SET TRIGGER AND CRESCENT IN SADDLE SCABBARD MADE BY MARFA SADDLERY CO MARFA, TEXAS.

SN 71107. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ bbl. Full nickel finish. Single set trigger. Figured American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Standard markings for this model. Rear sight is of 2-leaf type. Lower tang has assembly no. 1537. There is also an “X” which indicates figured stocks. Assembly no. S1537 is stamped inside upper tang mortise of stock. Nickel buttplate is stamped “O” over “1537” on inside toe. Carbine has rare single set trigger and saddle ring. Scabbard is stamped with a maker’s cartouche on right side. Cartouche is of Marfa Saddlery Co. Marfa, Texas. Manufactured in 1881. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 30-40% orig nickel finish with sharp bbl address. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a silver-gray patina overall with a considerable amount of orig nickel finish remaining on lower tang. Side plates retain 50-60% scratched orig nickel finish. Elevator retains 50% scratched nickel finish. Loading gate retains 80% nickel finish. Hammer and trigger retain 50-60% orig nickel finish. Tang markings are clear. Stocks are very good with nicely figured “1X” grain overall. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with traces of nickel on tang and some corrosion at heel and toe. Bbl bands are silver-gray patina with the slightest traces of nickel plating. Saddle scabbard is good and shows considerable use with a clear maker’s cartouche on right side. Saddle scabbard has rawhide repair to stitching. A very rare full Nickel Model 1873 Carbine with set trigger and 1-X wood. 49973-22 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1031

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1032

1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 18576. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl with full magazine. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Standard sights. Standard bbl address for this model. Receiver is 1st model type with dust cover sliding in mortise without guardrail. Dust cover has long oval thumbprint with fine checkering. “MODEL 1873” on upper tang. SN on lower tang behind lever. Buttstock has provision for sling swivel that has been removed. Forend cap also has provision for sling swivel which has been removed. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a smooth brown patina overall with sharp markings. Sights are good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a gray-brown patina overall. Dust cover has a worn thumbprint. Hammer and lever are gray-brown patina with slight traces of case color on side of hammer. Tang marks are sharp. Stocks are very good, have been lightly cleaned and are slightly under-sized with numerous dents and scratches overall. Buttplate is also a smooth gray-brown patina. Forend has some deep dents on either side. A nice early 1st model Winchester model from an old Texas collection. 49973-3 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1032

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1033

*3RD MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER SADDLE RING CARBINE IN SHELTON-PAYNE ARMS CO. SADDLE SCABBARD.

SN 601737B. Cal. 32 SCF. 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Saddle ring. Bbl has standard sights. 2-line Winchester address with “WP” proof in oval in front of rear sight and Cal. mark behind sight. Receiver is of stepped type with “WP” proof in oval on front ring. Elevator is marked 32 Cal. Tang markings correct for this model. Magazine has a hanger which is correct for this cal. Saddle scabbard is brown russet leather with border tooling and a maker’s mark on both sides which reads “SHELTON-PAYNE-ARMS CO. MAKERS EL PASO, TEXAS”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a brown patina finish with generous traces of blue in protected areas. Carbine sights are good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% orig blue especially on left side near saddle ring. Dust cover is gray-brown patina with some pitting. Elevator is a mustard patina with sharp cal. mark. Hammer and lever are a silver-gray patina. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good and full-sized with minor scratching and dents overall. Stocks have an old varnish finish. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with no provision for a cleaning rod. Saddle scabbard is very good with a russet brown color and some stains. Maker’s cartouche is sharp on right side but worn on left side. A nice 73 carbine in a scarce cal. that came out of the brush in Texas. 49973-12 TEP C&R (2,250-4,250) – Lot 1033

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1034

3RD MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE in 22 CALIBER.

SN 300814B. Cal. 22 S. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks crescent butt. Bbl has standard 2-line address with “22 SHORT” stamped on top flat at breech end. Standard sights. Receiver has no provision for a loading gate. Brass elevator is marked “22 CAL SHORT”. Upper tang is marked “MODEL 1873”. SN is on lower tang behind lever. Exterior of stocks are not marked. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and receiver show a plum-brown patina with high point wear and numerous scratches overall. Bbl marks are sharp. Sights are good. Rear sight elevator is a replacement. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% bright blue blending into a pleasing gray-brown patina. Some scratching on left side plate. Elevator is a mustard patina with sharp marking. Dust cover is a brown patina and has a replaced screw. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good with handling marks and scratches overall. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina overall. Forend cap is a gray-brown patina with replaced screws. An opportunity to obtain a fairly rare Winchester model 1873 rifle in 22 cal. of which a total quantity of 19,552 were made between 1884 and 1904. 49973-7 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1034

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1035

VERY RARE HEAVY BARREL 3RD MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER WITH CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 335788B. Cal. 44 WCF. 28″ oct heavy bbl with full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Standard sights. Standard markings for this model. Bbl is of a heavy profile with tips of bbl flats even with front ring of receiver. Plain trigger. Manufactured in 1890. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a silver-gray patina overall with some dark stains especially near rear sight. Bbl address and cal. mark are sharp and clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Magazine tube is a gray-brown patina overall. Receiver is gray-brown patina overall with visible striations in the metal especially on left side. Left side plate has scratches and some battering as does the right side plate. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Elevator is a mustard brown patina with clear cal. mark. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Upper tang is somewhat battered near screw. SN is clear. Stocks are very good, were lightly cleaned at one time, and are slightly undersized. Stocks show mars and dents overall commensurate with age of rifle. A very rare heavy bbl Winchester model 1873 rifle. 49973-4 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1035

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1036

*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE WITH FULL CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 579182 B. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full mag, blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and steel forend cap. Bbl has standard 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight and cal marking behind sight with “WP” proof in oval. Front sight is a Beach’s combination with a broken ring. Rear sight is buckhorn type. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” over “Winchester” over “Trademark”. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever. Elevator is marked “32 Cal”. Stock is varnished and has initials “F.L.” over “W.B.” CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a plum/brown patina with some blue remaining in protected areas near sights. Mag tube retains 50%+ blue finish. Sights are good. Front sight is broken, as noted. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver has 20% bright blue remaining with the balance drifting to a pleasing plum/brown patina. Right sideplate has some staining. Tang marks are sharp. Elevator is a mustard patina with sharp mark. Sideplate screw is somewhat marred. Tang sight screws have been replaced and there is a shadow indicating that there was once a tang sight mounted. Hammer retains generous traces of case color. Lever is a plum/brown patina. Stocks are very good, full size, and show numerous scratches and dents overall. Stock is stained dark at wrist. Forend also has numerous scratches and dents, some dark staining towards the receiver at carry point. Forend cap is a plum/brown patina. A good honest Winchester ’73 rifle. 49971-9 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1036

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1037

WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT AND IVORY BEAD FRONT SIGHT.

SN 49553. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. No cal marking, which is correct for this model. Front sight is a blade type with an “certifiable pre-ban elephant ivory” bead. Rear sight is a standard Buckhorn style. Receiver is of 2nd model type having dust cover guide rail attached with a screw. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873”. SN is engraved on lower tang behind lever. Elevator is unmarked, which is correct. Stocks have a crescent buttplate and a steel fore-end cap. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50% blue overall, blending to a plumb brown patina with some scratch marks towards the muzzle. Magazine tube is a gray brown patina overall. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a dull gray blue patina with some scratching on both sides, especially around the loading port. Hammer is a silver gray patina. Lever is a plumb brown patina. Elevator is a mustard patina. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, lightly cleaned with numerous mars and dents, especially on the bottom of the butt. Fore-end has two deep dents at mid-point and a chip missing on the forward left side. Buttplate is a silver gray patina as is the fore-end cap. A nice early Winchester Model 1873 rifle, made in 1880. 49971-10 TEP IVORY (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1037

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1038

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 MUSKET WITH BAYONET.

SN 481987 B. Cal. 44 WCF. 30″ bbl, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt and full length fore-end attached by 3 bands. Bbl has 2-line address in front of rear sight and “44 cal” stamped at breech end on top. Bbl has standard musket sights. Middle band has a sling swivel attached. Front sight is used for a bayonet stud. Receiver is standard 3rd Model type. Model 1873 is stamped on upper tang with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Elevator is stamped “44 cal”. Buttstock has sling swivel on bottom. 5-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. Carbine buttplate has case color finish. Bayonet is the proper type and is unmarked. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a plumb brown patina overall, with some slight scratches and sharp markings. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a plumb brown patina overall with generous traces of blue on left side. Loading gate retains traces of blue. Hammer and lever are a plumb brown patina. Upper tang mark is sharp, although somewhat faded at forward end. Cal mark is sharp. Stocks are very good with handling marks and bruises overall. Buttplate has a generous amount of case color around the trap-door. Heal of butt has erosion. Bbl bands are also plumb brown patina. Bayonet is very good with bright finish and a small rust stain on the ring. A very good Winchester Model ’73 Musket with Bayonet. 49971-15 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1038

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1039

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 226261 B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt and steel fore-end cap. Bbl has standard Winchester 2-line address in front of rear sight and cal mark behind sight. Sights are standard. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Elevator is marked .38 cal. Stocks are unmarked with varnish finish. Crescent buttplate with steel fore-end cap. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are an even plumb brown patina overall. Markings are clear. Sights are good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% blue blending with a plumb brown patina. Side plates have been touched up. Tang markings are sharp. Upper tang screw is a replacement. Elevator has been cleaned with a sharp mark and some small dents. Hammer retains traces of case color. Lever retains traces of case color with a gray brown patina. Stocks are very good, undersized, and have been varnished. Stocks show handling marks overall. Buttplate is a smooth silver gray patina. Fore-end cap is a smooth blue brown patina. A nice honest old Winchester Model 1873 Rifle. 49971-6 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1039

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1040

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 239184B. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full mag, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl has standard 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight and cal mark at breech. Receiver has “Model 1873” with finials stamped on upper receiver. SN is stamped on lower receiver. “44 Cal” is stamped on elevator. Stocks are unmarked. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube have an even plum/brown patina overall with high point wear and some blue in protected areas. Markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Sights are good. Receiver has gray/brown patina overall with considerable traces of blue around sideplates, hammer and trigger. Markings are sharp. Elevator has a lightly cleaned mustard patina with a clear cal mark. Hammer is a silver/gray patina with sharp checkering and slight traces of case color. Lever is a silver/gray patina with very slight trace of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full sized and show only minor handling marks overall with the worst damage on the forend at the carry point in front of the receiver. A very good Model 1873 rifle in a very popular cal and configuration. 49971-17 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1040

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1041

3RD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH STEPPED RECEIVER IN SADDLE SCABBARD MARKED E. HEINRICH MAKER MASON. TEXAS.

SN 116530A. Cal. 38 WCF. 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Carbine sights. Receiver is of stepped type. All markings are standard for this model. Lower tang on receiver has been replaced. Lower tang shows assembly no. “95” on left side under buttstock. Tang was definitely replaced during period of use and matches condition of receiver. An illegible no. is in upper tang mortise of stock. Saddle scabbard has maker mark on both sides of throat, has basket weave tooling and is marked “JACK HOFMANN” in bold letters of left side. Manufactured in 1882. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a silver-gray patina overall with sharp markings and good sights. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is also a silver-gray patina overall with slight traces of blue in protected areas. Top of receiver has been battered. Dust cover is heavily pitted. Elevator is a mustard brown patina with traces of cal. mark. Hammer and lever are also silver-gray patina. Tang markings are clear. Stocks are very good, undersized and have been cleaned and re-varnished long ago. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina. Saddle scabbard is a russet brown color with clear markings. A very interesting 73 carbine that was repaired long ago and deserves research. 49973-30 TEP (1,500-3,500) – Lot 1041

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1042

EARLY STYLE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 28581. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 1873 marked carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full length forearm that has steel forend cap & single band. Buttstock has straight grip with carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearm’s Museum letter which identifies this carbine in Cal. 45-70, received in warehouse Jan 5, 1889 and shipped two days later with 49 other arms to order number 16656. This is one of the last of the full stock carbines as by the 28,000 serial range the lighter standard forearm was in general use on the 1886. While the 1886 carbine, with its heavier more powerful cartridge was not as popular as its predecessor, the Model 1873, it was available in a full range of calibers with the 45-70 the most popular. These carbines usually saw very hard service on the American frontier and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 90% plummy blue with light wear spots and a couple of small nicks. Receiver retains traces of case colors turned silver, being an overall frosty blue/grey patina. Wood is sound with a few light storage & handling marks and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bore with good shine & fine pitting. 49973-494 JR90 (1,750-2,750) – Lot 1042

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1043

*WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 580238B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full mag, blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks. Bbl has standard 2-line address in front of rear sight. Cal is marked at breech end. Standard sights for this model. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” over “Winchester” over “Trademark”. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Elevator is stamped “38 Cal”. Stocks are unmarked. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube are a plum/brown patina overall with some blue remaining on the protected area of mag tube. Markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver is a plum/brown patina overall with some erosion on right sideplate and some scratching on left sideplate. Markings are sharp. Elevator marks are sharp. Hammer and lever are a dark blue/brown patina. Stocks are very good and full sized with numerous dents and scratches overall, especially on the left side near the butt. Forend has some dark staining in front of receiver. Buttplate and forend cap are a dark brown patina. A very good Model ’73 Winchester rifle in popular configuration and cal. 49971-5 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1043

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1044

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 514515 B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl has standard 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight and cal mark behind the sight. Sights are standard for this model. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Elevator is marked .38 cal. Stocks have varnish finish and no markings. Crescent buttplate and steel fore-end cap. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has considerable dull blue finish overall with high point wear and a few scratches and dents. Marks are sharp. Sights are good. Magazine tube is a plumb brown patina. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% blue blending to a pleasing plumb brown patina. Side plates are lightly scratched. Side plate screw is a replacement, lever screw is marred, dust cover is a replacement. Elevator has been cleaned and has numerous small dents. Cal mark is clear. Tang marks are sharp. Hammer retains slight traces of case color, as does the lever in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full size with handling marks and dents overall. Fore-stock has numerous dents and scratches and a raised grain. Buttplate is a silver gray patina with some roughness at the heal. Fore-end cap is a plumb brown patina. A nice Antique Model 1873 Rifle. 49971-12 TEP (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1044

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1045

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH 32″ BARREL.

SN 354732B. Cal. 32 WCF. 32″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Magazine has 2 hangers which is correct for this model. Standard sights. Standard markings for this model. Receiver has standard tang markings on upper and lower tang. Elevator is marked 32 cal. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a plum-brown patina overall with high point wear and some roughness toward muzzle. Markings are clear. Bore is dark with only traces of rifling. Receiver is a plum-brown patina overall with high point wear and traces of orig blue in protected areas around side plates. Elevator is a deep mustard brown patina with clear cal. mark. Tang markings are clear but somewhat washed out. Hammer and lever area pleasing plum-brown patina. Stocks are very good and are slightly undersized. Stocks show handling marks and dents overall with a few small cracks at the end of tang. There is a slight gap on either side of tang by receiver. Buttplate and forend cap are also a deep brown patina. A rare model 1873 rifle with a 32″ bbl that is not often encountered. 49973-5 TEP (1,200-3,200) – Lot 1045

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1046

*WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 553727B. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ bbl, blue finish with straight grain American walnut stocks and carbine butt. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight and cal mark behind sight. Standard carbine sights. Receiver is marked “1873” on upper tang with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Elevator is marked “44 cal”. Saddle ring on receiver. Carbine buttplate, bbl band on forestock. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is a plumb brown patina overall. Magazine shows a dark gray patina with some roughness. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a gray brown patina overall with some pitting on right side at the rear. Tang marks are sharp. Elevator has been lightly cleaned with visible cal mark. Stocks are good and have been lightly cleaned with handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver brown patina with roughness at the heal. Bbl band is a brown patina. A good ole’ Winchester 73′ Carbine that has seen some serious use. 50111-16 TEP C&R (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1046

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1047

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL HALF MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 381679 B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ bbl, half mag, blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and steel forend cap. Bbl has standard 2-line Winchester address in front of sight. Standard sights for this model. Half mag with button. Receiver of the stepped variety. Upper tangs is marked “Model 1873” with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever. Elevator is stamped “38 Cal”. Stocks are varnish finished with crescent butt and steel forend cap. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has a plum/brown patina overall with slight traces of blue around the sights. Markings are sharp. Sights are good. Front sight has some red paint. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a smooth plum/brown patina overall with slight traces of blue at the rear near hammer. Some erosion on top of right sideplate. Tang markings are sharp. Elevator has a mustard patina with a sharp mark and a small dent. Left elevator spring screw is marred, as is the frame around it. Hammer retains traces of case color that is vivid in protected areas on front face. Lever is a silver/gray patina. Stocks are good, undersized and have been cleaned with a new coat of varnish applied. Buttstock has a hole filled where there was a sling ring attached. Forearm also has a hole filled behind forend cap. Buttplate and forend cap are a smooth gray/brown patina. Forend cap has some dents on the left side. A good honest Model 1873 Winchester in a scarce configuration. 49971-14 TEP (750-1,250) – Lot 1047

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1048

*WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 534196 B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Cal mark behind sight. Sights are standard. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Elevator is marked “.38 cal”. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and magazine tube are a plumb brown patina overall with high-point wear. Markings are clear. Sights are good. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is a gray brown modeled patina overall. Tang markings are sharp. Elevator is a mustard patina with washed out mark. Hammer and lever are also a dark brown patina. Stocks are good, slightly undersized with raised grain on right side of butt. Stocks have numerous dents and scratches overall. Fore-end is cracked on bottom in front of receiver. Buttplate and fore-end cap are dark brown patina. An honest old 1873 Rifle. 50111-1 TEP C&R (750-1,250) – Lot 1048

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1049

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 312877 B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt and steel fore-end cap. Bbl has standard 2-line address in front of rear sight and cal mark at breech end. Standard sights. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever. Elevator is marked .38 cal. Stocks have varnish finish. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and magazine tube are a gray brown finish overall with high-point wear and some staining. Markings are clear. Sights are good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver is a gray brown patina with traces of blue finish in protected areas. Left side plate is pitted. Dust cover is pitted. Hammer and lever are a gray brown patina with some roughness. Tang marks are sharp. Elevator has mustard patina with clear mark. Stocks are full sized, have been lightly cleaned and have an old varnish finish. Buttplate is a gray brown patina with light pitting. Fore-end is brown patina. A good honest old 73′ rifle. 50111-22 TEP (750-1,250) – Lot 1049

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1050

WINCHESTER EARLY 3RD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 118256A. Cal. 44 WCF. 23″ bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl and magazine tube have been shortened at the muzzle end. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Sights are standard. Bbl has no cal mark, which is correct. Receiver has “Model 1873” on upper tang with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang. Buttstock has crescent buttplate. Fore-end has steel cap. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is a mottled gray brown patina overall with worn high-points. Bbl address is clear. Sights are good. Bore is very dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is a gray brown patina overall. Dust cover is rough. Receiver screws are marred. Hammer and lever are a dark brown patina. Lever has considerable roughness. Tang mark is sharp. SN is sharp. Elevator has mustard patina and is un-marked. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized with an old coat of varnish. Stocks have handling marks overall. Buttplate is a rough brown patina. Fore-end cap is a silver gray patina. An old Winchester that has been around. 50111-6 TEP (750-1,250) – Lot 1050

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1051

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH BRASS BUTTPLATE.

SN 371416. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full mag, blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks with non-original brass buttplate and steel forend cap. Bbl has standard 2-line address in front of sight and cal mark at the breech. Standard sights. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever. Elevator has “38 Cal” stamp. Stocks has varnished finish. Buttstock has non-original brass buttplate. Stock has been reshaped to fit the buttplate. Forend is standard. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and mag tube are a plum/brown patina overall. Markings are sharp. Sights are good. Rear sight has been reblued. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a gray/brown patina overall with some scratching and dents. Lower tang is a replacement. Dust cover is a silver/gray color with replaced screw. Receiver screws are somewhat marred. Tang markings are sharp. Elevator mark is faint with numerous dents and scratches. Stocks have been resized and varnished and have handling marks overall. Forend has dark staining. Buttplate is a mustard patina. Forend cap is a plum/brown patina. An interesting old Model ’73 with custom modifications. 49971-11 TEP (600-1,000) – Lot 1051

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1052

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 135222A. Cal. 44 WCF. 19-1/2″ bbl, blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Bbl has been set back at breech, eliminating the cal mark. Front sight is a carbine sight. Rear sight is a sporting sight. Receiver has “Model 1873” stamped on upper tang with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Dust cover is missing. Saddle ring is replaced. No cal mark on elevator. Tang screws are replacements. Lower tang is replaced. Buttstock has crescent buttplate and is probably from a different rifle. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl has a gray blue patina overall. Cal mark is sharp. Sights are good. Bbl bands are missing screws. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is a mottled gray blue finish overall. Upper tang mark is sharp. SN on lower tang is slightly washed out. Elevator has been cleaned. Stocks are good, under-sized, and have been cleaned. A true survivor with parts of at least 3 different Winchesters. 50111-21 TEP (600-800) – Lot 1052

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1053

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE IN 22 CALIBER.

SN 373408 B. Cal. 22 S. 24″ bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks and crescent butt. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address in front of rear sight. Cal mark behind sight. Standard sights for this model. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Receiver has no loading port. Upper tang is marked “1873” with finials. SN is stamped behind trigger guard. Cal is marked on elevator. Stock has crescent buttplate and steel fore-end cap. “MH” is carved in front of buttplate tang. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl has been cleaned with naval jelly and is a steel gray finish. Magazine tube is a plumb brown finish. Bbl marks are sharp. Magazine is missing. Sights are good. Bore is black with only slight traces of rifling. Receiver is a mottled blue gray patina with punch-marks on left side plate and some roughness overall. Tang markings are sharp. Elevator is a mustard patina with sharp mark and some small dents. Stocks are good, full sized, with mars and scratches overall. Fore-end has been cleaned and slightly undersized at the forward end. Buttplate is a gray brown patina with some roughness. Fore-end cap has been cleaned with some pitting. 50019-373 TEP (500-700) – Lot 1053

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1054
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Please Note: Rifle is listed in the catalog as Cal 45-60. It is Cal. 45-75.

WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1876 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH OPEN TOP RECEIVER.

SN 962. Cal. 45-60. 28″ oct bbl with full magazine. Blue finish with straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl has standard bbl address for this model. Nickel silver Rocky Mountain blade front sight ladder type rear site, with “1876” stamped at the top. Receiver is of the early and scarce open top variety with no provision for a dust cover. Upper tang is marked Model 1876, lower tang has SN engraved behind lever, and assembly no. 861 stamped on inside of lower tang. Assembly no. is also stamped on the inside of the upper tang mortise of the stock and on the inside toe of the buttplate. Stock is otherwise unmarked. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine show a mottled oil stained finish overall with clear markings. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is also a mottled brown patina overall with dried oil stains. Elevator is an even mustard patina with very few small dents. Hammer and lever are a pleasing plum patina with traces of casecolor on the sides of the hammer. SN on lower tang is sharp. Tang screw is a replacement. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized with some small dents and handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver gray patina with some oil stains. Forend has dark carry wear at the rear. Forend cap is a silver gray patina. A very good example of a rare “Open Top” Model 1876 Winchester with a 3-digit SN. 49973-8 TEP (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1054

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1055

THIRD MODEL 1876 WINCHESTER OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 621X. Cal. 45-75. 28″ oct bbl with full magazine. Blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows a 2-line Winchester bbl address with cal marking at breech end. Standard sights for this Model, rear sight is marked “1876” at the top. Receiver has a dust cover that operates on a rail that is integral with the receiver. Brass elevator has cal mark. Upper tang is marked “Model 1876”. Lower tang has SN behind lever. SN has been partially obliterated by a sling swivel mount, which is not factory orig. Fore end cap also has sling swivel attached. There is a 4-piece steel cleaning rod in the compartment of the buttplate. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50% fading blue finish with high-point wear, muzzle wear and some abrasion at the breech. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. All bbl marks are sharp. Receiver retains 70% bright blue on the left side and about 30% bright blue on the right side with some blotching and light cleaning marks. Loading gate retains traces of fire-blue. Dust cover retains 50% bright blue finish. Hammer retains 80% case color which is vivid on the left side. Lever retains 20% case color in protected areas with some blotching on the bottom. Stocks are very good and full sized. Stocks show almost all of the varnish finish with mars and dents commensurate with the age of this rifle. Butt plate is a modeled brown patina with some erosion at the heal and toe. Fore end cap retains 20% blue blending with a gray brown patina. This is a fine condition Model 1876 rifle in a popular caliber and configuration. 49973-32 TEP (3,500-5,500) – Lot 1055

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1056

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH 28″ BARREL, SPECIAL SIGHTS, SET TRIGGER, AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 19285. Cal. 45-60. 28″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Rocky Mountain blade front sight and unique rear sight with buckhorn aperture and ladder. Sgl set trigger. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 40-50% blue with high point wear, some staining and sharp bbl marks. Magazine tube is a mottled gray patina. Sights are very good. Rear sight has a small crack on one ear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Bolt and firing pin need repair. Receiver shows a mottled brown patina overall with some damage to side plate screw and a replaced loading gate screw. Hammer and lever are also gray-brown patina. Set trigger needs adjustment. Stocks are very good and full-sized with only minor handling marks overall and some light cleaning. Buttplate is silver-gray with dry oil stains. Forend cap is a plum-brown patina. A very good model 76 rifle with special order sights and set trigger that just needs a little TLC. 49971-23 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1056

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1057
Revised: 3/11/2016

Please Note: Rifle is listed in the catalog as Cal 45-60. It is Cal. 45-75.

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 “OPEN TOP” OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH 28″ BARREL.

SN 2500. Cal. 45-60. 28″ oct bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. A hard to find variation of a 76 Winchester rifle which has no provision for a dust cover. CONDITION: Good. Bbl shows a mottled brown patina with some heavy staining towards the muzzle. High point wear. Sharp bbl marking. Rear sight is a replacement. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows a gray-brown patina overall with some traces of blue in protected areas around side plate. Some scratching on right side plate. Elevator shows some dents. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Stocks are good, slightly undersized and show numerous mars and dents commensurate with age of rifle. A very rare, hard to find variation of the Winchester model 76 rifle. 49971-22 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1057

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1058

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH GLOBE FRONT SIGHT, LADDER REAR SIGHT AND VERNIER TANG SIGHT.

SN 13336. Cal. 45-75. 27 3/4″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Globe front sight with insert. Ladder type rear sight. Vernier type tang sight with aperture disc. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and magazine tube have been shortened and bbl has been lightly draw filed which obliterated the cal. mark. Bbl address remains clear. Bbl and magazine tube show a gray-brown patina overall. Sights are good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has a plum-brown patina overall with some cleaning on left side plate. Dust cover has been replaced. Hammer and lever are gray-brown patina overall. Tang sight is very good. Stocks are good and are slightly undersized with an old varnish re-finish over numerous mars and scratches. Buttplate is gray-brown patina with erosion on heel and toe. Forend cap is gray-brown patina. A honest 76 rifle with special sights that has seen many years of use. 49971-20 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1058

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1059

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH IVORY BLADE FRONT SIGHT WITH SET TRIGGER.

SN 34150. Cal. 45-60. 28″ Special order oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stock. Crescent buttplate. Sgl set trigger. Extra Lyman leaf rear sight. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Good. Bbl magazine tube show a plum-brown patina overall with some indication of touch up to the finish. Sharp markings. Sights are good, “certifiable antique ivory” front blade. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver also shows a mottled plum-brown patina overall with some indication of touch up. Loading gate shows traces of fire blue. Hammer and lever are an even plum-brown patina. Set trigger needs adjustment. Tang screw has been replaced. Stocks are good with what appears to be a blood stain running down either side of the stock. Stock has an old varnish refinish as is slightly undersized at the butt. A very good special order 76 Winchester with a longer than standard bbl and set trigger. 49971-24 TEP IVORY (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1059

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1060

LATE 2ND MODEL 1876 WINCHESTER CARBINE.

SN 20580. Cal. 45-60. 22″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate and full length forend. Bbl has standard markings for this model and carbine sights. Rear sight is mounted in reverse and appears to be orig. There is no trace of another dovetail on bbl. Receiver is of 2nd model type with a screwed on guide for dust cover. Dust cover has no thumbprint. Saddle ring is mounted on left side. Brass elevator is marked “45-60”. Upper tang is marked “Model 1876”. Lower tang has SN behind lever. Buttstock has an “X” carved behind lower tang and is otherwise unmarked. Forearm is full length with single bbl band and forend cap with 1 1/2″ of muzzle exposed. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is dark brown patina overall with some marring on either side of bbl address. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is dark brown patina overall with some denting on receiver ring and scratching overall from an old cleaning. Elevator is a mustard brown patina with some dents and a faint cal. mark. Hammer and lever are a dark brown patina. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, full-sized with scratches and dents overall. Buttplate and bbl band are both gray-brown patina. A very good late 2nd model 1876 carbine. 49973-31 TEP (1,500-3,500) – Lot 1060

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1061

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 7445. Cal. 45-60. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks. Standard sights. Rear sight is ladder type marked “1876”. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even gray-brown patina overall with some staining. High point and muzzle wear. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows a gray-brown patina overall with some staining. Dust cover is a replacement. Hammer and lever show a gray-brown patina overall. Stocks are good and are slightly undersized. Stocks show some roughness under and old re-varnished finish. A good 76 rifle for the entry level collector. 49971-21 TEP (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1061

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1062

HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE THAT ONCE BELONGED TO PVT JIM PUTMAN AND USED BY HIM IN HIS SERVICE IN COMPANY D FRONTIER BATTALION TEXAS RANGERS 1890-1893 THE MURDER STEER GUN.

SN 4892. Cal. 45-70. 26″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case colored finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Coin silver front sight. Standard rear sight. Receiver is engraved “JAMES M. PUTMAN CO. D FRONTIER BATTALION TEXAS RANGERS” on left side. Engraving appears to have been applied at a later date in order to identify this rifle. Rifle has standard markings for this model. Accompanying this rifle is a written statement from Joe Richardson, noted Alpine, Texas historian stating that he purchased this rifle from Mick LaFever, author of “Guns that Talk”. Also included is a notarized bill of sale mentioning this rifle by SN from Malcolm LaFever dated October 25, 1999 in which he states that he purchased the rifle at the estate sale of Sam & Ruth Wilson in Killeen, Texas in June 1985. Also included in the sale was a tin-type image of Pvt. Putman. Mrs. Wilson said that her husband Sam obtained it from the personal belongs of his friend Jim Putman and that Putman carried the rifle during his days as a Texas Ranger and lawman and that it was used by Putman during his confrontation with Fine Gilliland in the Glass Mountains. This incident is documented in the book “Steer Branded Murder” by Barry Scobee. A 1st edition autographed copy of which is included with this rifle. The incident occurred in January 1891 when in a dispute over the ownership of a brindle steer resulted in the cold blooded murder of of one-armed Confederate veteran Henry Harrison Powe. Local cowboys were so incensed over this bloody act that they branded the steer “MURDER” along its left side. Ranger Putman and Ranger Cook pursued the killer into the Glass Mountains north of Marathon, Texas. In the gunfight that ensued, Putman killed Gilliland with a shot to the head from this model 1886 Winchester rifle. Included with this rifle is a copy of “Texas Ranger Sketches” by Robert W. Stevens, state of Texas archive records of Putman’s Ranger enlistment, a copy of “Guns that Talk” by LaFever and Root in which the rifle is pictured on pg. 53, and the framed tin-type of Putman along with his biography. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a silver-gray cleaned finish overall with sharp markings. Good sights. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is also a cleaned silver-gray patina. Engraving was applied after receiver was cleaned. Balance of metal parts are a cleaned silver-gray patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized with bruises and scratches overall and a dark stain near buttplate. All books are in fine condition. Putman picture is fine condition. A rare opportunity to obtain a Winchester rifle used by a Texas Ranger in his service in Company D of the Frontier Battalion. 49973-486 TEP (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1062

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1063

DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE IN A SADDLE SCABBARD MADE BY CARIBOU SADDLE SHOP SODA SPRINGS, IDAHO.

