Extraordinary Firearms Auction
Grossed Just Over $9 Million!

Auction: March 13 & 14, 2006

Preview: March 12, 2006

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BARNETT HUDSON BAY FLINTLOCK TRADE MUSKET. Cal. 64. NSN. 39″ part oct. bbl. marked “BARNETT / LONDON” on the lockplate “HBC” on the left side of the stock. There is a large oval stamp on the right side of the stock which is unreadable. Also accompanying the musket is a cardboard tag with various collector information plus old red markings “Crow / Indian / MGN / Walker”. The opposite side of the tag has a “HBC” rubber stamp with hand written “Smith / Gods L”. The bottom of the stock is marked “HB / W. R” behind the triggerguard. There is a 4″ rawhide wrap at the tip of the stock. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. Stock has numerous dents and scratches with some minor chips and filling. Mechanically good. 4-58017 FS65 (2,000-4,000)

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SCARCE TOWER 1ST MODEL BROWN BESS. Cal 80. NSN. 46″ rnd bbl. The date at the rear of the lockplate is 1744. The counterplate is raised above the surface of the wood. The mainspring is replaced but the balance of the lock parts are orig. The wooden ramrod is held by three pipes which are undecorated and the tailpipe. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina with moderate pitting overall. Brass has a dark patina, near black on the buttplate. Wood has considerable worm damage at the wrist which has been repaired and refinished. There are other repairs on the forearm. 4-57776 FS34 (5,500-7,500)

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SCARCE TOWER 1ST MODEL BROWN BESS. Cal. 84. NSN. 45-3/4″ rd bbl. The lockplate is marked “TOWER” at the rear. It has a “crown/GR” cipher and a broad arrow in front of the cock. The steel ramrod is mounted in 3 brass pipes, all of which match the tailpipe. The counterplate is raised above the surface of the wood. The swivels are missing. The large brass buttplate is fastened with two screws and a pin. The mainspring is a replacement. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with moderate pitting on iron parts. Very dark patina on the brass. Wood has minor repairs with slivers replaced on both sides of the forearm. Mechanically fine. 4-57775 FS30 (5,500-7,500)

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EARLY GEORGIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal 82. NSN. 43-7/8″ stepped rnd bbl. The three screw banana lockplate has an engraved “crown over GR” at the rear of the lockplate. The stock has been shortened. The buttplate was broken during the movement and the front tang is a replacement. The ramrod is also a replacement. Brass triggerguard and rear sling swivel. There is no front swivel. A regimental mark on top of the bbl in script “R. C.5. N. 8″ followed by four dots in a diamond shape. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to moderate pitting. Wood shows many repairs and has been refinished. Mechanically good. 4-58010 FS61 (5,000-8,000)

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CLUB BUTT FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal 80. NSN. 41-5/8″ rnd bbl. The lockplate is marked “SHEPPARD” in front of the cock. The hammer does not fit the tumbler well. There is a 4″ brass extension/replacement at the front of the forearm. The ramrod is also a replacement. This probably had a longer bbl at one time and was replaced during the period of the use, possibly colonial times. The stock is a combination of Brown Bess and club butt or Hudson Valley features. The tang of the bbl has been crudely lapped to fit the existing hole in the stock. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina on iron parts. Stock is chipped and cracked with large slivers missing on the forearm. Sling swivels are missing. Mechanically needs work. 4-58002 X9 (2,000-3,000)

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GRICE FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE. Cal 80. NSN. 54-3/4″ part oct. bbl with early London proof marks at the rear. Marked “GRICE” in a banner on the engraved lockplate. The replacement hammer has gold decoration on the upper half. “London” is engraved in script on top of the bbl. The German silver thumb piece is blank. The buttplate, also German silver, is engraved. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with very heavy pitting at the breech. Stock has been broken through the wrist and repaired using one iron and one brass strip screwed on each side of the stock. There are other repairs and chips on the stock. Mechanically functional. 4-58004 X10 (2,000-3,000)

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MILES PENNSYLVANIA CONTRACT MUSKET. Cal 72. NSN. 44″ rnd bbl. marked “MILES/CP” vertically at the rear of the lockplate. There is a “liberty cap/P” cartouche at the rear of the bbl. The upper left part of the bbl is engraved “97. R. 1. Co. No. 22.”, obviously a regimental mark of some sort. The initials “ JWD” are neatly carved in the right side of the stock. CONDITION: Heavy rust/brown patina on the metal. A large sliver is missing between the front two bands at the front of the stock otherwise very good. Mechanically fine. 4-58008 FS62 (3,000-4,000)

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SURCHARGED FRENCH MUSKET. Cal. 74. NSN. 44-7/8″ rnd bbl. The “Mauberge / Manuf. Bt” lockplate is also surcharged with a large “US” at the rear. The same surcharge is on top of the bbl which also has French proofmarks. There are numerous markings stamped or carved in the stock, including “NI”, “IP”, “FS”, and “TL” on the right side, “3″, “ PS / 1794″ on the left. A series of notches have been filed part way around the left flat of the stock. The rear sling swivel is missing. The ramrod is a replacement. The touchhole in the bbl has been plugged with a nail. The stock has been broken and repaired with a nail driven through the stock and riveted to a piece of copper overlapping the triggerguard. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. Wood is fine. 4-58048 FS74 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE NEW YORK CONTRACT FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 41-7/8″ rnd bbl marked “S.N.Y” on the lockplate and “P M / SC S.J 1812″ on the bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall. Wood has normal dents and scratches with a short crack through the rear lockplate screw. Mainspring is broken which has also broken the wood at the rear of the lock cavity. Bbl has been bushed but the lockplate has orig parts. 4-58044 FS75 (2,000-3,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 74. NSN. 39″ rnd bbl. There are no markings on the gun or on the 12-½” triangular socket bayonet. The sling swivels are missing. Initials are carved into the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Frizzen has been refaced. Forearm is broken almost its entire length. There are small chips missing around the lockplate. Mechanically good. 4-58014 X13 (1,500-2,500)

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RARE BARSTOW MODEL 1808 CONTRACT MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 44-½” rnd bbl marked “EXETER / I.&C.B” vertically at the tail of the lockplate. There is an eagle holding an oval marked “U.S” in front of the cock. The bbl has the eagle head over “CT” sunken cartouche and a script “US” on the upper left part of the bbl. The frizzen has the “23″ visible but the lock was not removed due to hardened grease. The front sling swivel is missing. CONDITION: Fine. Gray patina under a heavy coating of dried grease on the metal. Stock has normal handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-58030 FS67 (3,000-4,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1812 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 42″ rnd bbl marked “US / eagle / SPRINGFIELD” on the lockplate in front of the cock. Dated 1816 on the tail of the lockplate and top of the buttplate. The lock parts have half-moon assembly marks including the hammer., but “LD” on the pan and “C” on frizzen. The lockmaker mark “TR” is on the inside of the plate. Wickham style bbl band retainers. CONDITION: Metal has been lightly cleaned but retains traces of orig bright finish. Wood has sharp edges and crisp “SH” and “ET” cartouches. Cheekpiece has been dished out. Mechanically excellent. 4-58043 FS77 (1,500-3,000)

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ALLEN DOGLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 74. SN 1. 44-1/4″ part oct. bbl. marked “R_ALLEN/1″ on the brass lockplate. This gunsmith has not been identified. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Iron parts have moderate to very heavy pitting. Front 12-3/4″ of the forearm and associated ramrod pipe are replaced. A large chip is missing at the front of the lockplate. Stock is cracked from the front lockplate screw to the triggerguard. Mechanically good. 4-58011 FS59 (1,500-2,500)

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HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1803 RIFLE. Cal 62. NSN. 36″ part oct bbl. marked “HARPERS/FERRY/1819″ in vertical lines at the rear of the reconverted lockplate. The proof marks at the rear of the bbl. are sharp but the inspector marks on the stock are very faint and unreadable. The iron ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with some refinish at the breech of the bbl. and aging on the lock parts. Stock has been broken through the lockplate and some of the cracks filled and repaired. Wood is refinished. Mechanically good. 4-57486 FS35 (2,000-3,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED PENNSYLVANIA CONTRACT MUSKET. Cal 74. NSN. 44″ rnd bbl. The lockplate is marked only with “CP” at the tail. The bbl is marked with the “Liberty cap / P” sunken cartouche plus “CB No 334″. “RT.NO.116 CO 4″ is branded on the left side of the stock. Large initials “JF” are cut in the left side of the stock opposite the lock.. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with light pitting. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58028 FS66 (2,500-4,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1840 FLINTLOCK MUSKETOON. Cal. .69. NSN. This very rare musketoon has 26″ bbl with two bands and bayonet lug on bottom at muzzle. Bayonet lug is forge-welded into a slot in bbl. There are usual “V” & “P” proofs with an eagle head. Front band is split and has a brass sight on front strap. It has orig trumpet head ramrod. Lockplate is 5-1/8″ long x 1-1/8″ high and has markings of a small eagle over “US” in front of hammer and “SPRING / FIELD / 1840″ vertically behind hammer. It has a 2-pc trigger guard with trigger plate measuring 8-5/8″ with a sling loop on middle band and correspondingly at toe of stock. Mounted in 1-pc walnut stock 38” overall length with narrow iron counterplate and has a legible “JS” cartouche on left flat. It has a smooth steel buttplate with “US” on tang and “23” stamped in wood just above tang. Lockplate & trigger plate are shorter than full sized muskets & stock cuts for these items fit perfectly & are not modified from another gun. These rare musketoons were reportedly made only on an experimental basis and only a very few are known. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains virtually all of its orig bright white finish as do the bands, lockplate, hammer & buttplate. Flash hole & pan give appearance of being unfired. Stock has a hairline at tip under front band, otherwise it is completely sound with a fine hand rubbed patina. There are two large bruises and one small one on left side of wrist and a few other small ones on top and right side of wrist. Forestock has two or three bruises similar to ones on wrist. Balance of wood has normal handling and use nicks & scratches with a beautiful hand polished patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-58096 JR549 (10,000-30,000)

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US SURCHARGED CHARLEVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN Usual configuration with 44-3/4″ rnd bbl with bayonet lug on the top at the muzzle. It has 3 iron bands with split front band having a brass sight on the rear top. It has what appears to be a star and “D” proof mark at the breech end. Top tang has a “US” stamp with a matching stamp at the rear of the lock plate. Lockplate is about 6” long with a short teat at the rear with reinforced hammer and a “D” proof with “Charleville” in script in front of the hammer. Has iron furniture with a long lower tang and a smooth iron buttplate. Sideplate has an “AT” stamp. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with a button head ramrod and is missing the sling wires. Appears to have had a very professional repair through the wrist. Accompanied by an orig, rare triangular socket bayonet, with a 15″ X 1-1/16″ triangular shaped blade with short narrow fuller near the tip and has what appears to be an “IN” proof along with a “US” surcharge. CONDITION: Very fine. Stock refinished and repaired as noted and retains most of this fine professionally restored finish. Couple of grain checks at the buttplate & a short crack in front of the lockplate. Metal is a dark attic patina with light to moderate rust. Mechanics are fine. Bayonet retains a matching patina with a lightly cleaned area on the back side. 4-55129 JR340 (3,000-5,000)

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ALTERED FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH U.S SURCHARGE. Cal 76. NSN. 36-½” rnd bbl. This early Dutch musket has been cut through the front ramrod pipe which is missing. A large “U.S” is engraved on top of the bbl. There are also Dutch inspector marks at the rear. The brass mountings are typically Dutch. The frizzen has no bridle which is an indication of early manufacture. The sling swivels are missing. CONDITION: Bbl and lockplate have been cleaned to bright but pitting remains, light except at the breech where it is moderate. Wood is also cleaned and refinished with several gouges and chips covered over. Bottom half of the stock has been replaced at the butt. 4-58019 X8 (2,000-3,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE 1795 SPRINGFIELD CONTRACT FLINTLOCK MUSKET, UNALTERED. Cal. 70. NSN. 44-3/8″ rnd bbl. This is a first type contract musket of which the majority had permanently braised on bayonets. Most all of these were later altered by cutting bbls & removing bayonet. Majority of these found have 33″ bbls after this alteration. This being one of the very rare examples that were not affixed with bayonets & not altered. The lockplate correctly marked & stamped “SPRINGFIELD” in vertical arc to rear of hammer. Forward of hammer is a spread winged eagle, touch marked with “US” in script below. Bbl marked with “P” / eaglehead / “V” proof marks at rear. There are also two unidentified marks on bbl above touch hole. “MARYLAND” is branded into right side of stock in front of lockplate. No date stamps, as correct foro 1795-1798 production. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall, stock has various dents & scratches as well as some carved initials. Lock works fine. 4-56620 JJ (17,500-27,500)

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VERY RARE U.S SURCHARGED FRENCH MUSKET. Cal 77. NSN. 42-3/8″ part oct bbl with French proof marks on upper left quarter panel. The lockplate is marked with the early St. Etienne proof mark above “I _ GIRARD” in front of the cock. “UNITED:STATES” is branded on the right side of the butt and “U_STATES” is branded on the bottom of the stock in front of the triggerguard which has a bulbous finial. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Wood has normal dents and dings with initials carved on both sides. It is cracked through the rear lock screw. Ramrod is probably a replacement. Mechanically fine. 4-57989 FS55 (6,000-9,000)

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“CITY GUARD” SURCHARGED FRENCH MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. Early-mid 19th C. French musket with a “St. Etienne” marked lock. Various small proof letters & numbers are found on various parts of gun. Bottom of stock is stamped in 5/8″ letters “CITY GUARD”. “City Guard” appears to be from one die. City Guard could refer to any of several American cities. Consignor’s notes indicate this was Richmond City Guard’s, and we do not disagree, but we have no way to verify this. CONDITION: Gun appears in as found condition exhibiting gray/black metal with pitting. Stock exhibits numerous dings & gouges. Ramrod has similar matching patina but the end is cut with no threading. 4-58046 JS11 (2,000-3,000)

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EARLY FRENCH MUSKET WITH POSSIBLE INDIAN DECORATION. Cal 74. NSN. 45-13/16″ part oct. bbl. The lockplate and bbl are both marked “E fleur des lis C”. The stock has been carved with the initials “NL” inlaid with Indian trade beads. All iron mounts. The counterplate is missing, the rear lockplate screw and the saddle ring are replacements. The initials “S.T” are carved into the bottom of the stock behind the triggerguard. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light to moderate pitting. Bbl has been reconverted with considerable filling at the rear. Front bbl band spring is missing. Stock has some serious gouges as well as normal nicks and dents. Internal lock parts are mostly missing. 4-58005 FS57 (3,000-4,000)

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LEONARD MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA MUSKET. Cal. 72. NSN. 39 1/4″ rnd bbl marked “LEONARD” on the lockplate and “P M” over “ P.C.” in a sunken rectangular cartouche followed by “1814″. “I.W” is stamped on the left side of the stock. This is a fine reconversion using old parts. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with very light pitting and some spots of rust stain. Wood is fine with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58056 FS69 (3,000-5,000)

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DECORATED FRENCH FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal 70. NSN. 37″ rnd bbl. No visible markings remaining. The stock at the bbl tang has been carved with vine and leafs. The stock is inlaid with silver wire in the wrist area. The triggerguard has been broken and the front end is missing. The front bbl band is a double indicating marine use. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina on steel parts with crusty rust on the lock. Lock is functional. 4-58037 X12 (2,000-3,000)

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SHARPE FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION. Cal. 66. NSN. 39-½” part oct. bbl marked “Sharpe” in script on the engraved lockplate. The roller frizzen lock has been reconverted using the orig parts. The date “1826″ is stamped heavily at the bbl tang. A 4-5/8″ engraved eagle plaque has the inscription in script “Awarded to Jacob W. Van Doorn Serg. / by the 7th Company National Guards commanded by / Capt Charles B. Spicer in the 27 Regt N.Y.S.A for / his Superior skill at Target Firing Augt 16 1826″. The sling swivel has been removed from the triggerguard and none was installed on the forearm. CONDITION: Bbl and lock have been cleaned to bright. Most of the silver has been polished from the inscription plaque and it now has the same dark patina as the rest of the brass mountings. Stock shows a repair in front of the lockplate and the wood is lightly cleaned. 4-58045 FS73 (3,000-5,000)

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UNMARKED BOYS FLINTLOCK MILTARY MUSKET. Cal 62. NSN 28 1/4″ rnd bbl. There are Birmingham proof marks on the bbl but no maker’s marks. There are no marks on the lockplate. Appears to be orig flintlock. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with dark mustard patina on the brass. Stock is broken at the wrist and is missing chips on the forearm. Ramrod is slightly too long. Mechanically fine. 4-58086 FS24 (1,500-2,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED LIGHT WEIGHT FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal 72. NSN. 38-½” part oct. bbl. There is an illegible marking on the lockplate. There are other illegible marks and numbers on the bbl and buttplate. The jaw of the cock has been reinforced with a thin bar. Brass mountings and iron ramrod. The front end of the triggerguard and the front bbl band are missing. The center bbl band and spring are missing. CONDITION: Dark brown patina on iron surfaces mellow patina on the brass. Wood has normal dents and scratches plus cracks around the lock area. Mechanically good. 4-58013 FS53 (800-1,200)

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WONDERFUL GERMAN FLINTLOCK FOWLER. Cal. About 14 bore. NSN. This spectacular early fowler has a 44″ oct to rnd bbl with a beautiful turned & knurled transition. Plug end of bbl has fine gold cartouches consisting of a crown with Latin phrases, a prancing lion & three small dbl ended fleurs-de-lis. Lockplate is marked in a ribbon “WITTE BANN / A / GIESSEN”. Lockplate is about 5-5/8″ long with a decided curve & raised fleurs-de-lis tip with a long teat. It has a faceted pan with gooseneck hammer & faceted frizzen. Tang is nicely engraved, as is the screw. Area around lockplate is raised carved with a raised carving around top tang & side panel opposite lock is carved to match. Mounted in a half stock of beautiful French walnut with brass furniture consisting of a pierced heart design bbl band & a faceted decorative gold washed ramrod guide containing orig horn tipped ramrod. Forestock has a dbl line raised carving on each side with horn tip. Bottom of forestock has a raised carved demon head with a decorative dot & elongated teardrop with matching pattern on bottom of butt. Trigger guard is of carved wood with raised carved foliate patterns at each end. Buttstock has a shallow cheekpiece with raised carved lines & foliate pattern that extends over wrist & down right side. Butt has a carved faux buttplate with a fleur-de-lis tang & incise-carved foliate patterns. Carving is so detailed as to even include screw heads. On first look trigger guard appears to be applied, but closer inspection reveals that it is carved from a single piece of wood with a faux screw head in lower tang. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbl retains about 90% fine niter blue overall with a few thin spots over the forestock & up bbl. Lockplate, hammer & frizzen are in their orig bright polish. Pan & gold flash hole retain virtually all of their orig finish. Wood is sound with a minor chip & scratch or two & retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some very fine pitting. Does not appear to have been fired. 4-57481 JR115 (9,000-15,000)

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1812 PERIOD FLINTLOCK OFFICERS FUSIL. Cal. about 50. NSN. Early half stock fusil with 36″ oct to rnd bbl with flat sides the entire length. It has a smashed dovetail front sight and is missing rear sight and no markings are visible on bbl or lockplate, except numbers which appear to be “1602” on top flat of bbl. It has a gooseneck cock with brass furniture consisting of a very nicely engraved long tang trigger guard with a parrot on trigger bow. It has an elaborate filigree thumb plate and engraved, long, narrow tang on buttplate, made without sideplate. It has a British style brass nose pipe with a horn nose cap and one remaining ramrod guide with a horn tipped ramrod. Accompanied by a very old greenish-colored cow’s horn powder horn with a scrimshawed elephant surmounted by a British style crown. It is inscribed in half circles around elephant, “ST. SEBASTIAN” over top and, “BOURDEAUX (SIC)” around bottom with long sprays of acanthus leaves. Near plug end is inscribed, “THE 76 REGIMENT / EMBARKED ON THE / FOURTH DAY OF / JUNE ON BOARD / THE SARRAGOSSA / SHIP A TRANSPORT / IN BOURDEAUX (SIC)/ ARBOUR (SIC) AND / SAILED ON THE / 16 INST ON THE / PASSAGE FOR / AMARICAIN (SIC) / THE YEAR OF / OUR LORD 1814”. Horn is about 16″ overall with a fine serrated butt end and carved tip. Plug is missing and there are two 1/8″ holes where plug was secured. Horn shows great age with good wear in carving and soil in lettering. CONDITION: Fusil is very worn, tired and rusty, missing one ramrod guide and other is detached. Top tang is broken and missing back of screw. Stock has a cleaned area on bottom of wrist, possibly an old repair and has numerous worm holes. Butt plate fits poorly, it appears that the wood has shrunk away from the metal. Mechanics are a little tired but functional. Horn, as noted, retains great age with good honest wear and was probably carved by a British seaman, marine or soldier in transit from France to America and apparently someone who had seen an elephant as it is proportionately quite accurate. 4-58095 JR473 (2,500-4,000)

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ELY FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal, 75. NSN. 39-3/4″ rnd bbl. marked “M_Ely” on the lockplate in front of the cock and “E.CORSON” upside down on the right side of the butt. A monogram “FB” is engraved on the thumb piece. “MS” is stamped on the upper left side of the bbl indicating Mass. use. The buttplate is made from a flat sheet of brass and is missing the bottom ½”. The 14-½” triangular bayonet is unmarked. The blade and socket are made as separate pieces and brazed together. The sling swivels are missing. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned to a light gray patina. Lock has a darker patina and is heavily pitted. Tumbler is an undersized replacement which allows the mainspring to slip off. Bayonet has a split socket and moderate pitting overall. 4-58003 FS56 (1,000-2,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE IDENTIFIED FINCH CONVERSION PERCUSSION CADET OR BOYS MUSKET. Cal. about 62. Fine little musket with 35 1/4″ rnd bbl, tiny German silver front sight w/o rear sight. The lock is converted from flintlock using the thimble system. The nipple is broken away and a nail inserted in the hole. The lockplate is marked at the tail “FINCH / NEW / YORK”. Finch was a New York City gunsmith who was in business until 1828. The top of the bbl is stamped “BANCELLS ACADEMY” & has 3 British proofs.(The flint example of Finch’s work is one of the rarest, earliest examples of an American boys musket known). This little musket has all the appearance of a miniature 3rd model Brown Bess musket with typical Brown Bess style ramrod guides & nose pipe with a flat, short serpentine sideplate engraved “45”. The butt has the typical well defined narrow British comb with a brass buttplate with short tang & has a matching finial on the trigger guard. The sling wires are missing and the trigger guard is broken. The wrist has been shattered completely and has a heavy lightly decorated sheet brass repair. It has an oval iron thumb plate. CONDITION: As noted, fair to good. Iron is a dark crusty patina with heavy pitting. Brass is a very dark almost black patina. Ramrod is missing. Aside from the broken wrist there is a crack in front of the lockplate & another below with another crack across the top of the wrist. There are numerous light nicks and scratches & the wood retains a fine hand rubbed patina. Heavily pitted bore. 4-58084 JR516 (1,000-2,000)

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RARE FINCH FLINTLOCK MILITARY BOYS RIFLE. Cal 62. NSN. 35 13/16″ rnd bbl. The lockplate is marked “FINCH/NEW/YORK” vertically at the rear. There is light border engraving around the edges. Poor reconversion using Tower pistol parts. The ramrod and sling swivels are missing. The pull is 12″. The bayonet lug/front sight is on top of the bbl. The number “30″ appears on the counterplate on the left side of the stock. There are Birmingham proof marks at the rear of the bbl, but the makers stamp is not readable. CONDITION: About good. Dark brown patina and surface rust over all. There are minor cracks at the lockplate screw, rear of the lockplate and rear of the tang. Mechanically good. 4-58083 FS19 (800-1,200)

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WHITNEY NEW YORK CONTRACT MUSKET. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. The only marking on the lockplate is “N.HAVEN.” in banner in front of the hammer. Dated 1809 on the bbl along with “SN.Y. / P M / S.J. 1809”. There is also a very heavy half-moon condemnation mark on top of the bbl. The left side of the stock has a large “V. / VY / I.M” inside a ragged circular stamp. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall. Wood has been broken around the lock and a large pc between the lock and the tang has been replaced. Some fill in this area, indicating that a larger lockplate was originally on the gun. Stock has been refinished. 4-57051 (500-1,000)

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WHEELER & SON TRADE MUSKET. Cal. 60. 36-1/4” part oct bbl. Marked “WHEELER / & SON” at the tail of the lockplate. There is a seated fox at the front of the hammer on the lockplate, and an indistinguishable engraving with an arrow that was possibly a seated fox on the buttplate. The date “1822” is stamped on the bottom of the stock. Two replaced lockplate screws. The ramrod is also a replacement. The lock is functional. CONDITION: Forward part of stock has been replaced and refinished. Gray patina overall. 4-57480 (1,500-2,500)

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COLONIAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY M. POMEROY. Cal 58. NSN. 8″ part oct bbl. engraved “M Pomeroy” on top of the oct portion. Medad Pomeroy was a colonial gunsmith, working in Northampton, Mass from 1659-1716. Medad was the son of Eltwood Pomeroy and the second of a long line of Pomeroy gunsmiths. The rounded lockplate and hammer have light engraving. The frizzen has no bridle. The hand forged iron triggerguard is nailed to the stock. Stock is cherry and made in style of the holster pistols of the 1660-1670 period. The ramrod and rear lock screw are also restorations. Accompanied by a letter of authentication from Richard Littlefield dated May 26, 1983. Less than a handful of surviving Colonial pistols in any condition are known. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall. There is crack in the wood at the front of the lockplate. Mainspring is soft. 4-57472 (15,000-20,000)

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FRAMED 17TH CENTURY STYLE BANDOLIER. 21-5/8″wide x 23-3/4″ high frame with plastic cover. The ten 4-½” wood powder containers are fastened to the leather bandolier with homespun cords. The tops of the powder containers have holes in the ears to slide on these cords. One of the lids appears to be a replacement. There is also a leather flint purse attached to the bandolier. CONDITION: Wooden containers are all worm eaten but still solid. Two of the tops are cracked and chipped. Bandolier is dried with scuffs and cracks. One corner of the plastic is broken. 4-57473 (800-1,500)

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UNMARKED EUROPEAN WENDER OR SWIVEL BREECH FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 7-5/8″ half oct bbl. The lockplate and hammer are lightly engraved with heavier scroll engraving on the rotating parts. Appears to be German or Dutch. The release for turning the bbls is mounted in the front of the triggerguard. There are horn tips on both sides of the forearm. A ramrod is mounted on one side of the forearm. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting overall. Wood is fine with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-56629 (3,000-4,000)

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TRYON FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 8-5/8″ rnd bbl. The engraved lockplate is marked “TRYON”. The military style bbl has a “P” proof mark at the rear. Military style iron triggerguard and buttcap. The two bbl wedges have silver-plated brass escutcheons. Fair reconversion using military style parts. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth gray/brown patina overall with scattered light pitting. Wood has three repaired cracks at the grip and another at the front bbl wedge. Mechanically good. 4-57985 FS47 (2,000-3,000)

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FINE UNMARKED AMERICAN-MADE KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal about 50 smoothbore. Built with a 6-3/4″ tapered, oct to rnd bbl with fancy turned transition. It has a reverse tapered, square-tipped tang. Lockplate is 4-1/4″ long, slightly curved with a long teat at rear and faceted pan. It has a gooseneck hammer with two notches filed between hammer and pan. It is mounted in nicely figured American walnut with raised, carved teardrop side panels, a solid brass 4-1/2″ long sideplate with squared front edge and pointed rear edge. Top tang also has a raised teardrop carving. Butt is hawkbill-shaped with an unusual pointed elliptical shaped brass cap with short stepped tang and incise carved patterns. Trigger guard is a joined 1-pc affair with British lines and the nose pipe has a faceted tip containing a replacement wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Bbl retains a silver/brown patina with a couple of dings on left side and light pitting at muzzle. Lockplate and hammer are a dark patina. There is a crack at back of lockplate and another in front and there is a sliver missing from left side bbl channel, otherwise wood is sound and retains a beautiful, hand-rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine. Lightly pitted bore. 4-57883 JR476 (5,500-7,500)

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FINE EARLY KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal about 40. Early flintlock Kentucky pistol with 10-1/4″ oct rifled bore with brass blade, Rocky Mountain front sight and a fixed musket-style rear sight. There is a filled dovetail and screw hole about mid-point on bbl. These repairs were made during period of use. It has a gooseneck hammer on a stepped lockplate with rnd rear edge. It is brass mounted with a ramrod guide and nose pipe with a replacement ramrod and a flared reinforced trigger guard and an ornate 18th C.-style iron trigger. It has a long, thin sideplate with horns that are very pronounced. It is mounted in beautiful curly maple with silver elliptical escutcheons with a single pin and a brass nose cap. Butt is plain with a flat tip. CONDITION: Fine. Old reconversion. Iron retains a crusty dark brown patina with some light pitting. Brass has a clean, bright patina with a few nicks and dings. Stock has a beautiful hand-rubbed patina and is completely sound. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting, dark in grooves. 4-57884 JR477 (5,500-7,500)

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GIDIGEN FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL. Cal 52 smooth bore. NSN. 9″ oct bbl. marked in script “L. Gidigen” on top of the bbl. This maker has not been located. The engraved lockplate is marked “JOHN WALKER” in an arc over “WARRANTED” in front of the cock. This lock was previously used on another gun as the orig rear lock screw hole has been plugged and a new one drilled to the rear. The lock has a combination of old and new features. The frizzen has no bridle but its spring has a roller. CONDITION: Generally good. Bbl has a smooth gray/patina. Lock has a refaced frizzen and the plate and hammer have moderate pitting. Tiger maple stock has several repairs and has been refinished. Brass furniture has been polished. There is a filled hole between the bbl tang and the initial plate and another on the left side near the buttplate. Mechanically good. 4-57484 FS28 (2,000-3,500)

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UNIDENTIFIED FLINTLOCK MARTIAL STYLE PISTOL. Cal. 67. NSN. 9-5/16″ rnd bbl. There are no markings on the pistol. The brass sideplate is of heavy construction as is the brass buttplate. The lock parts are all matching. The triggerguard has a pineapple finial. The ramrod is missing. Appears to be of the American Revolutionary period. CONDITION: Brown patina on iron parts with some light pitting. Brass is somewhat battered with a dark patina. Wood has been broken and repaired near the butt cap and there is some fill at the top of the wrist. A large chip is missing at the front of the forearm. 4-57982 (4,500-5,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE U.S. NORTH & CHENEY 2ND MODEL FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal 72. SN 518. There were only a few of these desirable pistols orig made (2000+ or -) and today only a handful are known to exist (less than 29). The examples offered at auction in the past 5-6 years were restored and with replacement parts. This example should be considered a prize by the collector who demands not only rarity but also originality. This example could be properly described as “attic fresh” and “untouched” making it the ultimate to a discerning collector. The North Cheney was the first U.S. contract pistol ever made. It has an 8-15/16″ rnd bbl marked “PV” over “US” perpendicular to the bore. The marking, which curves around the trigger guard on the bottom, is “North & Cheney, Berlin”. The words “North” and “Cheney” are completely visible. The word “Berlin” is incomplete. The gun is properly serial numbered “518” on the bottom of the bbl, on the left side of the breech plug and on the frame recess underneath the bbl. There is also a Roman numeral “VIII” on the bottom of the bbl, the rear of the breech plug, on the grip underneath the backstrap and on the backstrap. CONDITION: Mainspring is broken and missing part of the upper leaf. Ramrod is also missing. Crusty brown rust on all iron pcs. There is a small crack at the muzzle of the bbl. Brass frame has a nut brown patina. Wood has nice old patina with much of the old oil finish and lock has strong marks with minor dents and scratches and some tiny chips around the buttcap. One replacement screw behind trigger. Mechanically needs mainspring, otherwise fine. 4-58129 (50,000-60,000)

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RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1817 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal 71. NSN. 11-1/8″ rnd bbl. This is one of only two pistols that were ever made at The Springfield Armory. It is the early variant, with gooseneck hammer & teat at back edge of lockplate, which is sometimes referred to as the 1807, even though the gun was not assembled until 1818. One thousand of these guns were assembled primarily from muskets & rifle parts. Most of these were converted to percussion. This is an outstanding example, with a strong eagle & “US” on lock, forward of hammer & ‘SPRINGFIELD 1818” at rear of hammer. Bbl is marked with a sunken “P” proof over eaglehead over “V” & dated “1818”. Stock is cartouched, opposite lockplate with a script “S” within an oval & a cursive “ET” within an oval. On inside curve of grip, it is also marked “RC” about buttcap. Ramrod appears to be original. CONDITION: Wood is excellent with minor storage marks only. Metal is smooth with a very nice burnish & very sharp. This is possibly a reconversion. The wood is cracked at tumbler hole. There is no burnout in wood behind pan & action works very nicely. A very fine example. 4-58133 (5,000-6,000)

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RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1817 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 71. NSN. 11-3/16″ rnd bbl. This is one of only two pistols that were ever made at The Springfield Armory. It is the early variant, with gooseneck hammer & teat at back edge of lockplate, which is sometimes referred to as the 1807, even though the gun was not assembled until 1818. One thousand of these guns were assembled primarily from muskets & rifle parts. Most of these were converted to percussion, marked “SPRING/FIELD/1818″ vertically at the rear of the lockplate. Also dated 1818 on top of the bbl. “ET” and “S” cartouches on the left side of the stock, “P” in a sunken cartouche over “eaglehead over V” on the upper left part of the bbl. “T” inspector marks on internal lock parts. No marks on the hammer, frizzen, or pan. The bbl shows signs of reconversion. CONDITION: All metal has been restored to Armory bright. Wood has been lightly cleaned. Mechanically fine. 4-57987 (5,000-6,000)

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FINE U. S. MODEL 1808 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal.69. NSN. 10″ rnd bbl. An eagle over “U.STATES” in front of the cock is the only mark on this pistol. There are no proofs on the bbl or inspector marks on the left side of the stock. “IV” inspector marks appear on all of the lock parts. There is a belt hook mounted on the left sideplate. CONDITION: Generally fine with smooth brown patina on the iron parts, mellow patina on the brass. Ramrod is a replacement. Wood has minor nicks and dents with a repair at the front of the forearm. Mechanically fine 4-57988 (7,000-9,000)

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NORTH MODEL 1811 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 69. NSN. 9″ rnd bbl. The North markings on the lockplate are partially obscured. The inspector mark on the left side of the stock is not readable. A belt hook is mounted on the left sideplate. The ramrod is a replacement. Good reconversion to flintlock. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting overall on the metal. Wood shows repairs with some filling, and a complete refinish. Mechanically good. 4-57986 (4,000-5,000)

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NORTH MODEL 1811 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 73. NSN. 8-3/4″ rnd bbl. marked “S. NORTH/BERLIN./CON.” vertically at the rear of the lockplate and “eagle/U.STATES.” in front of the cock, “V/HHP” on the left side of the stock and “eaglehead/CT” cartouche over “V” on the bbl. Good reconversion using mostly orig parts with a mixture of inspector initials. The ramrod, buttplate screw and front lockplate screw are replacements. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting, heavier at the breech. Stock shows several crack repairs and is missing a large chunk above the rear of the lockplate. Mechanically good. 4-57984 (4,000-5,000)

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HENRY MODEL 1826 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 57. NSN. 8-½” rnd bbl. Marked “ J. J. HENRY/BOULTON“ in front of the cock on the lockplate. There are no inspector marks or cartouches. The number “11” is the only mark on the inside of the lockplate. CONDITION: Bbl and rammer assembly have been cleaned to bright with the balance of the metal having a smooth brown patina. Wood has minor dents and scratches. 4-57983 FS49 (3,000-4,000)

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FINE NORTH MODEL 1826 FLINTLOCK NAVY PISTOL Cal 54. NSN. 8-5/8″ rnd bbl. marked “U.S/S. NORTH” in front of the cock. Dated 1828 horizontally at the rear of the plate. “ET” cartouche on the left side of the stock, “US/ET/P” at the rear of the bbl. All lock parts including hammer, frizzen and pan are marked with assembly letter x. CONDITION: Metal is covered with dried grease obscuring some of the surfaces. Belt hook is lightly pitted but the rest of the metal appears to be smooth. Stock is fine with minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-58006 FS44 (2,500-4,000)

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SURCHARGED FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 71. NSN. 8″ rnd bbl. No marking except “.U_STATES” branded in the right side of the stock. There are some partial initials on the rear of the bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Mostly gray patina on the bbl and brown patina on the lock. Stock has been refinished and the surcharge is only partially readable. Mechanically fine. 4-58132 (750-1,250)

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA CHARLEVILLE MODEL 1777 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 70. NSN. 8″ rnd bbl marked “Charleville” below the hammer on the brass frame. “80″ date marks for 1780 on the frame and bbl. The belt hook is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina mixed with pitting on iron parts & dark patina on the brass. Wood with dents and small tight hairline crack. Mechanically good. 4-58131 (2,250-2,750)

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EXTREMELY RARE JOHN MILES LARGE MILITARY FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 69. 9-3/4” rnd bbl. The lockplate faintly marked “MILES” in a downward arc over “PHIL”. This is located in front of the cock on the lockplate. The bbl marked, but not strongly “MILES PHILADa4VaREGt”. Also “44” is clearly stamped on the upper left side of the bbl, the counter plate, the buttplate, the trigger guard and a “2147” is stamped on the ram rod. There is a large “T” on the inside of the lockplate. Also, the wood of the stock has a large, deeply carved and bold “RA” just behind the lockplate and on the opposite side, also in old deeply carved numbers “44”. The pistol fully stocked with a ½” brass band set in about ½” back of the tip of the fore stock. There were a very limited number of these Miles flintlock pistols made and provided to Richmond, VA. The first of these pistols were supplied around October 7, 1801. The first production coincides with the last of the production of the also extremely rare North Cheney pistols. This pistol offered is believed to be the 7th known Miles Virginia contract pistol. This Miles pistol was shipped from Philadelphia to Richmond on September 30th, 1802 onboard The Success (as per Cromwell’s records); it was in the last delivery that Miles made to VA. The “4 VA RGT” markings were applied by Miles on the last delivery. According to shipping records the previous 10 chests of pistols were not marked. The ramrod is possibly an arsenal cut down from a VA musket. The ramrod head bears the number “2147”. The “44” was apparently intended as both reassembly codes and ownership marks. The period “RA” carved on the stock is believed to stand for or Richmond Artillery. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned, however there is an overall age patina. Iron is brown and the brass with a mustard color. A small 1/4” x 1/8” pc of the fence at the rear of the pan is missing and other than the ramrod, the gun appears to be orig. Minor chips around the buttstock and has dents and scratches but is very solid. 4-56621 (20,000-30,000)

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FINE EARLY SAXON WHEELOCK BALL BUTT PISTOL. Cal 64. NSN. 11-7/8″ part oct. bbl. The lockplate has two touch marks below the safety spring, a circle with a buck head and a tombstone with an “A” above a standing buck over “NIO”. The cock is engraved as a bird head and is currently holding a flint. The other external lock parts are also engraved or carved. The dark wood stock has been inlaid with engraved ivory or bone panels. There are heads on the tailpipe, ramrod pipe, and along both sides of the tang. There are two grotesque figures on the left side of the stock and flowers around the ball butt. A fine 16th C. example. CONDITION: Gray patina on the metal parts with signs of light cleaning on the edges of the lockplate and upper tang. Wood is fine with minor cracks and slivers missing on the inlay. Pan release button is missing. 4-57974 (18,000-28,000)

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FINE RARE M SHEETZ RAISED CARVED KENTUCKY RIFLE. Ca 46. NSN. 42″ oct bbl signed in script “M-Sheetz” to the rear of the sight. Martin Sheetz was a gunsmith in Shepherdstown, Va. and is believed to be the maker. He died in 1808. Another M. Sheetz (Michael), was listed as having gunsmiths tools in 1817, but there is no indication that he made rifles. This exact rifle is pictured in James Whisker’s Gunsmiths of West Virginia, p. 93. A copy of this book accompanies the gun. It has a raised carved stock with scrolls and checkering on the left side of the butt. Brass wire inlays are above the tailpipe and surrounding the rear brass bbl key. A silver geometric design is inlaid on the cheekpiece. The 4-pc engraved patchbox is attached with screws on the finial and iron brads on the side pcs. The release for the patchbox lid is on top of the buttplate. The blade of the rear sight is a replacement. The replaced ramrod is broken. The mainspring is a replacement, which is not uncommon. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on lock and bbl, mellow to dark patina on the brass. Stock has been professionally repaired at the wrist, repaired and refinished. There are minor slivers missing along the forearm. Mechanically fine. 4-57570 (50,000-85,000)

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ROOP KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 44. NSN. 42″ oct. bbl. “J. ROOP” is marked on the top flat of the bbl and on the lockplate. Jacob Roop was in Dauphin Co. Pa. in the early 19th C. The wrist of the tiger maple stock is checkered. There is light incised carving along the forearm. There are silver inlays including an engraved half moon on the cheekpiece. The 4-pc patchbox is engraved with vine and leaf scrolls. The release for the patchbox is concealed in the toe plate. The lock has a roller frizzen. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light pitting at the breech. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Brass has a dark patina. Mechanically fine. 4-59116 FS113 (17,500-22,500)

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J. BROOKS KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 48. NSN. 41-3/8″oct bbl marked in script “J * Brooks” on top of the bbl. John Brooks worked in Lancaster, Pa from 1800-1803 and Harrisburg, Pa until 1817. The curly maple stock is checkered at the wrist and has light incised line carving on the forearm. The lockplate and hammer are lightly engraved. This is a well done reconversion. There are two shaped escutcheons for the lock screws. The 4-pc patchbox is attached with seven screws with one acting as the center of the flower on the finial. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina on the bbl with some signs of cleaning. Lock has a gray/brown patina with sharp markings. Stock has a crack at the front of the lockplate and is missing a sliver in the same area. Checkering at the grip is heavily worn. Triggerguard has been bent and is slightly too short for its recess. Mechanically needs slight adjustment. Will fire from half cock. 4-57891 FS102 (10,000-12,000)

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GONTER KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 48. NSN. 42″ oct. bbl, dated “JULY 5 1889″ on the upper left flat. The counterplate has a sunken cartouche marked “I GONTER”. John Gonter worked in Maryland until 1801 when he moved to Lancaster, Pa. He later moved Reading, Pa. The date on the bbl is possibly the date of conversion of the lock to percussion. The lockplate is marked “SWEITZER” below the pan. The lock has been reconverted to flintlock. The 4-pc patchbox has light engraving. It is attached with three screws on the finial and six brass nails on the side pcs. The patchbox release is under the toeplate, which must be depressed to open the lid. The tiger maple stock has incised scrolls and lines on the forearm. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina on the bbl with light pitting overall and vise marks at the breech. Wood shows cracks around the lock area, some have been repaired. Stock has been refinished but shows a nice patina. Rear sight is mounted backwards. Mechanically fine. 4-57890 FS102 (10,000-15,000)

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FINE DEFIBAUGH KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal .38. NSN. 43″ oct bbl marked “* W * Defibaugh *” and “WD” in script on the lockplate. William Defibaugh worked in Bedford, Pa. from 1840 – 1860 and perhaps later. The stock has raised carving around the lockplate, tailpipe and on the left side of the butt. The 4-pc engraved patchbox is typical of Bedford Co. workmanship, attached with seven screws. There are silver tear drops inlaid in the wood at the rear of the lockplate and counterplate. A silver oval, inlaid on the cheekpiece, is engraved with an eagle and shield. The rear sight has been moved forward 2-1/2″ and the old slot filled with lead. CONDITION: Brown/gray patina on the bbl and lock, mellow patina on the furniture. Stock shows repairs, mostly on the left side and has been refinished. Mechanically fine. 4-57892 FS103 (10,000-15,000)

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UNUSUAL SOUTHERN ? FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 40. Beautiful southern style Kentucky, possible S. Carolina with 46 1/2″ rifled oct bbl with small German silver dovetailed front sight & typical fixed rear sight. This appears to be an exceptionally fine reconversion or has simply had the flash hole rebored. It has a lightly decorated lockplate with roller frizzen & a goose neck hammer that has a very old forged repair. It is mounted in fine tiger striped maple with brass furniture having 4 sets of brass diamond shaped pin escutcheons & 3 sets of brass fish inlays on each side of the forestock. It has a brass nose cap with three, long, faceted guides a long round nose pipe with a very old replacement hickory ramrod. It has a flap brass sideplate & a lightly decorated trigger guard with dbl set triggers & an iron trigger plate. It has an unusual smooth iron crescent buttplate with a brass toe plate. It has a very unusual small smooth brass 4-pc patch box with eagle finial. It has a cheek piece on the side with a crescent moon brass inlay. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl is a heavily pitted dark brown attic patina with moderate pitting on the lockplate pan & frizzen. Hammer may be an old replacement. Stock has a couple of cracks in front of the sideplate & another in back of the lockplate with a couple of grain checks by the bbl channel, otherwise the wood is sound shows heavy wear and a very old cleaning with light refinish. Brass has a medium patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-57889 JR515 (2,000-4,000)

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FINE EARLY UNMARKED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. about 46. Beautiful light Kentucky with 41-7/8″ oct bbl with long German silver dovetailed front sight with a typical fixed rear sight. This is an old reconversion with modern hammer & a replacement lockplate that has had the makers name removed. It is mounted with beautiful, dark artificially striped maple 1-pc stock with 4 sets of silver diamond pin escutcheons, a brass forend tip, 2 faceted guides & nose pipe with a replacement ramrod. The bbl channel has a fine incised line on each side with 2 fine incised ribs on the ramrod channel. The roach back buttstock has an elaborate eagle 4-pc, brass patch box with filigree cut-outs & nice early engraving. It has raised & incised carved foliate arabesque patterns on the left side back of the cheek piece with raised carving over the comb & on each side of the wrist. It has a small silver elliptical thumb plate engraved with “W”. The cheekpiece has 2 deep incised lines with an 8 point brass compass star. It has an unusual short heeled brass buttplate with faceted tang & a pointed brass toe plate. There is a silver diamond inlay on the bottom. The trigger guard is cast 1-pc brass with wide flared bow, lightly engraved with floral pattern. The bottom of the cheek piece has 3 small staples with an orig twisted wire pick. It has dbl set triggers with the front having a pronounced curled toe. The side plate is plain with a rounded front tang & squared back tang. It has light border decorations. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl contains a smooth chocolate brown patina, probably cleaned a long time ago. Lockplate frizzen and hammer have an artificially aged patina. Brass has a wonderful medium to dark mellow patina. Stock has a fine crack from the nose pipe to the trigger guard, several grain checks in the butt, otherwise is sound with light chips around the back of the lockplate & has a wonderful dark aged patina. Mechanics are fine. Sharp bright bore with crisp rifling and lots of shine. 4-57888 JR514 (2,000-4,000)

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LEMAN PERCUSSION FULL STOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal 34. NSN. 44-3/4″ oct. bbl marked “LEMAN/LANCASTER PA/WARRANTED” on top of the bbl with the name and address only on the engraved lockplate. The artificially striped stock has no tailpipe. There is a brass band near the front of the stock. The ramrod has been broken. CONDITION: Brown patina on bbl. with spots of surface rust and light pitting, heavier at the breech. Hammer has moderate pitting as does the lockplate between the hammer and nipple. Stock shows small repairs in front of the lockplate. Mechanically fine. 4-57496 FS33 (1,000-2,000)

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SUPERB SCRIMSHAW REVOLUTIONARY WAR POWDER HORN OF TIMOTHY BUGBEE DATED 1774 AND CARRIED AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL. This truly superb and artistic historic Revolutionary War powder horn is embellished with various interesting features. Inscribed within a rectangular panel is, “TIMOTHY BUGBEE HIS HORN MADE A.D. 1774”. Another panel depicts a very artistically rendered American Battleship and nearby is a most interesting design depicting a gentleman using a Davis quadrant. Inscribed near the image is the word “QUADRANT”. A Davis quadrant was an 18th century navigational item used aboard a ship. Beneath the “Navigator” is an unusual flag on a pole and beneath it is inscribed, “TY POLE”. Also engraved are two 18th C. colonial homes and an outline of a fort with cannon placement. Another panel, depicting what is possibly a celestial map, is also engraved with a series of seven identical hex symbols in circles. The tip of the horn carved with a drape inscribed design and the back fitted with an early wooden plug. The entire horn with a wonderful old honey-amber patina. Timothy Bugbee was born oon June 27, 1751 in Woodstock, CT. He married Hannah Wood January 12, 1769. Bugbee was the son of Katharine and Edward Bugbee married February 7, 1725 in Woodstock. There is limited information on Bugbee’s participation at The Battle of Bunker Hill, but it is known that approximately 400 CT troops were present at the engagement. The evening of June 16, 1775 with 1,000 MA men under the immediate command of Col. Prescott, they were ordered to Charlestown Neck to fortify Bunker’s (Breed’s) Hill. Two hundred of the CT men under the command of Capt Knowlton. The following day on June 17th, Knowlton and his CT men were sent to the left where they posted themselves behind a stone wall where they inflicted heavy losses upon the enemy. Timothy Bugbee, is mentioned in the records as being one of the various men having lost their gun in the fight. The horn is outstanding for its scrimshawed aesthetic appeal for its unusual and unique carvings and of course, most notably for the fact that it was used at one of the most historic battles in the history of our country. A truly special opportunity to acquire an item of this significance! SIZE: 15” long (on outside curve), 3” diameter (on butt). CONDITION: Wood stopper missing, otherwise horn is in wonderful condition. 4-57495 (25,000-50,000?)