SN 49446. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 22″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. Saddle ring. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Bbl address and cal. mark standard for this model. There is an oval “WP” proof along with a “P” in an oval below it behind rear sight. Receiver mounts a saddle ring on left side. Model no. on upper tang, SN on lower tang. Inside lower left tang has assembly no. “25”. Toe of buttplate also has assembly no. “25”. Scabbard has cartouche that says “CARIBOU SADDLE SHOP MAKERS SODA SPRINGS, IDAHO” on both sides. The initials “D.R.S.” are stamped on both sides. Accompanied by Winchester Museum letter confirming carbine, 40-82 cal., shipped from warehouse on November 19, 1890. Order no. 19929. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a silver-gray patina overall with traces of blue near muzzle and around rear sight. Sights are very good. Bbl address is sharp. Cal. mark is sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver shows traces of silvered out case color overall with carry wear especially on right side. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Bolt shows traces of blue. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, full-sized with moderate scratching and bruising. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with some light pitting overall. Saddle scabbard is very good with a russet brown finish, some staining and very sharp markings. A nice rig that could have belonged to an old time Idaho cowboy. 49973-10 TEP (6,000-8,000) – Lot 1063

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1064

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER.

SN 98200. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 22″ bbl. Blue and case colored finished. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Saddle ring on left side of receiver. Standard carbine sights. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 60-70% blue finish drifting to a plum-brown toward the front of bbl. Bbl marking are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver shows some traces of case colored finish around the saddle ring with balance turning a silver patina. Carry wear and some staining on right side of receiver. Bolt retains 30% blue with some staining. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized with some minor bruising and denting overall. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina as is bbl band. A nice example of an 86 Winchester carbine in a great caliber. 49971-38 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1064

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1065

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER AND CRESCENT BUTTSTOCK.

SN 94576. Cal. 38-56 WCF. 26″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case colored finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 40-50% blue overall with some staining on top of bbl and on the front end of magazine tube. Markings are sharp. Sights are good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% bright case color finish overall with carry wear on the bottom and some slight erosion on top right side. Hammer and lever retain 50-60% bright case colors turning to silver on the lever loop. The case color is vivid on the tang under the lever. Loading gate shows considerable fire blue and bolt retains 90% blue finish. Stocks are very good and full-sized with marring and scratching overall and some dark staining toward the butt. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina. Forend cap retains 40% case color with some staining on the right side. A fine example of a case colored 86 round bbl rifle. 49971-32 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1065

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1066

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH SHOTGUN BUTT AND LYMAN RECEIVER SIGHT.

SN 154188. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ bbl. 1/2 magazine. Blue finish. Takedown. American walnut stocks that are highly figured with checkered pistol grip and forend with steel shotgun butt. Lyman front sight with “certifiable antique ivory” bead. Lyman receiver sight. Included is a letter from the Winchester museum confirming the features of this rifle. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine retain 80% faded blue finish with sharp markings. Front sight is very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% blue especially under receiver sight with the balance turning a plum-brown patina. Hammer and lever are a plum-brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Checkering is sharp. Winchester pistol grip cap is very good. Stock show a very good varnish refinish. Steel buttplate is a gray-brown patina. A very good model 1886 deluxe takedown rifle. 49971-28 TEP C&R; IVORY (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1066

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1067

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CHECKERED STOCKS AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 10027. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 26″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Figured American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and checkered forend. Pistol grip has an ebony insert. Standard sights. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 30-40% fading blue finish with wear on either side of the muzzle and a few small dents. Markings are sharp. Magazine tube retains 10% blue in protected areas. Magazine hanger retains 90% blue and may be a replacement. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver is a mottled gray-brown patina overall with slight traces of case color especially on right side. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Bolt retains 50% blue. Stocks are very good but slightly undersized at the wrist. Checkering is sharp on pistol grip and forend. Stocks show dents and scratches commensurate with age of rifle. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina with erosion at heel and toe. Forend is gray-brown patina with traces of case color on the right side. A very nice deluxe 86 rifle in an excellent caliber to shoot. 49971-27 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1067

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1068

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER.

SN 97765. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 26″ Oct bbl full magazine. Blue & case colored finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks. Standard sights. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% of their fading blue finish with high point and muzzle wear and few small scratches. One small stain on right side of bbl and some erosion on the right side of magazine tube. Sights are good. Rear sight has been somewhat cleaned. Bore is frosty with strong rifling and some erosion toward the muzzle. Receiver retains 10-20% case color turning a silver-gray patina overall. Receiver has some carry wear. Lever and hammer are silver-gray patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Bolt retains 50% bright blue. Stocks are very good and full-sized with some slight marring and scratching overall. Buttplate shows a silver-gray patina as does the forend cap. A very nice example of a 86 Winchester rifle with a case colored frame in an excellent caliber. 49971-34 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1068

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1069

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER AND CRESCENT BUTTSTOCK.

SN 64675. Cal. 38-56 WCF. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Case colored blue & finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Standard sights. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 60% fading blue with high point and muzzle wear and sharp bbl markings. Sights are good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 20% case color drifting overall into a silver-gray patina. Bolt retains 90% blue. Hammer and lever retain 10% case color. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Stocks show minor handling marks and bruises overall. Buttplate has traces of case color on tang with the balance turned silver gray. Forend cap shows generous traces of case color. A very nice model 1886 oct bbl rifle with case colored receiver. 49971-40 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1069

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1070

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 108007. Cal. 45-70. 26″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 40% fading blue finish with high point and muzzle wear. Front sight is good. Rear sight has been cleaned. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a gray-brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Stocks are very good full-sized with a coat of old varnish. Stocks have handling marks overall. Buttplate retains silver-gray patina with wear at heel and toe. Forend cap is a plum-brown patina. A nice antique 86 rifle is a popular caliber and configuration. 49971-35 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1070

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1071

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 125930. Cal. 38-56 WCF. 26″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% dull blue finish with some marring and scratching on top of barrel and some muzzle wear. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% finish drifting into a pleasing plum patina. Some scratching on both sides of receiver. Bolt retains 50% blue. Hammer and lever are a silver-gray patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Varnished stocks show numerous mars and dents especially on left side of forestock. A nice 86 rifle is a desirable caliber. 49971-36 TEP C&R (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1071

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1072

*LOT OF TWO MODEL 1886 ROUND BARREL 1/2 MAGAZINE RIFLES.

SN 133574/147144A. 1.) Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. 1/2 magazine. Takedown. Blue finish with straight grained American walnut stocks and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” bead front sight, sporting rear sight. This rifle has a Cody Firearms Records Office letter confirming all features and showing shipment on August 5, 1905. 2) Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. 1/2 magazine. Solid frame. Blue finish with straight grained American walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Marble 31M front sight. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: 1) Very good. Bbl and magazine retain 80% bright blue finish turning somewhat plum toward muzzle with slight muzzle wear. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Bbl markings are crisp and clear. Receiver retains 20% blue in protected areas with the balance turning an even gray-brown patina. Bolt retains 80% blue. Hammer and lever retain 50% blue with some stain on bottom of lever. Stocks are very good with numerous scratches and dents under a light coat of varnish. Buttplate is very good with clear logo, sharp checkering and a few dents. A very good 86 takedown rifle. 2) Very good. Bbl and magazine retains 60-70% blue finish with some staining and muzzle wear. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Receiver retains 20-30% blue finish with the balance turning to a plum-brown patina. Bolt retains 20% blue. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina overall with some erosion on bottom of lever. Stocks are very good showing numerous dents and scratches overall commensurate with age of rifle. Buttplate is very good with clear logo, sharp checkering and a few dents. A very good solid frame round bbl, 1/2 magazine rifle. 50078-4 TEP C&R; IVORY (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1072

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1073

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 13560. Cal. 45-70. 26″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Rocky Mountain blade front sight. Buckhorn rear sight. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even gray-brown mottled patina overall with a few dents and some muzzle wear. Bbl markings are sharp. Caliber marking has an over-stamp on the “7”. Sights are good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver has been cleaned on the left side. Right side is a gray-brown patina with trace of case hardening around the loading gate. Stocks are good and slightly undersized with very few dents and scratches. Buttplate has a silver-gray patina as does the forend cap. A very good 86 rifle in a very desirable caliber. 49971-25 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1073

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1074

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 29111. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. High blade front sight. Standard rear sight. Blue and case colored finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even plum-brown patina with high point and muzzle wear. Sights are very good. Front sight blade is an after market replacement. Bore is frosty with some erosion and visible rifling. Receiver is an even gray-brown patina overall with traces of case color silvered out on both sides. Bolt retains 20% blue. Hammer and lever are brown patina with some trace of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full-sized with some minor scratching and denting overall. Buttplate is an even brown patina with some erosion on toe. Forend cap is an even brown patina. A nice 86 Winchester oct bbl rifle in a great caliber. 49971-30 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1074

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1075

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER SIGHTS.

SN 117833. Cal. 38-56 WCF. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Front sight is a Marble no. 2 ring sight. Rear sight is a Lyman folding leaf combination sight. Tang sight is adjustable for elevation. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% dull finish with high point wear with some scratches and dents. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Sights are very good. Front sight has a small dent. Receiver has been cleaned and shows evidence of touch up to finish. Hammer and lever are gray-brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full-sized with some slight marring and scratching commensurate with the age of the rifle. A very good model 86 rifle with special order sights. 49971-26 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1075

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1076

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH WINCHESTER HARD RUBBER SHOTGUN BUTTPLATE.

SN 113610. Cal. 45-70. 26″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks. Blade front sight and Marbles rear sight. Straight grained American walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Good. Bbl has a brown re-finish overall with high point wear and some cleaning at the breech end. Bbl address is sharp. Cal. mark is a re-stamp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver is gray-brown patina overall with some erosion on left side and top. Bolt shows gray-brown patina. Hammer screw is a replacement. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Stocks are very good with an old re-varnish finish over some mars and scratches. Buttplate is very good with sharp checkering and clear logo. Forend cap is a gray-brown patina. A good 86 Winchester in a popular caliber. 49971-39 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1076

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1077

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 153419. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ bbl. Blue finish. Rnd bbl. 1/2 magazine takedown. Lyman “certifiable antique ivory” bead front sight. Straight grained American walnut stocks and Winchester shotgun buttplate. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80% dulling blue finish with some marring and stains. Front sight is somewhat battered. Markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 10% blue in protected areas with some frosting to the finish overall. Bolt is bright blue. Hammer and lever are a pleasing plum patina. Stocks are very good and are slightly undersized with a fresh coat of varnish over a few mars and scratches. Winchester hard rubber buttplate is very good with one small dent. A very nice 1886 Winchester rifle in a rare configuration. 49971-42 TEP C&R; IVORY (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1077

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1078

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 ROUND BARREL 1/2 MAGAZINE SEMI DELUXE TAKEDOWN SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 132306. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ bbl. 1/2 magazine. Takedown. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Lyman front sight. This rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearm Records Office letter confirming all of the features on this rifle and showing shipment on October 14, 1904. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 70-80% thinning blue with some stains on left side and near muzzle. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% blue with some staining on left side and carry wear. Lever and hammer show traces of case color in protected areas. Bolt retains 90% blue finish. Tang screw is a replacement. Tang sight hole is unfilled. Stocks are good and have been lightly cleaned. Checkering is worn smooth but still very visible. Stocks have numerous scratches and dents especially on bottom of buttstock. Pistol grip cap is very good. Hard rubber buttplate is very good with clear logo and sharp checkering. A good example of a 86 takedown rifle in a rare configuration. 50078-3 TEP C&R (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1078

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1079

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH WINCHESTER SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 157183. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ bbl. Blue finish. 1/2 magazine. Takedown. Straight grained American walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 30% of dull gray-blue finish with sharp markings. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver shows a gray-brown patina overall with high point wear and carry wear. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Bolt retains 20% blue. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized with some scratches and dents overall and one large dent on comb of buttstock. Buttplate is very good with sharp logo and checkering. Forend cap is brown patina. A very good model 86 takedown rifle for an entry level collector. 49971-37 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1079

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1080

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER AND CRESCENT BUTT COIN SILVER FRONT SIGHT.

SN 30110. Cal. 40-65. 26″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. Full magazine. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Silver coin front sight. Semi-buckhorn rear sight. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube are an even plum-brown patina with some staying at muzzle and a few dents overall. Sights are very good. Coin front sight shows some lettering on left side. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a silver-gray patina with slight traces of case color overall. Bolt is plum-brown patina with some staining. Hammer and lever are plum-brown patina. Stocks are good and somewhat undersized with fitting gaps at tang. Stocks have scratches and dents overall and some dark staining at butt end. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with some staining. Forend cap has 50% re-blued finish. A colorful old 86 Winchester rifle with a unique front sight. 50111-2 TEP (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1080

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1081

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE TRAPPER MODEL WITH A.T.F. CLEARANCE.

SN 848873. Cal. 38 WCF. 14″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Saddle ring on left side of receiver. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Scott Collection. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl and magazine tube retain 20-30% blue. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Bbl bands are polished bright. Receiver is a silver-gray patina overall with some scratches and mars. Lever and hammer are gray-brown patina overall. Tang marking is sharp. Saddle ring is has been wrapped with a heavy linen thread. Stocks are very good, full-sized with a fresh coat of varnish overall. Buttplate is very good with a clear logo, sharp checkering and a few small dents on right side. A very desirable Trapper model 92 carbine with special order shotgun butt. 50071-17 TEP C&R (4,000-8,000) – Lot 1081

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1082
Revised: 2/26/2016

Please Note: This Winchester is listed by Serial Number as removed from the provisions of the National Firearms Act and is classified as a Curio or Relic under the NFA and legal to sell and convey.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE “TRAPPER” MODEL WITH 15″ BBL.

SN 977103. Cal. 44 WCF. 15″ rnd bbl with “certifiable pre-ban ivory” bead front sight. All other features are standard for this model. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Scott Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl retains a slight amount of blue in protected areas with staining and slight pitting on top forward end. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Magazine tube shows 20% blue finish drifting to a plum patina. Receiver is a gray-brown patina overall with some bright blue on the tang and in protected areas. Saddle ring shadow is present on left side. Hammer and lever show a gray-brown patina. Stocks are very good showing a old oil re-finish and are slightly undersized at the wrist. Buttplate and barrel band show a gray-brown patina. This is a very good example of a Trapper carbine in better than average condition. 50071-18 TEP C&R; IVORY (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1082

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1083

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 988002. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ bbl. Saddle ring. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Marble no. 11 front sight. Ladder rear sight. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 20% blue in protected areas with some marring and scratching behind the front sight and some muzzle wear. Sights are good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Magazine tube retains 60% blue with some marring and scratching toward the front end. Receiver retains blue in protected areas with the balance blended into a silver-brown patina with carry wear. Saddle ring shadow is present. Lever and hammer retain 50% blue with the balance a bright silver-gray patina. Stocks are very good with an old varnish finish. Stocks are full-sized. There is a burn mark at the toe of the butt. A nice Model 92 carbine in a very desirable caliber. 49971-48 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1083

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1084

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SPECIAL ORDER BUTTON MAGAZINE SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 565874. Cal. 25-20. 19-1/2″ rnd bbl with half magazine. Bead front sight, ladder rear sight, straight grain walnut stock, Winchester hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 50-60% dull blue finish. Bore is dark with fair rifling. Receiver, hammer, and lever have a gray-brown patina overall with some evidence of blue finish around saddle ring. Stocks are good with scratching and dents and some staining under an old varnish re-finish. Shotgun butt is good with high point wear at heel and toe. A nice handy carbine in a great caliber. 49971-45 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1084

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1085

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 461763. Cal. 44WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine. Saddle ring on left side of receiver. Straight grain walnut stocks. All features standard for this model. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50-60% faded blue finish with slight muzzle wear and a few stains on top of bbl. Markings are crisp. Bore is bright with some slight stains and strong rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% blue finish with some staining, high point wear, and some roughness on right side. Hammer and lever show a pleasing brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized with some scratches and dents commensurate with age of carbine. Buttplate and bbl band show an even brown patina. A nice ’92 carbine in a very desirable caliber. 49971-49 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1085

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1086

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE, FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION.

SN 8631. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine. Straight grain walnut stocks with crescent butt. Made in 1892. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 20-30% orig blue in protected areas with balance blending into a pleasing gray-brown patina. Some slight staining toward muzzle. Bore is frosty with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% orig blue finish with some scratching on left side and high point wear overall. Hammer and lever retain traces of case color finish in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full-sized with numerous small scratches and dents overall commensurate with age of rifle. Buttplate shows a silver-gray patina. Forend cap shows 50% blue. A very desirable first year production Winchester ’92 rifle. 49971-59 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1086

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1087

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 494251. Cal. 38WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, straight grain walnut stocks with a crescent buttplate. All features are standard for this model. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 60-70% of their dull blue finish with muzzle and high point wear and a few minor dents and scratches. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60% of orig blue finish with high point and carry wear. Hammer and lever show an even plum-brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized with scratches and dents commensurate with the age of this rifle. There is some dark stain on comb of buttstock. A very good Winchester M’92 OBFM rifle. 49971-57 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1087

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1088

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT AND WINCHESTER HANG-TAG.

SN 435768. Cal. 44WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine. All other features standard for this model. Rifle has a non-original Winchester Model ’92 hang-tag showing features of this rifle. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine retain 60% orig blue finish with high point wear, muzzle wear, and few slight scratches. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 10% blue in protected areas with balance drifting to a gray-brown patina. Hammer and lever show a gray-brown patina overall. Stocks are very good and full-sized with numerous scratches and dents commensurate with age of rifle. Stocks show an old varnish re-finish. 49971-54 TEP C&R (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1088

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1089

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 351883. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% dulling blue finish with some mares and scratches and muzzle wear. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60% bright blue finish with carry wear on the bottom and some erosion on the top left side. Traces of fire blue on the loading gate. Hammer and lever retain bright case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full-sized. With mares and dents commensurate with the age of the rifle. A very good Winchester 92 rifle in a fun to shot caliber rifle. 49971-62 TEP C&R (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1089

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1090

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE DELUXE SPORTING RIFLE WITH LYMAN RECEIVER SIGHT CHECKERED STOCKS WITH RIFLE BUTT.

SN 393263. Cal. 25-20. 24″ Oct bbl full magazine. Blue finish. Adjustable Lyman receiver sight. “Certifiable antique ivory” bead front sight. Checkered pistol grip highly figures walnut stocks with Winchester pistol grip cap and crescent buttplate. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good as refinished. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% dull blue finish with some high point wear and some muzzle wear. Rear sight mortise has been filled. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver shows 60% re-blued finish with some erosion on the left side. Hammer and lever are plum-brown finish. Lyman receiver sight is very good with 50% original finish. Stocks are very good as refinished. Buttstock is a replacement. Checkering is sharp. Buttplate and forend cap retain 20% re-blued finish. 49971-55 TEP C&R; IVORY (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1090

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1091

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL 1/2 MAGAZINE TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH TANG SIGHT AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 777317. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ bbl. Blue finish. Lyman “certifiable pre-ban ivory” bead front sight. Rear sight mortise filled with Marbles plug. Adjustable rear tang sight. Straight grain walnut stocks. Steel shotgun buttplate. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80% bright blue finish. Front sight is very good. Bbl shows high point wear and some abrasions marks where the rear sight has been removed. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20% blue in protected areas with the balance flaked to a pleasing plum-brown patina. All screws are very good. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Rear tang sight is very good. Stocks are very good and full-sized. 90% varnish refinish remains with miniscule scratches and mares overall commensurate with the age of rifle. A very nice Winchester Takedown rifle in a desirable configuration. 49971-53 TEP C&R; IVORY (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1091

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1092

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE TRAPPER MODEL WITH 16″ BARREL.

SN 386756. Cal. 44 WCF 16″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt and saddle ring. Standard carbine sights. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl and magazine tube are a smooth gray-brown patina with some staining and slight erosion at muzzle end of magazine. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver is a gray-brown patina overall with some mars around loading port and screws. Some screws have been replaced. There are some dents on top of receiver along side of bolt. Hammer and lever are dark brown patina. Lever shows some roughness on bottom and loop is slightly bent. Tang marking is very good. Tang screw is a replacement. Stocks are very good and have been lightly cleaned. Buttplate and bbl band are also even gray-brown patina. An opportunity to obtain a 92 Trapper carbine in a bbl length that requires no A.T.F. clearance. 50076-8 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1092

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1093

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE TRAPPER MODEL WITH 16″ BARREL.

SN 666842. Cal. 32 WCF 16″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Standard carbine sights. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl and receiver are a blue-brown patina with some evidence of re-bluing on bbl. Forward end of bbl shows some polishing. Bbl address is sharp. Cal. mark is sharp. Sights are good. Rear sight is somewhat bent and eroded. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver is a silver-gray patina overall with some roughness and minor scratches and dents. Hammer and lever are also silver-gray patina overall with some roughness on bottom of lever. Tang mark is sharp. Stocks are very good with some light cleaning. Stocks show minor denting and scratching on both sides of buttstock. Buttplate and bbl band are gray-brown patina. An opportunity to obtain a nice 92 Trapper carbine in a bbl length that does not require A.T.F. clearance. 50076-6 C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1093

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1094

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 332623. Cal. 25-20. 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. Standard carbine sights. Saddle ring. CONDITION: Very good as refinished. Bbl and magazine to retain 90% blue finish with sharp markings some slight scratches and dents and slight muzzle wear. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver retains 80% blue finish with some high point and carry wear. Hammer and lever retain 60% blue finish. Stocks are very good. Slightly undersized with a coat of fresh varnish. Some slight mars and scratches commensurate with the age of carbine. Buttplate retains 20% blue. Barrel band retains 60% blue. A good model 92 carbine in a fairly rare caliber. 49971-47 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1094

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1095

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 782987. Cal. 38WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, saddle ring, straight grain walnut stocks. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50% blue finish blending into a brown patina with some scratching behind front sight and along left side. Magazine tube shows an even plum-brown patina. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains traces of blue in protected areas with balance a plum-brown patina. Some staining on left side. Stocks are very good with evidence of light cleaning and only some small handling marks commensurate with age of rifle. A nice ’92 carbine in a great caliber. 49971-46 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1095

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1096

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 213579. Cal. 32WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine, straight grain walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50% orig blue finish blending with a pleasing brown patina. High point and muzzle wear with a few small scratches and dents. Bore is dark with rifling present. Receiver retains 40-50% orig blue finish blending into a pleasing brown patina overall. Hammer and lever retain traces of bright case color in protected areas blending with a brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Stocks show dents and scratches commensurate with age of rifle. A nice example of a rnd bbl ’92 rifle in standard configuration. 49971-50 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1096

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1097

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 190199. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 70-80% faded blue finish with high point and muzzle wear. Muzzle has a dent on left side. Sights are good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% bright blue finish with carry wear and high point overall. Hammer and lever retain strong traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full size with an old varnish refinish that is somewhat bubbled on the buttstock. Buttplate and forend cap are silver-gray patina with some varnish stains. A very good Model 92 rifle in a desirable cal. 49971-51 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1097

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1098

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 906109. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ Rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% dull blue finish with a few mares and scratches and slight muzzle wear. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 10% blue in protected areas with the balance turning a pleasing plum-brown patina and carry wear. Hammer and lever are plum-brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Varnish finish with numerous dents and scratches commensurate with the age of the rifle. There is a small hole at the toe of the butt where a sling swivel was mounted. Buttplate and forend cap area a plum-gray patina. A nice 92 rifle in a fun to shoot caliber. 49971-52 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1098

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1099

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 245469. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 30-40% blue finish with sharp markings, high point wear and muzzle wear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Magazine tube retains 80% blue finish. Receiver retains 10-20% blue finish in protected areas with high point and carry wear. Hammer and lever retain traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full-sized with mars and dents especially of right side of buttstock. Stocks have slightly cleaned. Buttplate and forend are a bright gray patina. A very good model 92 rifle in a desirable configuration. 49971-58 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1099

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1100

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCT BBL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 598730. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ Oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Good as refinished. Bbl retains 50% dull blue with high point wear and staining. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are good. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is gray-brown patina with evidence of refinish. Lever and hammer are gray-brown patina. Stocks are good as refinished with a filled in repair at heel of butt. Varnish refinished. A good example of a Winchester 92 rifle for the entry level collector. 49971-43 TEP C&R (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1100

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1101

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CARBINE BUTTPLATE.

SN 607615. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ bbl. Blue finish. Standard sights. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine retain 60-70% blue finish turning plum on the bbl. Sights are good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20% bright blue in protected areas with balance a plum-brown patina. Some marring of screws. Traces of fire blue on loading gate. Hammer and lever are plum-brown patina. Stocks are good with numerous mares and dents and slight cleaning. Buttstock may be a replacement from a carbine but fits very well. A nice model 92 rifle with a carbine buttstock. 49971-61 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1101

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1102

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE TRAPPER MODEL.

SN 863877. Cal. 25-20. 16″ bbl. Standard carbine sights. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Saddle ring. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl and magazine tube are a gray-brown patina overall with some roughness at the muzzle end. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Winchester proof markings are sharp and clear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver is a gray-brown patina overall with some cleaning evident and some carry wear. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Tang mark is sharp and clear. Stocks are very good and are slightly undersized and show light cleaning overall. Buttplate is brown patina with wear on heel and toe. Bbl band is brown patina with some dents and abrasions. A very desirable 92 Trapper model carbine in a bbl that requires no A.T.F. clearance. 50076-5 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1102

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1103

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 668951. Cal. 25-20. 20″ rnd bbl, straight grained walnut stocks. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50-60% orig blue finish with muzzle wear, some scratching and staining overall. Bore is frosty with evidence of strong rifling. Markings are clear. Receiver retains 10% blue finish in protected areas with balance blending into a gray-brown patina. Hammer and lever show a pleasing brown patina. Stocks are very good with scratches and dents commensurate with age of rifle, under an old varnish re-finish. A nice handy little ’92 carbine in a fairly rare caliber. 49971-44 TEP C&R (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1103

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1104

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 195493. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained gumwood stocks with carbine buttplate. Standard carbine sights. Saddle ring. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a pleasing plum-brown patina with some blue in protected areas around the sights. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are clear and sharp. Bore is bright with some erosion towards the muzzle and visible rifling. Magazine tube retains 50% blue with some erosion towards the muzzle. Receiver retains 20% blue finish drifting to a pleasing plum patina with some stains on top and a distinct saddle ring shadow. Bolt retains 80% blue. Hammer and lever a plum-brown patina. Stocks are very good and have been lightly cleaned with a old coat of varnish. Buttplate and bbl band are also an even plum-brown patina. A nice 92 carbine in a very desirable caliber. 50019-369 TEP C&R (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1104

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1105

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER FULL NICKEL FINISH WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH GUM WOOD STOCKS IN SADDLE SCABBARD MADE BY MARFA SADDLERY CO.

SN 784743. Cal. 25-20. 20″ bbl. Full nickel finish. Straight grained gum wood stocks with carbine butt. Bbl has 2-line address, Cal. mark at breech and “WP” proof in oval. Standard carbine sights. Magazine tube has extra hanger with is correct for this Cal. Receiver has “WP” in oval on ring and standard markings. Stocks are made of gum wood and have a carbine buttplate. Scabbard is marked MARFA SADDLERY CO. MARFA, TEXAS on both sides. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good to very good. Finish suffers from poor storage. Bbl and magazine tube retain 20% orig nickel finish with erosion overall. Sights are good. Markings are clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20% nickel finish with numerous blotches and stains. Hammer and lever are silver-gray patina. Tang marking is clear. SN is clear. Stocks are very good and slightly undersized. Stocks have been cleaned and show minor scratches and dents overall. Some dark stains around tang and buttplate. Buttplate also shows traces of nickel finish with erosion overall. Scabbard is good with heavy wear and crazing overall. Maker’s mark is visible mostly on left side. A very rare model 1892 saddle ring carbine. 49973-15 TEP C&R (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1105

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1106

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL 3/4 MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH SHOTGUN BUTT AND MARBLE TANG SIGHT.

SN 717118. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ bbl. 3/4 length magazine. Blue finish. Marble tang sight. Rear bbl sight mortise has been filled. Front sight is a Marble no. 2 with a white bead. Rear sight is a Marble tang sight. Straight grained American walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50% dull blue finish with high point and muzzle wear. Some abrasion at breech end where rear sight was removed. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Front sight is very good. Magazine retains 80% blue with bright end cap. Receiver is a silver-gray patina overall with some abrasions on left side. Hammer and lever area silver-gray patina with some traces of blue in protected areas. Tang sight is very good. Stocks are very good and full-sized with some dents and scratches overall. Buttplate is very good with a clear logo, sharp checkering and a few small dents. Forend cap is gray-brown patina. A nice 92 rifle is a rare configuration with special sights. 50111-9 TEP C&R (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1106

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1107

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 262735. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl,full magazine, straight grain walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. All features standard for this model. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% of orig blue finish with muzzle wear and some scratching on top of bbl. Sights are good. Bore is very good with strong rifling. Receiver shows an old re-finish which has drifted to a gray-brown patina. Hammer and lever show a gray-brown patina. Stocks are good, slightly under-sized with a repair to the toe of the butt and a coat of new varnish overall. Buttplate shows 90% re-blued finish. Forend cap is silver-gray patina. A good ’92 rifle in a popular caliber. 49971-56 TEP C&R (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1107

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1108

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 “EASTERN” CARBINE.

SN 298701. Cal. 38 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, blade front sight, ladder rear sight. An Eastern carbine is not equipped with a saddle ring on receiver. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 50% blue finish with numerous scratches and dents on top side. Magazine tube retains 10% faded blue finish. Receiver shows 50% of an old re-blued finish. Hammer and lever also show gray-brown patina. Stocks are good and are slightly under-sized. Stocks show numerous scratches and dents under an old re-varnished finish. A nice handy carbine in a great caliber. 49971-60 TEP C&R (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1108

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1109

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT AND TANG SIGHT.