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19TH CENTURY ARTISTICALLY CARVED POWDER HORN REGARDING SANTA ANNA. Carved powder horn symbolizing of Santa Anna. This very nicely rendered horn of mid to late 19th C. design depicts a full relief carved eagle perched on a cactus with a snake it its beak (the national emblem of Mexico). Facing the eagle is a cat bowing and holding his plumed hat. With obvious reference to the famous Santa Anna; he was referred to as El Gato (“the cat”). Beneath the two is a panel carved and inlaid with resin, “VIVA MI PATRIA” (roughly translated as “long live my country”). Also carved above the head of the eagle and the cat is a rosette within a circle. The spout carved with overlapping leaves, the butt fitted with wooden plug and large round-headed tacks. SIZE: 14” long (on outside curve). Together with an ebony-colored carved plug, the top hollowed out, as would be a measure for measuring powder. Accompanied by a letter from consignor explaining some of carving & short provenance. CONDITION: Excellent in all respects; a very well carved piece. 4-57774 (1,500-2,500)

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59C.

VERY RARE 17TH CENTURY AMERICAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 60. NSN. Rare American made flintlock with 12-1/2″ oct bbl, tiny German silver front sight & a deep struck “D” cartouche in a sunburst at breech end. Top tang has a raised notch sight. Flat lockplate with square back edge & diamond shaped finial is marked “DYCK / NIEV AMSTERDAM”. It has a long, slightly curved cock with plain swelled center iron trigger guard, no counter plate. Mounted in a beautiful reproduction tiger maple stock with raised carved ramrod channel, sgl guide for hickory ramrod with a new-made forend tip. Straight angled grip has a swelled butt with oval smooth iron cap. CONDITION: Iron is a smooth silver/gray patina with scattered spots of very fine pitting. Stock has been wonderfully artificially aged in keeping with age of gun. Metal appears to be all original, mechanics are fine. Rifle bore is moderately pitted. 4-56652 JR629 (5,000-7,000)

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59D.

FINE A. P. WHITE COPY OF AN EXHIBITION FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PRESENTATION PISTOL. Cal .34. 10-1/2” oct bbl. Marked “PW” on both bbls and lockplate, although the “W” on the lockplate is under the frizzen spring. The stock is inlaid with engraved brass furniture. Silver shield is engraved “TO / FATHER / JULY 12. 1797 / JOHN / WILLIAM / PAUL / BEN”. CONDITION: Bbl has an even blue/brown patina with light pitting. Lockplate is bright but there is some light surface rust on the hammer and frizzen. Frizzen face is unmarred. Stock has some wear spots scattered irregularly to simulate age. Mechanically fine. 4-56828 (3,500-5,000)

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59E.

SIGNED SAMUEL BAUM INCISE-CARVED KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 52. 41-5/16” oct bbl. Baum was a gunmaker listed in, “Arms Makers of Pennsylvania” by James P. Wisker. An example of his work with a nearly identical patchbox is illustrated on page 40 of this book. His dates are listed as 1789-1840 and is identified as New Berlin, North Umberland Co. gunsmith. Marked “SB” on top of bbl. Light incised carving on left side of stock also a silver crescent inlay on stock with 4-1/2″ rnd silver inlays on forestock and small silver plaque on wrist. Leman lock is at least the second lock on this gun. There is a brass shim around the rear of the lockplate to show where the orig lockplate was. 4-pc brass patchbox has a copper hinge. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with moderate pitting at the breech. Wood generally good with a series of old worn scrapes on toe by incise carving. Mechanically good. 4-56822 (4,500-6,500)

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59F.

S. MIER KENTUCKY-TYPE RIFLE. Cal. 42. 35-3/4” oct bbl. Marked in script “S. Mier.” on top of the bbl. There is an arrow “H” marking on the lock, which has a very large roller on the frizzen spring. Stock is heavily decorated. Left side of the stock has a raised carved group of fruit with leaves and German silver nails for stems. All of the mounts are German silver and include a duck in sleeping position, a fancy mirror image plate for the sgl lock spring, a fish, and an unidentified inlay around the bbl pins. Patchbox, which is engraved with the name “G. Harden” upside down on the lid, is of the Philadelphia style. It has a release at the bottom. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina on iron parts with light scattered pitting. Mountings have been mostly kept clean. Stock has repairs at the wrist and along the forearm but is still generally good. Lock is reconverted. Mechanically good. 4-56824 (7,500-10,000)

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60

RARE JOHN DIXON & SON PERCUSSION TARGET/HUNTING RIFLE. Cal. about 60. SN 3862. Wonderful Dixon rifle with 30″ Damascus bbl, silver bead caterpillar front sight with 3-leaf platinum line express sight, one standing, two folding leaves, marked “100 YDS”, “200 YDS” & “300 YDS”. Entire top flat of bbl is matted. Bottom of bbl has Damascus rib with two Damascus guides containing orig ebony ramrod with brass tips with concealed worm. Top left flat has maker’s name & right top flat the Edinburgh address. Front action lockplate & hammer have about 85% coverage extremely fine foliate arabesque pattern engraving with a stalking safety. Breech plug, with its platinum blow-out plug, top tang, trigger guard, buttplate tang & wedge escutcheons, are engraved to match. Mounted in a highly figured English walnut half stock with bbl secured by a sgl wedge through figure “8” escutcheons. It has checkered forestock & straight grip with checkered steel buttplate with a long stepped tang that bears the number “1”. There is a corresponding “1” on back end of trigger guard. Trigger guard has an elaborate pineapple finial with a long checkered finger rest. Stock & rear guide have sling eyes. Bore has 4-groove rifling similar to the 5-groove Whitworth style rifling but is very smooth & resembles the modern parabolic style rifling. Hammer spur has very fine checkering, as does trigger. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & rib retain 95-96% strong orig brown damascus pattern with only some minor edge wear & light staining in a spot or two & has a ding on one edge on left side. Hammer, lockplate & breech plug retain virtually all of their orig fine English style case colors. Trigger guard retains 50-60% bright niter blue & buttplate about the same. Wood is sound with minor nicks, scratches & handling marks with three or four bruises on each side of buttstock. Butt area has been lightly cleaned, otherwise wood retains most of its orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. A rare & special, seldom encountered, rifle. 4-57770 JR181 (8,000-12,000)

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61

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 MUSKETOON. Cal. 71. NSN. 26″ rnd bbl. marked “SPRING / FIELD / 1853″ vertically at the rear of the lockplate. Also dated 1853 on the bbl tang. This is the rare variation with the chain to hold the ramrod in place. CONDITION: Gray patina overall mixed with heavy grease and light pitting. Wood is cracked at the buttplate and has old dents and gouges. Mechanically good. 4-58023 (1,500-3,000)

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62

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 MUSKETOON. Cal. 69. NSN. 26″ rnd bbl marked “SPRING / FIELD / 1848″ vertically at the tail of the lockplate. Dated 1851 on top of the bbl. Sharp “CB” inspector cartouche on the left side of the stock. There is no bayonet lug at the front of the bbl. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with rust stains and light pitting The brass has a mellow patina. Wood is fine with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58041 FS85 (2,500-3,500)

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64

WHITNEY MODEL 1842 MISSISSIPPI. Cal 54. NSN. 33″ rnd bbl. dated 1850 at the rear of the lockplate and 1847 on the bbl tang. A clamp type bayonet lug is attached at the muzzle. The stock has been refinished and no cartouche is visible. CONDITION: Crusty rust on iron parts. There is a small crack at the rear of the lockplate on the stock. Mechanically good. 4-58049 FS63 (1,000-1,500)

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65

CONVERTED DERINGER MODEL 1817 RIFLE. Cal 58. NSN. 35-7/8″ rnd bbl. marked “US/DERINGER/PHILADEL’A” on the lockplate in front of the hammer. A partially visible inspector mark remains on the upper left part of the bbl. The lockplate has plugged holes for the pan and frizzen spring. A large bolster has been installed on the right side of the bbl. The rear bbl sight has one folding leaf with two sighting positions. The front sling swivel is missing. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting except at breech where it is heavy. Stock has been cracked, repaired and refinished in front of the lockplate. Mechanically fine. 4-58033 FS52 (2,000-3,000)

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66

WHITNEY MODEL 1861 STYLE MUSKET WITH SLING. Cal. 62. NSN. 40″ part oct. bbl marked “E.WHITNEY” on the lockplate with no proof marks or inspector marks. The forearm tip is brass. The brown leather sling is sewn at the rear and is not detachable. CONDITION: Bbl, bands, hammer and buttplate have been cleaned to bright. Lockplate has been blued. Stock is fine with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. Leather sling has surface cracks and scuffs. 4-58050 FS76 (1,000-2,000)

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67

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET. Cal. 72. NSN. 42″ rnd bbl dated 1853 on the lockplate. The date on the tang was defaced when the rear of the bbl was engraved. A brass inlay has been inserted over the cartouche. The sling swivels were neatly removed from the triggerguard and middle band. CONDITION: Lockplate retains most of the later blue. Balance of the parts has a smooth brown finish. Stock is excellent. Mechanically fine. 4-58032 F68 (1,000-2,000)

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68

BOYS MILITARY MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal 69. NSN. 34″ rnd bbl. marked “PENNSYLVANIA/RIFLE WORKS” on the lockplate. The 14″ socket type bayonet is unmarked. The cupped iron ramrod is slightly too long and is possibly a replacement. CONDITION: Very good to fine with signs of cleaning on the bbl, gray patina elsewhere. Brass buttplate and forearm tip have a dark patina. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58082 FS22 (1,000-1,500)

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69

UNIDENTIFIED BOYS MILITARY MUSKET W/BAYONET. Cal .50. NSN. 26″ rnd bbl. The iron frame between the buttstock and forearm suggests manufacture by Foster or Whitney. The front sling swivel is missing. The 12-3/4″ light weight bayonet is made in two pieces with the blade soldered to the socket. CONDITION: Retains about half of the nickel-plating on the bands, bbl and buttplate, and traces on the frame. Wood is very good with much orig varnish remaining. Mechanically fine. Bayonet is in matching condition. 4-58085 FS18 (850-1,250)

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70

BOYS PERCUSSION FOWLING PIECE. 16 ga. NSN. 24-13/16″ part oct bbl. There are no markings. There is light engraving on the lockplate, hammer, triggerguard, buttplate and tang. 12″ pull. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Mostly gray patina with scattered light pitting, heavier around the bolster. There are forging flaws on the bbl. Wood has been repaired and revarnished. Mechanically good. 4-58087 FS20 (800-1,200)

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71

FANCY GERMAN BOYS JAEGER. Cal 60. NSN. 29-5/8″ oct bbl. There are no markings on this smooth bore Jaeger. The patchbox cover and triggerguard are both carved from wood. A large cheekpiece is on the left side of the stock. There is a button on the bottom of the stock and a swivel for a sling. There is a single brass band around the bbl and stock. CONDITION: Very good. Gray patina with light surface rust and pitting overall, moderate around the breech. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58088 FS23 (1,000-1,650)

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72

RARE WATERS SHIP’S MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal 69. NSN. 42″ rnd bbl. marked “US/A.WATERS” in front of the cock on the lockplate, “MILLBURY/1833″ vertically on the tail of the lockplate, “US/JM/P/MS” on the upper rear of the bbl and “1833″ on the bbl tang. “NWP” cartouche on the left side of the stock. The number “57” has been crossed out on top tang of the buttplate and the number “13” stamped into the wood ahead of it. There are also “x’s” cut into the face of the buttplate. “B” is stamped on the left ear of the buttplate. The 16″ triangular bayonet is marked “US/SC”. The gun has been converted to percussion using the Belgian system with the nipple screwed into the top of the bbl. The brass buttplate is shaped to lock it into place on special ship board racks. CONDITION: Bbl and bands have been cleaned to bright with only light pitting remaining. Lock, hammer and triggerguard have a soft brown patina. Stock is cracked between the lockplate screws and has been sanded and refinished. Bayonet is heavily pitted. Mechanically good. 4-57990 FS54 (2,000-3,000)

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73

UNIDENTIFIED CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. 72. NSN. Bbl cut to 40-5/8″. This is a Belgian type conversion. The marks on the lock are mostly defaced and only 1831 date on the tail of the lock is clear. A rear sight has been added to the bbl. The middle bbl band and its spring have been removed and the stock re-contoured in that area. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina on iron parts, dark patina on the brass. Stock is broken and repaired in several areas with consequent refinish. 4-58001 FS60 (500-1,000)

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74

DUTCH CONVERSION REVOLUTIONARY WAR MUSKET. Cal. 80.. NSN. 43″ rnd bbl. No markings on the lock or bbl. The thumb piece is marked “T./ N:6:”. The top of the buttplate is marked “4dH:BrST B: F69″. These markings have not been identified. The sling swivels are missing. CONDITION: Brown patina with light pitting overall, heavier at the breech. Wood has normal dents and scratches with some chipping around the lock. Mechanically good. 4-58029 FS64 (3,000-5,000)

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75

CONVERTED HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1803 RIFLE. Cal. 64 smooth bore. NSN. 34-½” part oct. bbl. Lockplate dated 1815, the rear of the bbl has been replaced with a new breech plug including bolster. The “V” and “AT” inspector marks on the left side of the stock are readable the other two are not. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray patina with signs of filing overall with very heavy pitting on the hammer and rear of the bbl. Wood has small cracks in the area of the lockplate. Wood has been refinished. There are heavy vice marks on the bbl. Mechanically functional. 4-58034 (1,500-2,500)

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76

CONVERTED NORTH MODEL 1817 COMMON RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. 36″ rnd bbl. The lockplate was cleaned during conversion and most of the North name and address are missing. The date “1824″ remains clear. The conversion was done at Fayetteville Arsenal. The ramrod is a correct replacement but has been cleaned. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to moderate pitting and signs of cleaning. There are several cracks on the forearm which have been repaired. Action is fine. 4-58015 FS78 (1,000-2,000)

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77

EXTREMELY RARE HALL RIFLE CONVERTED TO LINDNER BREECHLOADING SYSTEM. Cal 54. SN 200. 32 ½” rnd bbl. The only part of the Hall markings remaining is the 1830 date on top of the breechblock. Serial number is on top of the breechblock and the bottom of the rotating collar. CONDITION: Gray to brown patina with light pitting overall. Wood has cracks and chips around the action. One of the side lug screws is missing. Front sight is missing and the rear sight has been filed. 4-58009 FS58 (2,500-3,500)

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79

RARE BROADWELL PATENT BREECHLOADING RIFLE. Cal .577. NSN. 34″ part oct. bbl. marked “BROADWELL’S PATENT./1863″ on the upper tang and “FERD./FRUWIRTH” in an oval on top of the bbl at the rear. The triggerguard is rotated 180 degrees to lower the vertically sliding breechblock. The rear sling swivel is missing. CONDITION: Brown/gray patina overall. Wood has normal dents and scratches with a small crack in front of the lockplate. Mechanically fine. 4-58018 (1,500-2,500)

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80

UNIDENTIFIED PERCUSSION TURNER RIFLE. Cal. 46. NSN. 32″ oct. bbl. The Turner’s were quasi-military groups found mostly along the Ohio River. This is identified as one of their guns by the tapered bayonet lug mounted on the right side of the bbl. The stock has a large cheekpiece on the left side. There is one bbl key towards the rear of the bbl. The front sight, ramrod, swivel and forearm tip are missing. Back action lock, single trigger. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina on the bbl and gray/brown patina on the lockplate, hammer and upper tang. Dark patina on the brass fittings. Wood has normal dents and scratches with a repair at the front of the forearm. Mechanically good. 4-58054 FS51 (1,500-2,250)

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81

SUHL MUSKET WITH PHILADELPHIA MARKS. Cal. 74. NSN. 37″ part oct. bbl marked “eagle / SUHL / S&C / anchor” on the lockplate in front of the hammer. The bbl is marked “CITY / OF / PHILADA / A. WURFFLEIN” on the upper left panel. The sling swivels are missing. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light to moderate pitting, heavier at the breech. Stock has been cleaned lightly but not sanded. Mechanically fine. 4-58031 FS70 (1,000-2,000)

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82

FINE PALMER CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. NSN. 20″ rnd bbl. marked “U.S. / E.G LAMSON & CO. / WINDSOR VT” on the lockplate which is also dated “1865″. Also marked “WM PALMER / PATENT / DEC. 22. 1863″ on top of the action. There are various inspector marks but no cartouche. A large “E” has been carved on the right side of the buttstock and an “R” on the bottom of the stock in front of the triggerguard. CONDITION: 80% thinning blue on the bbl/action, 60% casehardening colors on the lockplate, with bright colors only at the rear. Triggerguard and buttplate are mostly silver with only traces of color. Wood shows wear with some dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58024 (2,500-4,000)

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83

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 PERCUSSION SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal 52. SN C41741. Standard carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight blade & Lawrence patent carbine ladder rear sight with a sling, bar & ring on the left side. It has usual markings on the receiver & lockplate & it has tiny inspector initials “HHH” on top of the stock just in front of the butt plate tang & there are other inspector initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Exceptionally Fine. Near new. Retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Case colors on the receiver are strong but slightly faded. Lockplate & hammer have case colors in the sheltered areas turned gray on the lockplate tang. Lever is a faded gray patina. Breechblock retains most of its orig niter blue. Wood is sound with a tiny chip & couple bruises on the forearm, a chipped toe with light handling & storage marks elsewhere & retains most of its fine, orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. Lever latch is loose & does not lock. 4-56680 JR440 (4,000-6,000)

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84

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 34581. 22″ rnd bbl. Brass mountings. “J.S. Hunter” is engraved on a brass inlay in the lower sling swivel position. There are numerous circles of different sizes stamped into the wood. The “WAT” cartouche is clear, the other is not. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with scattered light pitting and rust stains. Vice marks at the rear of the bbl. Wood has numerous small dents and scratches plus a 1-½” chip at the toe of the buttstock. Mechanically fine. 4-58040 FS79 (3,000-4,000)

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85

SHARPS MODEL 1852 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 2927. 21-½” rnd bbl. Standard Sharps markings on lockplate and upper tang. “ROBBINS & / LAWRENCE” on top of the bbl. Brass buttplate, patchbox, and bbl band. Sling bar on the left side. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with vice marks, scratches, and light pitting. Wood has been repaired and revarnished. Action is fine. 4-58020 FS87 (2,000-3,000)

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86

SCARCE LEE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44RF. SN1312. Usual configuration with 30-3/4″ oct bbl made without forearm. It has a small dovetail front sight with broken bead & small dovetailed fixed rear sight. Top Flat has the makers name, address & patent date. It has a slim, flat side receiver with side swinging action & straight stock with semi-crescent, carbine style buttplate. This is one of only about 1000 of these scarce rifles made in the period 1865-66 by James P. Lee the inventor of bolt action & straight pull rifles manufactured by both Remington & Winchester. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% glossy bright orig blue mixed with flaked areas turned to dark patina. Receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors. Trigger guard & trigger have faded to gray & both have spots of deep pitting. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors. Stock has some grain checks on left side of wrist and a few minor handling & storage marks & retains most of its orig varnish. Area over grain checks on the left wrist has been lightly touched up. Buttplate is slightly oversized and may be an old replacement. Mechanics are crisp. Very bright shiny bore. Probably an unfired rifle. 4-56647 JR450 (2,000-3,500)

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87

RARE SPENCER MODEL 1865 CARBINE WITH COLORADO TERRITORY MARKS. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 22577. 20″ rnd bbl. Made by Burnside Rifle Company with sharp four line markings on top of the receiver with the “MODEL / 1865″ forward of it. The “JC” and “JGE” cartouches on the left side of the stock are sharp. The “US / COL. TER” marking was branded at a slight angle and the last two letters are not clear. Has the Stabler’s cut off in front of the trigger. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% of the blue on the bbl and bright to brilliant casehardening colors on the balance of the parts. Stock is excellent. These guns were issued to the Colorado Militia after the Civil War and most of them saw very hard use. This carbine is an exception. 4-58052 (5,000-6,000)

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88

SCARCE COLORADO TERRITORY SPENCER RIFLE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 4992. 30″ rnd bbl. marked “U.S./COL.TER” on the left side of the stock. Standard Spencer markings on top of the receiver. Missing the sling swivels including the base in the stock. “S.L” inspector mark on the left side of the bbl. These rifles were used by Colorado Territorial Militia and have a history of having been used at both Sand Creek in 1864 and Beecher’s Island in 1866. CONDITION: Bbl and action have been cleaned to bright but some surface rust and pitting remains. Stock is cracked on the left side along the path of the magazine tube. There is a heavy coat of varnish on the buttstock. There is a large chip missing on the forearm at the breech and a parallel crack just ahead of it. Forearm also has a heavy varnish covering. Mechanically good. 4-58051 (4,000-6,000)

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89

RARE WARNER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF (Possibly 56-50). NSN . Very early production, one of first 200 made without any markings & no serial number could be located, although number “650” is found on bottom of bbl below forearm screw hole. It has 20″ rnd bbl with dovetailed brass blade front sight & a fixed rear sight replacing the orig carbine sight. Carbine sight screw hole has a plug screw. It has brass frame with side swinging breech block with iron thumb latch & center mounted hammer. There is no sling ringeye bolt on left side of breech. It has replacement stock & forearm with a poured pewter nose cap & straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. There are sling base holes in bottom. Only about 1,500 of these carbines were made ca. 1864. CONDITION: About good. Bbl is mostly a blue/gray patina with some traces of blue around forearm. Receiver, breech block & trigger guard are cleaned bright, now beginning to patinate. Wood retains most of an oiled finish. Hammer has no half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, a little loose. Bbl is loose in frame. Bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. 4-58098 JR355 (2,000-3,000)

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90

STARR CARTRIDGE CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 37684. 21″ rnd bbl marked “STARR ARMS X YONKERS.N.Y.” on top of the bbl and “STARR ARMS CO / YONKERS.N.Y.” on the lockplate. Two “STB” cartouches are stamped on the left side of the stock along with his inspector mark which is also stamped on the bbl. “broad arrow / WD” is stamped on the right side of the stock, signifying Canadian government issue. Missing the front sight. CONDITION: Fine. 80% dull blue on the bbl mixed with dents and patches of surface rust. There is a bright casehardening color on top of the rear section of the breechblock. Otherwise the balance of the metal has a gray streaked appearance. Wood has dents and scratches with cracks and chips on the forearm. Mechanically fine. 4-57979 (2,000-3,000)

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91

EXTREMELY RARE SMITH CARTRIDGE CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN GPD 30. 21-½” part oct. bbl. This is completely unmarked except for the serial number on the bottom of the bbl lug and the left side of the bbl. Note the different contour of the receiver and hammer. This was never equipped with a nipple. The firing pin is attached with a screw in the right side of the receiver. The hammer has an oct shape. CONDITION: Good. 40% blue on the bbl mixed with surface rust and pitting mostly on the front half. There are also traces of blue on the triggerguard which is mostly covered with surface rust at the rear. 30% casehardening colors with bright colors only on the bottom of the frame. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58026 (4,000-5,000)

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92

BALLARD CIVIL WAR RIFLE. Cal. 46. SN 21427. 30″ rnd bbl. marked “BROWN MFG. Co. NEWBURYPORT, MASS. / BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 6. 1861″ on the left side of the receiver, “PATENTED JAN.6. 1864″ on the hammer. The split breechblock has both a percussion nipple and a firing pin. CONDITION: Fine. About half of the blue on the bbl. Action retains the casehardening pattern but has colors only in protected areas at the bottom, there are also some colors on top of the buttplate. There are no inspector marks. There are two cracks on the forearm. Buttstock has been cleaned and reoiled. 4-58027 FS84 (1,200-2,200)

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93

SHARPS & HANKINS CONVERTED CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 808. 23-3/4″ rnd bbl. The front ring on the bbl has been removed and a blued sight installed in a dovetail. The bbl and action have been nickel plated. This is the first type with the firing pin mounted on the hammer. CONDITION: Retains about 80% of the plating on the action, 50% on the bbl. Wood has been repaired at the wrist and refinished with some chips and dents remaining. Mechanically fine. 4-58039 (1,000-2,000)

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94

CONVERTED SHARPS & HANKINS CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 2718. 24″round bbl. Standard markings on the right side of the frame. There are two plugged holes on the left side of the frame and two more on the bbl below the rear sight. The action and bbl were refinished after the conversion. CONDITION: Retains 90% of the refinish blue on the frame and front link, traces on the bbl and lever. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Action is good. 4-58022 (1,500-2,500)

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95

SCARCE WILKINSON SGL SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF. NSN. Very unusual rifle with 25-3/4″ stepped, heavy, rnd bbl with brass dovetail front sight & a fixed iron rear sight. Bore is micro-rifled similar to modern day Marlin rifles. It has a brass receiver & left swinging breech block with center mounted, long nosed hammer & an iron Springfield style trigger guard. It has a long lower tang with a sling loop. Mounted with straight grain walnut with a short rnd flat tipped forearm secured with a sgl screw & straight stock with carbine style iron buttplate. This rifle has an unusual feature in that en hammer is completely down it cannot be cocked again until breechblock is opened. Bottom side of hammer nose has an integral notch which engagesa notch on end of the spring loaded extractor. After breech block is open, hammer can be cocked which actuates extractor. CONDITION: Good to very good. Iron retains a dark plum brown patina with some extremely fine scattered pitting. Receiver & breech block retain a smooth medium mustard patina. Stock has a small chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use marks and a fine hand rubbed patina. Buttplate has some crusty rust. Mechanics are a little loose, strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-58042 JR458 (1,500-2,500)

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96

GIBBS CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 52. NSN. 22″ rnd bbl. marked “L. H. GIBBS / PAT’D / JAN’Y 8, 1863″ on top of the receiver and “WM F. BROOKS / MANFR NEW YORK / 1863″ on the lockplate. 1052 of these were purchased by the US government during the Civil War. “U. S” is stamped on top of the buttplate and “B” inspector mark is stamped just in front of it. CONDITION: Excellent with 90% blue on the bbl, brilliant casehardening colors on the lockplate, hammer, sideplate, buttplate, slightly fading on the operating lever. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent. 4-58025 FS89 (2,500-3,500)

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97

RARE COLT BERDAN PRESENTATION OR EXHIBIT RIFLE. Cal. 42 Russian Berdan. SN 2. These rare rifles, seldom encountered in U.S., were made in period 1866-70 on contract for Russian government. A total of about 30,000 were made with most of them going to Russia. This was the first cartridge firearm built by Colt & was a breakthrough for company. It has a 32-1/2″ rnd bbl with square base dovetailed barleycorn front sight & square bayonet lug on right side at muzzle. Top of bbl in front of rear sight has Russian inscription. Rear sight is a reverse mounted, ladder, military sight graduated to 1,400 yards. Serial number was found only on rear sight boss under sight. Action is trapdoor style with an inline striker that is also the breech block lock. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with two bbl bands & nose cap with stepped button head style ramrod, a trigger guard with finger rest & sling loop with corresponding sling loop on upper band. It has a smooth steel musket buttplate. All metal is beautifully nickel finish making this an exhibit or presentation rifle, probably for one of the international expositions where Colt participated. Stock has a tiny ampersand shaped proof mark in front of trigger guard & a tiny “S” below trigger guard. No other marks were observed on rifle. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has two or three scattered bruises with light handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore full of grease. 4-57728 (15,000-25,000)

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98

COMPOSITE MODEL 1870 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 50 CF. NSN. Unusual rifle with 32-1/2″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with 1,000 yard ladder rear sight. Breech block has no markings & lockplate is from a Colt Model 1861 special musket. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with small rectangular cartouche on left side flat. It has two bbl bands & a slotted head ramrod. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & bands retain a smooth even medium brown patina with traces of blue on front part of receiver & breech block. Stock has a crack through left side flat, otherwise wood is sound with numerous nicks, scratches & dings. Good mechanics, strong dark bore. 4-57624 JR378 (1,250-1,750)

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98A.

CASED PAIR OF FRENCH PRESENTATION TARGET PISTOLS FROM EMPEROR NAPOLEAN III. Cal. 50. NSN. Made by Baillot & Heberard. Spectacular pieces of art with 10-1/4″ oct bbls with parabolic rifling, finished in high polish blue with dainty dovetailed blade front sights & elevation adjustable rear sight. Top three flats are inlaid in gold: Top left flat “ECOLE NORMALE DE TIR. 1859 / 1 ER PRIX D’INSTRUCTION.” Top flat has “DONN’E PAR L’EMPEREUR” and has a large raised gold crown over a raised gold “N”. Right flat has “A MR DUCHET / ENSEIGNE DE VAISSEAU”. The inscription reads roughly, “Given by the emperor to Mr. Duchet, ensign of the ship. First place in the class of the Normale School of Shooting 1859” (the Normale Shooting School was a military school associated with the navy). Both pistols are inlaid identically. They have flat stepped tail front action locks with gooseneck hammers & sweeping nipple shield, with stepped top tang, oval wedge escutcheons, a finger rest trigger guard with pointed finial & long lower tang and an oval buttcap with turned finial. All metal is finished bright & beautifully engraved with delicate foliate & vine patterns. They are mounted in French walnut half stocks with deep relief foliate & vine carving at tip of forestock & on both sides of grip & down back strap with four patterns of deep flutes on each side of butt. Accompanied by their orig burled rosewood brass bound green velvet lined casing compartmented for pistols, orig bullet mold with sprue cutter & wooden handled hollow base tool. Also included is orig nipple wrench/screwdriver with turned & faceted wooden handle with brass ferrule, a small unmarked plain bag-shaped flask, a brass & ebony ramrod and a brass & ebony cleaning jag. There is also a round rosewood box with patches. There are two covered corner compartments. Inside of lid has the name, “BAILLOT & HEBERARD / A PARIS” embossed in gold in fabric. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. One pistol retains about 90% glossy bright orig blue with several spots of flaking turned to light patina. Wood is sound & retains most of its orig finish with a few scratches on left side flat. Bright metal retains most of its orig factory polish, slightly dull on front strap. Second pistol retains 85-90% orig glossy bright blue with several spots of flaking & fine pitting. Bright metal is identical to other pistol. Wood is sound with a few light scratches & retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Accessories are in comparable condition. Case is fine with a few grain checks in lid & a crack in bottom and retains most of its orig finish. Lining in lid is crisp & bright, slightly faded in bottom. 4-57763 (25,000-40,000)

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98B.

SHARPS NEW MODEL CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50 CF. SN 92194. Standard carbine with 22” bbl, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has straight stock with carbine buttplate and a sling bar and ring on the left side. CONDITION: About good. Retains an even gray/brown patina with light surface pitting on bbl, receiver and lockplate. Wood is sound with the outline of a cartouche and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with fine spotting. 4-56745 (1,500-2,000)

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98C.

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN C2887. Standard carbine with 22” bbl, silver blade front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Usual bbl, receiver and lockplate markings with an 1859 style buttplate. It has a sling ring and bar on the left side and is without patchbox. CONDITION: About good. Metal overall retains a smooth dark brown patina. Most of the bbl address is visible with the balance of the markings clear. Forearm has a couple of grain checks, otherwise the wood is sound, showing heavy wear and is dark and oil stained. Good mechanics. Bright bore with a spot or two of pitting. 4-56746 (2,750-3,250)

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99

RARE TIN PLATED AMES MODEL 1843 NAVY PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 6″ rnd bbl. marked “N.P AMES/SPRINGFIELD MASS” in the center of the lockplate, “U.S.N/1843″ at the rear. Also marked “USN/1844/RP/P” at the rear of the bbl. The cartouche on the left side of the stock is visible but not readable. CONDITION: About 40% of the tin plating remains with a worn and pitted area on top of the bbl. Only faint traces remain on the lockplate. Wood had numerous dents and scratches but is still solid. A diamond has been filed in the bottom of the bbl band. Mechanically fine. 4-57995 FS41 (2,000-3,000)

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100

WATERS FLAT LOCK PERCUSSION MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal 54. NSN. 8-1/2″ rnd bbl. The parts are all Model 1836 except the flat lockplate which has a eagle head above “A.H. WATERS & CO / MILBURY MASS”. There are no inspector marks. The rammer assembly is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina with light pitting except rammer assembly which has heavy pitting and has been cleaned. Stock has light dents and scratches but is still sound. Mechanically fine. 4-58130 FS115 (800-1,200)

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101

RARE GUION AGENT MARKED WURFFLEIN DERINGER STYLE PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 44. NSN. Fine copy of Deringer pistol with 2-9/16″ ovoid shaped bbl with dovetailed barleycorn German silver front sight & a fixed rear sight on tang. Top flat is marked “A. WURFFLEIN / PHILA” & “STEEL” on right flat. Breech plug has a gold band at rear & a silver band at front. Mounted in 1-pc walnut stock with schnable tip forestock & checkered bird head grip. It has German silver furniture & back action lock with engraved breech plug, tang, hammer, lockplate & trigger guard. Trigger guard has a very detailed pineapple finial. Lockplate is marked “T.F. GUION / N.O.”, one of Deringer’s southern agents. Guion was a New Orleans dealer in firearms & “fancy goods”, 1838-61. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains applied damascus striping on sides & sheltered areas with balance a mottled silver/gray patina with light pitting around nipple. Breech plug, tang, lockplate & hammer retain dark case hardening. Wood is sound showing light wear & retains about 90% orig varnish turning dark. Engraving is sharp & clear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with brown patina. 4-57862 JR285 (3,500-5,000)

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102

RARE J.B. GILMORE AGENT MARKED PERCUSSION DERRINGER. Cal. 41. NSN. Very rare Philadelphia Deringer for Shreveport, Louisiana agent with 3-1/8″ ovoid shaped bbl with German silver front sight & maker’s name on top flat. It has usual back action lock with German silver & sterling silver furniture. Lockplate, breech plug & tang are engraved with light flourishes of foliate arabesque patterns. It has a sterling silver thumb shield, a small silver shield below bolster with a teardrop shaped inlay in butt. Trigger guard & wedge escutcheons are German silver. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with schnable tipped forestock & bird head grip. Apparently only a few of these pieces were produced for Gilmore & as there is only the briefest mention of his name under the Deringer listing in Flayderman’s Guide. CONDITION Very good. No orig finish remains with iron being an even blue/gray patina with light to moderate pitting on bbl & light pitting on hammer. Wood is sound & retains all of a restored finish. Hammer does not release properly but will function, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 4-57863 JR279 (3,000-5,000)

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103

PHILADELPHIA STYLE DERRINGER BY FIELD & LANGSTROTH OF PHILADELPHIA. Cal. 45. NSN. Fine early copy of orig Philadelphia Deringer having a 4-1/16″ ovoid shaped bbl marked “PHILADELPHIA” on top flat & has Birmingham proofs on underside. It has back action lock with maker’s name & German silver furniture consisting of a shield shaped thumb plate, wedge escutcheons, nose cap, wedge under bolster, trigger guard, sideplate & a teardrop shaped inlay in butt. Lockplate, hammer, breech plug, tang & trigger guard are nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with semi-bird head rounded butt with flat diamond checkering. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Iron is a mottled gray/brown patina with bbl having been cleaned. Wood is sound & retains about 95% orig varnish with a few light nicks & scratches. Hammer does not have half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting, dark in the grooves. 4-57860 JR280 (1,500-2,000)

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104

R.P. BRUFF PHILADELPHIA STYLE PERCUSSION DERRINGER. Cal. 44. NSN. Fine copy of a Philadelphia Deringer with 2-1/2″ ovoid shaped bbl, dovetail front sight & marked in a half circle “R.P. BRUFF / NY.” & “CAST STEEL”. It has back action lock with breech plug, tang, lockplate, and hammer & trigger guard lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns & a dolphin motif on hammer nose. All metal is gold washed. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with checkered bird head grip. Furniture appears to be German silver. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal overall retains most of its gilt finish, slightly thin on sideplate. Stock has a small crack at left front of tip, otherwise is sound & retains a nice hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, sharp bore with very fine pitting. 4-57861 JR283 (1,250-1,750)

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105

UNMARKED COPY OF PHILADELPHIA DERINGER PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 45. NSN. Unusual early derringer with 2-5/16″ unmarked ovoid shaped bbl with sighting groove down full length including breech plug & on to tang with a German silver front sight. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with checkered bird head grip that has German silver furniture very similar to the Bruff pistol. Left side of stock has carved initials “SP”. It has back action lock with engraved breech plug, tang, hammer, lockplate & trigger guard. This is a very early derringer in “as found” condition. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains with iron being a mottled silver/brown patina. Stock has a worn forend tip, otherwise is sound with a dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, crusty dark bore. 4-57864 JR284 (1,000-1,500)

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106

HENRY DERINGER POCKET PISTOL. Cal 44. NSN. 2-1/2″ irregular bbl marked “DERINGER / PHILADELA” on the lockplate and breech plug. There are German silver bands on the breechblock. The “P” on the breech plug does not have the sunburst. The wedge escutcheons are replacements. CONDITION: Smooth brown finish on the iron parts with sharp engraving mixed with very light pitting. Stock has been broken from the tip to the trigger. Wedge and escutcheon were lost and replaced during the repair. Front end of the stock has been refinished and a new crack has opened at the lockplate screw. Mechanically fine. 4-56570 FS109 (650-1,100)

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107

RARE SEAVER PHILADELPHIA STYLE DERRINGER PERCUSSION PISTOL . Cal. 45. NSN. Fine rare copy of a Philadelphia Deringer with 2-5/8″ ovoid shaped bbl, German silver front sight, marked on breech plug & lockplate “SEAVER”. Mounted in 1-pc walnut with checkered bird head grip & German silver furniture with back action lock & furniture all engraved with light foliate arabesque patterns. See p. 1, Vol. I, The Deringer in America, Eberhart & Wilson. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains, bbl is a mottled silver/brown patina with fine pitting. Breech plug, tang, hammer & lockplate are a dark brown patina with pitting around nipple. Wood is sound with a cleaned oiled finish. Furniture is fine. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-57858 JR282 (900-1,200)

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108

TUFTS & COLLEY DERRINGER PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 44. NSN. Slim shaped Philadelphia Deringer copy with 3-3/8″ ovoid shaped bbl, German silver front sight, marked on top flat “DERINGER / PATTN”. Breech plug has light star shaped stamps or engraving with light border patterns & a gold band at rear & a platinum band at front. It has back action lock marked with maker’s name with German silver furniture & pineapple finial on trigger guard. Lockplate, hammer & trigger guard are engraved with foliate arabesque patterns & a dolphin motif on hammer nose. It has a very long serpentine shaped sideplate with second screw similar to that found on Wurfflein pistols. Mounted in 1-pc walnut stock with schnable tip forestock & checkered bird head grip. This pistol is pictured as Figure 128, p. 119, The Deringer in America, Vol. I, Eberhart & Wilson. CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl retains a light brown patina with hammer & bolster a dark brown patina & lockplate a plum patina with some scattered pitting. Stock has a couple of grain checks in forestock, a crack by lockplate screw & retains traces of orig varnish being mostly a dark patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-57859 JR281 (800-1,200)

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109

RARE CASED MARSTON SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. Cal 34. SN 210. 7″ oct bbl. marked “W.W. MARSTON/PATENTED 1850/NEW-YORK” on top of the bbl. The lever at the front of the grip slides the breechblock backwards for loading the paper cartridges. The walnut case is lined with maroon velvet and contains a screwdriver, oil bottle, cleaning rod, three cap containers, nine leather washers for the base of the cartridges, and eight cartridge tubes. CONDITION: About 40% of the blue remains on the bbl and triggerguard with traces on the action, all mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Grips are fine with minor dents and scratches but retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically fine. Case is fine externally, the lining is faded and oil stained. Wood cleaning rod is a replacement. Smaller rnd cap box is broken. 4-57993 FS39 (4,000-6,000)

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110

CASED WURFFLEIN DERRINGER PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 41. NSN. Fine copy of a Deringer pistol with 2-3/8″ ovoid shaped bbl with tiny dovetailed German silver front sight. Left flat is marked “STEEL” & breech plug “A. WURFFLEIN / PHILA”. Lockplate has same markings. Breech plug has fine border line engraving with caterpillar zigzag patterns & a stamped star like a Henry Derringer. Tang, lockplate, hammer & trigger guard are nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Trigger guard has a fine engraved pineapple finial. Mounted in 1-pc walnut stock with checkered bird head grip with German silver furniture & long serpentine shaped sideplate with second screw. It has a large shield thumb plate. Accompanied by its orig beautiful burled walnut red velvet lined casing compartmented for pistol, a nutcracker sgl cavity ball mold with sprue cutter marked “50”, a rare tin of Eley’s caps with repoussed brass top plate & a fine 3-compartment Greek column flask. There is a corner compartment containing lead balls & a rectangular empty compartment for patches or extra caps. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl is a light silver/brown patina with extremely fine light pitting. Breechblock & tang are dark case colors. Hammer & lockplate are mottled silver/gray case colors. Stock has a crack by lockplate screw, otherwise is sound & retains a nice hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong lightly rusted bore. Case has three or four age lines in bottom, otherwise is sound with light nicks & scratches & a few fine grain checks in lid & retains most of its orig finish. Lining is lightly faded with very light soil. Accessories are fine. 4-57870 JR286 (3,000-5,000)

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111

CASED PAIR OF REPLICA PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. Cal 45. SN 0948 and 0657 inside the lockplates. 10-1/4″ hexagonal bbl. In a wood case lined with maroon velvet containing cleaning rods and brush, powder flask, bullet mold, nipple wrench, mallet, and wood cap box. All metal is engraved in a light floral pattern. CONDITION: Appears to be unused but there are minor manufacturing flaws on the edges. Lid of the case is slightly warped with a crack in the top. 4-56635 (1,500-2,500)

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112

CASED PAIR OF BELGIAN PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. Cal. 52. NSN. Pistols are a matched pair with 9-1/4″ swamped oct Damascus bbls with micro-groove rifling, blade front sight & fixed rear sight mounted to upper tang. They are mounted in European walnut half stocks with decorative carved noses, oval checkered grips & flared oval butts with carved edges & iron butt caps with engraved flower decorations. They have winged shaped, engraved sideplates & a very elaborate finger rest iron trigger guards with long tangs & decorative engraved finials. They have front action locks with lightly engraved lockplates, hammers & top tangs. They also have set triggers. Accompanied by a relined English style oak case with brass carrying handle in lid. It is lined with coarse green felt & compartmented for pistols, a small unmarked bag shaped flask, a nutcracker ball mold marked “38”, a brass & an ebony ramrod with concealed worm. There is also a small deerskin bag full of lead balls. CONDITION: Bbls are a dark, mottled attic patina with some fine pitting. Stocks are sound & retain most of their orig varnish with usual handling & use marks & scratches. One set trigger does not function completely, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bores are dark with moderate rust. Case has a cracked lid, otherwise is sound & retains most of an old revarnish. Lining is lightly faded. Flask retains about 60% orig finish. 4-58093 JR459 (1,500-3,000)

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113

CASED PAIR EUROPEAN PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. Cal 60. NSN. 7-3/8″ oct bbls. No visible markings except a recently stamped “S” on top of each bbl. The case has been recently adapted to these pistols with a new purple velvet lining. There is an unreadable label in the lid. CONDITION: Metal has been heavily cleaned. Wood has been repaired and refinished. Mechanically needs lock work on one. Case has been refinished. 4-56634 FS101 (500-1,000)

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114

CONFEDERATE 1862 FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE. Cal. 58. NSN. This is a fine example of the rarely encountered 1862 low hump Fayetteville rifle. This gun appears all orig and complete. Lockplate is marked “1862 FAYETTEVILLE” & eagle over “CSA”. Bbl is marked “1862” & “VP” over eagle. Buttplate has a “US” surcharge which is partially removed. This buttplate is obviously from Harper’s Ferry captured parts. This buttplate was originally made for Harper’s Ferry rifle with patchbox. Note in photograph that the Armory at Fayetteville has filled in the patchbox notch. Bands & trigger guard are brass. Nose cap is iron as it should be on a ’62 transitional gun. Bbl retains its orig bayonet stud, ramrod & sling swivels. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are all gray/brown with pitting. Brass surfaces have been cleaned. Mortise around lock has a gap at rear of lockplate, otherwise lock fits tightly in mortise & to bbl. Stock exhibits numerous dings & scratches. A crack occurs in forestock between nose cap & front band. Bore is very good exhibiting good rifling. 4-56577 JS16 (25,000-35,000)

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115

RARE CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TYPE II H.C. LAMB RIFLE. Cal. 58. SN 321. This is a rarely encountered Type II Lamb rifle. We can find no more than four or five examples of this gun surviving. Buttstock has initials “TDP” carved into it. Gun is unmarked with exception of “NC” surcharge on bbl flat & serial number “321” on rear flat of half octagonal breech & a number “3” stamped on top of buttplate. This gun is brass mounted including buttplate, sideplate, trigger guard, bands & nose cap. Iron sling swivels are attached to trigger bow & front band. Ramrod is very crude showing bends & filings over most of its length. CONDITION: Stock has been sanded. Possible wood restoration behind bbl tang. Bbl is brown, pitted, “NC” & “321” markings are deep & easily discernable. Front sight appears to be replaced. Front band & nose cap are possible replacements. 4-56579 JS17 (25,000-35,000)

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116

CONFEDERATE 1864 FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE. Cal. 58. NSN. This a fine example of an all orig & complete “1864” dated Fayetteville rifle. 33″ bbl with correct rear & front sight. Bbl is dated “1864” & has “VP” over eagle head proof, lockplate dated “1864” marked “FAYETTEVILLE” & has eagle over “CSA”. Traces of muted case colors can be seen under hammer. Stock is cartouched opposite lock with initials “PB” or “JB”. Gun is brass mounted including nose cap, bands, trigger guard & “CSA” surcharged buttplate. Ramrod is origi. CONDITION: Stock is fine with some raised grain present, oval cartouche is bright & well defined. Brass bands, nose cap, trigger guard & buttplate exhibit fine mustard patina. Lockplate is smooth with crisp markings. There is approx. a 1/4″ hole drilled through the “V” in “FAYETTEVILLE”. This appears orig from time of gun’s manufacture & does not affect aesthetics. Bbl is brown/bright from front sight forward. Behind sight bbl & bolster are pitted, but bbl date is still discernable. Bore in this gun is very good with strong rifling. 4-56578 JS15 (20,000-25,000)

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117

CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE. Cal. 62 Smoothbore. NSN. Lockplate marked “FAYETTEVILLE 1863” and eagle over “CSA”. Bbl correctly marked “VP” over eagle. Brass buttplate marked “CSA”, brass bands with correct “U” markings, brass nose cap & brass trigger guard. This gun appears to be all orig with all correct parts though missing rear sight. Ramrod has lead poured into its tulip shaped end. CONDITION: Stock has been lightly sanded, a couple areas of stock restoration around block, two cracks in stock opposite lock, old varnish covers much of metal surface including lock, bbl & bands. Vice marks are present on bbl tang & bbl breech. Metal overall is gray/black with pitting overall. Bbl has been cleaned & has coat of varnish over much of its surface. 4-58035 JS2 (8,000-10,000)

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118

RARE CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TYPE III H.C. LAMB RIFLE. Cal. 50 cal. This is a very rarely encountered North Carolina state contract rifle made in state designated cal of 50. There are no more than three or four of these guns known to us in collections or museums. This gun externally is totally unmarked with exception of “U” stamped on rear band. Bbl exhibits typical half oct breech as with most Lambs, brass furniture including buttplate, trigger guard, sideplate, nose cap & bbl bands. Gun has fixed rear sight & a flat stud front sight. Sling swivels are found on trigger bow & front bbl band. CONDITION: Buttstock still exhibits some raised grain, stock repair around top of lockplate. Stock has been restored from rear band forward. This includes restored front band & nose cap. Ramrod is old but probable replacement. Bore is very good showing fine rifling. 4-56580 JS18 (15,000-25,000)

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119

CONFEDERATE RICHMOND RIFLE. Cal. 62 Smoothbore. NSN. 30″ bbl, lock dated “1863”, bbl with correct “P” over “V” over eagle, brass buttplate & nose cap, iron bands & trigger guard. Carved into bottom of stock in front of trigger guard are initials “F.L.G. / 05”. This gun appears to be made from a cut down Richmond rifled musket. CONDITION: Bbl tang, rear sight & front sight appear replaced, as does ramrod. Top of bbl at muzzle shows site of removed post sight. Stock is refinished; stock shoulder at rear band has been sanded almost flat, wood restoration to forestock. Nose cap appears to be correct Richmond type. Overall metal is gray/brown, lightly pitted overall, numerous dings & dents, vice marks present at bbl breech. 4-58036 (4,000-7,000)