SN 600568. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Sheard Rocky Mountain blade front sight with Marble mark. Sight mortise on bbl has been filled. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows gray-brown patina overall with high point and muzzle wear and carry wear at breech end. Markings are clear and sharp with an extra circle P proof at breech end of bbl. Magazine tube retains 80% dull blue finish. Front sight is very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver is a silver-gray finish overall with some blue in protected areas. Hammer and lever are a silver-gray patina overall. Rear sight is very good. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Stocks show minimal dents and scratches overall. Buttplate is silver-gray patina as is the forend cap. A very nice 92 rifle with special sights that was obviously a priced possession of an old time shooter. 50111-8 TEP C&R (750-1,250) – Lot 1109

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1110

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BARREL 1/2 MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 389595. Cal. 218 BEE. 24″ bbl. 1/2 magazine. Blue finish. Checkered walnut stocks. CONDITION: Fine as expertly refinished. Bbl retains 90% blue finish with sharp bbl markings. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows 95% re-blued finish. Bolt has provision to mount rear sight. Extractor pin is missing. Hammer and lever retain 95% blue finish. Stocks are very good. Stocks are replacements. Checkering at wrist and forend are nicely accomplished. Stocks show only miniscule handling marks. Plastic buttplate is very good. Forend cap shows 90% blued finish. A nice custom 92 rifle is a popular caliber. 50076-4 TEP C&R (500-700) – Lot 1110

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1111

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 271341. Cal. 30-30. Factory replacement 26″ rnd bbl. Half magazine takedown model. This rifle features a number of special order features including Lyman sights, deluxe oil finished highly figured XXX walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber buttplate, Winchester pistol grip cap and sling-eyes. Lower tang is marked with assembly #21234 which is also present in the stock mortise. “XO” is also stamped on the tang after assembly #. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Records verification listing the rifle as .30 cal w/24″ Extra Light bbl, checkered PG stock, 1/2 mag, shotgun butt, takedown and oil finish. Shipped 6-22-1905 and back to factory twice for R & R in 1909 which explains the replacement 26″ bbl, special sights and sling eyes along with the factory refinish. CONDITION: Very Fine as factory restored. Bbl retains 90% blue finish with only high point wear. Parts proof and bbl markings are sharp and crisp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver shows 90% restored blue finish with some high point wear on the bottom forward end. Hammer and lever show 50% dull case colors. Lyman receiver sight retains 90% blue. Stocks are oil finished and fine with sharp checkering and only a few minuscule scratches and bruises overall. Pistol grip cap and hard rubber buttplate are in fine condition. This is a very nice example of a deluxe rifle with many special order features. 49971-66 C&R (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1111

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1112

FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 12900. Cal. 32-40. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Takedown rifle. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. This rifle was made in 1894 the first year of production for the model 94 Winchester. Standard sights for this model. Included is a set of loading dies and ammunition for this rifle. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80-90% of the blue finish with the bbl turning somewhat plum colored. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Bbl has some high point wear and some slight muzzle wear. Magazine shows some wear as a result of the takedown feature. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% original bright blue with some slight abrasion on left side and slight carry wear. Bolt retains 90% blue. Loading gate shows considerable fire blue. Hammer and lever retain 60-70% vivid case color with most of wear on the lever loop. Stocks are excellent with nearly all of the original varnish finish and only minuscule scratches and a few dents overall. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with a couple of small stains. Forend cap retains 80% bright blue. This is an opportunity to obtain a very fine example of a first year production Winchester model 94 rifle with a very desirable takedown feature. 50058-1 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1112

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1113

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SEMI-DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL AND BUTTON MAGAZINE.

SN 265995. Cal. 30-30. 26″ half rnd half oct bbl. Lyman front sight with “certifiable pre-ban ivory” bead. Half magazine, straight grain American walnut stock with checkered pistol grip and forend. Winchester pistol grip cap, and crescent buttplate. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80% orig blue finish with some muzzle wear, high point wear, and a small area of erosion on top of bbl which appears to have been caused by a fingerprint. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% blue finish with high point and carry wear and some slight scratching on both sides. Hammer and lever retain generous traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full sized. Stocks show a few small handling marks overall. Checkering is sharp. Winchester pistol grip cap is very good. Crescent buttplate shows a silver-gray finish overall with some erosion a heel. Forend cap retains 20-30% blue. A very nice Winchester ’94 semi-deluxe rifle. 49971-65 TEP C&R; IVORY (3,500-5,500) – Lot 1113

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1114

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SEMI-DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL.

SN 141852. Cal. 30-30. 26″ half rnd half oct bbl with combination front sight, rear tang sight, and Lyman receiver sight. Checkered pistol grip stocks and Winchester pistol grip cap and hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 70-80% orig blue finish with high point wear, muzzle wear, and some scratching. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% orig blue finish with carry wear on right side and high point wear overall. Lyman receiver sight is very good. Marbles tang sight is very good. Stocks are good and full sized. Checkering is worn smooth. Toe of buttstock has been trimmed along with bottom of hard rubber buttplate. Handling marks and scratches overall. An example of a Winchester Takedown rifle with a considerable number of special order features. 49971-67 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1114

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1115
Revised: 3/11/2016

Please Note: Ivory inset is NOT elephant ivory, faux ivory. Also Please Note: Good News! This gun is NOT Modern, IT IS ANTIQUE.

*FANCY CUSTOM WINCHESTER 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE.

SN 137412. Cal. 30 WCF. 22″ tapered octagon nickel steel bbl with folding express leaf sight and gold bead front. Blued takedown action with half magazine and Lyman tang sight. Tastefully engraved with flowing scrollwork in fine punch dot matrix. Game scene vignettes feature silver inlaid Mountain Lion stalking a Stag in full relief are unsigned. Pistol grip stock of fancy figured feathercrotch walnut with H-style checkering, Winchester marked hard rubber gripcap and crescent steel buttplate. A full-relief likeness of the Winchester Horse & Rider in ivory is inset into the stock on the right side. CONDITION: Very Fine. Gun retains virtually all of its custom wood and metal finish with a few light handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bright bore. 50181-11 WD C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1115

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1116

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 801514. Cal .25/.35, 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt and steel for-end cap. Bbl has standard Winchester marking for this model on the upper left side near the rear sight and the Winchester address on the upper right side near the rear sight. Bbl breach and receiver ring have “WP” proof in an oval. Standard sights for this model. Receiver has the SN stamped at the bottom forward end, “Model 1894 Winchester” stamped on upper tang. Stocks are unmarked. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has an even gray blue patina overall with loss of finish at the muzzle. Magazine tube has blue in protected areas, with the balance a plumb brown patina. Sights are good. Front sight has some red paint. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a gray brown patina overall with some replaced screws. Hammer and lever are also a gray brown patina. Stocks are very good, undersized, and have handling marks and dents overall, especially on the bottom on the fore-end. Buttplate is a gray brown patina, as is the fore-end cap. A nice Model 1894 Rifle in a very popular caliber. 50150-5 C&R (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1116

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1117

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 159937. Cal. 38-55. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. All features standard for this model. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 60-70% orig blue finish with high point wear and a few mars and scratches on left side. Bbl address and cal markings are sharp. Front sight is a replacement. Bore is fair with some erosion and visible rifling. Receiver retains 40-50% orig finish with high point and carry wear and some mars and scratches on bolt. Hammer and lever retain traces of case color. Stocks are very good and full-sized with numerous mars and dents commensurate with age of rifle. Stocks show an old varnish re-finish. Buttplate and forend cap are a gray-brown patina. A nice example of a standard grade Winchester M 1894 rifle. 49971-69 TEP C&R (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1117

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1118

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH IVORY BEAD FRONT SIGHT.

SN 362797. Cal. 30-30. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine standard grade rifle with straight grain walnut stocks and crescent butt. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 70-80% faded blue finish with muzzle and high point wear and only miniscule scratching. Magazine tube retains 50% blue. Receiver has a gray-brown patina with traces of orig blue finish. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized with handling marks and dents commensurate with age of rifle. Buttstock shows a small crack at toe of buttplate. Buttstock also shows an old coat of varnish. A nice example of a standard grade Winchester ’94 standard grade rifle in a great caliber. “Certifiable pre-ban ivory” bead on Marble patent front sight. 49971-68 TEP C&R; IVORY (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1118

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1119

*LOT OF 2 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINES FROM AN OLD TEXAS RANCH.

SN 873416/1028466. 1) Cal. 30 WCF. 20″ bbl. 3/4 length magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and checkered forend. Winchester sling eyes and carbine butt. Marble front sight and ladder rear sight. Receiver has been tapped to mount a scope. Holes have been filled with screws. This is a very rare configuration for a carbine. 2)Cal. 30 WCF. 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Ramp front sight with brass bead. Carbine rear sight. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: 1) Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90% blue finish turning somewhat plum toward muzzle. Sharp crisp bbl markings. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 40-50% blue finish overall with carry wear mostly on right side of receiver. Hammer and lever are a plum-brown patina with some erosion on bottom of lever. Stocks are very good and full-sized with sharp checkering and minor scratches and dents overall. Pistol grip cap is very good. Buttplate retains 10% blue finish. Bbl band is a plum-brown patina with traces of blue. A very nice, hard to find 94 Deluxe carbine with many special order features. From an old Texas collection. 2) Good. Bbl and magazine retains 30-40% blue finish with some marring on top and some muzzle wear. Markings are sharp. Extra hole drilled on top of barrel in front of rear sight. Sights are good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20% blue blending to brown patina with carry wear. Receiver has been tapped for a sight. Hammer and lever are brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized with numerous scratches and dents and one large chip on the comb of buttstock. Buttplate retains 20% blue turning to plum patina with heel and toe wear. Bbl band is silver-gray patina. Forestock has been notched 12 times in front of bbl band. A colorful old 94 carbine from a ranch in Sonora, Texas. 49973-13, 49973-14, TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1119

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1120

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 924461. Cal. 32-40. 20″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Plain straight grain walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and magazine retain 50% blue finish blending to a brown patina with some staining at muzzle. Bore is fair with light rifling. Receiver shows an even silver-gray patina overall. Hammer and lever show a gray-brown patina. Stocks are good with scratches and dents overall and an old varnish finish. Buttstock has swivel mount in toe. Winchester hard rubber buttplate is good with high point wear. A good model ’94 carbine in a fairly rare caliber. 49971-73 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1120

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1121

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON, BUTTON MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT SIGHT AND MARBLES TANG SIGHT.

SN 674693. Cal. 30-30. 26″ half rnd half oct bbl, half magazine, fine bladed Rocky Mountain front sight and adjustable Marble tang sight. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 10% blue in protected areas with balance a smooth gray-brown patina with some touch-up evident. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver shows a plum-brown patina overall with evidence of some cleaning and touch-up. Hammer and lever show plum-brown patina. Stocks are good but slightly under-sized with some sanding marks evident under an old oil re-finish. A good example of a Winchester Special Order rifle. 49971-70 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1121

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1122

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE TRAPPER MODEL WITH 16″ BARREL.

SN 994221. Cal. 30 WCF. 16″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. Saddle ring. Standard carbine sights. Sling eyes on bbl band and stock. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl and magazine tube both retain a smooth gray-brown patina with very little roughness. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver also shows a gray-brown patina overall with high point and carry wear. Hammer and lever are also a smooth gray-brown patina. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized, and have been lightly cleaned. Buttplate and bbl band are also an even gray-brown patina. A very desirable model 94 trapper carbine in a bbl length that requires no A.T.F. clearance. 50076-7 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1122

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1123

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER “EASTERN” CARBINE WITH 3/4 MAGAZINE AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 825317. Cal. 30-30. 20″ rnd bbl. 3/4-length magazine. Folding leaf rear sight and Lyman receiver sight. Straight grained American walnut stocks with Winchester shotgun buttplate. Known as “Eastern Carbines” because of the absence of a saddle ring on receiver. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% orig blue finish with high point wear at muzzle and some staining at top of bbl. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20% blue finish in protected areas with high point and carry wear overall. Lyman receiver sight is very good. Hammer and lever show an even plum-brown patina. Stocks are good but slightly under-sized and show an old varnish re-finish. Buttplate has been slightly trimmed to fit stock. A good example of a fairly rare Winchester carbine. 49971-72 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1123

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1124

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 1426686. Cal. 25-35. 20″ oct bbl, full magazine. Bbl and magazine tube have been shortened. Adjustable front sight, Buckhorn rear sight, shotgun butt. CONDITION: Good, as professionally re-finished. Bbl retains 50% blue with high point and muzzle wear. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver shows 70-80% of an old re-finish. Hammer and lever show 70% blue finish. Stocks are good, slightly undersized and show an old varnish re-finish over some small scratches and dents. A nice handy hunting rifle in a great caliber. 49971-74 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1124

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1125

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 ROUND BARREL RIFLE.

SN 348289. Cal. 38-55. 26″ rnd bbl. Full length magazine. This rifle has a Lyman front sight with “certifiable antique ivory” bead and Buckhorn rear sight. The straight grained walnut stock is mounted with a Winchester hard-rubber shotgun buttplate. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Scott Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine retains 80-85% orig blue finish with high point wear at muzzle and some miniscule scratch marks overall. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 70% orig blue finish with speckling on left side and some erosion at rear on right side. Loading gate shows considerable fire blue. Lever retains a generous amount of case color in protected areas as does the hammer. Stocks are very good and full sized with numerous handling marks commensurate with age of rifle. A very nice Winchester Model ’94 in a very desirable caliber. 50071-19 TEP C&R; IVORY (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1125

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1126

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT, BEECH’S COMBINATION FRONT SIGHT, LYMAN FOLDING COMBINATION REAR SIGHT AND TANG SIGHT.

SN 17335. Cal. 38-55. 26″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Beech front sight has a globe and an “certifiable antique ivory” bead. Rear bbl sight is a Lyman two-leaf folding sight. Tang sight is adjustable for elevation only. Bbl is of a later vintage and appears to be a factory replacement and shows a “WP” circle proof at breech end and also on top ring of receiver. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50-60% of the fading blue finish with a few rub marks on top of bbl and slight muzzle wear. Bbl sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 10% blue in protected areas with balance a plum-gray patina. There is slight staining on both sides of receiver and slight scratch marks on right side. Hammer and lever are silver-gray patina. Tang sight is very good. stocks are very good and full-sized with miniscule scratching and dents overall. There is a small crack in the buttstock behind rear tang. Buttplate is silver-gray patina as is forend cap. A very good antique model 94 rifle with a nickel steel bbl suitable for modern ammunition. 50111-11 IVORY (1,250-1,750) – Lot 1126

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1127

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 ROUND BARREL RIFLE WITH BUTTON MAGAZINE AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 577084. Cal .32-40, 26″ rnd bbl with button magazine, blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl has standard sights and Winchester address at the mid-point on the left side. Cal mark is at left breech of bbl next to a “WP” proof in oval. Receiver has all standard markings for this model. Receiver also has “WP” proof in oval on front ring. Stocks are straight grain walnut with crescent butt and steel fore-end cap. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50-60% blue finish with sharp markings. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver is a gray brown patina overall with slight traces of blue in protected areas. Hammer and lever have traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full size with numerous scratches and dents and a varnish finish. Buttplate is a silver gray patina with some staining, as is the fore-end cap. A nice 94′ model rifle in a rare configuration and a caliber that was not common at the date of manufacture. 50111-7 TEP C&R (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1127

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1128

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 223183. Cal. 32-40. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Standard sights. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Included is a Winchester Museum letter confirming all features and showing shipment July 14,1904. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 60-70% of their plum-blue finish with high point wear and some muzzle wear. Magazine hanger pin is missing. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 40-50% fading blue finish with carry wear on right side. Some slight marring of one screw. Bolt retains 60% blue finish. Hammer and lever show a brown patina with some roughness on side of lever. Tang screw and sight screw are replaced. Stocks are good but slightly undersized and have been sanded and refinished with a coat of varnish. Forend has bruising on left side. Buttplate is silver-gray patina overall. Forend cap has traces of original blue. A good example of a 94 rifle in a desirable caliber. 50078-2 TEP C&R (800-1,200) – Lot 1128

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1129

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 ROUND BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH IVORY BEAD MARBLES FRONT SIGHT.

SN 1045097. Cal. 32WS. 26″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Straight grained American walnut stocks and crescent buttplate. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and magazine retain 70% faded blue finish with some high point wear. Front “certifiable pre-ban ivory” bead sight is good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver has a brown patina overall with some touch-up work and some strong blue on either side of hammer. Lever and hammer are plum-brown finish. Stocks are full sized with numerous handling marks and dents and shows an old varnish re-finish. A good honest example of a Winchester ’94 rifle in a desirable caliber. 49971-71 TEP C&R; IVORY (750-1,250) – Lot 1129

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1130

ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 3723. Cal .32-40, 26″ oct bbl with full magazine. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. A very early ’94 rifle made in the first year of production. Bbl has standard 2-line address and standard rear sight. Front sight is a replacement. Cal mark is on top flat of breech of bbl. Receiver has SN stamped at bottom front. Winchester Patent mark on upper tang. Stocks have crescent butt and steel fore-end cap. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even gray brown patina with high-point wear. Sights are good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver is silver gray patina with light pitting overall. Hammer and lever are a silver gray patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and have an old varnish finish. Buttplate is a silver gray patina. Fore-end cap is missing 1 screw. A good example of a first year production 94′ rifle. 50111-10 TEP (750-1,250) – Lot 1130

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1131

WINCHESTER 1894 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 53984. Cal. 38-55. 26″ bbl with full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Standard sights. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a gray-brown patina overall with some roughness at muzzle and scratches overall. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver is a gray-brown patina overall with some marring of screws and some carry wear. Hammer and lever are blue-brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized with numerous mars and dents overall particularly on the buttstock. Buttplate is gray-brown patina with heel and toe wear. Forend cap is a gray-brown patina. An antique 94 rifle made in 1896. 50111-5 TEP (750-1,250) – Lot 1131

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1132

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 873283. Cal .32 WS, 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine takedown, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks. Bbl has standard rear sights with brass bead front sight. Bbl has standard markings for this cal. Receiver also has standard markings for this model. Receiver has been tapped on left side for receiver sight. Holes are plugged. Stock has crescent buttplate and steel fore-end cap. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has 60% blue finish. Turning plumb toward the muzzle. Magazine has plumb brown finish overall. Sights are good. Rear elevator is missing. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver has been cleaned to a smooth silver gray patina. Markings are sharp. Hammer and lever retain blue finish in protected areas. Stocks are very good with minor handling marks overall and are full sized. Buttplate and fore-end cap are a silver gray patina. A very good Winchester takedown 94′ rifle. 50111-13 TEP C&R (750-1,250) – Lot 1132

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1133

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH TANG SIGHT.

SN 108893. Cal. 38-55. 20″bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Standard carbine sights with folding tang sight. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even gray-brown patina with bright blue in protected areas around the front and rear sights. Some abrasions on the top and sides of the bbl. Sights are good with a replaced front blade. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Receiver is a gray-brown patina overall with blue showing in area around saddle ring. There are some dents on top of receiver and bolt and a few scratches on right side of receiver. Hammer and lever are also gray-brown patina with slight traces of case color. Rear tang sight is good. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and have been lightly cleaned. There is a small chip missing on the left side at the tang. Stocks show dents and scratches overall. Buttplate is gray-brown patina with erosion on heel and toe. Bbl band is also a gray-brown patina. A nice early antique 94 carbine in a rare caliber. 50111-18 TEP (750-1,250) – Lot 1133

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1134

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 990384. Cal. 30 WCF. 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Standard carbine sights with high blade front sight. Saddle ring. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a smooth gray-brown patina with evidence of some cleaning and touch-up of finish. Bbl markings are clear. Sights are good. Bore is dark with visible rifling.Receiver is a gray-brown patina overall with some roughness on right side. Hammer and lever are also gray-brown patina. Tang screw has been replaced. Stocks are very good and full-sized and have been lightly cleaned. Stocks have miniscule scratches and dents overall. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina with erosion at heel and toe. Bbl band is a gray-brown patina. A good standard 94 carbine with a high front sight. 50019-370 TEP C&R (700-1,000) – Lot 1134

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1135

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH 3/4 LENGTH MAGAZINE AND SHOTGUN BUTTPLATE.

SN 622600. Cal. 30 WCF. 20″ bbl. 3/4 magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Saddle ring. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine retain 20-30% gray-blue finish overall with some erosion at muzzle and muzzle wear. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are clear and sharp. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver is a gray-brown patina overall with some staining especially on right side. Hammer an lever are also an even gray-brown patina. Stocks are very good with numerous scratches and dents under a old varnish refinish. Forend had been cleaned. Buttplate has clear logo, good checkering with numerous dents and bruises. bbl band is gray-brown patina. A very good Winchester 94 carbine in a scarce configuration. “Certifiable pre-ban elephant ivory” cylindrical bead on front sight. 50019-372 TEP C&R; IVORY (700-1,000) – Lot 1135

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1136

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH GUMWOOD STOCKS.

SN 554316. Cal. 32-40. 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Gumwood stocks with carbine butt. Saddle ring. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine show a gray-brown patina overall with a slight touch-up to finish and some blue around rear sight. Sights are good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a gray-brown patina overall with some slight touch-up and roughness on right side above trigger. Hammer and lever are brown patina. Tang mark is clear. Stocks are good and slightly undersized. Numerous scratches, dents and stains commensurate with the age and use of rifle. Buttplate is gray-brown patina with heel and toe wear. Bbl band is gray-brown patina. A good example of a Winchester 94 carbine with gumwood stocks. 50019-371 TEP C&R (500-800) – Lot 1136

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1137

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH MARBLE’S SIGHTS.

SN 987219. Cal .30-30, 20″ bbl, blue finish. Bbl has Winchester markings on left side at the breech. Bbl is equipped with a set of Marble Sights. Bbl shows an oval WP proof at the breech. Receiver has standard markings for this model. An oval WP proof is on the top ring of the receiver. Standard stocks with carbine butt. “930” is stamped on the comb of stock in front of buttplate tang and on tang of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a silver gray patina overall with sharp markings. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver is a gray brown patina overall with some scratches and dents. Hammer and lever are also a gray brown patina overall. Stocks are good, slightly undersized and have an old coat of varnish. Buttplate and barrel band are both silver gray patina. Interesting ’94 carbine that possibly had some institutional use. 50111-20 TEP C&R (600-900) – Lot 1137

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1138

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 1014636. Cal .30 WCF, 20″ bbl, blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. Bbl has Winchester logo at left rear, and Winchester address at right rear and standard carbine sights. Receiver has all markings standard for this model. Saddle ring on left side. Stock has carbine butt. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube have been cleaned to a silver gray finish with traces of blue around the sights. Sights are good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver has a cleaned silver gray patina overall with some rounded edges. Hammer and lever are also silver gray. Stocks are good, full sized and have handling marks overall. Butt plate is also a clean silver gray patina. A good Winchester 94′ carbine for the entry level collector. 50111-15 TEP C&R (600-900) – Lot 1138

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1139

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 1031348. Cal .30 WCF, 20″ bbl, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks. Bbl has standard carbine sights and standard bbl markings for this cal. Receiver has standards markings for this model. Buttstock has carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good as totally refinished. Bbl markings are sharp. Bbl retains 90% of the re-blued finish. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver, hammer, and lever all retain 90% re-blued finish with some high-point wear. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and have dents and scratches overall. Buttplate and bbl band retain 90% re-blued finish. A good 94′ carbine that would make a great hunting rifle. 50111-19 TEP C&R (500-800) – Lot 1139

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1140

*COLLECTOR’S LOT OF 3 WINCHESTER LEVER ACTION RIFLES.

SN 270575/67958/986735. Gun 1: Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American Walnut stocks with crescent butt. Gun 2: Cal. 38-55. 26″ bbl. Full magazine. Takedown. Standard front sight with after-market rear sight. Winchester sling eyes. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Gun 3: Cal. 32 WS 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Saddle ring and carbine butt. Sheard front sight and Marble rear sight. Custom English walnut stocks. CONDITION: Generally Good to Very Good. Wood and mechanics are sound. 50111-4, 50111-12, 50111-17, TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1140

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1141

VERY EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FLATSIDE RIFLE WITH 3 DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER.

SN 419. Cal 30 US. 28″ rapid tapered bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Standard markings for this model. Nickel silver blade front sight. Sporting rear sight. Receiver is of the scarce flatside variation with no markings on side of receiver. Upper tang is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 1895”. SN is stamped on lower tang beneath lever. Lever has solid loop construction. Trigger tang has Winchester patent marks. Stock is unmarked. Forearm has ebony insert in schnabel tip. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a silver-gray patina overall with sharp markings. There is some roughness on left side toward muzzle. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a silver-gray speckled patina overall with some carry wear on bottom of magazine. Upper tang mark is sharp. Lower tang shows traces of orig blue around SN. Markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, have been cleaned and are slightly under-sized at tang. Stock has a provision for a sling swivel that has been filled. Stock has numerous scratches and dents overall and considerable battering on forend. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina overall. A very rare flatside 95 rifle with a very low SN made in 1896. 49973-9 TEP (1,750-3,750) – Lot 1141

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1142

*U.S. REPEATING ARMS CO. MODEL 1894 DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED CENTENNIAL RIFLE.

SN CN07530. Cal. 30-30. 26″ half oct half rnd bbl. Half magazine. Brass beaded front sight, adjustable rear sight, and adjustable tang sight. Receiver is engraved on both sides with a vignette of a running deer on left side and a vignette of a standing deer of right side. Both are surrounded by decorative scroll work with border. Stocks are highly figured checkered walnut with pistol grip and crescent buttplate. With original box. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent overall. Bbl and receiver retain 99% of orig blue finish with only slightest high point wear. Bore is bit frosty with very strong rifling. Engraving is of Winchester style and well executed. Stocks are excellent with only minor handling marks. Checkering is sharp and crisp. Pistol grip cap is excellent. Crescent buttplate retains 99% of orig blue with only high point wear on toe. A very nice rifle that was made by the U.S. Repeating Arms Co. to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the Winchester Model 1894 rifle. 49971-75 TEP (750-1,250) – Lot 1142

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1143
Revised: 2/26/2016

Please Note: This rifle IS accompanied by its black cardboard factory box, end label is partially legible.

*BROWNING MODEL 71 HIGH GRADE RIFLE.

SN 00054PR6R7. Cal .348 Win. 24″ round bbl w/ hooded front sight, semi-buckhorn rear and half magazine. Silver finished receiver features foliate scroll engraving and gold big game animals in panel scenes, deer on right and two elk on left. Nicely figured walnut checkered pistol grip stock, checkered steel buttplate, and matching checkered forend. CONDITION: As new, no box. 50083-2 WD C&R (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1143

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1144

WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 STANDARD GRADE RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER AND SET TRIGGER.

SN 45001. Cal.44 WCF. 30″ # 1 size oct bbl. This rifle has a thin blade front sight and Buckhorn rear sight and sports a single set trigger. Mounted with straight grained American walnut stocks and a crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Scott Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 60% orig blue with high point wear and a few scratches. Bbl marking is clear and sharp. Bore is very good with sharp rifling and some slight erosion at throat. Receiver is smooth silver-gray finish overall with some slight traces of case color in protected area. Hammer and lever are a smooth gray patina with some slight traces of case color on lever. Stocks are very good and full-sized with numerous handling marks and a few dents and bruises, especially on right side of comb. Steel buttplate is a gray patina with some dark staining. This is a very nice Winchester high wall rifle in a very desirable cal. 50071-25 TEP (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1144

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1145

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HEAVY BARREL HIGH WALL RIFLE WITH BLADE FRONT SIGHT, LADDER REAR SIGHT, DOUBLE SET TRIGGERS, AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 86212. Cal. 45-70. 32″ #3 oct bbl. Fine bladed Rocky Mountain front sight and ladder rear sight. Double set triggers. Shotgun butt. Ebony insert on forend. This rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearm Museum letter that confirms all features and shows shipment on November 22, 1900. Letter also shows return for repair in 1901, 1902, 1903, and 1905. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Scott Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 90% of orig blue finish with only slight high point wear, a few scratches, and some staining on side flats of bbl. Bore is excellent with very sharp rifling. Receiver retains 80-90% orig blue finish with some staining on right side. Also, a few minor scratch marks. Lever and hammer both retain a generous amount of orig case color finish. Stocks are very good with only a few scratches and dents commensurate with age of rifle. A very nice high wall Model ’85 Winchester in a very popular caliber with very rare set triggers. 50071-21 TEP C&R (1,000-1,800) – Lot 1145

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1146

WINCHESTER 1885 LOW WALL WINDER MUSKET.

SN 128089. Cal. 22S. 28″ bbl marked “22 SHORT” with blade front sight and Lyman elevator peep sight. Full length forearm with mid bbl band and buttstock with sling swivel. Full steel buttplate. Typical Low Wall falling block action. Top tang marked “TRADEMARK / WINCHESTER / REG. US. PAT. OFF. FGN.” Weight: 8 lb 6 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbl retains 95-98% what is likely its orig blue. Receiver and lever retain most of an older restored finish, starting to tone, with various light handling marks and scratches throughout. Buttstock and forearm have been expertly refinished and retain most of their renewed custom finish. Reblued buttplate retains 95-98% of its restored finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 49927-3 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1146

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1147

RARE MODEL 1872 ORVILLE M. ROBINSON PATENT TUBE LOADING REPEATING RIFLE MANUFACTURED BY ADIRONDACK FIREARMS COMPANY.

SN 30. Cal .44 RF, 24-3/8″ oct bbl with full magazine, gun metal receiver. Straight grained American walnut stock with brass crescent buttplate. Bbl has brass blade front sight and semi buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has no visible markings. Gun metal receiver has SN “30” stamped on the bottom forward end near bbl. Receiver has “PT” stamped on left side toward receiver. Receiver has adjustment slide on left side with “HD” stamped on forward end. Receiver has hinged loading port on lower right side. Bolt is iron and is stamped “Robinson’s Pat. Apr. 28 d 72.” over “MF’d By Adirondack Firearms Co.” over Plattsburgh. N.Y.” Receiver has an iron cartridge elevator and a gun metal trigger guard/lower tang. Bolt has a rnd checkered cocking knob on right side. Hammer top is checkered. Stock has no visible markings. Buttplate is also unmarked. Bottom tang screw is a modern replacement. It is believed that the Adirondack Co. was a financed entity only and that Babbit was the manufacturer of all of these guns. The Adirondack Firearms Co. was purchased in its entirety by Winchester in 1874. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a mottled gray brown patina with high-point wear. Bore is black. Front sight is very good. Rear sight is missing elevator. Gun metal receiver is a mustard brown patina with staining. Adjustment slide on left side has traces of dark blue. Markings are readable. Loading gate is a plumb brown patina. Gate spring has a small crack. Action is jammed shut, no attempt was made to force it open. Bolt is a gray brown patina with staining. Marking is sharp. Elevator is a plumb brown patina with some small scratches. Elevator has a small crack at the rear. Trigger guard/lower tang is also a mustard brown patina. Upper tang has a groove cut across in front of tang screw. Stock is very good, varnish finish overall, with handling marks and dents. Stock has been repaired at the wrist. Buttplate is a deep mustard brown patina with stains. An opportunity to obtain an extremely rare Robinson Repeating Rifle with less than 600 estimated to be manufactured. 50013-5 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 1147

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1148

RARE ORVILLE M. ROBINSON PATENT TUBE LOADING REPEATING RIFLE TYPE ONE A.K.A. MODEL 1870.