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120

INTRIGUING & APPEALING SOUTH CAROLINA MODEL 1798 SURCHARGED FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. This interesting gun made by Eli Whitney is marked on lock with eagle over “NEW HAVEN” & “U. STATES”. Opposite lock on lock sideplate is surcharged in a 1-3/4″ die “So. CAROLINA”. To right of “So. Carolina” surcharge is a 1-1/2″ cartouche that reads “28th / REGt”. These markings appear orig & contemporary to date of manufacture. Lockplate also has a “C.S.” stamped above “U. STATES”. This marking is old but we have not seen this marking before. It and the surcharge could be a commemorative mark. Stock is also marked three times “1193”. CONDITION: Stock exhibits numerous nicks & gouges, minor worm damage. Metal surfaces are gray with scattered pitting. Middle band has been polished, middle band spring is missing. 4-57991 JS4 (3,000-5,000)

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121

NORTH CAROLINA SURCHARGED MODEL 1817 FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. This gun appears orig & complete with exception of missing ramrod. Lock is marked “US” over “S. NORTH” and “MIDLtn / CONN / 1825”. Bbl tang dated “1824”, bbl is markd “P” over “JM” over “US”. Bbl is also proofed with a large “NC” over the pan, “N. CAROLINA” in a 1″ die. Stamped on bbl flat in front of the “US”. Inspector cartouche visible in stock opposite lock. CONDITION: Gun is in as found condition. Metal surfaces are gray/black with pitting overall. All markings are discernible & well struck. There is a 1-1/2″ x 1/2″ chip of wood missing behind lock. There is a crack in stock opposite lock. Bore in this gun is very good exhibiting deep & well defined lands & grooves. 4-57975 JS5 (3,000-5,000)

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122

CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI VARIANT OF ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA DESIGN – NEW ORLEANS (HENRY CASSIDY) 1862 CONTRACT – VERY POSSIBLY USED AT THE BATTLE OF SHILOH, TENNESSEE, 6-7 APRIL 1862, AND LATER DISPLAYED AT THE AUGUSTA CLOTHING DEPOT ON 1863. In September of 1861, in conference with General Joseph E. Johnston, General P.G.T. Beauregard suggested the idea of an “Army” battle flag that could not be mistaken from the flags carried by the Union Army. The design selected had been proposed earlier as a national flag by South Carolina Congressman, William P. Miles. After agreeing on the shape and sizes for the various branches, Beauregard’s Quartermaster ordered a set of the new “battle flags” to be made in Richmond from silks gathered and purchased there, with several sewing circles effecting the actual construction. These new flags were distributed in November and December of 1861 but did not see combat until the following spring. Meanwhile, the basic design (a red field traversed by a dark blue St. Andrew’s cross bearing stars equal to the number of Confederate states) was promulgated by Johnston and Beauregard to other Confederate Armies that these generals commanded. Beauregard would be responsible for the dispersal of the design to the Confederate Army of the Mississippi in early 1862, and the flags that resulted would be the first to see combat, in the bloody two days’ fight at Shiloh, Tennessee, 6-7 April 1862. Beauregard cemented the Confederate Army of the Mississippi together at Corinth, Mississippi from three diverse elements. Bragg’s Corps was drawn from the Gulf Coast, and, as the first to arrive, Beauregard furnished Bragg with 50 battle flags from New Orleans ship’s chandler Henry Cassidy after their completion on 25 February. Another set of similar battle flags (numbering 51 flags) was purchased from Cassidy on 6 March for Polk’s Corps assembling from the upper Mississippi Confederate defenses. Both these sets were essentially square and were purchased in three sizes for infantry, artillery, and cavalry. Yet a third set of battle flags was delivered by Cassidy on 6 March 1862, probably for the two elements of the forces that had held the “Kentucky Line”, now falling back to Corinth under Generals Hardee and Crittenden. These 31 battle flags evidently were for what would become Hardee’s Corps and Breckenridge’s Reserve Corps, though unbeknown to Beauregard, Hardee’s units already had a different distinctive battle flag. The 31 battle flags for Hardee’s and Crittenden’s forces were only in a single size, and more dramatically were decidedly rectangular in shape. This is one of the eight known surviving Cassidy battle flags from the set of 31 flags delivered on 6 March 1862 and later issued as replacement flags during the Spring and Summer of 1862. Like the others, the flag measures approximately 43-1/2″ on its hoist by 71-1/2″ on its fly. (The 6″ wide pink silk border that circumvents all four sides of the field is deteriorated, precluding exact measuring.) In addition to the pink silk border, the field consists of a red woolen/cotton mixture center rectangle traversed by a dark blue woolen/cotton mixture St. Andrew’s cross, 8-1/4″ wide, edged with white cotton varying between 2″ and 2-1/4″ wide, and decorated with twelve, white silk SIX POINTED stars, each 6″ to 6-1/4″ across their points, appliqued to the obverse side, but with the blue from the cross cut away and underhemmed on the reverse to expose the back of the white stars on the obverse. A 1-1/2′ wide (when folded) white cotton strip has been folded over the leading edge and sewn; nine hand whipped button hole eyelets pierce the heading to permit a cord (or cords) to secure the flag to its staff, and confirming that the flag had been issued. (Unissued examples from this set have unpierced headings. This flag is associated with Major Lemuel O. Bridewell, who served as Hardee’s Chief Quartermaster at the battle of Shiloh, and later became Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Mississippi after Hardee was briefly elevated to command the Army from 5 to 17 July of 1862. Bridewell later became quartermaster to Brigadier-General Daniel Govan in 1864, but in 1863 he also served as Quartermaster in charge of the Augusta Clothing Depot. It is fitting to note that Bridewell also briefly commanded the Depot in early 1863, and that the Augusta Daily Constitutionalist for 3 February 1863 mentioned that two battle flags carried at Shiloh decorated the windows of the office of the Depot while Bridewell was in command. This may well be one of those two flags. CONDITION: The pink silk border of this flag suffers from the deterioration of its weft fibers but is otherwise restorable. The red field of the flag also shows some deterioration, and there is some mothing at the junction of the arms of the flag’s cross. The stars are in excellent condition. Comes with a letter of authentication by noted Confederate flag authority, Howard Madaus. 8-76160 HMM (75,000-105,000)

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Revised: PAIR OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL’S EPAULETS. Pair of Mexican War era General’s grade epaulets with sgl star & staff buttons which are maker marked “H.E. Baldwin New Orleans”. On reverse of each epaulet is contemporary pencil inscription which reads as follows: “Rebel Brigadier General Johnson taken by Major Williamson of New Orleans” and the other reads “Brigadier General / 3 rows Dead(?) & Bright (Bullion?) / Brigadier General Johnson / taken by Major Williamson”. Brigadier General on this epaulet & second line description is in different script than writing on other epaulets and appears to be that of vendor selling epaulet. Since these epaulets were found in Boston area & from old collection in Nantucket we believe the Maj. Williamson to be Maj. Henry F. Williamson from Boston of the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry U.S. He first served in the 3rd Mass. Cav, enlisting in Boston. Which rebel Brig. Gen. Johnson he took these from, we are not positive. There are only 4 Confederates with this rank at any time. Extensive research was done that narrowed it down to most likely be Confederate Brig. Gen. Adam R. Johnson, AKA “Stovepipe”, who was infamous with his Partisan Ranger’s exploits alongside Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Johnson was captured in KY in Aug, 1864 and imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor in the winter of 1864/65. A summary of the research and biographies of both Williamson and Johnson are available. In addition, a full set of documentation including copies of all research done Vonnie Zullo, the Horse Soldier Research Center, will accompany the epaulettes. Regardless, these are wonderful “as found” pair of Confederate Brigadier General used epaulets with good untouched surfaces & contemporary identification. CONDITION: Epaulets overall are very good exhibiting dusty untouched patination. Bullion is very good with some minor fraying & stretching. Cord borders have some loose stitching & cracking. Baldwin staff buttons are excellent with most gilding present. Bullion General Stars are very good & well attached with a few bullion stitches loose. Yellow silk padded backs and ties are complete and lightly soiled. ADDENDA

PAIR OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL’S EPAULETS. Regarding this lot number, further information has been discovered, since cataloging, confirming that Williamson & Johnson were in New Orleans at the same time. A book titled Confederate States Army, published in 1904 and written by Gen. Adam R. Johnson, states “….near the end of the war, he was given transportation from Vicksburg to New Orleans, ‘arriving at the place, I found a letter from one of my officers in Kentucky stating that a large number of my men had been arrested, charged with horse-stealing, etc’”. Thus affirming they were both in New Orleans at the same time. This book will accompany the lot. 4-58149 (2,000-5,000)

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FINE WOOD CANTEEN. 6″ diameter with tapering sides, 3-1/8″ wide at the top, 3-7/16″ wide at the bottom. The 2-pc sides are beveled on the edges. The staves are attached with iron bands riveted at the bottom. Two of the staves are carved to make a stand at the bottom and one at the top is carved in oct tapered form to form the top. It has a nailed reinforcing band at the top. The matching stopper is attached with a small chain. The carrying chain is attached with staples on the side. CONDITION: Generally fine with light surface rust and pitting on the reinforcing bands. Minor dents and scratches on the wood. 4-57996 FS37 (150-250)

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CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR VETERANS PHOTO. Cabinet card sized photograph with 5-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ photograph on cardboard with 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ oval image of a bearded white haired gentleman in a suit coat, waist coat & tie, wearing a medal & lapel pin. The back is inscribed “CAPT J.R. ROSSER / LIBRARIAN SOLDIERS HOME / RICHMOND VA”. It also is inscribed “Company C / 11th Va Infantry / Kempers Brigade / Picketts Division / was the only officer with my company / in the long to be remembered charge / at Gettysburg Pa July 3 1863”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, image is crisp & clear and inscription is completely legible. 4-58148 JR335 (250-500)

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INDIAN WAR ERA BOYS’ BRIGADE KEPI & CUP. Navy blue chasseur style hat with 2″ front, tarred leather visor with tarred chin strap & unique Boys’ Brigade side buttons. Inside of hat has 1-1/4″ leather sweat band & polished cotton liner with indiscernible maker’s label printed in top of hat. Also a silver plate 2-handle cup, about 4″ high x 3-3/8″ at top, urn shaped with applied handles, hand engraved on both sides with foliate & floral decorations. Bottom of one side is engraved “BOY’S BRIGADE / PRIZE DRILL / FEB. 22 – 1897 / 3RD SQUAD LIEUT. HORTON.” CONDITION: Minor mothing, visor stitching coming loose but still attached. Sweat band also coming loose but still attached. Cup is fine, slightly thin on bottom section with some copper undercoat showing through. 4-58089 JS20 (200-400)

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SPANISH NAVAL ENSIGN, ATTRIBUTED TO THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, 3 JULY 1898. On 3 July 1898, six Spanish Navy vessels, consisting of the armored cruisers, Infanta Maria Teresa, Cristobol Colon, Almirante Oquendo, and Vizcaya, and the two torpedo boats, Terror and Pluton, attempted to break out of the blockade of the harbor at Santiago de Cuba. The six ships were ravaged by the accurate fire of the armored cruiser U.S.S. Brooklyn, and the battle ships, U.S.S. Oregon, U.S.S. Texas, U.S.S. Indiana, and U.S.S. Indiana, all aided by the two armed yachts, U.S.S. Vixen and U.S.S. Gloucester. This Spanish Naval Ensign came from the estate of Admiral William T. Sampson, nominal commander of the U.S. blockading fleet (but absent aboard the armored cruiser, U.S.S. New York, enroute to a conference with his Army equivalent, during the actual battle); the flag is credited to have belonged to Admiral Cevera’s flagship, the Infanta Maria Teresa, which was run aground burning during the battle after heavy losses and severe damage. The flag measures 59″ (basically 5 ft.) on its hoist by 122″ (10 ft.) on its fly, and is composed of three horizontal bars of wool bunting, the upper and lowest red and 15″ wide, machine sewn to the 29-1/4″ wide yellow bar in the center. The center bar bears a bunting panel (27″ from the hoist, 24″ high and 19″ wide) dyed and painted with the combined coat-of-arms of Castille (yellow castle on a red ground, highlighted black) and Leon (rampant, crowned red lion on a white ground, similarly highlighted in black), under a gold, black, and red highlighted crown. This panel is appliqued by machine stitches to the obverse side, and on the reverse exposed by cutting away the yellow bunting behind it, where it is also painted to match the painting on the obverse side. A trapezoid of red bunting, 7″ to 8″ on the hoist (tapering to 1-1/2″) by 8-14″ to 9″ long on the fly, is machine sewn to each corner at the junction of the flag and its heading as a reinforcement. A white (faded to tan) linen heading, 1-1/2″ wide is sewn along the leading edge of the flag in the form of a sleeve for a single rope, looped into eyelets at each end for attaching to a halyard. Inscribed in ink along the obverse side of the heading are what appear to be the words “Pavilion” and “Cevera”, barely decipherable script letters. On the reverse side of the heading, near its top, is stamped or printed the words “SPANISH ENSIGN” (in English), which suggests (with the 1:2 overall proportions) that the flag may have been of English manufacture. (Further research may discover an English source for Spanish Naval flags). CONDITION: Yellow field of the flag (approximately 3 feet from the fly) bears a large (24″ high by 8″ wide) hole in conjunction with a 18″ tear that runs to within 10-1/2″ of the hemmed fly edge, possibly battle damage. Uppermost red bar shows typical usage wear in the form of fraying along the final 12″ of the upper edge. Lower red bar, however, bears clear evidence of souvenir taking, as a section 58″ from the hoist has clearly been torn or cut out with right angle cuts– all suggesting that the flag was deemed important by its captors. 4-57468 HMM (4,000-6,000)

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CIVIL WAR HEADQUARTERS FLAG OF COLONEL CHARLES EVERETT, COMMANDER OF THE 1ST BRIGADE, CAVALRY DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, 1864. The headquarters (also called designating) flag carried to identify the location of the commander of the 1st Brigade of the Cavalry Division, of the Union Department of the Gulf, used by Colonel (later Brevet Brigadier-General) Charles Everett while in command of that brigade from 25 May 1864 until 30 June 1864. During this period the 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept of the Gulf consisted of six Union regiments: the 16th Indiana Mounted Infantry, the 75th Illinois Mounted Infantry, the 12th Illinois Cavalry, the 6th Missouri Cavalry, the 14th New York Cavalry, and Everett’s own 2nd Louisiana (Union) Mounted Infantry. Colonel Everett commanded this brigade by virtue of being senior colonel present for the five weeks between 25 May and 30 June 1864, after which Colonel N.A.M. Dudley of the 31st Massachusetts Mounted Infantry took command. This flag, probably made in New Orleans, is very similar to one used by Colonel Dudley earlier in 1864 while in command of the 4th Brigade of the Cavalry Division, Department of the Gulf. That flag is in the collections of the Massachusetts State House. SIZE: The flag is rectangular, 35″ on its hoist by 50-1/2″ on its fly. The dark blue woolen (or wool/cotton mixture) field is composed of three sections (from the top 15-1/2″, 5″, and 15-1/2″ wide) sewn together by hand horizontally. A pair of white cotton crossed sabers (edges upward), each saber 39″ long overall” are appliqued by hand to each side of the field. The fly edge of the field is hemmed by hand to a depth of 3/4″, and the hoist edge is finished with white cotton heading overlapping the blue field, 1-1/2″ wide once doubled. A hand whipped buttonhole eyelet at each end of this heading served to secure the flag to its staff by means of ties. CONDITION: The flag is in excellent condition, showing very little wear and tear associated with rapidly moving cavalry. The flag comes with a letter of authenticity by noted flag scholar, Howard Madaus. 4-57469 (12,000-14,000)

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CIVIL WAR SHIP’S IDENTIFICATION PENNANT OF UNION ARMY TRANSPORT, S.S. KENESAW, 1863-1864. Rare ship’s name identification swallowtail pennant of the riverboat S.S. Kenesaw, a steamboat chartered by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department for the transport of troops and supplies on the Tennessee River in 1863 and 1864. During the 19th C, in the decades preceding and following the Civil War, flags of this type identified the name of the ship from which they flew and served as advertisements for travel on inland rivers for the companies who owned them. During the War, when chartered under contract by the Union Army or the Union Navy, these same flags served to identify the ship flying them during operations involving a flotilla of several vessels. The numerous Hudson Riverboat paintings by the Bard Brothers depict such flags flying on nearly every steamboat that the Bards were commissioned to paint, flying either from the bow sprint, from a staff at amidships, or from the ship’s gaff, in conjunction with the national ensign. As plentiful as these large identification and advertising pennants were, few survive (and that of the S.S. Mary Eliza is the only other flag of this type to have surfaced during the last decade). The identification pennant of the S.S. Kenesaw is typically large, measuring 45″ + on its hoist by about 168″ (only 162″ remain) on its tapering, swallowtail cut fly. The tapering field is composed of three wool bunting horizontal bars, the uppermost red (15″ wide at the heading), the middle dark blue (16″ wide at the heading) and divided into a swallowtail 135″ from the hoist, and the lowest white (14″ wide at the heading). The central blue bar bears the ship’s name “KENESAW” in white cotton block letters, each 11-3/4″ high, formed from 1-3/4″ wide fabric, appliqued to the obverse side so that the name reads properly and then reappliqued to the reverse side in mirror image to match the obverse stitching. A 2″ wide white cotton heading finishes the hoist edge, to which a single rope, looped into eyelets at each end, has been hand stitched to secure the flag to a halyard. Painted in blue lettering on both sides of the hoist is the name “C.E. Bliven, for Captain (and later Brevet Major Charles E. Bliven, an assistant quartermaster in the U.S. Army from 23 October 1864 until 31 May 1866, who undoubtedly brought this flag back to Ohio with him at the close of his army service. Excellent provenance demonstrates that this flag was donated to the Toledo Soldier’s Memorial by Captain Henry W. Bigelow, Company H, 14th Ohio Infantry, and that it was subsequently transferred to the Toledo Zoological Society, who subsequently deassessed the Memorial’s materials in the last decades of the 20th C. CONDITION: very good for its type and use. As is typical of swallowtail flags that saw service, the tips of the swallowtail are worn away, most notably on the upper (red) bar. A period patch, 9″ x 15″, is also evident in the lower (white) bar about 6” from the hoist, but this repair is thought to be contemporary to the flag’s use during the Civil War, and does not detract from the flag’s appearance. 4-57467 HMM (4,500-6,500)

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COMMERCIAL SHIP’S “EAGLE JACK” FLAG. Rare (1860-1880) commercial shipping company’s “eagle jack” flag of the type frequently illustrated in Bard Brothers paintings of Hudson River steamers. Flag is rectangular, 54” on the hoist by 78” on the fly. Its field is composed of dark blue wool bunting pieced from three 18-1/2” wide sections joined horizontally by hand stitching with a reinforcement patch (9 1/2” high by 8” wide) in the upper staff corner made from an older section of dark blue bunting. Inset by hand stitching into the field is a white, cotton muslin, out-stretched eagle (in the style reminiscent of the work of Sarah McFadden of New York City (1853-1901). 33” high by 71” across its wings & having a black dot and concentric ring to represent the eagle’s eye. A white (now tan) 2-1/2” wide linen canvas heading is sewn by machine to the hoist edge and bears hand-whipped, large (1-1/4” OD x 5/8” ID) “buttonhole” eyelet at its top and bottom. CONDITION: Very good with a few minor moth holes throughout and one larger moth damaged section about 2” in diameter located 30” from hoist and 4” from lower edge of the flag. 4-55106 (6,500-8,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE MORRILL, MOSSMAN & BLAIR ELGIN CUTLASS PISTOL WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD. Cal. 36. SN 65. 4″ rnd bbl, 9-1/8″ blade with large etched panels on each side. The right panel has an American eagle over “Elgin’s Patent”, and left has the same eagle over “Morrill Mossman/& Blair./Amherst, Mass.”. “CAST STEEL” is stamped on top of the bbl. The blade is attached with a dovetail at the front and a screw at the rear. The overall length is 14-1/4″. The leather scabbard is shaped to fit the blade and bbl and has German silver throat and tip. There is a fastening button on the throat. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting and scattered patches of moderate pitting mostly on the bbl and frame. Tip of the blade is broken. Grip retains most of an old varnish. Mechanically fine. Scabbard is also fine with some light spotting on the German silver. 4-58066 FS7 (10,000-12,000)

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EARLY HAND-WRITTEN MILITIA JOURNAL FOR WINDSOR, DATED 1811. This very early journal, approx ½” thick, is titled on the front of the first page, “THIS BOOK BELONGS TO THE COMPANY COMMAND CAPTAIN SIMON STONE / WINDOSR / 20 APRIL, 1811”. I assume that this is Windsor Connecticut, however while I see Windsor repeated various times within the book, I do not see the state Connecticut mentioned. A majority of the pages have entries and begin with 1811 with some of the latest entries near the back of the book dating as late as the 1850’s. With marbled cardboard covers and leather spine. Have not read through the journal, but the text is very readable and further research may make this an interesting discovery. SIZE: 7-3/4” high x 6-1/2” wide x ½” thick. CONDITION: Various ink splotches on the front the marble design pretty much completely worn off the covers with some ink splotching. Many of the pages foxed. 4-56595 (300-500)

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122K.