SN 66. Cal .38 RF, 26-1/4″ oct bbl with 3/4″ length magazine, blue finish, gun metal receiver. Straight grained American walnut butt stock with brass crescent buttplate. Bbl has SN “66” stamped on left flat at breech. Bbl has brass blade front sight and iron rear sight mounted near receiver. Rear sight dove-tail further forward has been filled. There is also a filled hole behind filled dove-tail. Receiver has SN “66” stamped at the forward left side. Right side of receiver below ejection port has “Robinson’s Patd May 24. 70.” over “Mf’d By A.S. Babbit & Co.” over “Plattsburgh. N.Y.” Loading gate on right side of receiver pivots down for loading. SN “66” is stamped on rear face. There is an adjustable stop on bottom of receiver that is secured by a wing-nut. Gun metal trigger guard has a loop at the rear and has “66” stamped on the right rear trigger guard bow. Bolt has wing-like grippers for fingers at each side of the hammer, for activating mechanism and cocking. Buttstock and buttplate are unmarked. Less than 600 total estimated manufactured. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a smooth gray brown patina overall with some blotches, stains, and high point wear. Sights are very good. Bore is black with traces of rifling. SN mark is legible. Receiver is a mustard yellow patina with dents and mars at the forward end around the takedown pin. Top of receiver has been dented out from the inside. Dent has a 1″ crack on the side. SN is sharp. Address on lower right side is washed out at the top and sharp at the bottom. Iron wing-nut on bottom of frame has mustard brown patina. Trigger guard is gray brown patina with sharp SN mark. Cocking piece has sharp coarse checkering on either side and is a smooth brown patina. Loading gate is a silver gray patina with a sharp SN stamp. Hammer has a gray brown patina with sharp checkering. Stock is very good and retains almost all of the varnish finish with scratches and marks overall. Stock is missing a piece at the tang on the right side and has been repaired at the tang on the left side. Buttplate has a mustard patina overall with some staining. An opportunity to obtain an extremely rare Model 1870 Robinson Patent Repeating Rifle. 50013-6 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 1148

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1149

EXTREMELY RARE ORVILLE M. ROBINSON MODEL 1872 TYPE II TUBE LOADING REPEATING RIFLE MADE WITH IRON FRAME BY ADIRONDACK FIREARMS COMPANY.

SN NSN. Cal .38 RF, 24″ oct bbl, with 3/4″ length magazine, iron frame, blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stock with iron crescent buttplate. Bbl is unmarked. Brass blade front sight, buckhorn rear sight with adjustable elevation by a knurled wheel. Receiver is marked “PT” on forward left side. Receiver has a sliding adjuster on left side with “HD” stamped at forward end. Right side of receiver has a spring steel loading gate that hinges at the forward end. Trigger guard and lower tang is iron. Cartridge elevator is iron. Bolt is marked “Robinson’s Pat. Apr. 28 d 72.” over “MF’d By Adirondack Firearms Co.” over “Plattsburgh New York”. Extractor spring on forward part of bolt is marked “Patd Mar. 10. 57” over a partial patent mark of 1871. Stock has varnish finish and no apparent marks. Buttplate is iron with no apparent marks. This is an extremely scarce iron-framed Robinson Repeating Rifle. It is believed that the Adirondack Co. was a financed entity only and that Babbit was the manufacturer of all these guns. Adirondack Firearms Co. was purchased by Winchester in 1874. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a mottled brown patina with some roughness and slight traces of blue finish. Magazine is a blue gray patina with traces of blue finish. Sights are very good. Rear sight shows traces of blue. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a gray brown patina overall with slight traces of blue at right rear near buttstock. Receiver is somewhat battered near takedown pin. Adjustment slide has sharp mark and a gray brown patina. Loading gate is a silver gray patina. Lower tang/trigger guard is a gray patina. Iron elevator is a gray patina. Bolt is a gray brown patina with sharp markings. Upper line of marking was dbl struck. Extractor spring has a dark blue patina with sharp patent mark, the bottom line of which has faded. Bolt knurling is sharp. Trigger has sharp checkering. Stock is very good with most of the varnish finish, handling marks overall. There is evidence of a paper tag having once been applied on the left side. Buttplate is a gray brown patina with some roughness. An opportunity to obtain an extremely scarce iron frame variation of a Robinson Repeating Rifle. Very few of which were produced. 50013-4 TEP (4,000-5,500) – Lot 1149

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1150

FRANK WESSON EARLY 3RD TYPE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 384. Cal. 44. Standard sporting rifle with 28″ medium weight oct bbl, silver pin front sight & fixed rear sight. Slotted retainer is on left side & hammer has the adjustable nose for rim fire or center fire with 1872 patent date on left side. Mounted with uncheckered tiger striped walnut buttstock. About 7,500 of these rifles were produced 1872-1888. This rifle has been bored to a smoothbore. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains traces or orig blue in the more sheltered areas, being an overall smooth plummy brown patina. Frame & trigger guard are a lighter plummy brown patina. Hammer shows light case colors on right side. Top tang has a plugged screw hole. buttplate is a blue/gray patina on the face. Wood is sound with an old sanded refinish. Mechanics are fine. Bright bore with pitting & a ring about 6-7″ from the breech end. 50150-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1150

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1151
Revised: 3/9/2016

Please Note: Barrel is re-blued. Sights are replacements by Axtel.

SHARPS MODEL 1874 LONG RANGE RIFLE NO. 1 WITH CHECKERED WALNUT STOCK, VERNIER TANG SIGHT, AND ADJUSTABLE GLOBE FRONT SIGHT WITH SPIRIT LEVEL.

SN 158200. Cal. 45-2-4/10″. 32″ half rnd, half oct bbl. This rifle is mounted with a fine set of Sharps long-range sights. The front sight being an adjustable Globe-style front sight with inserts and Spirit level. Rifle is mounted with straight-grained American walnut stocks that sport deeply cut checkering on forend and at wrist of stock with a steel checkered shotgun butt. The SN of bbl is matching. Accompanying this rifle is a letter from Dr. Richard J. Labowskie confirming all the above features and showing the weight of rifle to be 9 3/4 lbs. The record also indicates that the rifle was shipped to Liddle & Keading of San Fransisco on August 4, 1887 and states it to be “For Exhibition”. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Scott Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig matte blue finish with clear bbl markings and a clear “Old Reliable” cartouche. Bore is fine with very good rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% orig case color in protected areas turning silver-gray overall. There is some erosion on lever and on rear lower tang. Lower tang has an unfilled hole behind lever. Screws are very good with considerable blue remaining. Sights are fine condition. Stocks are very good with numerous handling marks overall and a small crack at front of forend. Checkering is very sharp. Steel buttplate is very good with some erosion at heel. This is a very nice Sharps sporting rifle with a wonderful set of long-range target sights. 50071-26 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1151

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1152
Revised: 3/9/2016

Please Note: There is a small crack in the wood on the back right side of the tang strap with a replaced sporting tang sight.

SHARPS MODEL 1874 HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL SPORTING RIFLE WITH SET TRIGGERS SHIPPED TO CARLOS GOVE AND SONS DENVER COLORADO.

SN 155990. Cal. 44-90. 32″ half-rnd half-oct bbl. This rifle has a bbl with matching SNs and a fine-bladed Rocky Mountain style front sight with a Vernier rear tang sight. Rifle has set triggers, and is mounted with straight grained American walnut stocks with a steel buttplate. Initials “H.M.” are scratched into the left wrist of stock. This rifle is accompanied with a letter from Dr. R.L. Moore, Jr. stating that he found this gun in the Sharp’s records, confirming shipment to Carlos Gove and Sons in Denver, Colorado. Letter confirms caliber, bbl, and set triggers. Open sights and oil finished stocks. Weight was not listed but the list price was $44.00. Shipment was on March 3, 1876. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Scott Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 70% matte blue finish with high point wear marks. There is a rub mark probably from a gun rack at joint between rnd and oct section. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver is smooth silver-gray finish overall with some traces of case color in protected areas. Rear tang sight very good. Set triggers function well. Stocks are very good with numerous scratches and mars overall. Forend has some slight trimming at front end. Buttplate is smooth silver-gray. This is a very nice heavy bbl Sharps sporting rifle in a very desirable cal. 50071-27 TEP (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1152

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1153

*SHILOH SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE WITH TUBE TELESCOPE AND EXTRA SET OF IRON SIGHTS.

SN B-288. Cal. 40-90. 30″ heavy oct bbl. Blue and case color finish. Nicely figured American walnut stocks with pistol grip, cheek piece, and hard rubber shotgun buttplate. “HAKKO 6X15” brass tube telescope in adjustable mounts. Double set triggers. Checkered lower tang. Included is a set of loading dies for this rifle along with 48 rounds of loaded ammunition and 21 fired cases. Also included are the original fixed sights and a Shiloh Sharps vernier tang sight. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. Bbl retains 98% of original matte blue finish with slight high point wear and few small scratches on either side of bbl. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is excellent with strong rifling. Receiver retains 99% of the original case colored finish. Lock plate, hammer and trigger guard also retain 98% of the original case colored finish with some thinning on bottom of lever. Set triggers function perfectly. Stocks are very fine with only the slightest handling marks. Hard rubber buttplate is very good with sharp checkering and a couple of small dents. Vernier tang sight needs small repair. This is a fine Shiloh Sharps model 1874 sporting rifle that would require a two-year wait if it was to be purchased new today. 50058-2 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1153

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1154

*SCARCE STEVENS MODEL 47 IDEAL “MODERN RANGE” SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 11241. Cal. 22 Fine target rifle on a 44-1/2 action with 28″ oct to rnd about #3 weight bbl that has globe front sight, no rear seat & a windgauge Vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Bottom front of receiver has a takedown screw. Trigger is custom checkered with an adjustment screw added into the trigger plate and it has full loop lever. Mounted with period replacement, very nicely figured American walnut with checkered Schnable tip forearm, serpentine grip, perch belly, Schuetzen style buttstock that has Swiss-style buttplate. Bottom of stock is inlaid with a small, silver oval. Bbl & buttplate are matching numbered to the rifle; wood is unnumbered. Bottom flat of bbl, under the forearm is import stamped “BDL LTD. EDGEFIELD. SC”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with only very faint sharp edge wear. Receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Breechblock retains about 90% bright orig blue. Hammer has a bobbed spur. Lever retains bright case colors in sheltered areas, turned silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains most of its orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded, turning silver. The custom, replacement wood is sound and retains most of its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 50198-1 C&R (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1154

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1155

MARLIN – BALLARD NO. 5 PACIFIC RIFLE.

SN 29375. Cal .38-55, 30″ medium oct bbl, blue and case color finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Wood cleaning rod, beach combination front sight receiver tang sight, dbl set triggers. Bbl has beach combination front sight and standard Rocky Mountain rear sight. Bbl is stamped “38-55” on top flap near receiver. Bbl also has SN stamped on bottom flap under fore-arm. Fore-arm has SN stamped on rear face. Receiver is marked “Marlin Firearms Co. New Haven CT. U.S.A.” over “Ballards Patent. Nov 5. 1861.” SN is stamped on lower forward part of frame. Receiver has folding tang sight. Rifle has dbl adjustable set triggers. Lever is ring-shaped. SN is stamped on top of stock mounting tang. Stock is varnished with SN stamped on front face under receiver. Crescent buttplate is stamped with SN on inside. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80-90% dull blue finish with light speckling overall. Slight high-point wear and slight muzzle wear. Bbl sights are very good. Cal mark is sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains traces of case color overall, especially behind hammer with the balance turning a silver brown patina. Breech block and hammer also show traces of case color. Screws retain almost all of their blue finish. Lever is a pleasing plumb brown patina overall with traces of case color in protected areas. Receiver markings are sharp. Triggers function perfectly. Stocks are fine and retain nearly all of the varnish finish with some minor scratches and dents and a few dark stains near receiver and toe of buttplate. Buttplate is a silver brown patina with slight cases of case color. Ramrod is very good. This is a very fine Ballard No. 5 Pacific Rifle. These were made between 1876 and 1891. 50019-368 TEP (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1155

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1156

*MARLIN 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE “TRAPPER” MODEL WITH 15″ BBL.

SN 423099. Cal. 44WCF. 15″ rnd bbl. Marbles rear sight. All features standard for this model. This carbine is known as a Trapper model because of the exceptionally short bbl. These Marlin carbines have been exempted from NFA regulations by BATFE. PROVENANCE: The Timothy Scott Collection. CONDITION: Very good for this type of carbine as most saw serious use. Bbl retains 20% blue in protected areas with some staining and slight pitting on right front side. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Marbles rear sight is in very good condition. Receiver is gray-brown patina overall with some bright blue in protected areas. Saddle ring has been removed. Lever and hammer are a gray-brown patina. Stocks are good with numerous dents and scratches and show an old varnish re-finish. Buttplate and bbl band are gray-brown patina. This is a very good example of a Marlin Trapper carbine in above-average condition. 50071-20 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1156

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1157

MARLIN MODEL 1893 CARBINE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER.

SN 928. Cal. 30-30. 20″ bbl. Blue case-colored finish. Varnished walnut stocks. This is a very low-numbered model 93 carbine. Nickel blade front sight. Adjustable rear sight. Straight grained walnut stock with carbine buttplate. No saddle ring present. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90% bright blue overall with slight muzzle wear. Bore is frosty with very strong rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver retains 85-90% case color with some wear at the forward end. Hammer retains 80% blue. Lever retains 20% case color with some erosion on the bottom of lever. Stocks are fine and full-sized with an old varnish finish. Buttplate retains 50-60% blue with wear on the heel and toe. Bbl bands retain 50% blue. This is a very fine early Marlin 93 carbine. 49971-76 TEP (750-1,250) – Lot 1157

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1158

RARE WINCHESTER SHOTSHELL STORE DISPLAY “SHOOT THEM AND AVOID TROUBLE”.

You are bidding on a wonderful original Winchester Shotshell store display poster from THE AMERICAN LITHOGRAPH NY COPYRIGHT WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO 1908 . A humorous portrayal of a skunk being prodded out of a hollow log. An African-American father, his son and their dog are reacting to the skunk raising its tail as their shotgun is propped against the log. Titled “SHOOT THEM AND AVOID TROUBLE” at the bottom of the piece, with “WINCHESTER LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS” at the top, with the picture flanked by THE/”W“/BRAND logo on each side. This wording was widely regarded as inappropriate and led to huge pressure on Winchester to remove the aforementioned slogan. Mounted in contemporary frame. SIZE: Image measures 33″ long x 25” wide. CONDITION: Generally Very Good. Colors remain vibrant. There is a 5 inch tear on right side at middle does not interfere with graphics or image. Several creases and rubs around margin that do not detract. 49765-1 WD (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1158

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1159

WONDERFUL 1919 PETERS CARTRIDGE CALENDAR.

You are bidding on a wonderful 1919 Calendar for Peters Cartridge Company. Entitled, “Hurrah! You Got Him!” Pictures husband and wife hunting team on a mountainous rocky outcropping with the man with his arms raised above him cheering on his wife kneeling next to him who just bagged an unknown prize out of the viewing frame. Retains date pad starting with June and both top and bottom bands. Framed in glass. SIZE: 27″ high x 14″ wide CONDITION: Generally Very Good. Field is clean. Lower portion of calendar has a small tear at the lower right hand corner and a few creases near bottom. Some minor rubs around edges. Lower band is starting to separate on right side, otherwise very nice condition with great color. Would benefit from proper mounting. 50177-1 WD (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1159

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1160

WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF TEXAS RELIC FIREARMS FOUND IN TEXAS AND ASSEMBLED OVER MANY YEARS BY BILL STEWART OF SONORA, TEXAS FEATURING A 9″ FLAT CYLINDER NO. 5 TEXAS PATERSON REVOLVER.

SN NSN. Cal. 34. 1) Texas Paterson revolver with 9″ bbl and flat cylinder. This revolver was found by a young boy near the Burgess Spring Waterhole on the outskirts of Alpine, Texas in 1962. This relic was displayed at the T.G.C.A. “Parade of Texas Patersons” in November of 1994 and also in early 2000’s at the T.G.C.A. show in San Antonio, Texas. The revolver has 3 loaded chambers. This revolver is accompanied by a letter from Bill Stewart telling the story of this wonderful relic and states that he believes this relic is one of the orig group purchased by Republic of Texas and issued to Texas Rangers. Also included is a letter form Victor Friedrichs to Mr. Stewart discussing this gun. Also included is a handwritten note from Paterson experts Linda Lassister and Steve Evans stating that they would “someday like to have a “Rusty” Paterson of their own”. 2) Colt model 1839 Paterson carbine of type ordered by the Republic of Texas. 3) Cal. 44 revolver with flat-sided frame that appears to be a Dance. 4) Large-framed Dragoon revolver with rnd trigger guard and small loading cut. Appears to be Tucker, Clark, and Sherard. 5) Colt model 1848 “Baby Dragoon” with rammer. SN 7042 on backstrap and trigger guard. 3 cylinders capped and loaded. 6) Colt model 1860 Army Richard/Mason conversion no. 147249 on trigger guard. 7) Model 1855 Colt receiver and cylinder in 52 Cal.. Accompanied by orig cartridge for this model. 8) Colt model 1855 Root rifle. 9) Whitney-Kennedy lever action rifle. 10) Bbls from double-gauge percussion. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: 1) As found. 3 loaded chambers. Grips and straps are missing. 2) Bbl, cylinder and loading lever present. Buttstock is missing. 3) Bbl, cylinder and frame present. Grips and straps are missing. 4) Bbl, cylinder, frame and brass straps. Grips missing. 5) Bbl, cylinder, frame, backstrap and trigger guard. Grips are gone. SN visible on trigger guard and backstrap. 6) Bbl, cylinder, frame, and trigger guard. Hammer, backstrap and grips are gone. SN and some silver visible on trigger guard. 7) Frame, cylinder, and arbor. Clear Colt marking. Cleaned with naval jelly. 8) Bbl, frame, and cylinder. Stocks are gone. Frame cracked in front of cylinder. 9) Bbl, magazine, receiver, lever and hammer. Stocks are gone. Silver blade front sight on bbl. 10) Bbls only. A very unique opportunity to obtain a wonderful collection of relics that were all found in Texas by an old time collector featuring an award winning no. 5 Paterson revolver and a model 1839 Paterson carbine. 49973-162, 49973-159, 49973-160, 49973-161, 49973-163, 49973-250, 49973-251, 49973-252, 49973-389, 49973-390, TEP (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1160

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1161

LOT OF TWENTY BULLET MOLDS FROM THE LIFETIME COLLECTION OF BILL STEWART OF SONORA, TEXAS.

1) Antique rifle bullet mold unmarked. Cal approx .44 unmarked with sprue cutter. 2) Tranter patent brass mold .40 cal for two bullets. Marked “Tranter’s” patent on left side and “54” on top. 3) A crude brass mold in approx .36 cal with 2 cavities, 1 for ball and 1 for conical. Marked “3107” on left side, no sprue cutter. 4) Colt 1851 Navy brass bullet mold with iron sprue cutter. Cutter is marked “Colt’s Patent” and “P”. Rapley no. M 22. 5) Colt bullet mold .44 cal with iron sprue cutter. Cutter mark is obliterated “W.A.T.” proof on right side with “T” on the top. Mold is .44 cal for Dragoon. Rapley no. M 14. 6) Colt bullet mold for 3rd Model Dragoon. Bowleg design. Sprue cutter is marked “Colt’s Patent”. Right side of mold is stamped “S”. Initials are crudely scratched on right outside. 7) Colt mold for Model 1851 Navy. Sprue cutter is marked Colt’s Patent. Mold is unmarked. Rapley no. M 22. 8) Colt mold for .31 cal pocket revolver. Sprue cutter is marked “Colt’s Patent”. Mold is unmarked. Rapley no. M 19. 9) Antique iron rnd ball .58 cal mold. 10) Colt mold for Dragoon with bow legs. Sprue cutter is not marked. Mold is not marked. 11) Rare Colt mold for Baby Dragoon .31 cal. No sprue cutter. Mold is marked “Colt’s Patent” on top. No other markings. Rapley no. M 17. 12) Colt mold for Model 1860 Army. Mold body is iron. Sprue cutter is marked “Colt’s Patent”. Right side of mold is marked “44H” and “D” inspector mark. Rapley no. M 28. 13) Colt mold for pocket revolver .31 cal. Mold body is iron. Sprue cutter is marked “Colt’s Patent”. Mold is otherwise unmarked. Rapley no. M 20. 14) Antique rnd ball iron mold in .36 cal. There is a sprue cutter built into the inside of the legs. Left leg is marked “1C6” (?). 15) Colt bullet mold for Navy revolver with iron body. Sprue cutter is marked “Colt’s Patent”. Right side of mold is stamped “2”. 16) An unmarked iron .44 cal for conical and rnd ball. 17) Small iron mold/combination tool for .31 cal rnd ball. Mold is unmarked and has a sprue cutter between the legs. One leg has a bullet rammer, the other leg has a bullet puller. 18) Colt iron mold for .31 cal Root revolver. Sprue cutter is marked “Colt’s Patent”. Mold is unmarked. Rapley no. M 25 D. 19) Colt mold for First Model Dragoon revolver. Sprue cutter is unmarked. Mold is unmarked. 20) Brass mold for .44 cal conical bullets. Mold is marked “195” on front face. Mold has no sprue cutter. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: 1) Good. Heavily pitted overall. Cavities are good. 2) Very good. Brass has deep mustard patina with sharp mark. Sprue cutter is dark blue brown patina with clear mark. 3) Good. Deep mustard patina with stains and batter marks overall. 4) Very good. Markings are sharp. Cavities are clean and never have seen lead. Exterior is somewhat battered. Mustard brown patina on brass. Silver gray patina on cutter. 5)Good. Cutter is heavily pitted. Brass has a mustard patina with clear markings and is heavily battered. 6) Very good to fine. Sprue cutter is a smooth silver gray patina with clear marking. Mold is a mustard brown patina with clear marking and some battering. 7) Very good. Sprue cutter has pitting overall with readable mark. Mold has a yellow patina and has been cleaned. 8) Very good. Cutter is a smooth gray patina with clear mark. Mold is a mustard yellow patina. 9) Good. Mold is a dark gray brown patina with pitting overall. Bottom of handles have dents. 10) Good. Sprue cutter has a dark brown patina with some pitting. Screw is missing. Mold is a dark mustard patina and heavily battered on either side. 11) Very good to fine. Mold appears unused. Marking is sharp. Mold has a deep mustard patina with only light battering. 12) Very good. Sprue cutter is a dark gray patina with a clear mark. Some slight pitting at bottom hinge. Mold body is also a dark gray blue patina with clear markings and slight battering. 13) Good. Sprue cutter is a silver gray patina with clear marking. Mold body is also a silver gray patina. 14) Good. Mold is a gray brown patina overall with some dents. 15) Very good. Mold retains a considerable amount of orig blue, as does the sprucutter. Markings are sharp. Mold is only slightly battered. 16) Good. Mold is a dark gray brown patina overall with some heavy pitting. 17) Good. Mold is a blue gray patina overall with some roughness. 18) Very good. Sprue cutter is a silver gray patina with clear marking. Mold is also a silver gray patina with some staining and only slight battering. 19) Good. Sprue cutter is heavily pitted. Mold has a dark mustard brown patina with staining overall. 20) Very good. Mold has a very dark black patina overall, possibly black paint. 49973-364 TEP (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1161

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1162

LOT OF SEVEN POWDER FLASKS AND TWO CAPPERS.

1) Colt flask for Model 1860 Army revolver with Stand of Flags and Cannon motif. Flask is marked “Colt’s Patent” below crossed rifles and revolvers. Motif shows a standard flag with a cannon motif in front, anchors on the side, and a short sword in the foreground. Top of flask is unmarked. 2) “Peace” flask made by the American flask and Cap Company for the Colt Dragoon revolver and U.S. Longarms. Flask has motif on both sides. Motif has Eagle above a circle of stars in the center of which is a clasping hand design. Bottom of motif has “U.S.” in a shield in front of a panoply of arms. Flask has an adjustable charger spout. Top of flask is marked “AM. Flask & Co.”. Flask has 2 ring-hangers on either side. 3) Peace flask made by N.P. Ames of Chicopee Falls, Mass. Flask is very early production and has the remnants of the date “183x”. Flask has a motif embossed on each side. Top of motif is American Eagle and shield over a rnd circle of stars with a clasping hand design in center. Bottom of motif has “U.S.” in a shield in front of a panoply of arms. Flask has a “WS” inspector mark on the top side near the head of the Eagle. Flask is marked “N.P. Ames” on the cap. Flask has an adjustable charger. Flask has 2 triangular hangers. Flask has a leather collector’s tag with 1837 stamped. Flask is from the Period of the Seminole Wars and would have been issued with Colt Patterson Longarms. 4) Unmarked Navy style flask with Stand of Flag and Cannon motif on one side. Motif has crossed rifles and pistols at top with no Colt mark. Cap is unmarked. 5) Bag shaped flask made by Dixon & Sons in England. Flask is plain and has a ring-hanger at the bottom. Cap is gilt finish. Body of flask is marked “Made in England” over “Dixon & Sons”. Spout is marked “12”. 6) Unmarked fluted bag flask with adjustable charger. Body of flask is fluted overall, with a rolling border at the top. Charger spout is unmarked. 7) Leather bag shot pouch made by The American Flask & Cap Company. Body of flask is dark leather and is not marked. Shot measure is marked “AM. Flask & Cap Co.”. Flask charger is graduated for 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 ounce of shot and is adjustable. Charger has what appears to be an old nickel finish. 8) Unmarked brass capper. Capper has circular designs on both sides and a brass hanging chain. Capper has a steel spring. 9) Dixon & Sons brass capper. Capper has circular motif on both sides and is marked “Dixon & Sons” on the neck. There is an “L” stamped on front face below screw. Capper has ornate spring and a knurled screw. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: 1) Very good. Flask has a dark mustard patina overall with sharp motif, a few minor dents and intact seam. Spring is broken. Top of flask is dark mustard patina. 2) Very good to fine. Motifs are sharp on both sides. Flask shows an even uncleaned mustard patina with slight dents. Seam is intact. Top of charger is very good with operating spring. Cap is a deep mustard patina with traces of gilt finish. 3) Very fine for this vintage. Embossing is sharp on both sides, with some high point wear on the Eagle’s shield. Flask is a dark mustard patina overall. Darker on one side. Seam is intact. Hangers are good. Cap is very good. Lever operates, markings are clear with exception as noted. Cap is a deep mustard patina with traces of gilt. 4) Very good. Flask is a deep brown patina with a clear sharp motif that has traces of silver finish in the motif. Rear of flask is slightly dented. Seam is intact. Cap is very good with operating door. Cap is a mustard patina. 5) Very good to fine. Flask body is a deep copper patina overall. Seam is intact. Marking is clear. Cap operates and has a generous amount of gilt finish. 6) Very good. Flask body has a deep brown patina with verdigris stains in flutes. Some small dents, seam is intact. Cap is missing spring. Cap retains traces of gilt finish. 7) Very good. Bag has been slightly crushed. Seam is frayed. Screws are rusty. Charger spout is a dull gray patina with clear markings. 8) Very good. Capper is a mellow brass patina with very slight cases of gilt finish. 9) Very good. Capper has a dark mustard patina overall with traces of gilt finish in grooves. Marking is sharp. 49973-355 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1162

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1163

BEADED AND INSCRIBED BUFFALO HIDE CARBINE SCABBARD.

SN NA. 31″ long with 3 bands of beads at throat and 3 separate bands of beads running down the face. Upper band is bordered with red beads with a panel of white and greasy yellow beads in center with a Christian cross decoration in black beads. 2nd band is red with a flag motif in center. 3rd band is white with a flag motif in center. 4th band is blue with a flag motif in center. Bead work is only on 1 side. Scabbard is inscribed below top band “TOMMY” over “3 FLAG” over “U.S.ARMY” over “SCOUT”. There is also a 3 flag motif next to letters “3 FLAG” and a crossed sabre motif next to “U.S. ARMY”. Between 2nd and 3rd band there is a crossed sabre motif. There is a steel stud at the muzzle end. Scabbard is lined with red trade cloth. Scabbard is made to fit at Winchester carbine. CONDITION: Very good. Bead work is complete with some minor damage to 4th band. Beads appear to be attached by sinew thread. Scabbard has been repaired along edge with black cotton thread. 49767-10 TEP (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1163

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1164

LOT OF EIGHT WINCHESTER LOADING TOOLS AND MOLDS, A COLT BULLET MOLD, AND A NIPPLE WRENCH.

Four Winchester M 1894 wood handled bullet molds. One 38-55; one 38 WCF; one 32 WCF; and one 32 S&W; four Model 1894 loading tools: One 44 WCF; one 38 WCF; one 32 WCF; and one 38 S&W. In addition there is a Colt Cal. 44 bullet & ball mold with “COLT’S PATENT” sprue cutter, unusually marked on left side “44 H”. There is also a Swallow tail, blued steel screw driver/nipple wrench. CONDITION: Molds & tools are all generally very fine with the 44 WCF tool showing moderate to heavy use with nicks & dings. Colt bullet mold also shows some light dings and retains about 85% orig blue. Screwdriver/nipple wrench shows about 65-70% fire blue. 49999-2 (500-1,000) – Lot 1164

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1165

VERY RARE COLT LIGHTNING BABY SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH FULL NICKEL FINISH.

SN 49306. Cal .44 WCF, 20″ light-weight bbl, full nickel finish. Figured American walnut stocks with checkered fore-end. Bbl has standard 2-line address in front of rear sight. Standard carbine sights. Rear sight is mounted in reverse. .44 cal in large letters at breech end of bbl. Receiver has “Rampant Colt” logo stamped on left side, SN is stamped on lower tang. Saddle ring is mounted on left side of receiver. Buttstock is un-marked with nice figure on the cone and toward the wrist. Buttplate is un-marked. Fore-end is checkered with nickel screws. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 70-80% orig nickel finish with some roughness on the right side near the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Rear sight retains 70% nickel finish. Front sight shows traces of nickel. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% orig nickel finish with sharp Rampant Colt mark on left side. Receiver has flaking overall with most of the loss around saddle-ring right side and lower tang. SN is sharp. Hammer and trigger retain 80% orig nickel finish. Stocks are fine with only minor scratches and dents overall and a nice burnish oil finish. Buttplate retains 20% orig nickel with some dark staining on the back end. Fore-end is fine with sharp checkering and only a few small dents. An opportunity to obtain a very rare Lightning “Baby” Saddle Ring Carbine that only weighs 5-1/2″ lbs. Full nickel finish is also extremely rare. 49973-26 JSL (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1165

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1166

RARE COLT BURGESS OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 194. Cal .44 WCF, 25-1/2″ bbl, full magazine, blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. This is a very low numbered Colt Burgess rifle. Made in 1883. One of only 3,810 made. Bbl has 2-line Colt address and Patent mark in front of rear sight. No cal marking is present. Bbl has a German silver blade front sight and standard rear sight. Receiver has a rampant Colt logo on left side. SN is stamped on lower tang behind trigger. Stocks are straight grained walnut with crescent butt and steel fore-end cap. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine are a gray brown patina overall, with some roughness towards the muzzle and small dents overall. Bbl address is sharp. Front sight is good. Rear sight is rough and missing elevator. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a gray brown patina overall with traces of blue at the rear end. Rampant Colt logo is sharp. Generous traces of bright blue on lower tang. SN is sharp. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized with numerous scratches and dents overall. Fore-end has the “Burgess” crack that is typical of this Model. Fore-end also has some denting on either side on sight. A very good example of a rare Colt Burgess Lever Action Rifle. 49973-25 TEP (1,500-3,500) – Lot 1166

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1167

HIGH GRADE COLT HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN.

SN 2936. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ High quality Damascus bbls, choked IC and Mod, are marked with Colt’s Hartford address on rib with dolls head extension. Typical Colt hammerless action with automatic safety and double triggers, is engraved with exceptionally well cut sprays of small scroll, surrounding very fine hunting scenes on sides; setter points a pair of flushing snipe on left, with pair of pointers pointing pair of grouse on hillside on right. Beautifully marbled and figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over orig Colt buttplate. Checkered side panels have lozenge shaped drop points. There is well cut point pattern checkering at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend with inset ebony tip, has Colt’s rendition of a Deeley release. CONDITION: Very fine, but gun suffers a bit from poor storage. Bbls retain 70 – 80% orig bbl brown, with excellent definition to pattern, most loss due to hand wear and spotting, mostly above forend. Action retains traces of orig case hardening color where protected, but is mostly silver to gray with some spotting. Stocks retain 85 – 90% of their orig French polish, with numerous marks and scuffs, some fairly deep. Checkering is lightly worn and dark. Bores are very fine with some frosting, and one or two small dents. Action has just a hint of looseness, otherwise mechanically fine. This scarce American gun is unusual in that it has relatively modern dimensions, and would probably make a good shooter. 49939-1 MGM166 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1167

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1168

COLT MODEL 1848 SECOND CONTRACT DRAGOON REVOLVER.

SN 2126. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl, dovetail front sight, bbl address “ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY” on top of bbl. Six shot rnd cyl. Left side of frame marked “COLT’S PATENT U.S.” Frame, bbl, cyl and trigger guard with small “P” inspector mark noted. Square back brass trigger guard and backstrap. 1-pc walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, all metal surfaces lightly cleaned with scattered beginnings of pin prick corrosion and light staining. Left side of bbl with minute casting flaw where meets frame. Grips with repair at shoulder on left, losses throughout particularly at butt and toe. Rear sight removed. Mechanics are good. Bore is dark with scattered pitting. 49973-97 JSL124 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1168

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1169

RARE COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH PROTOTYPE OR EXPERIMENTAL BACKSTRAP STOCK ATTACHMENT.

SN 8514. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New York City address. Left side of frame is marked “COLT’S PATENT” over a tiny U.S. The silver plated brass square-back trigger guard & backstrap contain a 1-pc walnut grip. Cyl is unfluted with Ormsby Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking and has the “U.S. DRAGOONS / COLT’S PATENT” cartouches surrounding the SN. Cyl spindle has had the tip rounded, apparently to facilitate rapid cyl change and unusually has a small inspector initial on the spindle. There are small inspector initials on various other parts. This revolver, although numbered well into the 2nd Model production serial range has features of the 1st Model, including oval cyl stop notches, a single safety pin and the V-shaped hammer spring. Backstrap has an unusual slot in the lower half for a stock attachment. Inside the grip is a steel plate that is riveted to the backstrap. The area surrounding the slot on the outside is flattened to accommodate the stock lug and has orig silver plating over that area indicating that it was probably a factory arsenal product. This is a somewhat unusual attachment which resembles the Springfield Model 1855 hook attachment system. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except wedge which is a very old period of use replacement. Grip is unquestionably the orig to this revolver, however the milling process to accommodate the stock lug obliterated any numbers. Overall, the metal is a smooth blue/grey patina with some light file marks by the front sight. Cyl is matching patina and shows about 65-70% Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking with the cartouches and Ormsby signature all legible. Grip has chipped toes and shows heavy wear with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 49973-495 JR43 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1169

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1170

SCARCE COLT 2ND MODEL LONDON DRAGOON REVOLVER.

SN 151. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl, marked on top “ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY”. Left side of bbl assembly provisional proofs, left side of frame marked “COLT’S PATENT”. Six shot rnd cyl with provisional proofs and SN. Brass trigger guard and backstrap, 1-pc walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good overall as cleaned and with scattered light surface corrosion throughout. Grips are good, slightly under-sized with losses at toe and handling marks throughout. Mechanics are very good. Bore with scattered light pitting. 49973-99 JSL122 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 1170

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1171

SCARCE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON WITH SHOULDER STOCK.

SN 17009. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl with front blade sight and flip up rear sight, six shot rnd cyl with remnants of Indian fight scene. 4-screw frame, cut for shoulder stock. Steel backstrap, brass trigger guard. All numbers matching. 1-pc walnut grips with remnants of cartouche. Shoulder stock with SNs 17005 and 17006 behind yoke, also made of walnut with steel buttplate, lanyard ring on trigger guard. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Gun is good, all metal surfaces have toned silver with scattered light corrosion and staining. Cyl scene is approximately 20% present. Grips with cartouche as noted above are very good with old coat of varnish and minor handling marks and scratches, minor losses at toe. Shoulder stock is good with pin prick pitting on top and on buttplate, wood is good and sound, cartouches mostly visible with scattered old dents and impressions throughout. Mechanics are good. Bore is good with scattered light pitting. 49973-165 JSL130 (10,000-18,000) – Lot 1171

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1172

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 18231. Cal. 44. Blue and color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New York City address. Left side of frame is marked with a small “COLTS PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.”. Cyl is unfluted with 6-chambers and the Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking. Cyl also has the “U.S. Dragoons / COLT’S PATENT” cartouches surrounding the SN. 3 of the 6 safety pins are serviceable. The un-plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a 1-pc walnut grip with the outline of a cartouche on the left side and last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. There were about 10,500 of these fine revolvers produced 1851-1861. These revolvers were issued to front line Cavalry units on the American frontier fighting Indians as replacement for the single shot pistols and Walker revolvers. They usually saw extremely hard service under very adverse conditions. They remained in service throughout the Civil War and afterward returned to the American frontier where they remained in service well into the 1870’s. Of the survivors today, few retain orig finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including rammer, wedge, cyl and grip. Bbl retains traces of orig blue in sheltered areas with traces of smokey case colors on the rammer pivot. Frame retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas, being mostly a light grey patina. Hammer & cyl are matching patina. Cyl shows about 85-90% strong Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking. Grip frame is a light mustard patina. Grip is sound with good edges and the outline of the cartouche with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light pitting. 49973-499 JR42 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1172

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1173

LATE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON WITH PERIOD HOLSTER.

SN 18786. Cal. 44. Standard configuration with 8″ bbl. 6-shot cylinder. Left side of frame marked “Colt’s Patent”. 1-pc walnut grips with added silver mounts. Brass backstrap and trigger guard, all matching numbers. Holster with flap. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. All steel parts have turned brown with scattered pin-prick erosion and handling marks. Front blade sight about half-height. No cylinder seen present. Left grip with repaired crack at frame and crescent moon silver mount. Right grip with silver star mounted. Front and back strap are in nice mustard yellow color with scattered light staining. Bore is fair with light pitting and rifling slightly worn. Mechanics are good. Holster is good with losses at muzzle. Drying and cracking throughout. Minor repair on flap. A neat outfit. 49973-103 JSL149 (7,500-8,500) – Lot 1173

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1174

SCARCE COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER.

SN 4457. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl, remnants of blade front sight remain, “New York City” address on top of bbl. Six shot rnd cyl stamped SN 4457. Brass square back trigger guard and backstrap, 1-pc walnut grips, matching SN wedge. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, all metal surfaces with scattered minor staining and pin prick corrosion, light rub marks on top of bbl, cyl is dark with slightly lighter area around SN stamp. Grips are good with battering marks at toe, minor losses and repair. Mechanics are good. Bore is dark with scattered pitting. 49973-98 JSL123 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 1174

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1175

SCARCE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER WITH U.S. MARKINGS.

SN 11998. Cal. 44. Standard configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, blade front sight, six shot rnd cyl. SN and inspectors mark on bbl assembly, frame, trigger guard and butt. Left side of frame marked “COLT’S PATENT US”. 1-pc walnut grip with remnants of original cartouche. Brass front and backstrap. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains on steel surfaces, light staining and scattered minor surface erosion throughout. Cyl scene is approximately 30-40% visible. Grips are very good with light handling marks and minor repair to right grip, chip at toe. Faint cartouche. Mechanics very good. Bore is dark with good rifling and scattered pitting. 49973-100 JSL119 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1175

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1176

RARE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON CARTOUCHED WITH MEXICAN EAGLE ON BOTH SIDES.

SN 11382. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front blade sight, six shot cyl. Marked on right side of frame “COLT’S US”. Brass front and backstrap. 1-pc walnut grips cartouched with Mexican Eagle on both sides and are marked “Republica Mexicana”. Backstrap with commemorative non-factory inscription “PRESENTED TO DAVID K. TORREY / COLT’S AGENT-MEXICO CITY JANUARY 9, 1951”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fair. No original finish remaining. All steel parts with light to moderate pitting and corrosion throughout. Left side of bbl near muzzle heavily pitted as is right bbl side of bbl assembly. Cyl with no original scene present and remnants of SN and what appears to be scroll engraving at cyl stops. Grips broken and repaired on both sides near top of frame, both toes with repair, overall with restored finish and shrinkage, grips likely restored and enhanced. Mechanics are fair as is bore with scattered pitting. 49973-101 JSL120 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1176

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1177

COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER, U.S. ISSUE.

SN 12621. Cal. .44. 7-1/2″ bbl, blue and case colored finish, straight grain walnut grips. Standard markings for this revolver including an “H” inspector’s marks in front of SN on cylinder and right forward side of frame. Matching numbers on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge, rammer, and arbor. Grips were not removed, but appear orig. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. This revolver shows a gray-brown patina overall with some roughness and pitting on bbl and some pitting on left side of frame. Bbl address is legible. Colt’s patent over “U.S.” on left side of frame is legible. Cylinder retains 20% of cylinder scene with a readable Colt’s Patent mark. Bore is good with visible gain twist rifling. Bolt screw is broken. Butt screw is a replacement. Grips have been cleaned and show no cartouches. A good example of a Colt Dragoon revolver that saw serious service in the winning of the Old West. 50019-267 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1177

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1178

LATE INSCRIBED COLT THIRD MODEL DRAGOON WITH HOLSTER.

SN 18343. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl, blade front sight, Colt New York City barrel address. 6-shot rnd cylinder. Left side of frame marked “Colt’s Patent”. Brass trigger guard and backstrap inscribed at butt “E Krauskopf”. Bbl and frame with SN 18343, trigger guard with SN 2846. Loading lever assembly is missing. Wedge is modern replacement. Small star scratched into trigger guard bow. 1-pc walnut grips. With early brown leather lightly tooled Slim Jim holster, maker unknown. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. All metal surfaces are gray wtih minor light scattered surface erosion. Wedge and loading lever as noted above. 1-pc walnut grips are good. Minor losses at toe and right shoulder near frame, as well as shrinkage throughout. Trigger guard has almost certainly been with this gun for a very, very long time as condition matches quite well. The inscription should be further researched and is likely of the period. Holster is very good, stitching is tight, drying and age crackling throughout. 49973-95 JSL162 (1,000-3,000) – Lot 1178

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1179

RARE EARLY COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 110. Cal 31. Usual configuration with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line, left hand New York City address. Bbl is made without rammer. Left side of frame is marked with a tiny “COLTS PATENT”. Cyl has 5 chambers with rnd stop notches and a single safety pin. Cyl has the dragoon Indian fight scene roll marking with matching SN and “COLTS PATENT” reading left hand. The silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap, with small square-back trigger guard contain a nicely figured 1-piece walnut grip with indistinguishable number in backstrap channel. Hammer spring is the earliest “V-type”. Cyl spindle is the earliest type without grease grooves and has a cupped end to act as a loading rammer. Right recoil shield does not have a capping groove, of which only about 150 were produced. There were about 15,000 of these small revolvers produced 1847-1850 in 4 different bbl lengths with several different cyl configurations and roll markings. Toward the end of production about 2,000 were produced with rammers like it’s successor, the Model 1849. This was Colt’s first successful small frame pocket revolver after the demise of the Paterson line. These revolvers were hungrily sought after by Americans during the great westward migration of Manifest Destiny. They ultimately saw service on the American frontier, throughout the northwest territories and Alaska and eventually around the world. They remained in service throughout the Civil War, well into the 1870’s before being supplanted by self contained cartridge revolvers. They are rarely found today in orig configuration with any orig finish and with the orig “V” hammer spring which was often replaced by the later flat spring. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine. The bbl retains traces of orig blue around the lug, otherwise is a smooth light gray patina. Frame retains 65-70% faded case colors and the hammer about 30% faded case colors. Cyl is a gray patina with serviceable safety pin and shows 60-70% dragoon Indian fight scene roll marking. Trigger guard & backstrap retain most of their orig silver with brass showing through on the trigger bow and spots of the backstrap. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 49973-88 JR4 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1179

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1180

SCARCE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 4955. Cal. 31. 3″ oct bbl with cone-shaped brass front sight and 2-line NYC barrel address. 5-shot rnd cylinder with Indian fight scene. Left side of frame marked “Colt’s Patent”. Brass backstrap and trigger guard are silver plated. 1-pc walnut grips. Housed in what appears to be an orig walnut casing with Colts Patent American Eagle Flask, screwdriver, loading tool, a tin of percussion caps and small pouch of lead bullets. Interior lining of box in royal blue velvet. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 40-50% bright orig blue just starting to tone. Frame with hints of mousy gray orig case color still present. Cyl scene is 85-90% visible and strong. Backstrap and trigger guard retain about half of their orig plating. Grips are excellent with great fit and retain 70-75% orig varnish, only minute losses at toes. The casing is excellent. Lid with minor grain separation at back and very minor warping. Accessories are very good. Lining of case with moderate soiling. Most compartments are very good with only minor separation. 49973-433 JSL138 (6,200-8,200) – Lot 1180

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1181

SCARCE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON WITH 5″ BARREL.

SN 6973. Cal. 31. 5″ bbl brass cone shaped front sight, 2-line NY address on top of bbl. 5-shot cylinder with visible Indian fight scene and typical oval cylinder stops. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. Brass trigger guard and butt with silver plating, 1-pc walnut grips with matching wedge. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, cyl, frame, and hammer retaining pleasing cleaned finish. Cyl scene is approx 60-70% present with a couple of areas of pin-prick pitting. Back strap retains approx 60% orig silver, as does butt, trigger guard, front strap. Frame appears to have some low heat applied case colors. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is good with light staining and pitting. 49973-401 JSL89 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1181

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1182

RARE AND FINE COLT BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 10776. Cal. 31. Very nice complete original and authentic all matching Colt Baby Dragoon made in 1849, with the longest and most desirable 6″ bbl. This gun conforms to other Baby Dragoons in markings and configuration. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Overall very good to fine. All matching SNs including wedge. Markings are all crisp and discernible. Bbl retains about 10% bright blue finish in protected areas with balance in mottled gray/plum, hints of case color can be seen in frame and hammer, otherwise matching silver/gray. Cylinder is crisp showing virtually all of rolled Dragoon and Indian fight scene. Stops on cylinder are crisp and single safety pin is intact. Brass backstrap and trigger guard retain about 70% original silver plate. Grips are sound and well fit with hand worn patina and about 70% original factory varnish. 49973-117 JS (3,500-5,500) – Lot 1182

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1183

SCARCE COLT 1848 BABY DRAGOON WITH RAMMER.

SN 13600. Cal. 31. 6″ oct bbl, 5-shot rnd cyl with remnants hold up stage-coach hold up scene. Left side of frame marked “Colt’s Patent”. SN matches on frame, bbl, trigger guard, backstrap, cyl, AND RAMMER. 1-pc walnut grips, brass backstrap and square back trigger guard are silver plated. Accompanied by a black leather Slim Jim holster. Also accompanying this revolver is a page from “The Texas Gun Collector” from Spring of 1987, page 16, that pictures this exact revolver and states that it was part of the Phillips Collection. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. All metal surfaces with gray finish and scattered light surface erosion. Cyl scene is 30% visible. Backstrap with 50-60% thick silver plating. Front strap with 30-40% silver remaining. Grips are very good with good fit and finish and scattered bumps and handling marks. Holster is good with top-strap missing, light losses and drying throughout. 49973-116 JSL151 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1183

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1184

SCARCE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON WITH 5″ BARREL.

SN 11601. Cal. 31. 5″ bbl brass cone shaped front sight, 2-line NY address on top of bbl. 5-shot cylinder with visible stagecoach hold-up scene and typical oval cylinder stops. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. Brass trigger guard and butt with silver plating, 1-pc walnut grips. Matching numbered wedge. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, cyl, frame, and hammer retaining pleasing brown patina finish with a flash or two of orig blue. Cyl scene is approx 60-70% present with a couple of areas of staining. Back strap retains approx 60% orig silver, as does butt and trigger guard, front strap, mostly mustard colored. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is good with light staining and pitting. 49973-119 JSL88 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1184

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1185

RARE COLT MODEL 1848 PRESENTATION BABY DRAGOON WITH 4″ BARREL.

SN 10345. Cal. 31. 4″ bbl brass cone shaped front sight, 2-line NY address on top of bbl. 5-shot cylinder with no scene visible and typical oval cylinder stops. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. Brass trigger guard and butt with silver plating, 1-pc walnut grips. Matching wedge. Top of back strap beautifully engraved with presentation “From/Freemont Co./To/C.McKee”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. Bbl, cyl, frame, and hammer retaining brown patina finish with scattered salt and pepper pitting throughout. Cyl scene is gone. Back strap retains approx 70% orig silver, as does butt and trigger guard, front strap. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is fair with light staining and pitting. 49973-121 JSL90 (2,900-4,900) – Lot 1185

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1186

SCARCE DELUXE ENGRAVED COLT 1849 POCKET WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 94612. Cal. 31. 5″ oct bbl, brass cone front sight, bbl engraved in classic Gustave Young style and marked on top “SAML COLT”. All matching including wedge. Frame and hammer nicely scroll engraved, hammer with wolf’s head. Top of backstrap in shell pattern. Butt and trigger guard bow with scroll engraving. Five shot rnd cyl with stage coach hold up scene. 1-pc walnut grips. Backstrap and trigger guard with silver plating. Housed in an original Colt casing with red velvet interior with accessories including brass mold, American Eagle flask, percussion cap tin and cap, bullets. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Pistol is good, no factory original finish remains. Bbl with moderate soiling and couple areas of deep pitting, one at muzzle and one on top of bbl at legend. Frame is very good with scattered erosion. Cyl scene approximately 70% present. Cyl with pitting and impressions throughout. Trigger guard and backstrap with outstanding original silver perhaps as much as 85%. Mechanics are good. Bore is good with scattered pitting. Case is very good with light staining and soiling, accessories are good, compartment mostly intact and very good overall. Handsome gray ’49 that would make a great conversation piece. 49973-72 JSL134 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 1186

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1187

CASED GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED 1849 POCKET.

SN 115140. Cal. 31. SN 115140. Dot under SN indicates extra polish for engraving or plating. 4″ oct bbl, dog’s head engraved on front of bbl, arabesque scroll, heavy coverage, engraved screws, Colt’s patent pillow, 5-shot cylinder has stagecoach scene, 1-pc unnumbered ivory grips. Colt case with compartments, Colt’s patent bullet mold, black powder flask, percussion cap case, lined with red velvet. Bbl address “SAML COLT”. Ramrod, cylinder, and wedge have matching SNs, small brass trigger guard. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Sharp engraving with faded finish, mostly grey metal, “certifiable pre-ban elephant ivory” grips are slightly undersized, fair bore. Box is in very good condition with light staining on velvet. Cylinder scene is clear with some light pitting nearby. 50019-225 TN IVORY (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1187

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1188

DONUT SCROLL ENGRAVED COLT 1849 POCKET WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 43655. Cal. 31. 4″ oct bbl, brass cone front sight, donut scroll engraved as is loading lever and top of bbl marked “SAML COLT”. Five shot cyl with stage coach hold up scene. Frame, recoil shield and hammer beautifully engraved. Left side of frame engraved in banner “COLT’S PATENT”. Hammer engraved in dogs head pattern, top of backstrap in shell carved fan and butt engraved as is trigger guard bow in open donut scroll. Great 1-pc burl grips with piano finish. Cased in an original light brown velvet lined Colt casing, with brass mold, original key, American eagle power flask, original screw driver and nipple wrench, bullets and a Hicks primer tin with primer caps. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Pistol is very good, all metal surfaces have toned gray, light engraving losses on bbl though frame appears mostly sharp particularly recoil shield. Lever and frame with minor pin prick erosion. Straps with great original silver perhaps 90% or more. Cyl scene is very good with 85% still present. Grips are excellent retaining most of what appears to be its original finish though could be an ancient re-varnish. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is good with scattered light pitting. Case is very good with few light scratches on lid, compartments mostly good with minor separation, interior with fading and minor soiling, lid slightly warped. Accessories are very good to excellent. 49973-73 JSL133 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1188

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1189

INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION REVOLVER, SAMUEL HARDCASTLE, 81ST NY.

SN 189528. Cal. 31. Standard configuration Colt with 4″ bbl, all matching. Made at height of war fervor when Samuel Hardcastle was mustered into service September 14, 1861 into the Oswego Regiment. He served till mustering out late in 1864. The 81st NY fought with distinction in the Peninsula Campaign losing 137 men at the Battle of Fair Oaks. At the Battle of Cold Harbor in June 1864 the unit suffered 212 casualties, half its number engaged; Sgt. Hardcastle survived the war becoming active in the GAR dying in 1901. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, all matching complete & orig. Metal plum/gray overall retaining strong traces of silver on backstrap & trigger guard and about half of its factory varnish on well fit stocks. Mechanically gun is sound with clean discernible bore. Package of research material accompanies. 50195-1 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1189

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1190

INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION REVOLVER, GEORGE BUNTING, 102ND OHIO VOLUNTEERS.

SN 96930. Cal. 31. Standard configuration with 4″ bbl inscribed “G.W. Bunting” on buttstrap. George W. Bunting mustered into the 102nd Ohio Infantry in September 1862 & was discharged in June 1865. The 102nd OVI fought in the Western theater during the Civil War. CONDITION: Very good overall. Bbl retains traces of factory blue in protected areas, overall gray/plum. Numerous small dings & dents on right side of bbl housing at wedge slot. All matching except wedge which is numbered 9272. Cyl scene is mostly discernible, trigger guard & backstrap retain about 70% orig silver & well fit stocks retain about 80% of their thinning factory varnish with several dents & small blemishes. Mechanically sound with crisp bore. 50195-2 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1190

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1191

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER WITH FULL NICKEL FINISH.

SN 120440. Cal .31, 4″ bbl, full nickel finish with nickel hammer, blue screws and trigger. Varnished 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl has 2-line address. Front sight is missing. Lever latch and screws are finished in blue. There is a small number “1” stamped on the lower bbl lug on left side. SN matches on bbl, lever, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cyl, arbor, and grips. Wedge is numbered 7442. Grips are varnish finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 50% orig nickel finish with sharp bbl address. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Lever retains 80% orig nickel finish. Lever latch and screws retain considerable blue finish. SN mark is sharp. Frame retains 30% orig nickel finish. Drifting to a gray brown patina. Hammer retains 50% nickel finish especially on top, with some erosion on both sides. Screws and trigger also retain a considerable amount of blue finish. Colt’s Patent mark is sharp. Trigger guard and backstrap retain 60% dull nickel finish with most of the wear around trigger. Cyl retains 30% orig nickel finish and about 75% cyl scene. Colt’s Patent and SN is sharp. Safety pins are battered. Grip retains 90% orig varnish with high-point wear and minor scratches and dents overall. A very nice Colt 1949 Pocket in a finish not often seen. Manufactured in 1855. 50150-1 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1191

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1192

FINE CIVIL WAR COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 172927. Cal. 31. This is an extremely nice “as found” orig, authentic and all matching Colt Pocket Revolver with the most desirable 6″ bbl made at the onset of the Civil War, late in 1860. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Overall gun is fine, all matching SNs, sharp edges and crisp markings. Metal retains strong traces of orig bright blue finish, especially in protected areas. Muted case colors are present on frame and loading assembly. Over 60% of orig silver is present on backstrap and trigger guard. Cyl scene is crisp and almost totally discernible with one small patch of rust and pitting. Grips are sound, well fit, retaining virtually all their orig bright varnish with scattered small blemishes, especially on right butt. Mechanically gun is sound with crisp discernible bore. 49973-500 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1192

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1193

CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER INSCRIBED “H.O. SIMES – 1860”.

SN 87908. Cal .31, 4″ bbl, blue and case color finish with silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. Bbl has correct 2-line address with finials. Frame is marked “Colt’s Patent” on forward left side. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, lever, wedge, arbor, and cyl. The last 4 digits of SN is written in ink in the backstrap channel of the grip. Cyl has the stagecoach scene with Colt’s Patent mark and a small “B” inspector mark next to SN. Trigger guard is of the small round type. Trigger guard has an “X” stamped on the left rear flat and a “V” stamped on the forward left bow. Case is of the factory type with purple felt lining and pine bottom. Case contains a .36 cal mold with “Colt’s Patent” marked on the sprucutter. Case also contains a pocket model flask that is embossed with Eagle and shield on both sides. There is no Colt Patent mark on flask. Case also contains a variety of lead and conical bullets in .31 cal, 2 spare nipples, a cap tin without a label and an empty box for combustible envelope cartridges in .31 cal. Case was made for a 5″ revolver. Backstrap is inscribed “H.O. Simes 1860”, which merits further research. CONDITION: Revolver is in very good to fine condition. Bbl retains 40-50% dull blue finish with some flaking on the lug and around bbl address, very little battering on right side of lug and a sharp bbl address. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Lever retains generous traces of case color. Frame is a dull silver gray patina overall with traces of orig case color. Trigger guard and backstrap retain 90% silver finish with some loss at the heal. Inscription and numbering stampings are all sharp. Hammer is a mottled brown patina. Trigger retains traces of blue. Screws are very good. Cyl is a plumb brown patina with some traces of orig blue and a very sharp and nearly complete cyl scene. Markings are sharp. 5 safety pins are intact, although slightly battered. Grips retain nearly all of the orig varnish finish, with slight high point wear and miniscule handling marks. The toe on each side have small chips missing. Butt is un-battered. Case is good. Lid has a crack near right hinge and is missing the screw escutcheon. Case lining is faded on the lid and partitions and is stained on the interior. Dust lip is broken. Mold is very good with considerable blue finish remaining and a sharp mark. Flask is very good with sharp Eagles and small dents overall. Flask is a dark mustard brown patina. A very well preserved pre-Civil war vintage small guard Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver in an original case. 50164-3 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1193

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1194

SCARCE COLT WELLS FARGO MODEL 1849 POCKET.

SN 101389. Cal. 31. 3″ bbl brass cone shaped front sight, 2-line NY address on top of bbl. 5-shot cylinder with visible stagecoach hold-up scene. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. Brass trigger guard and butt with silver plating, 1-pc walnut grips, wedge is approx 26 numbers off and is no 1363. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl, cyl, frame, and hammer with scattered pin-prick pitting and no orig finish remains. Cyl scene is approx 30% present with areas of deeper pitting. Back strap retains approx 20% orig silver, as does butt and trigger guard, front strap, mostly mustard colored. Mechanics are good. Bore is fair with pitting. 49973-120 JSL91 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1194

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1195

RARE COLT MODEL 1849 “WELLS FARGO” PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 57181. Cal. 31. Nice original, 100% complete and authentic “Wells Fargo” Colt Pocket model with 3″ bbl made in 1853. These scarce guns are the only pocket models made with out provision for ejector rod. This example has fine aesthetics with crisp clear markings that conform in configuration and markings to other correct examples. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall, hints of original finish, edges fairly sharp, all matching including wedge, markings crisp and well discerned. Cylinder scene 90% discernible and cylinder retains all 6 safety pins. Grips are well fit with hand worn patina, retaining about 80% original varnish with moderate edge wear and scattered blemishes. Mechanically gun functions fine with crisp bright bore. 49973-118 JS (2,000-3,500) – Lot 1195

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1196

EXTREMELY FINE COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 85422. Cal. 31. This is an extremely fine Colt pocket with 5″ bbl showing little use retaining much of its original finish with crisp markings. Gun is 100% original, authentic and matching with beautiful aesthetics. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 90% thinning original blue finish. Loading assembly, frame and hammer have traces of muted case colors with an overall smooth silver patina. Cylinder retains strong traces of thin blue finish with balance plum/gray with virtually all the rolled stagecoach holdup scene. Brass trigger guard and backstrap retain about 80% of their original silver plating. Grips are well-fit retaining virtually all of their original factory varnish with edge wear. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp, bright bore. 49973-125 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1196

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1197

VERY FINE COLT LONDON MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 1331. Cal. 31. Only about 10,000 Colt pockets were made in London and this is a fine example made in 1854 with a 2-line London address with all matching SNs. This complete 100% original and authentic gun retains much of its original finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 90% original dark inky blue. Frame, hammer and lever retain dull muted case colors, being mostly overall silver/gray. The cylinder has thin traces of blue, especially in protected areas with virtually all its rolled stagecoach hold up scene visible, all five safety pins are crisp and intact. Trigger guard retains traces of silver. Grips are well-fit retaining most of their original varnish which has become crazed and dull with age. Mechanically gun functions well with bright, crisp bore. 49973-127 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1197

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1198

VERY FINE COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 112345. Cal. 31. Classic 4″ barreled Colt pocket made in 1856 has great aesthetics retaining original finish, 100% original authentic and matching. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Bbl retains about 30% thinning blue finish. Cylinder shows traces of blue in protected areas. Overall plum/gray with several small dings and dents. Rolled cylinder scene is 80-90% visible. Frame is overall smooth and gray with weakly struck patent mark on the left side. Trigger guard retains most of its dull silver plating. Grips are sound and well-fit with small blemishes retaining over 90% original varnish with edge wear. Mechanically gun is sound with bright crisp bore. 49973-122 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1198

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1199

FINE COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 186131. Cal. 31. 4″ Colt pocket made at the height of Civil War fervor in early 1861. Gun is 100% original, authentic and matching. It has good aesthetics and original finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 20% original blue with balance a mottled plum/gray. There are numerous small dents on the right side of the wedge slot on lug. Frame loading assembly and hammer retain traces of case color with balance smooth gray/plum. Trigger guard and backstrap retain about 30% of their silver plate with bubbling. Cylinder is a matching plum/gray with 80-90% cylinder scene visible. 49973-124 JS (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1199

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1200

COLT 1849 POCKET WITH 4″ MANHATTAN BARREL.