IDENTIFIED HISTORIC MODEL 1852 CIVIL WAR NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD. Unmarked Naval Officer’s sword with 29″ slightly curved blade, 1-1/8″ at ricasso, wide & narrow fullers with various naval theme decorations. It has brass hand guard with oak leaf & acorns with “USN” incorporated & a dolphin head quillion with another dolphin at rear end of hand guard. It has brass wire wrapped sharkskin handle with oval pommel cap with stars & eagle. It has its orig leather & brass scabbard with dolphin drag showing moderate wear & two braided knot hangers with brass throat. Accompanied by an oval framed photograph of a young naval officer wearing his cap with his frock coat & what is probably this sword. Bottom is inscribed in period ink script “JOS. W. CONGDON. / U.S. NAVY.” Also accompanied by a January 1980 dated booklet titled “HISTORIC NANTUCKET”, which has a 3-1/2 page article on pp. 27-31 regarding Mr. Congdon, who was a commander & sailing master of the 1,200 ton screw steamer, Housatonic, in 1864. Commander Congdon reported the incident of Feb. 17, 1864 in which his ship, the Housatonic was attacked & became the first ship in history to be sunk by a submarine, the ill fated & now famous H.L. Hunley. It is unclear whether Commander Congdon was wearing this sword at the time. Commander Congdon was the son of a Nantucket whaling master whose family resided on Nantucket Island for over 200 years. Prior to Civil War Commander Congdon was also involved in whaling but then joined Navy & later, Coast Guard Revenue Service. After war he rejoined the Coast Guard & became Master of the Salmon P. Chase, a fine sailing ship. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains on blade, being a mottled, unsharpened, gray finish. Most of etching is clear with some scattered pitting. Hand guard is a little loose & handle shows heavy wear. Scabbard is complete, missing screws from drag & middle band. Leather is crackled with some loss of finish but appears complete. Photograph is yellowed with a couple of scratches & some soil but fine. 4-56606 JR652 (2,500-5,000)

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HIGH GRADE JEWELED STATUE GRIPPED PRESENTATION SWORD TO CAPT. HENRY BRENNAN, 20TH KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS. This high grade presentation sword was probably sold by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York. This same pattern appears in their Civil War catalogue. This identical sword was once part of the famous Jay Altmayer Collection & is pictured in monograph on his collection. Lady Liberty stands almost 7″ high with a helmet adorned with griffin. Lady Liberty holds a wreath in her right hand which she holds over knuckle bow. She holds a large oval shield with Medusa’s head in her left. Hilt & mounts are florally decorated with sixteen ruby colored red stones applied. Silver-plated scabbard body has large geometric etched panel, etched patriotic shield & an etched presentation panel which reads as follows: “To / Captain Henry C. Brennan / 20th Ky Vol. Infantry / for gallant & meritorious conduct in various battles / by his / LEXINGTON KY. FRIENDS”. Blade 31-3/4″ gilded blade is marked “W. CLAUBERG, SOLINGEN”. Etched panels on blade include “US”, eagle with ribbon with “E PLURIBUS UNUM” holding in talons a wreath with thirteen stars, panoply of arms & motto “WE NEVER SURRENDER”. Accompanied by a small packet of information regarding John Brennan’s Civil War service & his Unit’s history. CONDITION: Blade retains 80% orig gilt though light in areas. About 80% of frosting still present. Areas of black staining & pitting are scattered over surface of blade especially near tip. Blade retains white leather washer. Scabbard mounts are cleaned retain gilding in protected areas. Silver-plated scabbard body is very good with only a few small nicks. Several of sixteen stones & bezels are damaged & chipped. One stone is missing, hilt retains most of its orig gilding. Silver-plated Lady Liberty retains most of her orig plating. Lady Liberty’s helmet is loose due to missing screw. 4-57997 JS21 (30,000-40,000)

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PRESENTATION SWORD OF MAJ. CHARLES P. CHANDLER, 1ST MASS. INFANTRY, “KILLED IN ACTION”, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS 3-VOLUME INSCRIBED INFANTRY TACTICS. This sword is featured on pp. 38-40 in Inscribed Union Swords 1861-1865, David V. Stroud. This sword is a fine example of an Ames model 1850 foot officer’s sword, even if it did not have such a wonderful history. Mr. Stroud describes this sword in his book as follows: “The sword carried by Major Chandler is a 1850 Foot Officers’ model with wood grips wrapped with sharkskin and one strand of twisted brass wire. The brass pommel is decorated with flower and leaf decoration and the counter-guard has the pierced floral design. The sword knot is secured to the knuckle-bow through the hole pierced near the pommel. The reverse side of the brass counter-guard is inscribed: ‘Maj. C.P. Chandler, Boston, Mass. / April, 1861’. The blade is etched on the obverse with floral motif, a shield and crossed cannons as well as a trumpet and a flag. There is an eagle with a Union Shield on its breast and a ribbon with the motto ‘E PLURIBUS UNUM.’ The reverse is etched with similar floral motif but the eagle is replaced with the letters ‘U.S.’ The ricasso is etched with ‘Ames Manufacturing Co. / Chicopee / Mass.’ in script. The scabbard is black leather with brass mounts. The top mount is inscribed on the obverse with the same inscription as the counter-guard while the reverse is marked ‘Ames Mfg. Co. / Chicopee / Mass.’ Charles P. Chandler was commissioned Major in the 1st Massachusetts Volunteers while it was organizing in May, 1861. The unit was recruited in Boston and was the subject of several newspaper articles which kept the public informed of military activity in their city. In the column describing the 1st Massachusetts field and staff officers, Major Chandler was described as ‘universally popular’ and the reporter believed he would ‘distinguish himself in his new capacity.’ Once the regiment was formed they moved to Washington, D.C. to help defend the capital. While moving from their quarters on Pennsylvania Avenue to Georgetown, Colonel Cowdin sent his adjutant to the President offering to give their commander-in-chief a passing salute: President Lincoln acknowledged the compliment, and returned an answer through his Private Secretary, Mr. Nicolay, that he would be happy to review the Massachusetts boys. The excellent order with which the regiment marched, their stalwart, healthy look, and their abundant and thorough material for transportation and camping, elicited the warmest praise of the President. He remarked to General Morse, of Massachusetts, that he thought it was the finest looking regiment and most thoroughly prepared for the service, that he had seen, if he might except Colonel Tappan’s New Hampshire Regiment, which seemed to be as well provided. The regiment is the first under the three years, requisition from Massachusetts. Before the crowd departed the President had his joke; and it was quite a significant one. Some one was speaking of the intense feeling of the Massachusetts people on the present question, that this regiment, so splendidly provided and sent forward, was but an evidence of the thoroughness with which the people of the State are determined to do their part in putting down the rebellion. The President, after complimenting the Old Bay State for the surprising promptness with which she responded to the first call, and the bravery with which her troops received and returned the first fire in the war, and the endurance and skill they exhibited in opening the great northern gateway to the Capital, and, ‘It is evident that the Massachusetts people have got riley and from what we just saw they appear to be coming down here to settle.’ This play upon words produced considerable merriment. The President took his leave, saying that he was very busy preparing for the assembling of Congress. The 1st Massachusetts became part of the Army of the Potomac and advanced on Manassas in July, 1861. After the Union defeat the regiment did not see significant action again until the siege of Yorktown. After Yorktown, the unit fought at Williamsburg, Fair Oakes, and Seven Pines. During the ‘Seven Days before Richmond’ Major Chandler was killed in action. His death occurred at the Battle of Nelson’s Farm, Virginia, on June 30, 1862. There was come confusion as to whether Chandler was killed, wounded, or captured in the fight. According to Colonel Robert Cowdin of the 1st Massachusetts, ‘Major Chandler and Lieutenant Sutherland were wounded and fell, and were probably taken prisoners.’ The action was also reported in the Boston newspaper: Letter From the Massachusetts First – A member of Co. G, Massachusetts First, writes the following letter to his brother in this city, under the date of James River, July 4th: ‘This is the roughest Fourth of July I ever experienced . . . The First went into the fight on the first of July only 300 strong, and made a charge upon the rebel regiments drawn up in line. They succeeded in forcing us back with a loss of seventy-five to one hundred killed, wounded and missing. We formed again and stood our ground. It was an awful sight. The ground we charged across was completely covered with rebels killed or wounded. They lay so close that we had to step upon them to get along. In this charge we lost our Major (Chandler), a fine man, and we miss him sorely. The soldier’s letter did not mention how Major Chandler was lost. In August, 1862, another letter was written which included the fate of the major. Chandler’s sister was informed by a settler who had met a surgeon of the 6th Maine that her brother was alive and a prisoner in Richmond. The letter added that he had two wounds, one in the arm and a more serious one in the thigh. Chandler’s record simply carried him as missing until August, 1864 when his status was changed to ‘killed at the Battle of Glendell, June 30, 1862.'” Sword still retains two partial sword mounts still attached to rings on scabbard. Maj. Chandler’s 3-volume Casey’s Infantry Tactics were obtained by him March, 1862 just three months before he was killed. All three volumes are beautifully inscribed & dated in frontis or inside cover in contemporary brown ink. These three books, as can be seen, are in excellent condition. Books are all complete & all fold out plates are intact. There is an orig photograph of Capt. Chandler holding this sword in the U.S. Army History Institute. Also included in this lot are a group of photocopied service records & a copy of David Stroud’s excellent limited edition book showing this sword. CONDITION: Sword is in excellent condition overall. Hilt & scabbard mounts retain 95% orig gilt. Leather scabbard body is fine retaining almost all its orig black finish, several scratches & scuffs & crazing occur on leather body. Sharkskin grip shows only minor wear to high spots. Gilt wire wrap is intact as is gilt sword knot. Blade is excellent, retaining almost all of its orig finish & frosting. This sword is as fine a specimen of an 1861 issued & used Ames foot officer’s sword that can be found. 4-56630 JS6 (12,000-15,000)

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HIGH GRADE CIVIL WAR ERA OFFICER’S SWORD. This high grade sword is identical, at least in the hilt, to fig. 166, p. 201 of The American Sword by Harold Peterson. The sword has a gold gilded brass pommel cap with a mask of Neptune on the face and a solid silver cap of a full figural Eagle with snake in its grasp on a Union Shield and emeralds around the crown. The grip is silver and tooled to resemble fish skin. The basket of the guard and knuckle bow is florally decorated, and the knuckle bow contains an emerald. The knuckle bow terminates into pommel in the wide open mouth of a dolphin. There is a large full figural horse’s head quillion. The blade is gold washed with floral and military motifs and the State Seal of Massachusetts flanked on opposing sides by soldiers. It is maker marked “Clauberg Solingen”. An eagle sits atop a patriotic shield with ribbon which says “PERSEVERE”, an unusual motif on a sword blade. The scabbard is a brass sheath full engraved with geometric and floral designs. The mounts are gold-gilded brass with solid silver ornamentation of Army military weapons, equipment and floral work. Central silver mount is quite elaborate, containing crossed muskets, a saber bayonet, an artillery short sword, a bugle, a fez, knapsack, canteen & a cartridge box, etc. Top silver figure is of a standing enlisted Zouave soldier. The drag has a large devil’s head at the top and between the upper two mounts is a silver plaque for presentation. CONDITION: Blade is fine, retaining most of its orig gilt & frosting. A few areas of light pitting near tip. Gold-plating on scabbard & hilt are present in trace amounts only. Collar with emeralds is loose as is eagle ornament on top. 4-57478 JS9 (20,000-25,000)

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PRESENTATION HIGH GRADE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD TO CAPT. (Later a Brig. Gen) JOSIAH PICKETT, COMPANY F, 25TH MASSACHUSETTS. 31-1/2″ “CLAUBERG” marked gilded blade exhibits various patriotic motifs including eagles, flags & motto “SEMPER PARATAUS”. Hilt has cut out figural designs of floral motifs as do scabbard mounts. Grip is silver spiral cut with surface of silver imitating that of fish skin. Scabbard body is silver plated, brass mounted, cut out figural work on mounts found on both sides. Sword has a gilt sword knot attached to hilt. A presentation on top mount reads “Presented to / Capt. Josiah Pickett / Co. F 25th Regt. M.V.M. / By his friends / Worcester, Mass. / 1862”. Capt. Pickett later became Major, March 20, 1862. On Oct. 29, 1862 he became a Col.and saw action along the NC coast in the NC campaigns of 1862. On June 3, 1864 was severly wounded at Cold Harbor, VA and at that time brevetted a Brig. Gen. in same regiment. CONDITION: Scabbard body has several dents, brass mounts are cleaned & worn, as is hilt & pommel. Silver grip lacks wire wrap. Blade still retains over half of its orig gilt. Blade below etching is gray/bright with scattered staining & light pitting. 4-57998 (10,000-12,000)

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CONFEDERATE JAMES CONNING STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD INSCRIBED TO H.A. LOVE. Model 1850 staff officer’s sword with “CS” in hilt surrounded by floral decoration. Unstopped fullered blade is 31″ long, grip is leather with twisted wire covering. Leather scabbard with brass mounts. Serial number “228” is found on hilt, blade, scabbard body & top scabbard mount. Top scabbard mount is inscribed in period script, “H.A. Love”. H. A. Love needs to be researched. On opposite side of mount above serial number is engraved “Made by James Conning, Mobile”. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered black staining & pitting. Sword retains orig washer. Grip is fine exhibiting wear at high areas & one 1/2″ x 1/2″ chip in leather wrap. Wire is tight & intact. Hilt retains traces of orig gilt. Scabbard body is dry & cracked but intact. Throat is dented, cleaned & varnished. Middle mount is missing. Drag is replacement. 4-57999 (12,500-15,000)

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PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD OF CAPT. D.W. DIGGS OF COMPANY E, 53RD NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS. Imported Model 1850 foot officer’s sword with 30-1/2″ etched blade with various American patriotic motifs, maker marked “P.D.L.”. Grip is shark skin with twisted brass wire. Hilt & pommel are typical 1850 florally decorated. Scabbard is leather with three brass mounts. Top mount is contemporarily engraved “Presented by Wm. W. Cornell to Capt. D.W. Diggs Co. E 53rd Regt. N.Y.S.V. June 4, 1862”. A photocopy of a mustering in document dated May 30, 1862 on Eagle Brigade stationery accompanies sword. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright. All etching is discernable. Sharkskin grip is complete with twisted wire wrap. Brass scabbard mounts & hilt have been cleaned. Leather scabbard body retains most of its orig color & is sound. 4-57895 JS14 (2,500-3,500)

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1ST TROOP PHILADELPHIA CITY CAVALRY (CORP) SWORD. Late 19th C., 34-1/2″ “W.H. HORSTMANN & SONS PHILADELPHIA” marked blade. Blade is quill backed, nicely etched with military motifs including American eagle, an Indian with tomahawk, a military tent with American flag, “FTPCC” & other military motifs. CONDITION: White metal plated scabbard & hilt are very good showing scattered bubbling & light pitting. Sharkskin grip is very good & complete. Dbl twisted wire wrap is complete & intact. 4-58059 JS12 (500-1,000)

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LOT OF TWO U.S. MARINE CORPS OFFICER’S SWORDS. (1) “HORSTMANN & SON PHILADELPHIA” marked 32″ blade with various patriotic American motifs including panoply of arms, spread winged eagle, a ribbon with “E Pluribus Unum”, American flags & a large block “U.S.M.C.” & other patriotic American motifs. Hilt is typical 1850 U.S. Foot Officer’s with floral decoration. Grip is carved wood with leather & wire wrap. Scabbard is metal & once had leather covering & two brass mounts. Top mount has spade shaped frog button. Scabbard is marked “NO. 23” on drag. CONDITION: Blade is very good. Blade etch is all discernable with some areas of frost remaining with scattered pitting & black staining. Scabbard retains only fragments of its original leather cover. Assembly number “34” is found on throat & drag. Scabbard mounts & hilt have been cleaned. (2) “HORSTMANN & SON PHILADELPHIA” marked 30-1/2″ nickel-plated blade with various patriotic American motifs including panoply of arms, spread winged eagle, a ribbon with E Pluribus Unum, American flags & a large block “U.S.M.C.”,( barely discernable) & other patriotic American motifs. Hilt is typical 1850 U.S. Foot Officer’s with floral decoration. Grip is carved wood with leather & wire wrap. Scabbard is leather with brass mounts, top mount is fitted with spade shaped frog button. CONDITION: Scabbard is dry, has lost most of its orig black finish, and has one large one bend near drag. Grip retains most of its orig leather & wire wrap. Scabbard mount & hilt are cleaned. 4-58141 JS11 (1,500-2,000)

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LOT OF TWO AMERICAN BIRDSHEAD POMMEL MOUNTED SWORDS. These swords are European imports for American market. (1) 30″ long carved blade which is a 1-1/4″ wide with small engraved military motifs, stirrup shaped guard has languet with American eagle. Carved bone grip with brass mounted scabbard with engraved mounts. CONDITION: Blade is gray with remnants of gilt, scattered black staining & pitting. Grip lacks wire over cracked bone handle. Silver-plating to scabbard mounts & hilt is still present though missing in all the high areas. (2) Extra long 36″ curved blade with military motifs including an American shield over a liberty cap & guidon. Stirrup hilt is geometrically carved bone with brass ferrule & brass backstrap. Leather scabbard is brass mounted. CONDITION: Leather scabbard is dry, cracked but solid & complete. Drag is probably replacement as it has engraved decoration that does not match simple incised lines of top two mounts. Blade with much blue & gold etching. Only traces of blue & gold remain, however etched panels are all discernible. Maker’s mark on blade is indiscernible. Silver-plating remains in small amounts on hilt & top two scabbard mounts. 4-58142 JS24 (500-800)

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LOT OF TWO SWORDS. (1) Patriotic Order of Sons of America fraternal cruciform guarded sword with George Washington’s head as pommel, monogram of “POSA” found on languet & top mount. Sword made by M.C. Lilley & Co., Columbus, Ohio. CONDITION: Overall sword is very good & sound, blade is fine with much of its orig frosting left. Steel scabbard body rusted, pitted. Sharkskin grip with brass wire very good & tight. (2) 21″ hanger with lion head pommel, languet missing device, brass mounted leather scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is gray/black & pitted. Scabbard mount dented, backstrap loose from horn grip. 4-58143 JS23 (100-200)

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SUHL BAYONET. 20-1/2″ straight fullered blade marked “SIMSON & CO SUHL”. SN “3975” on crossbow. Accompanying leather scabbard which appears to be fragment of earlier sword scabbard. 13-9296 JS19 (10-20)

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PAIR OF GERMAN HALBERDS. These are similar in size but have slightly differing decoration. The heads are 23″ long with diamond shaped flukes and blades that are 8″ wide and 8″ high. The two tangs are 28″ long and are mounted into oct ash staves. The blade of one is marked with three sets of three holes on the lower half and “club” on the top. The other is decorated with four holes in a diamond pattern on the lower half and three holes in triangular pattern on the top. CONDITION: Heads are evenly pitted and have been cleaned. Hafts are of ash and certainly 17th C. Long straps are orig and have not been shortened. 4-57852 (2,500-4,500)

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1806 PATTERN U.S. NAVAL BOARDING AXE BY FREDERICK HOFFMAN. 11-1/2″ head marked “US / F. HOFFMAN”. A nearly identical specimen is pictured on pp. 42 & 43 in Borders Away by William Gilkerson. Fred Hoffman was a Philadelphia blade maker. He worked 1798 and later. Haft is 19″ long, does not have carved ball I expect to see at end. Haft is old & appears orig even though it is now shrunk & loose fitting and iron retaining pin is missing and hole through haft is filled in. CONDITION: Head is very good showing very little use. Markings are good. Pick is good & is marked with Roman numeral “VIIII”. About a 1″ x 1″ pc is missing from collar of casting & another 1″ pc is cracked. Haft is cleaned & varnished, is shrunk & no longer attached to head. Pin which once retained head to haft is missing & hole in hasp is filled in. 4-57992 (3,000-4,000)

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RARE CONFEDERATE LEMAT CARBINE. SN 63. 19-3/4″ bbls. This exact weapon is pictured prominently on the cover and pages 93 and 94 of Doug Adams’ definitive reference work on LeMats: The Confederate LeMat Revolver, (Mowbray Publishing 2005). This is one of less than 20 surviving specimens of the LeMat percussion carbine. Doug Adams states in his definitive reference work THE CONFEDERATE LEMAT REVOLVER (pg 94): “Today there are eighteen known specimens of LeMat carbines, ranging in serial number from 2 to 112, establishing it also as one of the rarest and most desirable Confederate arms”. Gun is serial numbered on parts typically numbered including rifle bbl, shotgun bbl, frame & cylinder. Gun is all iron mounted. Bbl shows a star over “LM” adjacent to serial number in front of adjustable leaf sight which is marked “SYST me LEMAT Bte S.C.D.G. PARIS”. Gun appears all orig & complete with exception of two missing sling rings from studs. CONDITION: Rifling in rifle bbl is very good. Stock is varnished, old cracked repair at wrist. Metal surfaces all cleaned and buffed to bright with scattered pitting. All markings are discernable and well struck. 4-56582 JS25 (40,000-50,000)

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RARE LEMAT PINFIRE & PERCUSSION CARBINE. Cal. 11 mm top bbl, 13.6 mm bottom bbl. SN 206. Virtually identical to serial #208 as pictured on p. 124 of LeMat The Man, The Gun, Forgett & Serpette with the exception of the bayonet with #208. It has 19-13/16″ oct to rnd top bbl & 19-7/8″ rnd rifled percussion bottom bbl. It has LeMat’s tall front sight with a 2-leaf military style rear sight in top flat of oct section. It has two bbl bands with rear one having a sling stud & ring with a corresponding set on buttstock. It has a 9-shot pinfire cylinder that is proofed on back side with the oval Belgian “ELG” & crown “G” proofs. Top bbl is marked on left side “COL LA LEMAT BRTE 206” and has the crown “G” proof following. Bottom bbl has the crown “G” proof with the oval “ELG” proof & bottom of the bottom bbl is marked “136” which is the caliber. Right sides of bbl & front bbl band have small iron guides which contain a tulip head ramrod with threaded end. Hammer has articulated nose for firing the percussion bottom bbl. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered French walnut with smooth steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain about 50% of orig blue mixed with patina & front half of both bbls has been cleaned & artificially aged with moderate to heavy pitting. Frame retains 75-80% orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas with balance turned silver. Trigger guard retains about 50% thin orig case colors while top & bottom tangs are a silver metal color. Cylinder has one area of deep pitting, otherwise retains traces of orig blue mixed with patina. There is a corresponding area of pitting on recoil shield. Wood is sound, slightly shrunken around frame with a few scattered small gouges & some rust staining around buttplate, otherwise retains most of its orig varnish finish. Hand spring appears to be broken & does not function, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-56505 JR210 (12,500-22,500)

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RARE LEMAT PINFIRE & PERCUSSION CARBINE. Cal. 11 mm top bbl, 13.6 mm bottom bbl. SN 49. Virtually identical to serial #206, being sold elsewhere in this auction & serial #208 as pictured on p. 124 of LeMat The Man, The Gun, Forgett & Serpette with the exception of the bayonet with #208. It has 19-13/16″ oct to rnd top bbl & 20-1/4″ rnd rifled percussion bottom bbl. Front sight is missing & rear sight is a dovetailed tall fixed sight toward front of top flat of octagonal section. It has three bbl bands with middle one having a sling stud & ring with a corresponding set on buttstock. It has a 9-shot pinfire cylinder that is proofed on front side with the oval Belgian “ELG” & crown “V” proofs. Top bbl is marked on left side “COL LA LEMAT BRTE 49”. Left side of rear bbl stud has a crown “V” proof & front is stamped “CG”. Bottom of the bottom bbl is marked “136” which is the caliber. Right side of bbl & front bbl band has small iron guides which contain a knurled head ramrod. Hammer has articulated nose for firing the percussion bottom bbl. Mounted with nicely figured uncheckered French walnut stock with smooth steel buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains being a light silver/brown patina, having been cleaned a long time ago & now beginning to patinate. Rear band has a small crack & there is moderate pitting over octagonal area. Receiver is a light brown patina. Cylinder has one area of moderate pitting, balance is a smooth light brown patina. There is a corresponding area of pitting on recoil shield. Nipple is broken. Wood is sound, slightly shrunken around frame with a few scattered light handling & use marks and with some rust staining around buttplate, otherwise retains most of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, both bores are strong & bright with moderate pitting. Bottom bbl has a couple small dents on each side from vice marks. 4-56508 JR212 (12,500-22,500)

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EARLY BELGIAN PINFIRE LEMAT CARBINE. Cal. 11.3 mm top bbl & 13.6 mm bottom bbl. SN 3157. Early type with 20″ oct to rnd top bbl with LeMat’s tall front sight & 2-leaf rear sight mounted in top flat of oct section. It has a 19-1/4″ smooth bore percussion bbl on bottom, which is also the cylinder pivot. It has a 9-shot pinfire cylinder with deep rounded flutes & unusual feature of a pin detent cylinder stop that makes contact with dimples on front of cylinder & is provided tension by a small flat spring under takedown screw. It has articulated hammer nose to fire percussion under bbl. Serial number is located on right front side of frame. Top bbl is marked on right flat, “COL. A. LEMAT BRTE” and has a proof crown “V” mark at chamber end. Left side of rear bbl lug has a crown “N” proof & there is an “F.P.” on flat face of same lug. Bottom bbl has five Belgian proofs plus caliber marking. Face of cylinder has two “ELG” proofs, a crown “N” proof & a crown “Y” proof. Top bbl has three guides & has a knurled headed iron ramrod in two guides on right side. Ramrod appears to be a replacement. Mounted with nicely figured walnut stock with carved side panels & checkered straight grip with smooth steel buttplates. There is a sling stud & loop in bottom with a corresponding plugged hole on bottom of middle bbl band. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains a very dark brown patina with a few scattered spots of light moderate rust. Stock has a crack on left side of wrist & other light handling & use marks & retains most of its orig varnish finish. Checkering shows heavy wear. Primary tang screw is a replacement & front bbl band screw is battered. Cylinder stop is not very effective, otherwise mechanics are fine. Top bore is bright & shiny with scattered light pitting. Bottom bore is dark with fine pitting. 4-56504 JR211 (8,000-15,000)

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RARE & UNUSUAL LEMAT MODEL 1881 CENTERFIRE CARBINE. Cal. 11.3 mm rifled bbl & 20 bore (15 mm) smoothbore bbl. SN 2. This rare carbine has features found on both early & late models. It has a 23-3/16″ oct to rnd rifled bbl with front sight integral with front band & a 2-position 400 meter rear sight mounted on octagonal section at rear. Bbl is marked “COLONEL LEMAT PATENT” between rear sight & bbl band. Center fire smoothbore bbl, which also functions as cylinder pivot, is 25-1/8″ long with threads for rifled bbl mount, 2-1/8″ long. It has 9-shot cylinder with chambers rebated for cartridge rim. It has a spring-loaded loading gate mounted to recoil shield & smoothbore loading gate hinges to left & has an articulated extractor that functions when gate opens. Trigger guard has a long lower projection with a stud & ring in right side. Mounted with very nicely figured walnut buttstock with smooth steel buttplate with trap & corresponding recess containing an orig 3-pc steel cleaning rod. Face of cylinder has serial number, usual oval “ELG” Belgian proof and assembly number “4”. This assembly number also appears inside toe of buttplate, in pencil on the butt of stock under buttplate & on inside face of threaded mount ring of rifled bbl. Serial number appears on every part of carbine. This carbine has a leaf style hammer spring versus the “V” shaped hammer spring found on an almost identical carbine serial #3, also being sold in this auction. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains about all of an outstanding professionally restored finish with strong bright blue turning plum on receiver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches & retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with a spot or two of light pitting. 4-56506 JR209 (15,000-25,000)