SN 122094. Cal. 31. 4″ bbl brass cone shaped front sight, 2-line address on top of bbl marked “Manhattan Firearms/Manufg. Co. New York”. 5-shot cylinder with visible stagecoach hold-up scene. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. Brass trigger guard and butt with silver plating, 1-pc walnut grips. This gun likely started life as a 4″ Colt ’49 Pocket and at some point during its period of use the Manhattan bbl was added. We will never know why! PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 20-30% orig finish. Cyl with 70-80% visible scene. Frame is mostly gray. Back strap retains a trace of orig silver as does butt, trigger guard, and front strap, which are mostly mustard colored. Grips are very good with numerous light marks and scratches and varnish added during period of use. Mechanics are very good. Bore is good with light staining and pitting. 49973-170 JSL88 (1,000-3,000) – Lot 1200

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1201

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION REVOLVER TO CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHER & SOLDIER “IRA S. NEGUS”.

SN 201155. Cal. 31. Standard 4″ model 1849 Colt pocket model with 2-line Hartford address and other typical markings found on this model. Gun appears 100% original and authentic with pleasing aesthetics. “Ira S. Negus” is finely engraved on buttstrap. Ira shows up in 1861 enlisting in the 3rd Massachusetts infantry in New Bedford, MA., where he had a twin brother Edward who was in another Mass unit. Ira was a known ambrotype photographer before the Civil War and continued as a photographer after the war. This particular gun was made early in 1862 at the height of Civil War fervor. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. All matching SNs including wedge. Iron overall is gray/plum with tiny traces of finish in protected areas with crisp markings including inscription on buttstrap. Cylinder retains about 90% of discernible rolled stage coach hold up scene, and retains 5 of 6 original safety pins. Backstrap and trigger guard retain about 70% of their original silver plate with balance a light mustard patina. Grips are sound and well fit with scattered blemishes, retaining about 90% original factory varnish. Mechanically gun is sound with crisp rifling. 49973-168 JS (1,000-2,800) – Lot 1201

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1202

LOT OF 2 POCKET MODEL ENGRAVED PERCUSSION REVOLVERS: COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET AND 1ST MODEL MANHATTAN POCKET.

SN 69457/296. 1) Cal. 31. 4″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. 1-pc smooth “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip. Markings standard for this model. Engraving is of factory style. Hammer is plain. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, and arbor. Grips were not removed. Wedge is no. 38586. The initials “WG” are scratched into right side of grip on butt. 2) Cal. 31. 4″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. Engraved with 2-pc burl walnut grips. No. matches on bbl, lever, wedge, cylinder, and frame. Engraving is of factory pattern. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: 1) Good. Revolver is a gray-brown patina overall with some traces of silver remaining on trigger guard and backstrap. Markings are clear and readable. Engraving is worn on frame and bbl and fairly sharp on backstrap and trigger guard. Cylinder scene is only partially visible. Action needs repair. Grip is good with no missing pcs and a nice mellow patina. 2) Good. Revolver is silver-gray patina overall with clear markings and sharp engraving. No scene is evident on cylinder. Action needs repair. Grips are very good with no missing pcs. A nice pair of early engraved pocket revolvers. 50019-147 IVORY (1,500-2,250) – Lot 1202

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1203

RARE EARLY TRANSITIONAL MODEL SQUAREBACK 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 923. Cal. 36. This is a scarce example of an early 3-digit Colt Percussion Navy revolver made in 1851, which theoretically by SN should be in 1st Model range, however this is a correct pure 2nd Model with 1-line New York address. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good to very good overall condition original, authentic, and matching. Faint traces of original case hardening on frame and lever, with balance gray/silver. Cylinder and barrel are gray patina overall with scattered surface erosion and light to slightly heavy pitting with the heaviest pitting occurring in two areas on the cylinder and right side of frame. Left front of bbl shows muzzle wear. Grips are sound and solid, well fit, with hand worn patina, with chip at each front toe. 20% light cylinder scene remains with barely visible Ormsby signature. Buttstrap shows some tacking marks, serial numbers are all matching except cylinder which is numbered #823 rather than #923 (however we feel this is a factory error as the “9” was probably mistaken for an eight when stamped). Barrel address mostly discernible, frame not marked, approx. 20% silver on trigger guard and backstrap. Mechanically gun is functional with discernible rifling in bore. 49973-496 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1203

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1204

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED COLT FIRST MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 620. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, crowned muzzle, front blade sight, top of bbl marked “Address SamL. Colt New York”, 6-shot replacement cylinder marked with SN “30942”. The wedge screw on first model Navies is under the wedge and the square back silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap with a varnished 1-pc walnut grip. Cylinder with normal Ormsby Naval battle scene. Hammer is nicely engraved with a somewhat obliterated dogs head on each side of the nose and has long ears each side towards spur. Bbl and loading lever are nicely engraved in early vine style as is frame and recoil shield. Front strap inscribed of the period “J.P. Steptoe VA”. Trigger guard nicely scroll engraved and with bundled wheat sheaf pattern on bow. Backstrap and butt also engraved in vine pattern. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. All matching except cylinder as noted above. No orig finish remains on metal parts, being a smooth lightly cleaned gray finish throughout with light to moderate wear and handling marks. Left side of frame near grips with unusual divot likely from an in-service hit the gun may have take, Grips are good but slightly undersized at butt and toe and appear to retain most of a period re-varnish. There is a trace or two of orig silver near trigger guard bow, approximately 30% orig cylinder scene is present. Cylinder is very good with one deeper scratch running horizontally. Mechanics are good, bore is fair. A very rare gun worthy of additional research with inscription. 49973-129 JSL80 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 1204

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1205

RARE FIRST MODEL FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 28. Cal 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, pin front sight and 1-line New York City address with dashes. Wedge is first type with screw below the slot and notch in the top of the cyl spindle versus the later slotted cyl spindle. Left side of frame is marked with small “COLT’S PATENT”. The silver-plated brass small guard, square back trigger guard and backstrap contain a 1-piece walnut grip. Backstrap and buttstrap channel of the grip are dark and oil stained which obscures any numbers that might be present. Grip appears to be orig. Cyl is unfluted with usual 6 chambers and traces of orig Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking. Cyl is somewhat battered. According to various publications there were about 1,250 of these revolvers produced in 1850. Accompanied by the Febuary 1955 issue of The Texas Gun Collector, the publication of the Texas Gun Collectors Association, which contains an article on page 21 by Maj. C.D. Domo which features this revolver in two pictures with a small write up that identifies this revolver as having been found by old time gun collector Jack Dutton in San Antonio, TX. The Model 1851 was immediately accepted by the buying public. It was the first light weight revolver with reasonable stopping power after the demise of the Paterson line several years earlier. Few of these early Navys survive today. They usually show extreme hard service with little orig finish. PROVENANCE: Jack Dutton Collection. The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: About good, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered and grip as noted above. No orig finish remains being an overall dark brown patina with scattered fine pitting. Top left edge of the muzzle shows heavy holster wear. Trigger guard retains most of its orig silver finish, slightly thin on the front strap. Backstrap and buttstrap retain about 20% orig finish. Grip has chipped toes with a couple of circular dents and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with light pitting. 49973-128 JR1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1205

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1206

RARE COLT ENIGMA 1851 NAVY REVOLVER FINISHED IN THE WHITE.

SN 91. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, brass cone front sight. “New York, U.S. America” bbl address, stamped SN “25” on bottom, loading lever without SN. Frame marked SN 91. Trigger marked 77307 on the butt. Cylinder marked no 56. Cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene. Left side of frame with intriguing “Colt’s Patent US” marking, 1-pc walnut grips with inspector mark “K” on left grip at butt. These extremely unusual revolvers are discussed in detail on pages 93-97 of Nathan L. Swayze Landmark Book “’51 Colt Navies”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, frame and cylinder do not appear to have ever been finished and left the factory in the white and are now excellent, with scattered minor staining and a couple of light handling marks. Loading lever is excellent. Cylinder with approx 70% visible scene. Grips are excellent with minor handling marks and minute grain separation at butt of right grip. Back strap and trigger guard are very good with minor handling marks and light scratches. According to Swayze’s book, there are approx 100 made in this configuration. It is an exceedingly rare variation that every collector of the Colt 51 Navy should have in their collection. 49973-81 JSL85 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 1206

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1207

SCARCE COLT 1851 NAVY 3RD MODEL CUT FOR SHOULDER STOCK WITH NON-MATCHING COLT SHOULDER STOCK.

SN 80136. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ bbl, usual configuration dovetail front sight, Hartford address, six shot rnd cyl with Ormsby Naval battle scene, 4-screw frame with lanyard ring on bottom, 1-pc walnut grips, iron trigger guard and backstrap. Large guard. All matching including wedge. Non-matching shoulder stock has silver plated yoke and buttplate with a sling swivel at rear of tang. SN 104351 is stamped on lower tang and on buttplate. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good as found. Bbl retains a trace or two of original blue though mostly light gray and couple small areas of minor staining. Lever retains approximately 30% original case color. Cyl scene is 65-70% present. Frame retains 30-40% original case color as does hammer. Grips are very good with light finish losses ans still retain approximately 65% original varnish. Backstrap with great original silver. Trigger guard has mostly toned. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is bright and shiny. Should er stock is very good and retains 80% dull silver finish on the yoke. Mounting screw is a rough gray patina with pitting on the latch. Buttplate retains 80% dull silver finish, with most of the wear on the heel. Stock retains almost all of the varnish finish with numerous mars and dents overall. 49973-449 JSL132 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1207

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1208

RARE AND FINE EARLY 2ND MODEL COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 2391. Cal. 36. Fine 100% original complete, authentic and all matching 2nd Model Colt Navy made in first year of production in 1850. Gun retains original finish with bright, crisp markings. Survivors with original condition and great aesthetics of this model are quite rare. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: All SNs match on this gun including wedge (only has last three digits) and stocks which have inked number in backstrap channel. Bbl retains about 10% bright blue finish, especially in protected areas with balance plum/gray with scattered small blemishes and light pitting as can be seen in photos. Frame, loading assembly and hammer retain hints of muted case colors, overall a smooth silver/gray with scattered light pitting. Cylinder retains traces of blue in protected areas with virtually all of the rolled Naval battle scene visible. Backstrap and trigger guard retain much of their silver plating and the well-fit grips retain about 1/2 of their original varnish. 49973-131 JS (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1208

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1209

RARE AND IMPORTANT COLT 3RD MODEL PERCUSSION NAVY PROTOTYPE REVOLVER.

SN 38958. Cal. 36. This gun appears to be 100% original and authentic as made in 1854 with experimental loading arm and wedge not seen previously on Colt revolver. Loading arm which has last 2 digits of SN appears made from same bar stock as plunger, catch is mounted with solid oval beveled to fit bbl latch which is spring loaded like standard Colt with no chance of ears breaking like on standard catch. Wedge is “L” shaped and utilizes wedge screw to hold solid piece through slot with no spring needed, wedge is beveled nicely showing excellent craftsmanship and tooling though not numbered. This gun appears to have never been finished and iron appears to be in the white. Markings including bbl address and rolled cylinder scene are crisp and well defined. Gun shows little use with bore almost pristine and new. Very interesting gun and according to Nathan Swayze in his text 51 Colt Navy’s, there were several changes going on in this serial range including beveling. Loading notch in frame for ease of loading. Gun appears to be one experiment that did not catch on. This is a unique Colt variant we know of no other examples. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Gun is very good to fine overall. All matching SNs including arbor and grips. Though as noted wedge has no number and loading arm has “58” stamped at base. Iron overall is clean and gray with areas of pitting, markings all crisp and discernible. Cylinder exhibits 90% visible rolled scene and all 6 safety pins are intact. Brass backstrap and trigger guard retain much of their original silver with most wear on backstrap which is mostly a light yellow mustard patina. Grips are sound and well fit, retaining over 90% their original bright factory varnish. Pistol is mechanically sound with crisp bright bore. 49973-133 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1209

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1210

FINE AND SCARCE COLT 3RD MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 22942. Cal. 36. This is fine and untouched 100% original and authentic 3rd model 1851 Navy revolver made in 1853. Gun has fine aesthetics overall with all markings and proper configuration of other Colt Navy revolvers. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: All matching SNs including wedge and grips. Bbl retains about 30% thinning bright blue finish with crisp 1-line New York address with dashes. Frame is marked with small “COLT’S PATENT” on left side overall gray with light pitting. Cylinder is matching gray with scattered pitting with good markings and 80% crisp rolled cylinder Naval battle scene. Backstrap and trigger guard retain strong traces of silver with balance smooth mustard colored patina. Light tacking marks on butt. Grips are sound, well fit retaining virtually all their bright original varnish with scattered small blemishes and edge wear. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp bright bore. 49973-132 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1210

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1211

SCARCE COLT 1851 NAVY CUT FOR SHOULDER STOCK.

SN 18989. Standard configuration, 36 Cal. 7-1/2″ bbl, 6-shot cylinder, near full-length loading lever, top of bbl marked “Address SamL. Colt New York City”. 4-screw frame marked on front of left side “Colt’s Patent”, 1-pc walnut grip, brass trigger guard and backstrap. Matching SNs throughout. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fair overall retaining no orig finish to metal surfaces. Front sight has thinned. All metal surfaces with minute pinprick pitting and minor staining. No cylinder scene is present. Grips are good, minor losses at toe. Scattered handling marks and scratches throughout. Mechanics are good. Bore is fair though rifling appears strong. 49973-136 JSL (1,800-3,800) – Lot 1211

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1212

EARLY 3RD MODEL COLT MODEL 1851 PERCUSSION NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 4136. Cal. 36. This Navy revolver made in 1851 must be one of earliest 3rd models known as there are 2nd models with the square back trigger guard within this same serial range. Fine example with great aesthetics being 100% original and authentic. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall, crisp markings, all matching SNs including wedge, arbor and grips. Metal is gray overall with scattered small blemishes and light pitting. Cylinder retains about 90% of its crisp rolled Naval battle scene, 5 of 6 safety pins are still functional. Grips are sound and well fit retaining about 90% of original varnish finish with edge wear. Trigger guard and backstrap retain strong traces of original silver plating with balance a yellow mustard patina. 49973-492 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1212

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1213

LATE COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 79462. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, Hartford address, blade front sight, 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock, has very scarce lanyard loop installed just above trigger guard. 6-shot cylinder, left side of bbl with London provisional proofs, left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”, cylinder also with provisional proofs. 1-pc walnut grips originally varnished. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fair. All metal surfaces with brown patina, scattered pinprick pitting, and a couple of light battering marks. Front sight has been worn down. No cylinder scene present. Grips are good with added finish and minor repairs at toe. Mechanics are good, bore is fair. 49973-135 JSL79 (1,500-3,500) – Lot 1213

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1214

COLT 1851 SMALL IRON GUARD NAVY.

SN 27914. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ octagon bbl, brass cone front blade sight with 1-line New York Address. 6-shot cylinder with Ormsby Naval battle scene. 3-screw frame. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”, 1-pc walnut grip, iron guard and back strap. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. All metal surfaces have a brown toned appearance with scattered light beginning corrosion. Cylinder scene is approx 40%. Matching SNs. Grips are good with scattered handling marks and minor losses at toe. Mechanics are good as is bore with scattered pitting and staining. 49973-79 JSL97 (1,500-3,500) – Lot 1214

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1215

SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1851 NAVY NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 58799. Cal. 36. 7-1/2 oct bbl, brass cone front sight with New York City bbl address, 6-shot cylinder with Ormsby Naval battle scene and 3-screw frame not cut for shoulder stock. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent” with “U.S.” A large iron guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip. Butt marked “USN/JLH”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: All matching SNs, all metal surfaces retaining an untouched even brown finish with no factory orig finish remaining. Grips are excellent with very good fit. Minor losses at butt and toe, but overall as they left the factory. Cylinder scene is approximately 20-30% visibile. Mechanics are very good as is bore. 49973-134 JSL (1,200-3,200) – Lot 1215

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1216

SCARCE COLT 1851 LONDON NAVY.

SN 110614. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ octagon bbl, brass cone front sight with London “Broken O” bbl address – unusual variation. 6-shot cylinder with remnants of Ormsby Naval battle scene. 3-screw frame not cut for shoulder stock. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”, 1-pc walnut grip. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. All metal surfaces have a clean appearance. Cylinder scene is gone. Matching SNs. Grips are good with scattered handling marks and minor losses at toe. Mechanics are good as is bore with scattered pitting and staining. 49973-82 JSL96 (1,200-3,200) – Lot 1216

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1217

HANDSOME HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION COLT 1851 NAVY FOURTH MODEL WITH HIGH QUALITY TOOLED AND LINED “SLIM JIM” HOLSTER.

SN 166287. Cal. 36. A fine Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass cone front sight, 1-line New York US America address. Left side of frame has a small “Colt’s Patent”, and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “36 Cal”. Brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip. Cylinder with Ormsby Naval battle scene. Holster is of the “Slim Jim” style and is fully tooled with a red leather lining. Holster is of the highest quality. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 75-80% toned orig bbl blue with a light area of minor corrosion at muzzle and at left side and a couple of battering marks near wedge on right side. Overall very pleasing. Frame and hammer retain traces of orig case color. Cylinder scene is very good with 80-85% visible. Trigger guard and backstrap retain a pleasing mustard color with no orig silver remaining. It is well-known that on these late civilian guns, the plating was very weak when new, and they are rarely found with any orig plating left today. Grips are excellent with a few light bumps and retain 70-80% of what appears to be their orig varnish with minor loss at butt on left side and toe on right. Holster is in very good condition. Tooling is sharp. Stitching is intact. Lining is intact. Belt loop was replaced long ago. Toe plug is missing. 49973-80 JSL84 (1,200-3,200) – Lot 1217

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1218

SCARCE COLT 1851 NAVY THIRD MODEL WITH SMALL IRON GUARD.

SN 72670. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, New York City bbl address, Ormsby Naval battle scene on 6-shot cylinder, left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. Small iron trigger guard with front and backstrap orig silver-plated. There is a very small “2” at bottom of bbl assembly where it meets frame on left side. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good, bbl having been cleaned long ago has turned a pleasing gray. Loading lever retains a generous amount of orig case color perhaps as much as 30% with a small area of corrosion at plunger. Cylinder scene is very good with a few small spots of corrosion, 70-80% visible. Frame retains approximately 40-50% orig case color particularly nice on right side and recoil shield. Left side with minor scattered corrosion from storage not use. Front and backstrap retain 70-80% orig silver with minor flaking. Grips are excellent with great fit and orig varnish, minor losses at toe and handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very good. 49973-85 JSL83 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1218

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1219

COLT 1851 U.S. NAVY WITH CALIFORNIA SLIM JIM HOLSTER.

SN 70102. Cal. 36. 7-1/2 oct bbl with brass cone front bead. 1-line N.Y. address. 6-shot rnd cyl with Ormsby’s Naval Battle Scene. Left side of frame marked Colt’s Patent U.S. 3-screw frame, 1-pc walnut grips with remnants of cartouches remaining, brass front and backstrap. Housed in a period black leather California style Slim Jim holster. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. Bbl with scattered corrosion and pin-prick pitting. No orig finish remains. Cyl with approx 30% scene remaining. Replacement wedge. Frame, hammer, and cyl, with scattered staining and corrosion. Grips are very good. Minor bumps and handling marks, cartouche as noted above. Holster is good. Leather with drying craquelure. Bore is dark with pitting. Mechanics are good. 49973-157 JSL139 (1,000-2,700) – Lot 1219

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1220

EXCEEDINGLY RARE COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER WITH “WELLS FARGO” TYPE ORIGINAL FOUR INCH BARREL ASSEMBLY.

SN 56337. Cal. 36. 4″ oct bbl, small cone front bead sight, no loading lever, six shot cyl, brass trigger guard, brass front and backstrap. Arbor has scooped face. 1-pc walnut grip. Backstrap nicely engraved “UPRR” and butt inscribed “TLD”. Frame is U.S. over-run. Formerly in the Severn collection. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, as found. All metal surfaces with scattered light pin prick erosion, more moderate erosion on cyl. Bbl address is good. Backstrap and trigger guard are good with light handling marks and light scratches. Grips are good with minor losses and handling marks. Inscription and backstrap mark are most intriguing, only adding to the rarity of this highly unusual configuration. Mechanics are good. Bore with moderate pitting. 49973-137 JSL118 (1,000-2,500) – Lot 1220

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1221

SCARCE LONDON 1851 NAVY WITH IRON GUARD.

SN 2173. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ bbl, brass cone front sight, marked on top “ADDRESS COL. COLT. LONDON”. Left side of bbl with provisional proofs, left side of frame marked “COLT’S PATENT”. Six shot rnd cyl with Ormsby Naval battle scene and provisional proofs. Large guard, iron straps. 1-pc walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, metal surfaces with scattered staining and minor salt and pepper pitting throughout. Approximately 30% cyl scene remains. Backstrap and trigger guard have turned dark, grips are very good though slightly under-sized with scattered handling marks and minor impressions. Mechanics are good. Bore is very good with scattered light pits. 49973-83 JSL126 (1,000-3,000) – Lot 1221

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1222

EXTREMELY RARE AND UNUSUAL ROUND BARREL COLT 1851 NAVY WITH PROVENANCE.

SN 174071. Cal. 36. Unusual 6-1/2″ rnd bbl marked “SAML COLT” on top surrounded by light engraving, limited blade front sight. Six shot rnd cyl. 1-pc walnut grips with brass front and backstrap. This exact pistol is pictured on pg. 55 and discussed on pgs. 55-56 of Nathan Swayze’s book ’51 Colt Navies. An extremely rare 1851 Navy variation. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Poor to fair, all metal surfaces with scattered light pin prick pitting. Grips with losses, drying cracks and repairs at shoulders on left, losses to shoulder on right, overall no finish remains, scattered battering marks throughout. Perhaps the only opportunity a collector may have in a lifetime of searching to obtain this variation. 49973-86 JSL131 (800-1,800) – Lot 1222

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1223
Revised: 3/9/2016

Please Note: This is a .28 caliber revolver, not .31 caliber as stated in the catalog.

FINE COLT 1855 ROOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 12322. Cal. 31. Very nice example of 2nd model Root with 3-1/2″ oct bbl made in 1856 only 2nd year of production, gun appears 100% original and matching, retaining much of its original finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Bbl, frame which includes the integral grip strap retain about 70% bright finish though thinning on bbl. Markings are all crisp and well defined. Top of grip frame has several cuts and bruises which can be seen in photos. Cylinder has no finish but crisp well discerned rolled “Cabin & Indian Fight” cylinder scene with slight pitting around nipples, gray/plum overall. Grips retain virtually all their original bright factory finish with edge wear. Mechanically gun is functional with crisp rifling in lightly pitted bore. 49973-429 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1223

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1224

GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1855 HALF STOCK SPORTING RIFLE WITH BAYONET LUG.

SN 3011. Cal .44 Percussion, 31-1/4″ round bbl with oct breech. Blue and case colored finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Engraving is on the breech end of the bbl and the receiver. Cyl and hammer are also engraved. Trigger guard and buttplate also show engraving. Engraving is open scroll style with no punch-dot background. Fore end has an engraved German silver cap. Loading lever is knurled. Bbl has a German silver blade front-sight and a folding rear sight. Rear sight also has engraving accents. Bbl mounts a bayonet lug about 4″ from the muzzle. There is a orig wooden cleaning rod with brass tip under the bbl. Receiver has standard Colt address stamped on the top. SN is stamped on the bottom of receiver in front of trigger guard. Cyl has “Patent September 10, 1850” stamped in one flute. Buttstock is unmarked. Fore-end is unmarked. Fore-end is attached by a wedge. SN is stamped on bottom of bbl under fore-end. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is an even gray brown patina overall with high-point wear and some roughness at the muzzle. Sights are very good. Engraving is sharp. Receiver is a silver gray patina overall with sharp engraving and clear Colt address mark, which is somewhat deteriorated toward forward end. Hammer is a plumb brown patina. Trigger guard is a dark brown patina with some roughness. Lower tang shows traces of blue in protected areas. Cyl is a dark brown patina with sharp engraving and marks. Cyl is somewhat battered over one chamber. Stocks are very good and full size with only minor handling marks overall. Buttplate is a gray brown patina with considerable roughness at the heal and the toe. Buttplate screws appear to be replacements. Fore-end is good with some dark stains. Ramrod is good with some dark stains. A very unique Model 1855 Sporting Rifle with Bayonet Lug and Carbine Butt. 49973-164 TEP (5,800-6,800) – Lot 1224

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1225

RARE EARLY COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER & HOLSTER WITH HISTORY STATING IT IS A RELIC FROM THE FETTERMAN MASSACRE.

SN 227. Cal. 44. This rare early fluted Colt Army, SN 227, is honest, complete, all-original and matching. It is mentioned in an article telling of the collection of “Happy Jack” Allen, US Marshall from Wyoming. Allen died in 1942 and his collection was chronicled in a 3-part article we believe published in the Cheyenne Chronicle 1933. This gun is listed by SN in article “…one of the rarest guns probably in existence, one of the earliest Colts [sic] pistols manufactured. Stamped in the metal is its number, no 227…and is still in its original sheath. This weapon came from the historic Fetterman Massacre near Sheridan.” About a dozen pages of information is included in this lot concerning this US Marshall and his collection. On these same floors in March 2004, lot 1372, included an archive of “Happy Jack” Allen’s single action Army and other arms and equipment mentioned in these same articles. Regardless of provenance, this is a very good example of a rare Colt revolver that shows honest use and no doubt a gun that could have been at the Fetterman Massacre. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. All matching SNs. Markings all discernible. Metal overall is gray/plum. Bbl shows holster wear at muzzle. String traces of original silver plate are present on trigger guard and stocks, which are well-fit, retain about 30% of their original factory varnish with exception of wedge screw. Gun appears 100% original. Accompanying holster is sound and supple with crazing and cracking. There is a deer skin repair inside flap where there is a weak area. 49973-105 JS (7,000-9,000) – Lot 1225

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1226

FINE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH CARVED MEXICAN EAGLE IVORY GRIPS IN “SLIM-JIM” FLAP HOLSTER.

SN 197072. Cal. 44. This is a very fine all matching, original and authentic silver plated engraved, most likely by Nimschke. This gun is made near the very end of Colt percussion production in 1872. Gun is very aesthetically pleasing with crisp engraving and markings with a beautiful pair of “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips with carved Mexican eagle in medallion. Holster is of the “Slim-Jim” style with a flap. Flap is marked “E.T. Moyer” which is probably the owners name. Holster is black finish with fine stitching and a toe plug. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Iron overall is silver/white retaining much original bright silver plating especially in protected areas which blend nicely into overall silver/white color of gun. Gun has all matching SNs with no number on wedge which is proper and wedge retains silver plating in protected areas and no doubt original to this gun. Grips are unnumbered but fit gun well with fine patina and light craquelure on butt. Cylinder and loading assembly were originally gold washed and tiny traces are found in protected areas of both. Cylinder retains about 50% of its cylinder scene with scattered areas of pitting. Mechanically gun functions well with very tight mainspring and crisp bright shiny bore. Holster is in fine condition with all stitching intact and a readable owners mark. 49973-488 JS IVORY (7,000-9,000) – Lot 1226

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1227

RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY REVOLVER WITH CARVED IVORY GRIPS.

SN 5754. Cal. 44. Interesting engraved fluted Army that appears original and matching patina and wear to time of use. This gun saw hard use as engraving is quite worn as are carved Mexican eagle ivory 1-pc grips. This gun has look of lot of other survivors used by cowboys in the West. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Good overall. Matching SNs are found on bbl, arbor, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. Wedge and cylinder are not matching but are both close with wedge being numbered 5742 and cylinder 5918. Cylinder has discernible patent markings in 1 flute and condition matches rest of gun. Iron backstrap retains much of its original silver plate and brass trigger guard retains traces of original silver. “COLT’S PATENT” marking on left side of frame is weak and bbl address has been re-stamped. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory grips” are well fit with no discernible markings with chip on left front toe. Mechanically gun functions well with discernible rifling in well worn bore. 49973-106 JS IVORY (4,500-6,500) – Lot 1227

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1228

HISTORIC MARTIAL COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER WITH INSCRIBED GRIPS.

SN 70317. Cal. .44. Blue and color case hardened with 8″ bbl. The brass trigger guard & iron backstrap contain a 1-pc walnut grip and has small martial inspector marks on cyl, backstrap and trigger guard. Frame is 3-screw style with flathead hammer screw cut for stock. Right side of grip is carved “Bill Milligan / 1859”. Left side is carved “CV KY”. SNs match on bbl, frame, trigger guard, cyl and backstrap. William Milligan enlisted in the 2nd Kentucky Union Cavalry, Company “B” 14th Corps McCook’s 2nd division Army of the Cumberland in August of 1861. He was promoted to Sgt. on March 1st 1863 and was mustered out of service on September 26th, 1864 at the expiration of his term of service. The 2nd Kentucky saw service in Georgia, breaking up the railroad lines. After the war, a William Milligan is noted as having enlisted in Company H 7th Cavalry at Philadelphia on August 17, 1866. In July 1867, he deserted, was apprehended and confined at Ft. Sedgewick, Colorado Territory on July 17 and spent the next several months in the guardhouse and was returned to duty in March 1868. Apparently Milligan stayed with the 7th Cavalry and was killed in action at the Battle of the Washita on November 27, 1868. Milligan is listed by name in Custer’s after action report of the battle as having been killed in the battle and when his body was recovered, he had been scalped was severely mutilated and with a shot in the head. Also accompanying is a Colt Factory letter which identifies this revolver in Cal. 44 with bbl length and the type of stocks not listed, finish blue/brass and shipped to Major J. D. Callender at the St. Louis Arsenal, St. Louis, MO on Oct 24, 1862 in a shipment of 1,000 guns. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a Colt Historian letter signed by M.S. Huber, confirming shipment to the United States Government St. Louis Arsenal on Oct 24th , 1862, in a shipment of 1000 revolvers. Also included are Military records and muster rolls for Sgt. Milligan. CONDITION: Good. Bbl shows a plum/brown patina overall with muzzle wear and numerous dents and scratches. Bbl address is legible. Bore is dark with visible rifling. SN is battered. Cyl shows a plum/brown patina with numerous scratches and dents, cyl scene is not visible, Colt’s patent and SN is legible. Frame retains an even plum/brown patina overall with some minor dents. Trigger guard has been cleaned and shows a sharp “H” inspector mark behind the trigger guard. Backstrap is plum/brown patina with a clear “K” inspector mark behind hammer. Grips are good with minor losses at the toe, considerable high point wear and battering on the butt end. Inscriptions on both grips are legible in good light. An opportunity to purchase a historic piece of American Civil War history. 49497-2 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1228

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1229

SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1860 ARMY WITH LANYARD RING.

SN 98756. Cal. 44. 8″ bbl with German silver front-sight and 1-line US America Address. Frame has “Colts Patent” stamped on left side and 3-screw variation. 6-shot rebated cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene. Brass front strap and trigger guard, iron back strap, and 1-pc walnut grip. Scarce lanyard ring in grips with factory cutout. Right and left grip with cartouches and left grip stamped “64”. Wedge is mismatched by approx 1,300 numbers. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is approx 10% blue, mostly in protected areas. Front sight slightly worn. Cylinder scene is approx 70-80% present. Cylinder is mostly brown. Frame retains approx 40% rainbow case color. Grips are sound and retain most of their orig varnish. Cartouches rate good though they have thinned. Mechanics are very good. Bore is good with light staining and pitting. 49973-109 JSL93 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 1229

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1230

FINE COLT MODEL 1860 PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER WITH CHECKERED IVORY GRIPS AND TOOLED “SLIM JIM” HOLSTER.

SN 184715. Cal. 44. Fine example of the popular Colt percussion Army revolver with beautiful well aged factory checkered Ivory grips and California style tooled “Slim Jim” holster. This gun retains much of its original finish and presents beautifully in its well fit holster. This particular gun was made in 1869 and shows honest use and good overall aesthetics. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 20% bright blue finish especially in protected areas, bbl address is crisp, balance gray with areas of pitting and small blemishes. Matching SN are found on bbl, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. Wedge is missing spring and is numbered 4956. Cylinder has strong traces of finish in rebated area with good rolled Naval battle cylinder scene that is 90% intact with scattered areas of pitting, cylinder was never stamped with SN though “COLT’S PATENT No.” mark is crisp. Frame has crisp “COLT’S PATENT” marking on left side retaining about 50% muted case colors with balance silver/gray with light pitting on left recoil shield. Hammer retains over 50% case colors with few scattered dings and dents on top and back of spur. Backstrap retains strong traces of blue finish in protected areas with balance matching gray to rest of gun with pitting, missing top right screw. Trigger guard marked “44cal” on left rear above trigger bow, about 10% silver retained with balance light mustard patina. Mechanically gun functions well with bright crisp bore. Traces of blue are found in rifling and in several chambers of cylinder. Original Colt “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit and quite worn with good patina, inked number inside channel does not match. Accompanying holster is sound, solid and supple with crazing and wear at ear holding trigger bow, belt loop is sound and solid. Holster is complete with sewn plug, retains most of its original dyed surface with some cracking and crazing overall, stitching is slightly loose at top edge. 49973-112, 49973-272, JS IVORY (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1230

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1231

PAIR OF COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVERS U.S. ISSUE IN MILITARY POMMEL HOLSTERS.

SN 122176/17032. 1) Cal .44, 8″ bbl, blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut grip. Bbl has 1-line New York address and German silver front sight. There is a “2” stamped on the rear face of the bbl. SN matches on bbl, wedge, arbor, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, and cyl. Last 4 digits of SN is marked in ink in backstrap channel of grip. There is a large “U.S.” below SN on trigger guard. Frame has “Colt’s Patent” stamped on forward left side. Trigger guard and backstrap have “H” inspector mark. Frame is of the 3-screwed type, cut for shoulder stock. Iron backstrap also has shoulder stock cut. Cyl shows an “N” proof on the front face. Grip has a “WHR” cartouche on left side and a “JT” cartouche on right side. 2) Cal .44, 8″ bbl, blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut grip. Bbl has 1-line New York address and German silver front sight. SN is stamped on bottom rear. SN’s match on bbl, wedge, arbor, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, and cyl. Grip has only partially visible number. Frame has “Colt’s Patent” on the forward left side. Frame is of the 4-screw type. Cut for stock, with stock bolsters. SN’s on bbl, frame, trigger guard, and backstrap have an “O” stamped alongside. Trigger guard has “2” stamped on front left bow. “44 cal” is stamped on rear left side. SN on trigger guard has a small “U.S.” stamped below the number. This revolver appears to be civilian issue, lacks any inspector initials, and was probably “drafted” into service for the Indian Wars. Revolvers with U.S. stampings on trigger guard, below SN, were rebuilt after the Civil War and issued mostly to 9th and 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. Holsters are of the military style with brass end-caps. Holsters have a black finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: 1) Very good. Bbl shows a smooth silver brown patina overall with a sharp address. Frame has been lightly cleaned and is a gray brown patina overall, with a sharp patent mark. Trigger guard has been cleaned and has a mellow yellow patina with sharp markings. Backstrap has also been lightly cleaned with a blue gray patina overall. Cyl is a gray brown patina overall with very good cyl scene, clear engaged mark, and Colt’s Patent mark. Safety pins are intact but slightly battered. Grip is fine with very few handling marks and very sharp cartouches. 2) Very good. Bbl has a gray brown patina with a sharp address with some battering toward the breech. Front sight has been trimmed. Lug is also battered around wedge. Frame has a gray brown patina with sharp mark. Trigger guard has a mustard patina that has been lightly cleaned and has orange around the area of the trigger guard. All markings are sharp. Backstrap is a blue brown patina with a sharp mark. Cyl is a gray brown patina with traces of cyl scene and sharp Colt’s Patent mark and number. Safety pins are flat. Grip is very good with handling marks overall, high point wear and a legible “OWA” cartouche on left side. Butt of grip has been cut away for a lanyard loop during period of use. Only slight traces of number remains in backstrap channel. Grip has a small chip missing on upper left side. Holsters are very good. Hoods are missing. Finish is crazed overall with an old repair to the Pommel strap. Toe caps have a deep mustard brown patina. A nice pair of Model 1860 Revolvers that saw service in the Indian Wars with an original pair of Pommel holsters, not often encountered in one piece. 49973-78, 49973-107, TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1231

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1232

RARE AND UNUSUAL POSSIBLE COLT PROTOTYPE OF MODEL 1860 ARMY WITH BACKSTRAP SPUR AND FACTORY IVORY GRIPS.

SN 26237. Cal. 44. Most unusual gun with backstrap spur professionally and very likely Colt factory addition as fit and patina match so well. Gun appears all matching and original with odd cryptic mark adjacent to SNs of unknown meaning, there are also additional small assembly numbers on backstrap not normally seen. This is a most interesting Colt variant that you will probably never see again. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good overall. Gun appears to have had a special polish before bluing as cylinder lacks its rolled scene and only patent marks are easily discerned. Gun is overall plum/gray with traces of blue finish in protected areas of bbl and cylinder. Frame appears gray, almost white with traces apparent case color. Backstrap retains traces of blue color in protected areas with balanced plum/gray. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips have inked last 4 digits of SN “6237” in backstrap channel and fit extremely well and tight. Wedge appears original with factory misstruck digit reading the last 4 digits of SN “6337”. Mechanically gun is sound with crisp discernible bore. 49973-108 JS IVORY (3,500-5,500) – Lot 1232

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1233

SCARCE CIVILIAN CIVIL WAR COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 95369. Cal. 44. Honest Colt percussion Army revolver made in 1863 at height of Civil war, most likely private purchase of Union Officer. Gun shows honest use and good care, gun appears 100% original, complete and matching with good overall aesthetics. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, tiny traces of original finish in protected areas. All matching SNs including wedge and grips. Small “L” is found adjacent to SNs which often denotes London but this gun has no British proofs so it was sold domestically. Bbl has moderate muzzle wear. Iron overall has scattered light pitting and old cleaning brush marks and overall color is gray/brown with good discernible markings overall. Cylinder retains about 60% rolled cylinder scene with one side heavily pitted, all 6 safety pins are present. Hammer screw is replaced, otherwise gun appears all original. Grips are well fit with hand worn patina and traces of original factory varnish. Mechanically gun functions well, with crisp rifling. 49973-94 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1233

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1234

EXTREMELY RARE COLT 1860 ARMY WITH TWO DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER AND NAVY SIZED GRIP.

SN 47. Cal. 44. Scarce orig 7-1/2″ bbl now 7-1/4″ set back at forcing cone. Forcing cone and barrel lug have been slightly trimmed, as has arbor and has a threaded plug to adjust the bbl tightness- all done likely during the period of use. German silver front blade sight. Hartford bbl address, rebated cylinder, frame marked on left side “Colt’s Patent”. Brass trigger guard in back strap, 1-pc walnut grip in rare Navy size. 3-screw frame. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. Metal surfaces retain an even brown patina with light corrosion an handling marks. Cylinder with a couple of areas of deeper pitting. Front blade sight about 1/2 height. Bbl address sparsely visible. Grips are good with minor losses and finish added during period of use. Back strap and trigger guard are good with some light bumps and scratches. 49973-104 JSL86 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1234

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1235

SCARCE COLT 1860 ARMY IRON GUARD CIVILIAN.

SN 168018. Cal. 44. 8″ bbl, German silver front blade sight bbl marked “Address Col. Colt London”. 6-shot rebated cylinder. Frame marked Colt Patent on left side. 3-screw variation, 1-pc walnut grip, iron back strap and trigger guard. SN on frame, trigger guard, and bbl assembly with small “L” suffix. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: About good. All metal services are an even brown patina finish with scattered pin-prick pitting and minor corrosion. Loading lever appears to have some minor blued finish added. Mechanics are very good. Bore is fair. A scarce variation of the Model 1860. 49973-110 JSL87 (1,500-3,500) – Lot 1235

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1236

FINE CIVILIAN COLT MODEL 1860 PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 157005. Cal. 44. Nice original and complete example of slightly post Civil War Colt Army percussion revolver made in 1866. Gun has fine aesthetics with strong traces of original finish and good markings that shows honest use and good care. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Gun is very good overall, all matching SNs including wedge and grips (last number on trigger guard was left off and no doubt a factory mistake). Bbl retains about 20% bright original finish mostly in protected areas, bbl address has some weakness on few letters but all discernible. Front blade sight appears to have been replaced during its time of use. Loading assembly, frame and hammer have traces of muted case color with balance gray/silver. Backstrap and trigger guard retain strong traces of bright blue in protected areas. Cylinder has strong traces of original blue finish in protected rebated area, cylinder scene is about 80-90% visible. Hammer screw appears replaced, otherwise gun appears original and complete. Grips are well fit with hand worn patina retaining strong traces of original factory varnish. Mechanically gun functions well, with bright crisp bore. 49973-111 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1236

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1237

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1860 ARMY WITH LONDON PROVISIONAL PROOF MARKS.

SN 31560. Cal. 44. 8″ round bbl with blade front sight. 1-line New York U.S. Address with proofmarks on left side of bbl. 6-shot cylinder with remnants of Ormsby Naval battle scene. Also with provisional proof marks on rebate. 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”, 1-pc walnut grip. Brass trigger guard, iron back strap, wedge is mismatched. Butt is carved, right grip is marked “F.F.”. Left grip with what appears to be a “C”. Right grip with name “AJ Waro”. Both grips with martial cartouches. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. All metal surfaces have a clean appearance with light pin-prick pitting. Cylinder scene is mostly gone. Matching SNs except wedge as noted above. Grips are good with scattered handling marks and minor losses at toe. Mechanics are good. Bore with scattered pitting and staining. 49973-75 JSL98 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1237

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1238

COLT 1860 ARMY 4-SCREW FRAME.

SN 1692. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl with German silver front-sight. 1-line Hartford bbl address. 6-shot cylinder originally with Ormsby naval scene. Frame has “Colts Patent” stamped on left side and 4-screw variation. Brass front strap and trigger guard, iron back strap, and 1-pc walnut grip. Wedge and wedge screw appear to be modern replacements. As is the large frame screw and butt screw. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl, cyl, frame with pin-prick pitting. Minor bumps and bruises and scratches throughout. No cyl scene is remaining. Back strap with even brown patina and salt and pepper pitting. Hammer spring is broken. Bore is fair with staining and pitting. 49973-77 JSL94 (1,200-3,200) – Lot 1238

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1239

CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 32635/15193. Cal. 44. Original example of Civil War Colt model 1860 Army which was the most popular cavalry side arm of the Civil War. This example made early in 1862 with 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock still retains inspectors cartouche on left grip and appears complete, original and authentic. PROVENANCE: The Brad Shepherd Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, all matching SNs with exception of cyl which is numbered 15193 but has matching color and condition, not uncommon for U.S. martials to have interchanged parts in the field. SN 32635 is found on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and last 4 digits are found on wedge and inside grip channel. Markings are all discernible though bbl address is weak. Grips are well fit with hand worn patina, cartouche is visible in outline only on left side which also has large chip at rear toe. Cyl retains 10-20% of its rolled cyl scene. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp rifling in bore. 50062-72 JS (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1239

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1240

LOT OF 2 COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVERS 1 CIVILIAN AND 1 MILITARY.

SN 56858/31756. 1) Cal. 44. 8″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. 3-screw frame cut for stock. 1-pc ivory grip. Markings are standard for this model. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, wedge and cylinder. Arbor is unnumbered. “IP” is stamped under SN. Grips were not removed. Civilian issued. 2) Cal. 44. 8″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. 4-screw frame cut for stock. 1-pc walnut grip. Markings are standard for this model. SN match on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, wedge, arbor, and cylinder. Grips were not removed. Small inspector’s initial overall. No visible cartouche on grips. Military issue. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: 1) Good. Revolver is a gray-brown patina overall with clear markings are traces of cylinder scene. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip is very good with no missing chips and a nice mellow patina. 2) Good. Revolver is a gray-brown patina overall with clear markings and generous traces of cylinder scene present. Inspector’s initial on bbl, backstrap and trigger guard. Grips are good but have been cleaned and are slightly undersized. 2 small chips missing from toe on each side. A nice set of Colt 1860 Army’s: 1-civilian, and 1-military. 50019-155 IVORY (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1240

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1241

EXTREMELY RARE EARLY COLT 1861 NAVY WITH FLUTED CYLINDER AND TWO DIGIT SN.

SN 73. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ rnd bbl with 1-line N.Y. America Address. Blade front sight. Fully fluted cylinder. Frame marked on left side “Colt’s Patent”. 1-pc walnut grips, brass front and backstrap. All numbers matching. Housed in an old brown leather Slim Jim holster with flap. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall. All metal services having been cleaned and show scattered minor pitting and corrosion. Grips are excellent with great fit. Minute loss at toe. Mechanics are very good. Bore is good with scattered light pitting. Holster is very good with light crackling on flap. Stitching is good. 49973-215 JSL150 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1241

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1242

FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1861 PERCUSSION NAVY REVOLVER WITH IVORY GRIPS AND “SLIM JIM” HOLSTER.

SN 11814. Cal. 36. Model 1861 Colt Navy percussion revolver in standard configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl made in 1863, gun exhibits fine engraved floral and punch dot designs in frame and bbl housing, hammer engraved with animal head. Matching SNs are found with initials “IE”, which probably denotes Ivory and engraved. Gun is accompanied by fine “Slim Jim” holster. PROVENANCE: The Estate of W. G. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Gun is good to very good overall, all matching including wedge. Gun has been cleaned, gray overall with pitting, backstrap and trigger guard have tiny traces of silver with overall smooth light mustard patina, markings are mostly discernible though portions of address are weak as can be seen in photos. SN are all discernible and Colt’s patent with last 4 digits of SN present on cylinder. Cylinder scene is about 20% visible. Grips are no doubt original Colt grips but are poorly fit to this gun with discernible gaps at top of backstrap as can be seen in photos. Mechanically gun functions well, with well defined rifling and bore. Grips are “Certifiable Antique Elephant Ivory”. Holster is very good and sound overall with scuffing and crazing in high areas, sewn belt loop is sound with similar scuffing and crazing, holster was made without plug, about 1″ of sewing is loose at top edge. 49973-441, 49973-295, JS IVORY (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1242

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1243

EXTREMELY RARE POSSIBLY ONE OF A KIND COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER WITH IRON BACKSTRAP AND 4-SCREW FRAME THAT IS CUT FOR SHOULDER STOCK.

SN 11616. Cal. 36. 7 1/2″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish with 1-pc American walnut grip. Bbl has 1-line New York address and a replaced front sight with a brass base and silver blade. Frame is of 4-screw type and has cuts on both sides of recoil shield for mounting of shoulder stock. Remnants of Colt patent mark on forward left side. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, arbor and grips. Wedge is no. 58371. There is a small “S” stamped under SN on frame and backstrap. Trigger guard is marked “36 CAL” on left side. Extremely rare iron backstrap has a notch at heel to mount a shoulder stock. Cylinder has rolled naval scene. Grip is varnish finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a silver-gray patina overall with some roughness toward muzzle especially on right side. Bbl address is legible. SN is sharp. Frame is a silver-gray patina overall with only faint evidence of Colt patent mark. Frame has erosion overall. Hammer and trigger are a gray-brown patina. Trigger guard retains traces of silver finish around trigger guard bow and under grips. Iron backstrap is a gray-brown patina overall. SN is only partially visible. Cylinder is a silver-gray patina with a partially visible scene, clear Colt patent mark, and SN. Safety pins are battered. Grip retains traces of orig varnish finish with a clear ink SN in backstrap channel. Grip is somewhat battered at butt. An opportunity to obtain an extremely rare New Model 1861 Colt Navy especially made to mount a shoulder stock. The only one that this cataloger has ever seen. 49973-212 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1243

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1244

SCARCE COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER U.S. ISSUE.

SN 10221. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ rnd bbl with blade front sight, six shot rnd cyl with Ormsby Naval battle scene. Top of bbl with standard NEW YORK-AMERICA address. Left side of frame marked “COLT’S PATENT”. Brass trigger guard and backstrap. 1-pc walnut grips. All matching except wedge, inspectors marks at wedge, trigger guard and cyl. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, all metal surfaces with light staining and just beginnings of scattered pin prick erosion. Cyl scene is approximately 30% visible. Grips are very good with great fit and scattered handling marks. Mechanics very good. Bore is very good with scattered light pitting. 49973-214 JSL127 (2,200-4,200) – Lot 1244

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1245

RARE EARLY THREE DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER COLT 1861 NAVY WITHOUT CAPPING GROOVE.

SN 126. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ rnd bbl with blade front sight, six shot rnd cyl with Ormsby Naval battle scene. Top of bbl with standard NEW YORK-AMERICA address. Left side of frame marked “COLT’S PATENT”. Brass trigger guard and backstrap. 1-pc walnut grips. All matching. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, all metal surfaces with scattered light staining and pin prick corrosion, more substantial corrosion with minor losses at muzzle. Right side of wedge with crack at casting flaw. Cyl with approximately 20-30% scene visible. Grips are very good, and retain most of what appears to be an older re-varnish. Minor chip at butt on right grip and scattered handling marks. Mechanics are good, cyl hand in need of slight adjustment. Bore is good with scattered light pitting. 49973-213 JSL128 (1,200-3,200) – Lot 1245

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1246

COLT 1865 POCKET NAVY IN FINE CONDITION.

SN 11529. Cal. 36. 5-1/2″ octagon bbl with cone shaped brass front bead. 1-line New York U.S. Address. 5-shot rebated cylinder with stagecoach hold-up scene. Frame marked “Colts Patent” on left side and .36 cal. on shoulder of left trigger guard. 1-pc walnut grips, brass back strap. All matching including wedge. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 75-80% high polished blue finish with orig blue present in bore indicating this as a very lightly used gun. There is a small area of flaking on left side which extends to right side. Loading lever contains 30-40% orig case color. Cyl retains 70-80% orig scene with minor bumps throughout. Frame retains 20-30% orig case color as does hammer. Traces of silver can be found on trigger guard and back strap. Safety pins have been smashed. Mechanics are excellent. Bore as noted. 49973-211 JSL99 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 1246

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1247

RARE ENGRAVED SILVER FINISH MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 156891. Cal. 36. Silver finish with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT”. Cyl is half fluted and rebated with 5-chambers. The silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap contain an outstanding period 1-pc ivory grip with raised carved flying eagle that appears to be orig to this revolver on the right side. Revolver is deluxe engraved by Gustave Young with full coverage, flowing foliate arabesque patterns with pearled background on the frame which extend over about two-thirds of the bbl and each side of the muzzle. Rammer pivot is engraved to match with leaf and vine patterns on each side of the rammer handle. Wedge is also engraved. Top of the backstrap is engraved with Mr. Young’s typical fan pattern with spiderweb patterns on each side of the shoulder. Backstrap, buttstrap and trigger guard are engraved to match the frame. Cyl is also engraved with matching patterns over each chamber with a dash & dot border at the transition. All the SNs on the bottom of the revolver are accompanied by a small “IE”, which signifies to the plant workers to provide extra polish for engraving and ivory grip. Over 28,000 of these revolvers were produced 1861-1873 with this revolver manufactured in about 1863. A revolver of this quality, of engraving and the elaborate grip was undoubtedly the property of someone of substantial means or presented for an act of valor. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip which is unnumbered, but appears to be orig to this revolver. Overall retains about 90-92% strong orig silver with some pimpling in the gullets on the bbl lug and a couple small spots on the bbl, otherwise silver is strong and clean. Grip has a chipped left toe, a chip at the top left at the frame, another small chip by the backstrap with several natural age lines and overall shows a beautiful golden ivory patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 49973-206 JR32 IVORY (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1247

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1248

RARE CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVERS.

SN 446/447. Cal. 36. Both pistols are nearly identical. Blue and color case hardened with half-fluted, rebated cylinders and silver plated steel trigger guards & backstraps which each contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip matching numbered to their respective revolvers. SN 446 has a 6-1/2″ rnd bbl and number 447 has a 5-1/2″ rnd bbl, both with brass pin front sight and 1-line Hartford address. SN 446 has the matching number in a cyl flute without patent date marking. SN 447 has SN in a flute with patent marking in adjacent flute. There were about 28,200 of these fine revolvers produced 1861-1873. Very few are known with the steel trigger guard & backstrap. These little revolvers were manufactured in the first year of production of 1861 and undoubtedly would have seen service throughout the Civil War and later on the American frontier, well into the 1870’s before being supplanted by cartridge firearms. Such hard and continuous service usually under extreme and adverse conditions has left very few with orig finish. Surviving consecutive pairs are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Both revolvers are nearly identical condition, all matching including wedge, cyl and grip. 1) SN 446 fine. Bbl retains traces of orig blue being mostly a smooth blue/grey patina. Rammer pivot retains strong case colors, turned dark on the handle. Frame retains about 60% faded case colors, stronger on the left side, worn to silver on the recoil shields. Lockbolt screw is battered. Hammer retains bright case colors on the right side and rear edge, faded on left side and top edge. Cyl retains thin blue in the flutes being an overall grey patina. Trigger guard shows traces of orig silver, being mostly a grey patina. Backstrap retains about 10% silver with the balance a grey patina. Grip is sound showing moderate to heavy edge wear, light nicks & scratches and retains about 85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a couple of spots of pitting. 2) SN 447 fine. Bbl retains traces of orig blue being mostly a light brown patina with fine pitting on right side. Rammer pivot retains strong case colors. Frame shows faint case colors being mostly a grey patina. Trigger & lockbolt screws may be replacements. Cyl shows strong blue in 3 flutes and in the rebated area, being mostly a dark patina with some fine pinprick pitting in one area and has 3 of the 5 safety pins serviceable. Trigger guard is a grey/brown patina. Backstrap shows 10-15% silver plate mixed with dark patina with the balance a brown patina. Grip has a chipped right toe otherwise is sound showing moderate edge wear and retains 85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 49973-207, 49973-208, JR44 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1248

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1249

FINE CIVIL WAR COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER.

SN 25472. Cal. 36. This nice example retaining much of original finish of popular model 1862, 36 cal revolver with fluted cylinder with the longest and most desirable 6-1/2″ bbl. This particular example was made in 1863 and was quite popular among Union Officers as private purchased firearms. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Gun is all matching and markings all discernible. Bbl retains 60-70% original bright blue finish with scratches and numerous small dents around wedge slot. Cylinder retains about 20% blue finish with scattered areas of pitting. Frame retains over half of its bright case colors with balance silver/gray. Brass trigger guard and backstrap retain about 95% of their original silver plating. Grips are sound and well fit retaining 95%+ bright factory varnish with edge wear and 2 cut notches on left side. Mechanically functional with crisp bright bore. 49973-209 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1249

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1250

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 31029. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 4-1/2 rd bbl, pin front sight & 1-line address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” & left shoulder trigger guard is marked 36 Cal. Mounted with 1-pc ivory grip that has last 4-digit of matching number in backstrap channel. Cyl is half fluted with 5 chambers & all 5 safety pins are serviceable. PROVENANCE: The Brad Shepherd Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 60% orig blue, right side having been cleaned to mostly bright metal. Rammer retains bright case colors. Frame & hammer retain about 80% orig case colors, strong & bright on right side, a little more faded on the left. Cyl shows about 75% orig blue, thinning on the major diameter. Grip frame is a brass patina. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip is crisp with an age line & a mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 50062-76 JR135 IVORY (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1250

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1251

COLLECTORS LOT OF 3 PERCUSSION COLTS.

SN 231268/10763/10989. Cal. 31/36/31. 1) Colt 1849 Pocket 6″ octagon bbl with New York U.S. bbl address on top and cone-shaped brass front bead. 6-shot cylinder with stage coach hold-up scene. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. 1-pc walnut grips, brass trigger guard and back strap. 2) Colt 1865 Pocket Navy, 4-1/2″ octagon bbl cone-shaped brass front bead. Rebated cylinder left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. Brass trigger guard, 1-pc grips. 3) Scarce Colt Root Model 7A with a 4-1/2″ round bbl. 2-line New York U.S.A. Address. 5-shot fluted cylinder, spur trigger, 1-pc walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Good. Metal surfaces retain an even mixed brown patina with salt and pepper pitting. Cyl scene is approx 60% visible. Traces of orig silver on trigger guard and back strap. Grips are very good with minor handling marks and scratches. 2) Fair. Bbl, cyl, frame cleaned silver with scattered corrosion throughout. Grips are good, fit well with handling marks and a couple of scratches. 3) Very good retains 25-30% orig blued finish. Scattered freckling on top strap near hammer and cyl with a number of small dents in one of the flutes. Grips are good with what appears to be approx 75-80% of their orig varnish. 50019-260, 50019-262, 50019-263, JSL100 (1,800-2,500) – Lot 1251

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1252

A. UBERTI COLT 1847 WALKER REPRODUCTION.

SN 01810. Cal. 44. 9″ bbl with German silver front blade sight, left side marked “A. Uberti & C. Gardone V. T. Italy”. Right side marked “SMLS Inc.-Angleton-Texas”. Also marked “US/1847” over wedge screw. Six shot cylinder with excellent Indian fight scene, case hardened frame and hammer, blued trigger, backstrap and butt. Case hardened loading lever. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 90-95% bright orig blue with minor flaking on top and on left side. Cylinder retains 97-99% orig blue with a couple of light areas of flaking and toning. Frame and hammer retain most of their orig case hardening. Backstrap with approximately 60% orig blue toned from orig owner’s palm print. Brass trigger guard is excellent. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant and shiny bore. 49973-96 JSL77 (400-1,000) – Lot 1252

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1253

NEAT COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON COPY PERHAPS OF SPANISH ORIGIN.

SN NSN. Cal. 44. 7-3/8″ rnd bbl, blade front sight, loading lever, six shot cyl. 1-pc walnut grips. Backstrap and trigger guard appear to be brass. Trigger guard is square back just like a Colt 1st model Dragoon. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, all metal surfaces with scattered staining and light salt and pepper pitting throughout. Grips are good with shrinkage, light scratches and handling marks. Loading assembly replaced and is good overall. Mechanics are good. Bore is dark with light scattered corrosion. 49973-113 JSL121 (800-1,200) – Lot 1253

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1254

COLT 1850 NAVY BREVETE.

SN 40430. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ octagon bbl with cone shaped brass front sight. Top of bbl marked Address “Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America”. Frame has “Colts Patent” stamped on left side and 3-screw variation. 6-shot cylinder with unusual naval battle scene. Iron, trigger guard and back strap, 1-pc walnut grips. Wedge is un-numbered. Left side of bbl with indiscernible proof marks. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains approx 30% nickel plating with scattered corrosion and pin-prick pitting. Cyl retains most of its scene with scattered losses and pin-prick pitting. Frame, back strap and trigger guard are good with light salt and pepper pitting throughout. Grips are good with slight rounding and minor repair on left grip at toe. Mechanics need slight adjustment. Bore is fair with light pitting. 49973-84 JSL95 (800-1,800) – Lot 1254

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1255

EXCEPTIONAL COPY OF COLT 1851 NAVY.

SN 1531. Cal. 36. A near duplicate copy of a Colt 1851 Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass front sight, no bbl address, 6-shot cylinder without scene. Left side of trigger plate marked “.36 Cal”. Brass trigger guard and backstrap. 1-pc walnut grips. Marked on butt with SN and “BH”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Retains a smooth even light brown patina throughout with a couple of small areas of minor corrosion. Butt with minor battering marks. Cylinder does not appear to have ever been rolled with a cylinder scene. Grips are very good and fit very well with some added varnish and handling marks. Mechanics are crisp, bore is good with orange peel. An extremely good Colt copy which could easily fool a casual Colt observer. 49973-171 JSL82 (300-500) – Lot 1255

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1256

SCARCE COLT BREVETTE MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 1525. Cal. 31. Interesting Brevette with 5″ bbl marked “COLT / PATENT”. So many of these Colt infringements didn’t bother paying Colt a commission, but typically if they used his name, Colt received a licensing fee. Cylinder is engraved with a dog chasing a bird and men in a boat rowing ashore. There is a proof on the left side of bbl lug with crown over “D”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall. Appears original and all matching, slight traces of finish. Iron overall gray. Brass backstrap and trigger guard have a yellow-mustard patina. With well-fit grips with traces of varnish. Gun is functionally operational with good, crisp bore. 49973-115 JS (600-800) – Lot 1256

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1257

RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1871 OPEN TOP REVOLVER WITH CARVED IVORY GRIPS.

SN 3655. Cal. 44 RF. Beautiful and pleasing early cowboy era Rimfire Colt gun appears all original and authentic with well preserved markings including engraving and beautifully patinaed carved Mexican eagle grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Iron overall gray with dark highlights in engraving, scattered small blemishes including muzzle wear from holster and light pitting especially at cylinder face and bbl taper. Gun appears all original to time of use with exception of several replaced screws. Matching SNs are found on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. Wedge appears original with matching patina, though not numbered. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit with slight gap and old spacers at top and appear original to time of use of gun. 49973-154 JS IVORY (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1257

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1258

RARE EARLY COLT MODEL 1871 OPEN TOP ARMY REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER.