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RARE & UNUSUAL LEMAT MODEL 1881 CENTERFIRE CARBINE. Cal. 11.3 mm rifled bbl & 20 bore (15 mm) smoothbore bbl. SN 3. This rare carbine has features found on both early & late models. It has a 23-3/16″ oct to rnd rifled bbl with front sight integral with front band & a 2-position 400 meter rear sight mounted on octagonal section at rear. Bbl is marked “COLONEL LEMAT PATENT” between rear sight & bbl band. Center fire smoothbore bbl that functions as cylinder pivot is 25-1/8″ long with threads for rifled bbl mount, 2-1/8″ long. It has 9-shot cylinder with chambers rebated for cartridge rim. It has a spring-loaded loading gate mounted to recoil shield & smoothbore loading gate hinges to left & has an articulated extractor that functions when gate opens. It has an integral ejector rod mounted to right side of rear rifled bbl mount. Trigger guard has a long lower projection with a stud & ring in right side. Mounted with straight grain nicely figured walnut buttstock with smooth steel buttplate. There is orig slotted head cleaning rod through bbl mounts on right side that has a screwdriver slot in the end. Face of cylinder has serial number, usual oval “ELG” Belgian proof & a backwards “P”. Serial number appears on every part of carbine with number “4” at right lower rear edge of frame, a number while all other numbers are a “3” and appear on cleaning rod, bbl bands, ejector rod head, smoothbore loading gate, trigger guard, etc. Smoothbore bbl also has a partial proof along with “15.2” & a backwards “P”. The “15.2” is the bore diameter. The hammer spring is “V” shaped versus the flat hammer spring found on an almost identical carbine serial #2, also being sold in this auction. Inside buttplate has three dots at toe & three slash marks in tang. Lower tang channel in buttstock has three slash marks. Heel of buttplate has a knurled knob that, when unscrewed, reveals a 2-1/2″ long tapered pin. In the book, LeMat the Man, the Gun, Forgett & Serpette, p. 130 shows a similar item in carbine #208, which has a screwdriver blade. This pin has not been altered and is as originally found. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain an even dark blue/brown patina with some orig blue in sheltered areas. Buttstock retains most of an old restored oil finish. Button to use the articulated smoothbore firing pin on hammer nose is missing. Bbl band screws are battered. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-56507 JR208 (12,500-22,500)

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FINE LEMAT SECOND MODEL PARIS GRAPE SHOT REVOLVER WITH EXTREMELY RARE ATLANTA ARSENAL HOLSTER. Cal. 10.6 mm pistol bbl &16 ga. smoothbore grapeshot bbl. SN 1535. Blued finish with 7-1/16″ oct bbl, LeMat high front sight, engraved on top flat “Col LeMat Bte s.g.d.g. Paris” with a fine line border. It has serial number & star over “LM” proof on right side at cylinder. Rammer & lever are matching numbered & mounted on left side of bbl. It has center mounted articulated hammer nose to tilt down with a forward push to fire smoothbore bbl. Grip frame has integral lanyard loop without ring & is fitted with 2-pc checkered walnut grips that have serial number penned on inside of each side of each grip & on bottoms. Serial number is also found on cylinder & right side of smoothbore bbl at frame. Accompanied by an orig Civil War era Atlanta Arsenal brown leather flap holster built for the LeMat revolver. Holster measures about 14″ with flap closed & has a 7-1/2″ flap. Made from smooth, light brown cow hide with an open toe & sewn rear edge. Flap is designed to slide under a small narrow strap near top front of holster body. It has a sewn on wide belt loop on back. Few of these rare holsters exist & almost none have any condition. Also accompanied by a hand written note, unsigned, which states “This gun belonged to George Thomas, son of Emanuel and Sarah Ann Thomas, whose address was E. Middle St., Hanover, Pa. He was born in 1848 and was their only child who was in the Civil War. The other children were not in that war. He was a member of Major Jenkins Post No. 99. This Post was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. This Post Lodge is in Hanover, Pa. George Thomas was my mother’s oldest brother. There were 4 boys and 4 girls in her family. Civil War from April 12, 1861 – May 26, 1865.” Also accompanied by a signed statement from Lawrence P. Kirmser of Covington, WA who states that the above document was written by his grandmother, Ethel Strayer Blomquist, shortly before her death. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 92-94% glossy orig blue with loss areas flaked, not worn, to light patina. Frame pin catch is a replacement & rammer clip is broken. Cylinder retains 96-97% strong orig blue with light edge wear & light wear on shoulders between nipples. Frame retains traces of glossy orig blue, mostly flaked to bare metal, not from wear. Right side of frame is flaked bare while left sideplate has been cleaned. Grip frame is gray metal & buttcap retains about 80% glossy strong blue. Grips are very fine, showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright rifled bore with scattered light pitting & moderately pitted smoothbore. Holster is extremely fine, lightly soiled with wear spots where butt of revolver is under flap & at high points on inside surface. Toe is wrinkled with a little bit of dry surface & some loss of finish in that immediate area. Rear seam stitching near top is loose & flap closure strap is loose in same area. A truly spectacular complete & historic rig that requires additional research. 4-58091 JR425 (35,000-50,000)

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POSSIBLE CONFEDERATE LATE 1ST MODEL LEMAT GRAPESHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.66 rifled bbl & 16 ga. smoothbore bbl. SN 422. This revolver has orig tin/nickel finish (at least one other tin/nickel-plated LeMat known. It is SN 946 & is in a transitional model. It was carried by Capt. John N Maffitt ofo CSS Florida and pictured on pg 51 of Doug Adams new book The Confederate LeMat Revolver). with 6-3/4″ oct bbl, tall LeMat front sight with roll marked, block letter address “COL. LEMAT’S PATENT” in an engraved panel with fleur-de-lis at each end. Serial number & limit’s oval proof is on right flat in front of cylinder & on bottom in front of front bbl boss. Serial number also appears on top of smoothbore bbl at frame, on right front side of frame, on frame latch, cylinder, inside right side mounted rammer handle & in ink on bottom of each grip. It has spur trigger guard & integral solid butt cap with a swiveling stud & ring. It has early style articulated hammer nose with small buttons on each side to move it into position for firing smoothbore bbl. Rear bbl boss is cracked on left side where it joins bbl. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 75-80% dull orig nickel with loss areas a dark patina. Exposed nickel is somewhat bubbly but sound. Mechanics are crisp, grips show moderate to heavy wear & retain generous amounts of orig varnish in uncheckered areas. Rifled bbl is strong & bright with a spot or two of light pitting. Smoothbore bbl is clean with a few spots of very fine pitting. Cylinder face shows little evidence of use with nipples being nice & crisp indicating this revolver saw very little use, simply poor storage. 4-56509 JR230 (9,000-14,000)

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CONFEDERATE LEMAT & GIRARD LONDON MADE GRAPESHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.6 mm rifled bbl & 16 ga. smoothbore. SN 8948. In the bew book on LeMats by Doug Adams, Adams states the London LeMats serial numbered 8000-9000 were a Confederate Navy contract made by Tipping & Co. in England. Late London made LeMat with 6-9/16″ oct bbl with block letter address on top flat “LEMAT & GIRARD’S PATENT LONDON”. It has the tall LeMat front sight & has the serial number on right flat in front of cylinder. Serial number also appears on right front side of frame. No serial number was observed on smoothbore bbl but it does have two Birmingham proofs & number “18” which probably refers to bore diameter. It has left side rammer that operates in a channel between bbl & rear bbl boss & has the serial number on inside of rammer handle. It has single detent bbl assembly lock with knurled head. It has orig center mounted articulated hammer nose & 9-shot cylinder that pivots around smoothbore bbl & has serial number with Birmingham proofs around perimeter. Rear of cylinder, between nipples, is stamped “LL6” or “977” and assembly number “2”. Same assembly number appears on inside of checkered walnut grips. It has integral solid butt cap & lanyard loop without ring. CONDITION: Fine. No orig finish remains being an even dark brown patina overall with a few scattered spots of light rust. There are a couple of dings on rifled bbl & wrench marks on smoothbore bbl. Hammer nose is somewhat battered & hammer will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Rammer pivot screw may be a replacement. Grips show light to moderate wear with a chip on left side & retain generous amounts of orig varnish. Rifle bore is strong with fine pitting. Smoothbore also has fine pitting. 4-56510 JR227 (10,000-15,000)

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LE MAT SECOND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 and 16 ga. SN 1968. 6-1/2″ oct. and 6-1/2″ rnd bbls. “System Le Mat Bte s. g. d. g. Paris” is engraved on top of the bbl. There is a “« / LM” on the right side of the bbl. British proof marks appear on the bbl, cylinder and frame. The metal has been refinished. CONDITION: Retains almost all of the reblue finish. Grips show light wear. Mechanically fine. 4-56569 FS109 (7,500-11,500)

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RARE CONFEDERATE USED SECOND TYPE PARIS LEMAT GRAPESHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.6 mm rifled bore & 16 ga. smoothbore. SN 2315. Usual configuration with 6-9/16″ full oct bbl with roll marked block letter address “SYSTME LEMAT BTE S.G.D.G. PARIS”. Rammer is mounted on left side. Serial number & star over “LM” are on right flat at cylinder. Serial number also appears on right forward side of frame & on cylinder with last two digits on smoothbore bbl at frame and on rammer & handle . It has checkered walnut grips with serial number in ink on bottom of both sides. Assembly number “550” is stamped on inside of both grips & bottom of left grip and there is an “F” on left side of hammer. It has a solid buttcap with integral lanyard loop without ring. Both bbls have crown over “V” & crown over “P” proofs & cylinder has alternating proofs between each chamber. Also between two of chambers is a deep, recessed, small block letter “M” which is acceptance stamp of Confederate Purchasing Agent, William Murdaugh. Frame has captive pullout assembly lug. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains having been cleaned to bright metal. Rifle barrel has fine pitting over five exposed flats. Rnd bbl also has fine pitting & there is fine pitting on frame & hammer. Cylinder & grip frame are smooth cleaned metal with some scattered fine pitting. Small rammer screw is broken. Mechanics are crisp, rifle bore is strong & bright with scattered light pitting. Smoothbore is clean & bright. Grips show light diamond point wear. This revolver saw little use but suffers from poor storage. 4-56521 JR225 (12,500-22,500)

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FINE SECOND TYPE PARIS LEMAT GRAPESHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.6 mm rifled bore & 16 ga. smoothbore. SN 2332. Usual configuration with 6-9/16″ full oct bbl with roll marked block letter address “SYSTME LEMAT BTE S.G.D.G. PARIS”. Rammer is mounted on left side. Serial number & star over “LM” are on right flat at cylinder. Serial number also appears on right forward side of frame & on cylinder with last two digits on smoothbore bbl at frame and on rammer & handle . It has checkered walnut grips with serial number in ink on bottom of right side. Assembly number “18” is stamped on inside & bottom of each grip & there is an “N” on left side of hammer. It has a solid buttcap with integral lanyard loop without ring. Both bbls have crown over “V” & crown over “P” proofs & cylinder has alternating proofs between each chamber. Frame has captive pullout assembly lug. CONDITION: Very good plus. Top three flats of bbl have moderate to heavy pitting & smoothbore bbl light to moderate pitting. Frame & hammer have light to moderate pitting with traces of orig blue in sheltered areas on frame & about 75% thin orig blue on cylinder. Back strap is heavily pitted. Grips show moderate wear & retain generous amounts of orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, hammer nose tang is broken & has been expertly checkered. Rifle bore is worn with fine light pitting. Smoothbore is clean with scattered spots of pitting. 4-56511 JR224 (10,000-15,000)

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EARLY SECOND STYLE PARIS LEMAT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.6 mm. SN 801. Rifled bbl & 16 ga. smoothbore bbl. Usual configuration with 6-11/16″ full oct bbl with altered, dovetailed orig sight & engraved address on top flat in script “Col LeMat Bte sgdg Paris” in a panel with a dbl curlicue with two dots on each end. Rammer is mounted on left side & it has early style spur trigger guard. Serial number & star over “LM” are on right bbl flat at cylinder. Serial number also appear on right forward side of frame, on smoothbore bbl at frame, on bayonet style assembly latch, on rammer & lever and on cylinder. It has replacement hammer nose that appears to have been installed during period of use. It has checkered walnut grips with engraved escutcheons & serial number stamped on bottom of each side. It also has a solid buttcap with a pinned, solid lanyard loop without ring. There is a “B” on left side of backstrap under grip which letter also appears on left side of hammer & face of cylinder. CONDITION: Very good, no orig finish remains being mostly a smooth, medium to dark brown patina with a few scattered spots of fine surface rust, heavier on right side of bbl. Cylinder is a smooth blue/brown patina. Smooth-bore bbl shows light surface pitting, heavier under cylinder. Mechanics are fine, rifled bore is strong with scattered moderate pitting. Smoothbore has light to moderate pitting. Grips show moderate wear & retain most of a hand polished patina. 4-56518 JR223 (7,500-12,500)

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FINE PARIS LEMAT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.6 mm rifled bbl & 16 ga. smoothbore. SN 2074. Later model Paris revolver with 6-7/8″ full oct bbl & 6-5/8″ smoothbore bbl that is also the cylinder pivot. Rifle bbl has engraved address on top flat “SYSTEME LEMAT BTE SGDG PARIS”. It has serial number & star over “LM” on right flat in front of cylinder. Last two digits of serial number appear on rammer handle & rammer. Serial number also appears on right forward side of frame & right side of smoothbore bbl at frame. It has solid grip cap with integral lanyard ring without loop. It has assembly number “10” on right side of front strap under grip which number also appears in pencil on inside of each grip. Bottom of each grip has serial number in ink. It has typical LeMat tall front sight with left side mounted rammer & a replacement hammer nose. Fitted with checkered walnut grips with raised panels at frame. It has captive pull-out assembly lug. Fitted with a 9-shot cylinder which also serial number along with proofs consisting of alternating crown over “V” & crown over connected “CP”. CONDITION: Fine. No orig finish remains being a dark brown patina with moderate pitting over most of exposed surfaces. Mechanics are fine, grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear & retain most of their orig varnish on uncheckered areas. Pullout assembly lug appears to be a replacement as it will not quite release when fully retracted. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny rifle bore with a spot or two of very fine discoloration in grooves. Smoothbore is clean & bright. 4-56520 JR221 (7,500-12,500)

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FIRST MODEL BELGIAN LEMAT GRAPESHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.66 rifled bbl & 16 ga. smoothbore. SN 28. Rifle bbl is7″ oct to rnd, with tall dovetailed front sight & engraved bbl address “COL. LeMat Patent” is an engraved panel with fleur-de-lis at each end. Right side of bbl has serial number & LeMat’s oval proof just in front of cylinder. It has spring loaded, spoon handle latch & a right side mounted replacement rammer, handle & catch. Serial number also appears on bottom of rifled bbl in front of front ring, on top of smoothbore bbl at frame, on grip screw & inside escutcheon of right grip. It has spur trigger guard, solid integral butt cap & swiveling lanyard ring through the butt. It has orig articulated hammer nose with small ears on each side for positioning to fire the smoothbore bbl. Muzzle end of smoothbore bbl has interrupted take down threads. Cylinder has serial number “35” on face & there are no proof marks observed on gun. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains, overall being a light silvery brown patina with scattered moderate pitting on rnd part of rifle bbl. Frame has light to moderate pitting with grip frame & cylinder having light to moderate pitting. Grips show heavy wear with some dings & gouges at bottom right edge & have a dark oil stain. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine. Rifled bore, with its light rifling, is strong with fine pitting. Smoothbore is lightly pitted. 4-56513 JR226 (7,500-12,500)

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EARLY SECOND TYPE PARIS LEMAT GRAPESHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.66 mm rifled bbl & 16 ga. smoothbore bbl. SN 2103. Standard second type Paris LeMat with 6-13/16″ oct bbl with tall LeMat front sight & script engraved bbl address “Systeme LeMat Bte s.g.d.g. Paris” with fish shaped decoration at each end. Serial number & a star over “LM” are on right flat at cylinder. Bottom left flat has French proofs. Serial number also appears on smoothbore bbl at frame & on right forward side of frame. It has a left side mounted rammer that has number “3” on both pieces which corresponds to last digit of serial number. Cylinder also has serial number along with alternating French proofs between chambers. It has rnd trigger guard, captive pull-out assembly lug that appears to be a replacement & integral solid butt cap with lanyard loop without ring. Grips are unnumbered & unmarked but are in equal condition to revolver & fit very well. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being a medium brown artificially aged patina overall with scattered moderate pitting. Hammer nose is a replacement & does not hold well on half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Grips show heavy wear with a crack in left side along with gouges on both sides. Rifled bbl is strong & sharp with fine pitting. Smoothbore bbl has light pitting. 4-56516 JR229 (6,000-10,000)

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SECOND TYPE PARIS LEMAT GRAPESHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.6 mm rifled bbl & 16 ga. smoothbore bbl. SN 967. It has 6-11/16″ full oct bbl with tall LeMat front sight with top flat engraved in script “Col. LeMat Bte s.g.d.g. Paris”. It has an engraved border with fleur-de-lis at each end. Right bbl flat has serial number & a star over “LM” just in front of cylinder. Serial number also appears on smoothbore bbl just in front of frame, on right front side of frame, on cylinder, on frame locking lever & on bottom of each grip. It has later style rnd trigger guard with integral buttcap & pinned, solid, lanyard loop without ring. Left side of front strap under grip has a small “P” & right side a small “Z”. Left side of hammer has a small “V” & front of cylinder has a “B”. Grips are checkered walnut. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains being a cleaned metal color overall showing heavy wear on octagonal bbl with fine pitting & some light battering on right side of rear boss. Cylinder has light pitting & a ding on front edge. Frame has a few nicks on sideplate, otherwise is a smooth gray metal color. Rammer & pivot screw appear to be old replacements without serial numbers, as is the hammer nose. Mechanics are functional but need attention. Grips show moderate wear with a couple of small chips on left side. Grip screw is a replacement. Rifled bore is strong with scattered pitting. Smoothbore is lightly pitted. 4-56517 JR228 (7,500-12,500)

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RARE EARLY FIRST MODEL PARIS LEMAT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 10.6 mm rifled bbl & 16 ga. smoothbore. SN 737. Almost identical to serial number 617 as pictured on p. 64 of LeMat The Man, The Gun, Forgette & Serpette. It still has Belgian features of a spur trigger guard, buttons on side of articulated hammer nose and a stud & ring in butt. It has 9-shot cylinder with bbl address “COL. LEMAT BTE SGDG PARIS” in a small panel on top flat with fleur-de-lis at each end. Serial number & a star with “LM” proof is on right side bbl flat. Serial number also appears on right side of frame, on smoothbore bbl & locking lever. It has LeMat’s typical tall front sight with sighting groove in hammer nose & checkered 2-pc walnut grips. Rammer & pivot screw are replacements. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains being an even silver brown patina over all metal surfaces with light to moderate pitting. Bbl address is thin but completely legible. Some of screws are battered. Grips show moderate to heavy wear & are slightly shrunken from frame. Mechanics are fine, rifled bore is strong with light to moderate pitting. Smoothbore is dark & pitted. 4-56519 JR220 (5,000-8,000)

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FINE REPRODUCTION PARIS LEMAT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 rifled bbl & 16 ga. smoothbore bbl. SN 2416. Usual late configuration with 6-3/4″ full oct bbl, block letter “SYSTEME LEMAT BTE S.C.D.G. PARIS” address. It has the serial number & star over “LM” on right flat at cylinder. Serial number also appears on right forward side of frame & on right side of smoothbore bbl at frame. Bottom left flat of oct bbl has crown over “V” & crown over “GP” proofs. The 9-shot cylinder has alternating identical proofs along with serial number. It has checkered walnut grips & a solid buttcap with integral lanyard loop. CONDITION: Very fine. Artificially aged. It retains 50-60% strong orig blue in sheltered areas with typically worn areas an artificially aged brownish patina. Cylinder is mostly a plum brown with scattered spots of light rust. Hammer retains most of its orig dark case colors. Grips are very fine. Both bores are bright. Mechanics are crisp. 4-56515 JR222 (2,000-3,000)

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RARE BELGIAN PINFIRE & PERCUSSION LEMAT GRAPESHOT REVOLVER. Cal. Appears to be 11 mm (may be 12 mm) rifled bbl & about 20 ga. smoothbore bbl. SN 3023. One of only about 1,000 of these rare revolvers, it has 6-1/4″ oct bbl with LeMat’s tall front sight & angled roll mark bbl address “COLONEL A. LEMAT BREVETE”. Left side of bbl has a crown & “EL” proof along with a crown “V” proof which is also found on rear boss. Serial number does not appear on bbl assembly. Nor is it found on smoothbore bbl. Entire serial number appears on right front edge of frame. It has 9-shot fluted cylinder with oval “ELG” Belgian proof, a crown “V” proof & a “2”. Front of cylinder has initials “F.R”. Both rifle bbl & smoothbore bbls have number “1”. It has a center mounted articulated insert in hammer nose for firing percussion bbl, which is also cylinder pivot. It has dbl detent assembly pin & grip screw is from right side vs. left side as found on percussion revolvers. It has a solid integral grip cap with lanyard loop without ring & is fitted with smooth walnut grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall is a clean bright metal color & does not to have ever had any kind of finish. There is scattered fine pitting here & there, heavier on hammer. Mechanics are crisp, grips are sound showing heavy wear with a fine hand patina. Shallow groove rifled bore is fine with light to moderate pitting as is smoothbore. 4-56512 JR231 (7,000-12,000)

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RARE LEMAT CENTERFIRE GRAPESHOT REVOLVER. Cal. 12 mm rifled bbl & 15 mm smoothbore bbl. SN 289. This appears to be a revolver built on 1871 patent with smoothbore firing pin centrally mounted in a slot in hammer with rear facing lever that must be flipped forward to fire the smoothbore bbl. It has 4-9/16″ oct bbl with engraved address “Colonel LeMat Patent” with barleycorn shaped integral front sight & a heavy fixed ejector mounted on right side of rear bbl boss. Made without front bbl boss & only has a small contoured pad at muzzle to make contact with smoothbore bbl. It has a 9-shot rnd fluted cylinder with oval “ELG” proof & a crown backwards “P” proof on front. Serial number appears on lower right rear edge of frame. Number “25”, which is probably an assembly number, appears on bottom flat of rifled bbl, on right side of smoothbore bbl, near frame on front of cylinder, on loading gate of smoothbore bbl, cylinder loading gate & on lanyard stud. It has uncheckered walnut grips that are unmarked. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains, having been cleaned & polished to bright metal. Grips are sound & retain most of their strong varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, sharp rifled bore with scattered fine pitting. Bright smoothbore with scattered fine pitting. 4-56514 JR232 (7,000-12,000)

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RARE LEMAT PATENT MODEL. For patent 24,313 dated June 7, 1859, this patent covered an “automatic finger for closing the vent of cannons and c.” The wood section of the model represents the breech of a cannon bbl and the brass mechanism is the patented finger. LeMat is more famous for his patent 2-bbl revolvers. Complete w/its orig patent tag. This exact model is illus. in Doug Adams new comprehensive book TheConfederate LeMatRevolvers . Enclosed in a custom plastic case. CONDITION: Fine. Light chipping and taping on the edges of the orig patent office tag. 4-59107 (5,000-8,000)

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FINE CIVIL WAR BELT & BUCKLE WITH CARTRIDGE & CAP BOX. Standard enlisted leather belt, 1-7/8″ wide, made from rough leather with a lead lined large “US” oval brass buckle & a brass keeper. Cartridge box is usual configuration about 7-3/8″ long x 3-1/2″ high x 2-1/4″ thick with a large outside flap & small oval brass “US” buckle with a cartouche on lower right front. It has a thin inner flap also with a small cartouche that is illegible & has a 20-rd wooden block inside. There is another smaller gusseted pouch on front, missing its tab. Also included is a standard 2-flap cap box by “H G Haedrich / Phila Pa”. It has outer flap with tab over a brass stud closure with inner flap & pouch with deteriorating fleece lining, a nipple pick & several musket caps CONDITION: Generally fine. Belt has worn edges with belt buckle having some traces of orig gilt. Cartridge box is fine with worn tab on flap & 30-40% orig gilt on small buckle. Cap box has two slots in outer flap, is dry & crackled on flap, fine inside. 4-58153 JR365 (1,000-1,500)

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SCARCE MANN’S CAVALRY LEATHER CARTRIDGE BOX. Made of black leather, 6-3/4″ long x 5″ high x about 2″ thick with a somewhat wider flap on front & a brass stud on bottom. It has a tin 4-compartment insert that can be pulled upwards for access to cartridges in bottom. Has a small gusseted pouch on front with tab closure. Front of flap has a large “US” in an oval with part of the maker’s name in perimeter visible. It states “GAYLORD MAKER CHICOPEE MASS.”. There is a smaller oval in lower right front of flap that is indecipherable. Shoulder straps are missing. CONDITION: Dry & crackled on flap with some small finish loss. Body of box is very fine with slight losses of finish on edges. A scarce box seldom encountered. 4-58152 JR364 (350-600)