SN 118. Cal. 44 RF. This is among earliest open tops you will find, made in standard configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, 1-line New York address, “COLT’S PATENT” found on left side of frame without the 2-line patent marks with dates found on later models. Gun appears all original with some original finish. Open tops are quite rare as these were the first 44 cal rimfire Colt revolvers that led up to the single actions that production started in 1873. This is an honest, complete and original example of a rare early Colt that generally saw very hard use. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Matching SNs are found on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder and grips. Iron overall is gray/plum with scattered areas of pitting, strong traces of blue are found in protected areas of bbl. Brass backstrap and trigger guard retain traces of original SN. Grips are worn with chips at both toes at left side with scattered small blemishes, very well fit. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp discernible rifling in pitted bore. The accompanying holster retains much of its original finish, overall sound and solid, with crazing and cracking, retaining most of original black finish, maker mark or name stamped on front of flap, appears to read “L. P. MEYER”. Holster fits gun quite snuggley, stitching and plug intact. 49973-153 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1258

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1259

RARE COLT OPEN TOP MODEL 1871 REVOLVER.

SN 5013. Cal. 44 RF. This honest, original example of Colt’s first 44 cal rimfire Army revolver is the direct predecessor of Colt single action revolver. About 7000 of this model was made in 1872 and 1873. This example conforms to other standard models with 2-line patent addresses on left side of frame, 1-line New York address 7-1/2″ bbl. These guns typically saw very hard use and this is an honest survivor. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Matching SN are found on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and inked on backstrap channel of grips. Cylinder is worn smooth, with no discernible number but matches gun well as far as color and surface. Wedge has no SN. Metal overall is cleaned with gray overall patina. Markings are all discernible. Grips fit gun well with hand worn patina over some well executed but worn crosshatching. Mechanically gun functions well with discernible rifling in pitted bore. 49973-158 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1259

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1260

LOT OF 2 COLT CARTRIDGE REVOLVERS: MODEL 1872 OPEN TOP AND U.S. MODEL 1860 RICHARDS CONVERSION.

SN 2419/64010. 1) Cal. 44 RF. 7 1/2″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. 1-pc walnut grip. Markings standard for this model. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. Grip was not removed. 2) Cal. 44 CF. 8″ bbl. Nickel finish. 1-pc walnut grip. SN matches on frame and trigger guard. Conversion no. 787 on ejector housing, bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and conversion ring. US is stamped on left bbl lug in front of wedge. Inspector mark “A” on trigger guard under conversion no. Cylinder is marked no. 13. All other markings standard for this model. Hammer is mounted on a “Bridgeport” stud. Grips show no visible inspector’s mark. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Good. Bbl is a gray-brown patina overall with spots of roughness on both sides. Bbl address is sharp. Front sight is full-sized. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Ejector rod head has been replaced. Frame is also gray-brown patina overall with some roughness on right side. 2-line patent date is clear. Hammer and trigger are gray-brown patina. Trigger is a replacement. Iron backstrap and trigger guard are gray-brown patina overall with staining on trigger guard bow. Cylinder is also gray-brown patina with spots of heavy staining and about 50% of cylinder scene still visible. Grip has been cleaned, is undersized, and is missing chips at toe on both sides with one large dent at the butt side. 2) Good. Bbl is a gray-brown patina overall with traces of nickel in protected areas. Bbl address is sharp. Front sight has been replaced. Bore is dark with visible rifling. US is visible on left bbl lug. Ejector rod housing retains 50% orig nickel. Ejector rod head has been bent. Frame retains 20% nickel finish mostly at right rear. Colt patent mark is faint. Conversion ring shows 10% nickel. Brass trigger guard is plum-brown patina. Iron backstrap shows 20% nickel mainly behind hammer. All markings are clear and readable.Cylinder is very good and retains 80% nickel finish with full cylinder scene and visible engaged mark. Grip is good with numerous dents and scratches and high point wear. A nice pair of early Colt 44 cal cartridge revolvers that definitely saw service in the Indian war era. 50019-148 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1260

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1261

SCARCE COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY RICHARDS CONVERSION SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER.

SN 4607. Cal. 44 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-3/4″, slightly amputated rnd bbl with relocated, altered German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Bbl lug is fitted with an ejector housing and half-moon ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “44 Cal”. The Richards conversion ring loading gate has assembly number “2327” which is also found on the cyl spindle. Accompanied by a Colt Factory Letter which identifies this revolver as having been shipped to the New York Arsenal on May 21, 1861 in a 50 gun shipment. Also accompanied by a 1958 magazine advertisement of the Seven Idols Shop, Albuquerque, New Mexico which lists this revolver by SN. Approximately 9000 Colt Model 1860 revolvers were converted 1873-1878 simultaneous with production of the Single Action Army. These revolvers were simply a stop-gap to fill demand for the big bore cartridge revolvers until production of the Single Action Army could catch up. These revolvers generally saw hard use on the American frontier and few survive today with high orig finish. Incredibly few fluted cyl models are known to have been converted. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Above good, no orig finish remains being an overall grey metal patina with scattered fine pitting. Wedge is a replacement. Grip has a replaced left toe with wood fill in the bottom edges and shows heavy wear with a dark hand stain. Mechanics are fine. Strong sharp bore with fine pitting. 49973-145 JR34 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1261

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1262

FINE AND RARE COLT RICHARDS-MASON/MODEL 1860 ARMY CONVERSION REVOLVER.

SN 5983. Cal. 44 RF. This fine example of scarce Colt made about 1877, this gun appears original, complete, authentic and all matching, in correct configuration with 8″ bbl and factory nickel. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Gun retains about 90% of original nickel, moderate to heavy muzzle wear with loss of plating at muzzle end and other losses mostly on bbl lug and around ejector housing which this area also has numerous small dings, dents and tool marks at wedge slot on right side. Cylinder retains virtually all rolled Naval battle scene with edge wear obliterating few letters in legend with few scratched lines and small areas of light pitting. Trigger guard only shows traces of nickel. Grips are sound and well fit, retaining over half original factory varnish with scattered small blemishes. Several screw heads still retain fire blue. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp discernible bore. 49973-151 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1262

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1263

RARE U.S. MARTIAL RICHARDS CONVERSION COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 119880. Cal. 44. Just over 1000 Richards Army conversions were made about 1871. These guns mostly saw hard use on the Western frontier and this is a nice survivor in very good, matching, complete and original condition. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Iron is overall brown/gray with remnants of nickel plating still on bbl housing especially in protected areas and rebated groove of cylinder with about half of rolled scene visible. Trigger guard retains over half original silver plate. Matching assembly number “876” found among various SNd parts on grips, ejector, bbl, bbl housing, wedge, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder and breech ring. Grips are well fit, appear refinished with remnants of thin varnish remaining. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp rifling discernible in bore. 49973-146 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1263

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1264

SCARCE COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY RICHARDS CONVERSION REVOLVER.

SN 498606. Cal 44 Colt. Blue and color case hardened with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York US America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder trigger guard is marked 44 cal. Cyl is rebated with Ormsby naval battle scene roll marking on the major diameter. Recoil shield has the Richards conversion ring with integral rear sight and captive firing pin. The silver-plated brass trigger guard and iron backstrap contain a varnished 1-piece walnut grip with last 4 digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Bbl lug has an ejector housing in the rammer slot which has a replacement rod with an orig rod head. The rod is most unusual in that it is 7-12″ long. Bottom of bbl & cyl have tiny British proofs. Left shoulder backstrap has a lightly struck mark which appears to be a tiny rampant Colt and a partial “C”, which is the mark applied by Colt’s London Armory by the European manager Baron von Oppen, Samuel Colt’s brother-in-law. These marks were applied to discourage European makers from copying Colt revolvers. There were about 9,000 of these scarce revolvers produced by Colt 1873-1878. These revolvers, while limited production were the successor to the Thuer conversions and an important step in the evolution which ultimately became the venerable Model 1873 single action Army revolver. These revolvers usually saw very hard service, not only on the American frontier but literally around the world and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except wedge, which is un-numbered and cyl as noted. Bbl retains 40-50% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked to a mottled, medium patina. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, lightly faded. Cyl retains about 30% thinning orig blue in the rebated area and shows about 85-90% Naval battle scene roll marking. Trigger guard retains traces of orig silver and the backstrap, traces of orig blue with fine pitting near the top and on the buttstrap. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and light pitting. A scarce and desirable Colt. 49973-143 JR3 (3,500-6,000) – Lot 1264

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1265

RARE AND FINE COLT RICHARDS-MASON CONVERSION COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 196394. Cal. 44. This rare factory nickel conversion of Colt Army utilizes original SNs which are found matching on all parts normally SNd in this range including last 4 digits inked onto backstrap channel of grips and ejector door. This is a fine aesthetically pleasing example retaining most of original plating with crisp markings. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: As can be seen in photos, gun retains most of its original nickel with areas of freckling, light pitting and small scattered dings and dents. Center fire hammer retains much of its original case colors, darkening on top. Grips are well fit, appear refinished, retaining virtually all of their varnish with edge wear. Mechanically gun is functional with crisp well defined bore. 49973-150 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1265

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1266

RARE COLT RICHARDS CONVERSION COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 4593. Cal. 44 RF. This fine original, authentic and complete example of Colt Army revolver made about 1875 in standard configuration. Has fine pair of smooth ivory grips with great patina. Gun retains much of original bright factory blue finish with crisp fine markings. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Bbl retains about 50% of original bright blue with balance blue/plum. Frame retains much muted case color with balance overall silver/gray. Cylinder retains strong traces of blue finish in protected areas with virtually all of rolled Naval battle scene. Backstrap and trigger guard retain traces of silver plating, there is added lanyard post to bottom of buttstrap and SN has been crudely re-stamped rear of post. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit and appear original to this gun. Mechanically gun functions well with bright crisp bore. 49973-148 JS IVORY (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1266

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1267

MODEL 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER CONVERTED TO FIRE “LIP-FIRE” CARTRIDGE.

SN 189226. Cal. 44. Very rare possibly one-of-a-kind “Lip-Fire” conversion of late production Colt percussion Army revolver with original ivory grips, converted to cartridge with what appears to be Richards ejector SNd “800”, however there are no other Richards numbers present on gun and other SNs are from original percussion revolver which are all matching including ivory grips. Cylinder is of unknown manufacture with no markings. Cylinder stops have no approaches and are crudely cut, not milled. This is an interesting apparent blacksmith or gunsmith attempt for the “Lip-Fire” cartridge which appears original to the time of manufacture with 8″ bbl. This revolver is pictured in “Colt Conversions” by McDowell on pgs 407, 408, and 409. NOTE: SN in book is a mistake, correct number is 189226 the “8” was mistaken for a “3”. The attribution to the Firth Collection is also erroneous. PROVENANCE: TThe Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good overall. Retaining about 70% nickel plating. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit with a small chipped inner toe on right side. Mechanically gun functions well with worn bore with discernible rifling. 49973-140 JS IVORY (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1267

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1268

VERY RARE EARLY COLT 12-STOP RICHARDS CONVERSION 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 141. Cal. 44 RF. Rarely seen 12-stop Richards conversion that appears original and authentic. Interesting to note the extra 6-stops each have cut into chambers which in cartridge gun would not have been a problem. Conversion breech plate and loading gate have assembly number “163”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Overall very good with traces of finish in protected areas. Iron overall gray/brown with scattered small dents and dings. Matching SNs are found on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder and grips. Brass trigger guard has traces of original tarnished silver with shiny brass patina. Grips are well worn with chips in each corner of toes. Mechanically gun is frozen and will not cock or turn, bore has well discerned pitted rifling. 49973-144 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1268

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1269

RARE ENGRAVED RICHARDS CONVERSION COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 198174. Cal. 44. This nice example of contemporarily engraved Richards Army conversion with excellent coverage including engraved cylinder in matching scroll and punch dot designs. Engraving is quite reminiscent of Nemske and quite likely from his shop. This pleasing example exhibits checkered ivory Colt grips, and overall retains most of its original nickel plating. PROVENANCE: The Estate of W. G. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Metal all matching SNs except bbl which is 200552, but appears to have grown up with this gun with matching wear to plating and engraving. Wedge is unserialized as is proper in this serial range and Colt factory grips have numbers inked on ivory backstrap channel “9798” though not matching fit gun well. There is about 1/4″ chip in ejector housing just rear of guide. Overall pistol retains 90%+ original nickel with reductions mostly noted at muzzle, facings of bbl to frame, with scattered areas of freckling and bubbling. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips have hand worn patina with small chip on inner left toe. Mechanically sound with crisp discernible bore. 49973-141 JS IVORY (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1269

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1270

RARE COLT RICHARDS CONVERSION MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 5280. Cal. 44 RF. Honest, complete and authentic conversion made about 1875. Typical configuration of other examples with 8″ bbl and 2-line patent on left side of frame. This example retains most of its original nickel plate. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Overall very good to fine. Much of nickel plating is retained as can be seen in photos, largest part of reductions on grip straps. Matching SN found on, bbl, frame, backstrap and cylinder. Grips and wedge not removed. Gun appears all original with exception of wedge screw, ejector housing screw and ejector rod which appear to be replacements. 49973-149 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1270

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1271

NEW YORK ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY RICHARDS MASON CONVERSION REVOLVER WITH CHECKERED IVORY GRIP WITH CARVED MEXICAN EAGLE.

SN 176438. Cal. 44 Colt. 8″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. Checkered 1-pc “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip with Mexican eagle motif on left side. Engraving is American scroll in New York Style. There has been some gold inlay work done on bbl engraving. Cylinder shows naval battle scene. 1-line New York bbl address. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, arbor and cylinder. Grips are unnumbered. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good as refinished. Bbl is a silver-gray patina overall. Bbl address is partially washed out. Engraving has been polished and gold has been inlaid into some of scroll work. Bbl retains 20% bright blue finish on especially on bbl lug. Bore is dark with strong rifling. SN is faint but readable. Frame retains sharp engraving overall with same type of blue as on bbl. Trigger guard retains traces of silver finish. Backstrap is silver-gray patina overall.Hammer is worn on sides with strong traces of engraving. Trigger is a replacement. Cylinder retains 80% cylinder scene with a clear patent mark and SN. Chambers are dark. Grips are very good with sharp checkering and high relief eagle that has high point wear. Chip missing from toe of left grip. Hammer does not stay on half-cock. A very attractive engraved Colt Richards Mason Conversion that definitely saw service South of the Border. 49973-484 TEP IVORY (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1271

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1272
Revised: 3/11/2016

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RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 RICHARDS-MASON CONVERSION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 6096. Cal. 44. This is one of about 2000 Richards-Mason conversions of Colt Army produced 1877-1878. This gun has contemporary engraving and has seen apparent hard use, but good care. Gun appears original and complete, including the well patinaed ivory grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Gun is fair to good overall. Engraving fairly crisp and discernible, though bbl address and patent markings are weak. Iron cleaned, gray overall. Brass trigger guard has traces of silver, cleaned with light brass patina. Grips fit fairly well with good hand worn patina to the “certifiable antique elephant ivory”. Mechanically gun is sound and functioning though a little wobble between bbl and frame, wedge appears to be a replacement, bore shows considerable wear with barely discernible rifling and pitting. 49973-152 JS IVORY (1,500-3,000) – Lot 1272

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1273

RARE COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY RICHARDS CONVERSION REVOLVER.

SN 194330. Cal. 44 Colt. Standard configuration, with 8″ rnd bbl conversion, of late production Colt percussion revolver manufactured 1873 and converted circa 1875. Gun appears original complete and matching with good crisp markings. PROVENANCE: The Brad Shepherd Collection. CONDITION: Good overall, matching SNs found on bbl, frame, cyl, trigger guard and backstrap. Metal overall cleaned and gray with numerous small dings, dents and other blemishes. Cyl retains discernible rolled Naval battle scene with traces of finish is protected areas along rebate. Bbl retains traces of blue finish in protected areas around ejector housing. Brass trigger guard retains strong traces of silver in protected areas. Grips are poorly fit, worn with numerous bruises, scratches and other blemishes, heavy edge wear, tacking marks and each toe chipped especially right front. Mechanically gun is sound and functional with crisp discernible rifling. 50062-73 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1273

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1274

RARE COLT 1860 ARMY LONG CYLINDER CONVERSION IN UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND HOLSTER MADE OF HEAVY LEATHER WITH HANGING LOOPS.

SN 138421. Cal. 44. Standard configuration with 8″ bbl. Added blade front sight. Nickel plated with rear dove-tail sight also present. 6-shot rnd long cylinder. Left side of frame marked Colt’s Patent. 3-screw variation. No loading gate present. 1-pc walnut grips. Brass front strap with iron backstrap. Holster is black leather, unmarked with leather stitching and appears coarse overall. This revolver is pictured in “Colt Conversions” by McDowell on pg 407 with an erroneous attribution to the Firth Collection. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 70-75% orig nickel finish with some flaking mostly on right side of bbl. Cylinder with 50% orig nickel finish. Frame with 30% orig nickel finish. Backstrap with 30-40% orig nickel finish. 1-pc walnut grips with losses at toe. Minor pin in right grip and scattered handling marks. Holster is good with minor age drying. Very unique rig that probably saw alot of use South of the Border. 49973-139 JSL141 (1,000-2,400) – Lot 1274

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1275

RARE RICHARDS-MASON COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER.

SN 5026. Cal. 38. Only about 2000 1861 Navy conversions were made in the mid 1870’s utilizing existing 61 Navy parts. This is a neat variant having both “COLT’S PATENT” mark seen on the ’61 Navy’s in addition to the 2-line 1871 and 1872 patent dates. Left side of trigger bow is still marked “36 CAL”. This is an aesthetically pleasing example of a rare Colt conversion with nickel plating which is complete, matching and original. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Gun appears all original with exception of wedge screw. Matching SNs are found on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, grips and cylinder pin. Cylinder is numbered “1895” externally, but matching last 3 numbers of SN “026” on back face. Bbl retains over half of original nickel, frame and hammer have strong traces of bright case colors with balance muted dark mottled gray. Cylinder is gray overall with about half of its rolled Naval battle scene visible. Cylinder pin and loading gate have matching assembly number “588”. Grips are well fit, refinished retaining most of their varnish finish. Mechanically gun functions well with fairly bright crisp bore. 49973-166 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1275

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1276

COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION.

SN 2120. Cal. 38. This conversion is very interesting in that trigger guard markings have been changed to “38CAL / RF”. Conversion was done by unknown gunsmith but markings appear 19th century and gun matches nicely overall. Revolver was converted with well made breech ring with no provision for loading assembly. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Gun is good to very good, cleaned gray/bright overall. Matching SNs found on wedge, bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. Well fit grips were not removed but appear original to gun, 2 large chips on each side grip to either toe. Breech ring and cartridge gate fit with ball and socket closure. Overall markings are discernible but weak bbl address and patent markings on frame. Gun is slightly loose between bbl housing and frame. There is a spurious “U.S.N.” on right side of frame. Mechanically gun is sound with crisp bore. 49973-172 JS (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1276

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1277

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER.

SN 2678. Cal. 38. This fine original, complete and authentic example of one of 3800 mid 1870 produced cartridge conversions which utilize existing model 1851 parts. This particular example is made in original rimfire, has great aesthetics with crisp markings. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Gun overall is gray/plum with traces of original finish found in protected areas. Scattered areas of pitting especially at muzzle, back of bbl lug and face of cylinder. Cylinder scene is about 80% visible. Grips are well fit, retaining most of their bright factory varnish with edge wear. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp discernible bore. 49973-167 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1277

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1278

RARE U.S. NAVY CONVERSION OF COLT MODEL 1851 REVOLVER.

SN 61868. Cal. 38. This honest well fit, complete, original, authentic and all matching example of very scarce U.S. martial Navy revolver. Pistol has proper U.S.N. on buttstrap with small sub-inspector letters stamped on most other parts of gun. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Gun is overall good to very good with smooth gray/brown patina with scattered light pitting and strong traces of bright original finish in protected places. SNs all matching including grips and cylinder on rear face though number before conversion is stamped “8367”. Grips have hand worn patina and chip on inner left toe. Buttplate screw is replaced. Mechanically gun functions well with well defined rifling in bore. 49973-169 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1278

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1279

FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE RICHARDS/MASON CONVERSION REVOLVER MCDOWELL TYPE 1-B 1-PIECE BURL WALNUT GRIP.

SN 31018E. Cal. 38 CF. 4 1/2″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. 1-pc. burl walnut grip. Factory engraved in the open vine style with coverage on half of bbl mainly at lug and both sides of frame. Conversion ring shows a punch dot and walking line motif. Trigger guard and backstrap show light coverage with borders and scroll. Bbl has script addres “SAM’l COLT” surrounded by light scroll work. Bbl lug also shows some dental motif in style of C.F. Ulrich Jr. Ejector rod housing and ejector rod are missing. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. Wedge has no. 0096. “E” is stamped below SN indicating factory engraving. Last 4 digits of SN in grip channel. 1-pc burl walnut grip. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is gray-brown patina overall with visible engraving and sharp Sam Colt mark engraved. Front sight is battered flat. Bore is dark with visible rifling. SN is clear. Frame has sharp engraving and a sharp Colt patent mark. Trigger guard and backstrap are a mellow mustard patina with sharp engraving. Cylinder is gray-brown patina with about 10% visible cylinder scene and readable SN. Chambers are dark. Grip is very good and retains 70% orig varnish finish with some staining, high point wear and mars and dents overall. A very colorful factory engraved Colt conversion with scarce bbl marking. 49973-233 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1279

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1280

VERY FINE AND RARE COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE CONVERSION REVOLVER.

SN 6048. Cal. 38. Very fine ’62 conversion with most desirable 6-1/2″ bbl, all matching, complete and original with loads of original finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Bright blue finish found in protected areas on bbl and cylinder with balance a fairly even plum. Hammer and frame have strong traces of bright case colors, overall muted case turning to smooth silver/gray. Well fit grips retain 98% original factory varnish with moderate edge wear. Light tacking marks. Mechanics are crisp, well defined rifling in pitted bore. 49973-210 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1280

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1281

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE CARTRIDGE REVOLVER WITH RICHARD/MASON CONVERSION MCDOWELL TYPE 5 “S” LUG ROUND BARREL WITH EJECTOR.

SN 10559. Cal. 38 CF. 5 1/2″ bbl. Full nickel finish with varnished walnut grip. Bbl shows 2-line Colt address and pin front sight. Bbl lug is not filled. Frame shows 2-line patent address on forward left side. Left rear side of trigger guard shows 36 cal. Cylinder shows stagecoach scene. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder and in backstrap channel of grip. Arbor is no. 1426. Wedge is not numbered. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and ejector rod retain 60-70% orig nickel finish with a sharp bbl address. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Front sight is good. Frame retains about 50% thinning finish with sharp patent marks. Screws are good. Hammer retains traces of case color on either side. Trigger is plum-brown patina. Trigger guard retains 20% flaked nickel finish. Backstrap retains 80% dull nickel finish. Bottom of backstrap and grip have been used as hammer with numerous bruises and dents. Cylinder retains 60-70% nickel finish with very good cylinder scene, sharp Colt’s patent mark, and sharp SN. Grip retains 80% orig varnish finish with high point wear and numerous mars and dents overall. A really nice Colt “Baby Open Top” revolver. 49973-229 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1281

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1282

ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 CARTRIDGE REVOLVER.

SN 7137. Cal. 38 RF. 4 1/2″ bbl. Full nickel finish. Straight grained American walnut grips. Engraving is almost full coverage and in New York Style. Markings are standard for this model. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, arbor cylinder and grips. 2-line patent date on left side of frame. Assembly no. 1338 on loading gate and under trigger guard on frame. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fine as refinished. Revolver retains 98% of this old re-nickel finish. Bbl address is sharp and all other markings are sharp. Cylinder retains nearly all the stagecoach scene. Grips retain 90% varnish finish with miniscule scratches and mars overall with a small repair to toe of left grip. An attractive Colt that was expertly engraved and refinished. 49973-232 TEP (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1282

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1283

COLT 3-1/2″ ROUND BBL CONVERSION POCKET NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 323440. Cal. 38 CF. Blue & color case hardened with 3-1/2″ rd bbl & pin front sight. Left side of frame is marked with the 1871/1872 patent dates & left shoulder & trigger guard is marked “36 CAL”, stamped over “31 CAL”. Cyl is rebated with 5 chambers & stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Mounted with varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last 4-digits of matching number in backstrap channel. About 6,000 of these fine pocket revolvers were produced 1873-1880. They were very popular as pocket & muff pistols & usually saw hard service. PROVENANCE: The Brad Shepherd Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except wedge which is numbered 15,000. Bbl retains about 75-80% orig blue & the cyl about 20% with about 70-75% stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, bright on the right side of frame with scattered light pitting, more faded on the left, strong & bright on the hammer, faded on top edge. Grip shows very light wear & retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 50062-78 JR136 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1283

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1284

COLT ROUND BARREL POCKET NAVY CARTRIDGE REVOLVER WITHOUT EJECTOR SOLID BARREL TYPE.

SN 313254. Cal. 36 3-1/2″ bbl, blue and case colored finish, walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60% blue, clear two-line bbl address. Dark bore with sharp rifling. Front pin sight is intact. Cylinder shows 80% cylinder scene under a brown patina with traces of orig blue. Back of cylinder shows 20% blue. Frame retains 60% bright case color with no apparent cleaning. Two-line patent mark on left side of frame. Good screws. Conversion ring shows traces of case color. Hammer shows 80% case color with scratching on side. Trigger guard and backstrap retain 20% silver finish in protected areas. 36 Cal stamped on left side of trigger guard. Grips retain 50% varnish on right side and about 10% varnish on left side. SNs match on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, and cylinder. Wedge is numbered 17566. A very decent example of a cartridge Colt Revolver that is not a conversion. 49999-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1284

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1285

RARE COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET THUER CONVERSION REVOLVER.

SN 310432. Cal 31 Thuer. Usual configuration with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York US America address. Left side of frame is marked with a small “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder trigger guard is marked 31 cal. The silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with the last 4 digits of SN in the backstrap channel. Cyl is matching numbered and typical Thuer conversion with assembly #33 on both cyl & conversion ring. The loading groove on the bbl lug has been extended and the rammer has been threaded for a Thuer loading tool. There were only about 5000 revolvers in total manufactured in several different models with the Model 1849 being one of the more scarce. These revolvers were produced in the period 1869-1872. This was Colt’s first foray into converting percussion revolvers into self contained cartridge configuration. In order to circumvent the Rollin White patent Colt used this odd tapered front loading cartridge with moderate success. They remained in service into the 1870’s until supplanted by more successful center fire revolvers. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except rammer handle which is properly un-numbered. Bbl retains traces of orig blue being mostly a blue/gray patina with the rammer and handle retaining traces of case colors. Sides of the frame show traces of smokey case colors being an overall gray patina. Cyl is a matching gray patina and shows about 30% Stagecoach hold-up scene roll marking. Trigger guard & backstrap are a medium mustard patina. Grip has a fine crack on the left side with a few minor nicks & dings and retains most of an old restored finish. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 49973-228 JR5 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1285

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1286

LOT OF 2 COLT CARTRIDGE REVOLVERS: 1862 ROUND BARREL CARTRIDGE AND POCKET NAVY CARTRIDGE.

SN 4333/5994. 1) Cal. 38 RF. 3 1/2″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. 1-pc varnished walnut grip. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. Cylinder is no. 111 and arbor in no. 225. Grips were not removed but fit very well. Wedge is unnumbered. 2-line bbl address, 2-line patent mark on left side of frame. Cal. mark on left side of trigger guard. 2) Cal. 38 RF. 4 1/2″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish with silver-plated trigger guard and backstrap. 1-pc walnut grip. All markings are correct for this model. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, arbor and cylinder. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very good. Bbl retains 10% bright blue in protected area around wedge with balance turning a pleasing plum-brown patina. Some batter marks on right side of bbl lug. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Frame is a gray-brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Hammer has 50% case color. Firing pin has 80% fire blue. Cylinder has 10% blue at rear portion with a very strong cylinder scene and Colt’s patent mark. Screws are good. Trigger guard and backstrap have an even mustard-brown patina. Grip retains 60% varnish finish with high point wear especially on left side. 2) Very good. Bbl shows silver-gray patina overall with sharp bbl mark and legible SN. Front sight is worn down. Frame is gray-brown patina. Patent mark on frame is sharp. Cylinder is gray-brown patina with traces of cylinder scene and visible SN. Hammer shows 20% case color with 50% fire blue on firing pin. Screws are good. Trigger guard shows 80% silver finish with flaking overall. Backstrap shows 5% silver in protected areas. Grip is worn smooth and slightly undersized. Action will not stay on full-cock. A nice pair of early Colt cartridge pocket revolvers. 50019-154 (1,500-2,250) – Lot 1286

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1287

COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY RICHARDS CARTRIDGE REVOLVER MCDOWELL TYPE 2.

SN 19085. Cal. 38 RF. 4 1/2″ bbl. Full nickel finish with varnished walnut grip. Oct bbl has no provision for ejector rod and shows a 1-line New York address. Frame shows a 2-line patent mark at left front. 36 Cal. is stamped on left rear of trigger guard. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, arbor, and grip. Wedge is no. 8002. Cylinder has been renumbered 9085 under 8912. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 40% orig nickel with some dark staining and dents on top of either side of lug. Bbl address is clear. Front sight is good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Frame retains 30% orig nickel finish, mostly on right side and in loading cut. Hammer retains traces of case color. Trigger retains miniscule traces of blue. Trigger guard has 10% nickel at forward end. Backstrap has 5% nickel mostly on butt. Cylinder is a silver-gray patina with traces of nickel at rear. Cylinder has 80% cylinder scene with good Colt’s patent mark and sharp SN stamp. Grip retains 60% varnish with numerous dents and scratches and high point wear. Grip at butt is slightly battered. A hard to find Pocket Navy cartridge revolver. 49973-230 TEP (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1287

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1288

COLT 1862 POCKET NAVY RICHARDS CARTRIDGE REVOLVER MCDOWELL TYPE 4 WITH ONE-PIECE WALNUT GRIP.

SN 3596. Cal. 38 RF. 3 1/2″ bbl. Full nickel finish. Varnished 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl has 2-line address with pin front sight. Bbl lug is “S” shaped and not filled. Frame shows 2-line patent mark at left front side. Trigger guard shows 36 cal. on left rear side. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, and grip. Wedge is not numbered. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80% nickel finish with most of loss at muzzle and on right side of lug. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Frame retains 60% orig nickel with most of wear on right side. Trigger guard retains 5% nickel near trigger guard. Backstrap retains 5% nickel mostly at heel. Hammer is silver-gray patina. Trigger is plum-brown patina. Cylinder retains 80% nickel with sharp scene and clear Colt’s patent mark and SN. Grip is very good and retains 80% orig varnish with high point wear, scratches, and dents and 1 chip on upper right side. A nice hard to find Colt pocket Navy cartridge revolver. 49973-231 TEP (1,000-2,500) – Lot 1288

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1289

LOT OF 2 COLT CARTRIDGE CONVERSION REVOLVERS.

SN 128E/330. 1) Cal. 38 RF. 4 1/2″ bbl. Silver finish. Engraved with 1-pc ivory grip. Engraving is of the factory style with full coverage on frame and scroll to muzzle of bbl. Hammer is engraved in a scroll style. 1-pc ivory grip was not removed but fit very well. No. is not visible on bbl but matches on frame, trigger guard, arbor, and backstrap. Cylinder is unnumbered. 2) Cal. 38 RF. 5 1/4″ bbl.