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CIVIL WAR/INDIAN WARS PERIOD BELT, BUCKLE HOLSTER AND CAP BOX. Fine orig set consisting of Indian Wars Period belt and brass belt plate with “US” in an oval, and a brass wire keeper. The holster is dual purpose for the Colt SAA & Smith & Wesson Schofield revolvers. Marked on the back “Lanz, Owen & Co./Chicago”. It has inspector initials “HK” on the flap. The cap box is standard Civil War issue with dbl flaps with a nipple pick. There is a cartouche on the inner flap that is mostly illegible. CONDITION: Belt is sound with flexed surface and crackled with lots of finish. Holster is very fine with slightly crackled flap and dry belt loop that is crackled with loss of finish. Cap box is solid with crackled outer flap, but retains most of its orig finish. 4-57595 JR 564 (800-1,200)

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INDIAN WARS MILITARY HOLSTER. Dual purpose holster for a Colt SAA revolver or a Smith & Wesson Schofield. Made of black cowhide with sewn rear seam and Cheyenne plug. It has flap with two holes and brass stud with oval “US” on the front. There is a wide belt loop on the back, sewn and with three harness rivets. CONDITION: Has been treated and is reasonably supple. Very crackled finish with moderate losses. Flap has a break by one of the holes. 4-57611 JR563 (200-400)

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LOT OF THREE CIVIL WAR/INDIAN WARS BELTS & BUCKLES. (1) An early rectangular brass buckle with deep relief cast eagle over a wreath of acanthus leaves with small shield on eagle’s breast. It is attached to a black leather sword belt covered with gold braid with alternating blue stripes. It has both sword hangers intact. CONDITION: Dry with lost stitching but generally good. (2) A second buckle is identical to first one & is attached to a black “Horstmann” belt with decorative stitching. It is without sword hangers & never had any. CONDITION: Leather is moderately worn & dry with some loss to finish, buckle is lightly soiled retaining about half its orig gilt. (3) Third buckle is attached to a smooth “Horstmann” belt with later style eagle buckle with large shield & eagle facing right. Belt has sewn on loops with triangular shaped hangers which support gilded chain sword hangers. CONDITION: Fine. Lightly worn with some crackling. Buckle & chain hangers retain most of their orig gilt. 4-58154 JR366 (700-1,000)

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VERY RARE COLT MODEL 1839 PATERSON CARBINE. Cal. .525 smoothbore. SN 572. One of the great rarities in Colt collecting is an 1839 carbine with condition. Not only is the carbine rare, but when found with condition it is doubly rare. This item has both. It has blue finish with 24-3/8″ faceted to rnd bbl with pin front sight & fixed rear sight. Rear 10-1/8″ of bbl has seven flats over top & 3-3/4″ in front of bbl lug has matching seven flats on bottom. It has a dbl scalloped, flat sided lug with orig factory rammer & wide wedge with dbl grooves & screws. Left side of lug is marked “Patent Arms Mg. Co. Paterson, N.J.-Colt’s Pt.” Each end of address has a star & snake pattern. It has a 6-shot cylinder without usual rolled scenes having two narrow & one wide grooves near each end. It has a rounded rear shoulder & is marked in center “COLT’S PATENT.” “PATENT ARMS MAN’Y.” & “Patterson JERSEY”, spelled with two “T’s”. The “COLT’S PATENT” is rolled over “W.L. ORMSBY” and there are traces of the orig rolled scenes that apparently were removed to accommodate these roll markings. Consignor reports that this carbine is the one sent to England in 1840’s in an attempt to generate more trade in the English market. It remains without British proofs. It is mounted with straight grain American walnut, uncheckered, straight grip stock with a smooth crescent steel buttplate with dbl stepped tang. It has a serpentine shaped trigger guard/finger rest. Stock has a large spliced section at toe. This splice appears to have been made either at factor or during period of use. Serial number was observed on inside face of bbl lug, bottom of wedge, back of cylinder, cylinder pin, cylinder rotating ring, inside lower tang & upper tang, inside loading lever, on butt of stock underneath buttplate & inside toe of buttplate. The two buttplate wood screws & one tang wood screw were observed to have assembly marks consisting of three slashes & a “V”, one only had the “V”. The cylinder lock pin spring bears “38”, whether an assembly number or replacement part is unknown. This is truly a remarkable item with all of its orig parts intact. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong bright orig blue with some light flaking & edge wear that has turned to light patina. Cylinder retains 75-80% bright orig blue mixed with light patina. Bottom strap & lower tang retain 88-90% glossy orig blue & trigger guard a few spots of orig blue with balance flaked to a gray metal color with brown patina on trigger guard. Hammer retains 75-80% glossy niter blue & top tang about 87-88% glossy orig blue. Receiver ring retains about 60% orig blue worn to gray metal on outer rim edge with other losses flaked, not worn, to light patina. Buttplate has a stripped heel screw and retains about 85% glossy orig blue. Buttstock retains most of its orig oil finish with light handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Probably an unfired carbine. 4-57576 JR393 (50,000-80,000)

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RARE COLT MODEL 1855 BRITISH REVOLVING CARBINE. Cal. 56. SN 11731. Very rare carbine with 21″ oct to rnd bbl, pinched blade brass front sight & 2-leaf 3-position folding rear sight. Top strap & frame have usual markings with British proofs on bbl & cylinder. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with some figure, a brass trigger guard on straight stock with crescent brass buttplate. There is a staple & ring in left side of frame. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including cylinder, cylinder pin & buttplate. Bbl retains most of its orig finish turning mottled plum with about 50% bright blue. Loading lever retains about half its case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas. Frame retains about 80% orig blue, thin & turning to patina on bottom. Hammer retains mostly silvered case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches & retains virtually all of it brilliant orig finish. Brass is a beautiful medium mellow patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. This appears to be an unfired carbine. 4-57626 JR381 (15,000-25,000)

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RARE & EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COLT WALKER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN B COMPANY No 8. This rare revolver, the Holy Grail of percussion Colt collecting, is probably the third finest Walker extant, behind only the Pulhamus & B Company No 18 Walkers in condition, certainly in top 5 & finest to come to market in many years. Our revolver has a 9″ oct to rnd bbl with German silver front sight, address that reads toward muzzle with “US/1847” on right side of bbl lug & serial number on left side of bbl lug above wedge slot. Frame & buttstrap have serial number in same sized stamping, while cylinder has very tiny numbers & trigger guard numbers somewhere in between. The cylinder & trigger guard numbers read “B COMY No 8”. Left side of front strap, under 1-pc walnut grip, has assembly number “8” which number also appears inside toe of front strap channel of grip. Grip has a partially legible cartouche on each side. Right side cartouche is about half legible & reads “WAT”. Left side cartouche is only partially visible. There is a small “B” on backstrap & another near front edge of cylinder. Cylinder has usual markings of “Model U.S.M.R.” & “COLT’S PATENT”, above & below serial number. It has oval cylinder stop notches and rolled ranger & Indian fight scene. Accompanied by a packet of information contained in a Texas Gun Collector Association portfolio including a letter dated Oct. 11, 1964 from Henry M. Stewart, Jr. wherein he authenticates this Walker revolver which, at that time, belonged to Mr. Fries of Grovetown, PA. He states that he found it “completely original and authentic with reservation on loading lever only”. There is no explanation. Mr. Stewart further states that Mr. Fries had stated that his grandfather, George W. Fries, had owned this revolver & was in the Civil War & Texas Rangers. Mr. Stewart states that the records do not support these claims but he believed that Grandfather Fries may have obtained it during his service with the Pennsylvania Railway Baggage Dept. He further states that Mr. M.R. Brown of Kansas City had purchased this revolver & that he, Mr. Stewart, certified to him its “genuineness” & that “I am qualified to pass on this authenticity”. There is a hand written letter dated Oct. 2, 1964, signed Earl W. Fries, apparently a bill of sale to Mr. Milton R. Brown for this revolver by serial number. Mr. Fries states this revolver was his grandfather’s & came to him through the death of his own father. He states with no verification that Grandfather Fries was a member of the Texas Rangers & was through the Mexican War & also that he was the Baggage Master on Pennsylvania Railroad in charge of U.S. Mail between Philadelphia & Pittsburgh. There is also a certificate from Texas Gun Collectors Association “Parade of Walkers” to Mr. Ira Weinstein for displaying this revolver in Spring of 2003. There is also a 2-page letter dated Jul. 28, 1954 from the Curator of The Colt Museum giving history of the Colt Walker. CONDITION: Bbl & rammer retain a fine smooth plum patina with original blue finish around wedge on right side of lug & traces of blue in sheltered areas around rammer spring on bottom of bbl. Rnd section of bbl has been lightly cleaned & has some fine pitting. Rammer pivot retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas. Cylinder is a cleaned gray/brown patina & retains 50-60% Ormsby Indian fight scene. Frame retains 50-60% silvered case hardening with scattered spots of fine pitting. Hammer is a dark patina with light pitting around nose. Trigger guard & front strap are a medium mellow brass patina and backstrap & buttstrap are gray metal color with some light hammer marks on bottom. Grip is sound with light nicks & scratches, shows moderate wear with a dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. It would be virtually impossible to improve on this Walker in today’s market and is substantially better than any such revolvers to come to market in recent years. This revolver is of the quality & originality rarely ever encountered & is a once in a life time opportunity to own such a piece. 4-57627 JR426 (250,000-350,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE COLT WALKER HOLSTER. Brown leather holster approx. 15-1/2″ long with full flap that has a 5″ tab that slides under a strap sewn to front. It has a medium belt loop on back & has a museum code in white ink. Back edge is sewn & it has an open toe. The survival rate on these rare holsters is unknown but it is speculated that only a very few of this type are known in the collecting world. CONDITION: Fine. Lightly crackled surface with heavier flexing & crackling around toe with wear from front sight & loss of finish in that area. Rear seam is open at toe. Flap tab is also dry & crackled but still flexible & intact. Flap has a small hole near heel, otherwise is intact with crackling & some very slight loss of finish. Body is soiled & oil stained but fine. 4-57628 JR427 (10,000-20,000)

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SAMUEL COLT PRESENTATION CASED 3-GUN SET. This exceptional set is one of only three known similar sets. It was presented to Lt. Silas Bent by Col. Colt himself in about 1856. The set consists of a fabulous burled rosewood case 16” long, 9-5/8″ wide & 2-1/2″ deep with a scalloped corner, rectangular, brass plate in the lid engraved in period script “Lieut. Silas Bent / Compliments of / Col Colt”. It has a shield shaped brass lock escutcheon for mortised brass lock. Lined with burgundy velvet & compartmented in bottom for three Colt percussion revolvers including an 1851 Navy, an 1849 pocket model & an 1855 side hammer root. It also has compartments for a dbl sided Navy flask with angle spout, a dbl sided eagle flask for smaller revolvers, a steel 2-cavity, 36 cal mold & a steel 2-cavity, 31 cal mold. There is also an empty paper container for Hicks Caps & a lacquered tin of Eley Bros. caps. Also accompanied by an L-shaped nipple wrench & an L-shaped screwdriver. Revolvers are as follows: (1) Model 1851 Navy. Cal. 36. SN 49962. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, pin front sight with 1-line New York City address. It has silver-plated grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including the wedge. May have been fired but if so very little. Bbl retains a flaked blue/brown patina with about 30% glossy orig blue. Rammer retains about 50% orig case colors, bright on the pivot, faded to silver elsewhere. Cylinder retains 15-20% orig blue with balance flaked to a medium patina. All six safety pins are crisp & it retains virtually all of its orig Ormsby Naval battle scene. Frame retains most of its orig case colors, faded & faint and turning to silver. Hammer retains 75-80% faded case colors, strong on right side. Grip frame, with its small trigger guard, retains 95-97% orig silver plate. Grip is crisp & retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of pitting. (2) 1849 pocket model. Cal. 31. SN 149376. Usual configuration, 4″ oct bbl, pin front sight, 2-line New York City address with serifs. It has 5-shot cylinder & silver-plated brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 60-70% flaked blue/brown patina with spots of dark blue. Rammer retains 60-70% orig case colors, mostly on the pivot and half of the arm. Cylinder retains a mottled blue/brown flaked patina with some hammer marks & a few nicks & dings and retains about 50% stagecoach hold-up scene. Frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors, bright & strong on the sides, turning dark on recoil shields. Hammer is a mottled gray patina. Grip frame retains 93-95% strong orig silver. Grip, with a few minor nicks, scratches & light edge wear, retains most of its bright orig varnish. There are many hammer marks on bottom of butt. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few spots of pitting. (3) Model 3A 1855 Root. Cal. 31. SN 441. Usual configuration with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, pin front sight, 5-shot full fluted cylinder with 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl address is in two lines “COLT’S PT. / 1855” & Colt’s normal Hartford address in two lines with small crosses at each end & between the two inscriptions. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 30-40% glossy orig blue in sheltered areas with balance flaked to medium patina. Frame retains about 95% glossy bright orig blue with some thinning on backstrap. Grip is sound with a few minor nicks & retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Cylinder retains 50-60% thin orig blue, stronger in the flutes. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore.

Accompanied by a large packet of information regarding this set & the relationship between Lt. Bent & Col. Colt. Lt. Bent was born October, 1820 in St. Louis, entered the Navy at age 16 as a midshipman & served 25 years resigning as Lt. to pursue family business. At one point, probably at the 1851 London Exposition, he became acquainted with Samuel Colt after which they apparently became close friends. It is well known that Colt had few friends, as a matter of personal choice, so it is speculated that their friendship was very personal based on mutual interest in Bent’s profession in Hydrography, which also may have been Colt’s interest. Regardless of the connection, their friendship apparently continued & became very close as is evidenced by the fact that Lt. Bent was accorded the honor of personally accompanying Colt in a private carriage after Colt’s wedding on the way to the reception. Another influence that may have prompted this gift was the fact that Lt. Bent, as Commodore Perry’s Flag Lt. on his historic trip to Japan 1852-55, carried several Colt firearms as presentations to Japanese dignitaries, which was an attempt by Colt to open up Japanese firearms trade. In return Lt. Bent was given several Japanese matchlock arms which he arranged, through the Navy, to be released to Colt which were displayed for many years in the Colt museum. It is well recorded that Lt. Bent gave Colt a Kris & sheath, as a wedding present, which was prominently displayed in Colt’s home, Armsmear. This is well documented and illustrated in several books. It is also well documented that Lt. Bent spent considerable time advising Mr. & Mrs. Colt on the refurbishing of Armsmear.

Provenance of this set seems to go back to the early 1930’s when it was purchased by Robert Abels from a William McNary of St. Louis, MO (Lt. Bent’s home town). A notarized statement from Mr. Abels further states that he sold the set to Norm Flayderman in 1962. A typewritten note, also apparently from Mr. Abels, states basically as above but goes on further that McNary said that he bought them from “an ex-Major’s widow of St. Louis”. He further states that he cannot trace anything directly to Lt. Bent. In a 1962 letter to Mr. Abels, Norm Flayderman is asking for additional information on the set. Then in 1963 Norm apparently sold the set to Mr. Andrew T. Seymour III of Fort Worth. There is also a letter from Silas B. McKinley, grandson of Lt. Bent stating that he knew very little about relations between Colt & his grandfather beyond the family tradition that Col. Colt purchased his grandfather’s engagement ring for him.

CONDITION: Navy flask has a large dent on one side near the top, otherwise retains about 90% orig finish on the body with some oxidation on cap & spout. Small flask retains 85-90% orig finish with some light rust on the spring. Two molds are fine as are the nipple wrench & screwdriver. Cap box & cap tin are equally fine. Case has a loose front corner & one small sliver of veneer missing on right rear corner with a crack in bottom, otherwise is completely sound with several light handling & storage marks. Interior is moderately faded with a rectangular area in lid where there may have been a label or something written. Bottom is moderately faded with light soil & wear from revolvers. This is truly a spectacular set & undoubtedly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own something this historic as a personal presentation from Col. Colt himself to a personal friend. 4-57777 JR454 (50,000-100,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE CASED COLT NO. 5 BELT MODEL TEXAS PATERSON REVOLVER WITH EHLER’S HAMMER. Cal. 36. SN 676. Extremely rare Ehler’s Model Texas Paterson with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, German silver front sight, large letter bbl address with flat side lug & attached 3-pc rammer. It has case colored frame & hammer with 1-pc flared butt walnut grip. Accompanied by a fabulously rare walnut casing, 13-3/8″ long x 6-3/4″ wide x 2-1/2″ deep with brown velvet lining with recesses in bottom for revolver, a spare cylinder & copper & brass combination powder/bullet charger with number “73” and a wooden bullet guide. End bands have straight knurling with the same address on middle band as is on bbl. It also has a sgl cavity ball mold with sprue cutter & three turned walnut handles with brass ferrules. Handles have light incised turnings. Also included is a brass cleaning rod with turned ebony or walnut handle. Also included is a large size orig Paterson capper with bar latch on back & number “6” inside lid. There is also an orig steel combination tool for a smaller size Paterson along with a key. Serial number of this revolver was observed on inside face of bbl lug, in two places on rear of cylinder, on cylinder rotating ring, hammer, inside backstrap & inside buttstrap groove on grip. Tiny number “676” is also found on bottom left edge of grip. Further disassembling of this revolver was not attempted to determine if additional parts were numbered. Loading lever has assembly number “37” on flat between latch slot & pivot and a matching number is on bottom of bbl. Wedge is unnumbered & believed to be from a later issue revolver. This is believed to be one of, if not in fact, the finest No. 5 Belt Model Texas Patersons with loading lever extant. Accompanied by an appraisal from well known west coast auctioneer, John Gangel, dated April 7, 2000, wherein he states that this Colt Paterson “is one of the most important Colt firearms in private hands” and “is by far the absolute best known Texas Paterson with factory ramrod known at this time”. The casing is an equal rarity. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas, thin & mixed with patina elsewhere. Frame plate retains most of its strong bright orig blue. Cylinder retains 93-95% strong bright orig blue around the body with a few thin spots turning to patina with a gray front edge & retains 96-98% strong orig stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains 35-40% thin orig case colors, stronger & brighter in sheltered areas. Grip frame & bottom of frame are a silver/gray patina. Grip is sound with minor nicks & scratches & retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Loading lever is silver metal color. Case is sound with two or three grain checks in bottom with numerous small nicks & scratches & a chemical spot on lid. Interior is moderately faded & soiled with wear around revolver & charger recesses. Lid shows impressions from revolver cylinder, charger & spare cylinder that apparently were with this set in years past. Bullet mold retains about 50% thin orig blue with fine grain checks in all handles. Cleaning rod & combination tool are fine, capper retains traces of gold wash on exterior with lid sharp & crisp & retains virtually all of its orig gold wash on inside with most of niter blue on two springs. Charger retains generous amounts of orig finish on copper body & most of its gold wash on end bands with middle band retaining about 30%. This set is suitable to the most discerning of the collecting fraternity or any museum. 4-57572 JR392 (250,000-350,000)

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RARE CASED COLT MODEL C POCKET NO. 1 BABY PATERSON REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 110. Very rare, one of only about 500 ever made in the period 1837-38. This special Baby Paterson has 2-9/16″ oct bbl without the thick borders around the wedge slot and the usual small letter address reading from cylinder to muzzle. It has German silver front sight with a narrow silver band at muzzle, a medium silver band in front of bbl lug with a wide & narrow silver band at cylinder end & sgl curve bbl lug with flared sides. Cylinder is usual 5-shots with two wide silver bands & centaur rolled scene. Frame is silver plated with a wide & narrow silver band on recoil shields. It has nicely figured varnished walnut 1-pc grip with flat butt. Backstrap has a small rectangular silver plate engraved with initials “M.H.” Serial number was observed on wedge, inside face of bbl lug, rear of cylinder, cylinder turning ring, trigger, inside back strap, hammer & inside grip under buttstrap. Revolver was not further disassembled to determine if serial numbers are on other parts. Accompanied by an orig No. 1 Baby Paterson mahogany casing with scalloped edge, raised panel lid with a German silver rectangular plate in top. It measures 9-1/8″ x 6-3/16″ x 1-3/4″ and has dovetailed corners, brass hinges & a mortised iron lock with brass rectangular escutcheon. Inside, it has recesses for a spare 5-shot rnd edge cylinder matching numbered to this revolver, an orig sgl cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter & three walnut handles with brass ferrules. One of handles appears to be a replacement. It has an orig 5-3/4″ overall length iron jag with walnut handle with brass ferrule, an orig small Paterson capper bearing serial number “74” inside the lid & an orig Baby Paterson charger with serial number “91” visible in at least four places. Finding one of these rare revolvers with two matching numbered cylinders is a great rarity. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching as noted above. Bbl retains about 50% thin orig blue, primarily on sides & bottom and around front sight. Top three flats are a cleaned blue/gray patina & top flat has several small dents & fine pitting. Cylinder retains a blue/gray patina with about 90% centaur scene. Nipples still have fine blue with good edges. Frame retains about 50% orig silver plating, mostly on right side, with fine pitting on left side having been cleaned leaving some file marks around front strap & radius at top of front strap. Recoil shields are a brown patina with light pitting & traces of orig blue. Hammer nose sight is a replacement. Back strap retains 15-20% dull orig blue with the back strap cleaned to a silver/gray patina. Grip is fine with good edges, a small nick or two & retains most of a light wiped on finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Case has a slightly shrunken lid panel, otherwise is fine with light handling & storage nicks & scratches with two small holes in back edge. Top & sides retain most of their orig varnish with a small chemical stain on top front edge. Beveled edge pine bottom is very fine with no cracks. Spare cylinder is a mottled gray/brown patina & retains 50-60% orig centaur scene with light to moderate pitting. Bullet mold retains 60-65% bright orig blue mixed with patina. One of orig handles has a chip missing near the ferrule & replacement handle is cracked on both sides. Cleaning jag is a silver metal color with extremely fine handle. Capper is a medium dark brass patina. Charger retains 60-70% orig finish on copper body with about 40% orig gilding on middle band & most of orig gilding on top band & ball wheel. Powder charger end is a dark brass patina. Interior of box is faded & moderately soiled. This little revolver has more silver bands than any previously observed by this cataloguer. 4-57575 JR389 (100,000-150,000)

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RARE CASED MODEL NO. 2 PATERSON BELT REVOLVER. ONE OF THE FINEST CASED BELT MODELS KNOWN. Cal. 34. SN 674. One of only about 400 combined totals of No. 2 & No. 3 Belt Models of which is considered to be less than half of this total produced as No. 2 revolvers & only about 30% of those were cased, making this an extremely rare cased set. If one extrapolates the numbers it could rationally be construed to have been less than fifty of these cased sets produced in period 1837-40. This revolver has a 5-7/16″ oct bbl with German silver front sight, usual small letter bbl address reading toward muzzle. Bbl has dbl scalloped lug with flat sides. It has two cylinders, both numbered to revolver, with rounded shoulders & centaur rolled scenes. Frame, hammer & grip frame are case colored with a 1-pc smooth flat bottom walnut grip. Accompanied by an orig walnut casing, 9-3/4″ long x 7″ wide x about 2-1/4″ high with scalloped edges on lid with raised center panel & a rectangular brass scalloped corner plate in lid. It has brass hinges with a mortised brass lock with scalloped corner rectangular brass escutcheon. It is lined with striped burgundy velvet with a dowel in right rear corner for spare cylinder & recesses for revolver, powder/bullet charger & clips to secure sgl cavity bullet mold, combination tool & brass cleaning rod with turned walnut handle with brass ferrule. Bullet mold has three turned walnut handles, two large ones for mold handles & a smaller one for sprue cutter, all with shallow incised lines & brass ferrules. Charger has 2-pc copper body with rosette embossed brass rings at each end & a plain brass ring in center with turned edges & identical address as found on bbl. The number “53” is found in several places on this accessory. It also has an orig brass Paterson capper without number. Combination tool is unmarked. Serial number was observed on bottom of wedge, inside face of bbl lug, back of both cylinders, on cylinder rotating ring, hammer, left side of front strap, right side of back strap & inside buttstrap groove in grip. Trigger is unnumbered & may be an old replacement. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching, as noted above. Bbl retains about 80-85% thin orig style blue that may be an old restoration or an orig finish with a light bbl address strike. Wedge is a restored blue. One cylinder with assembly number “67” retains 88-90% orig blue turning to patina in a few areas & retains about 95% centaur scene. The other cylinder with assembly number “6” retains about 80% original blue & about 95% centaur scene. Frame retains silvered case colors with some very light faded colors on right side, being mostly a silver patina. Hammer retains 15-20% faded case colors. Back strap is a mottled silver brown patina with three notches in rear edge. Grip is sound with three notches in right bottom edge & others in left bottom edge with a chip, otherwise are sound with light nicks & scratches & retain most of their orig varnish with some dark oil staining at frame area. One frame bbl pin is broken. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Case is very fine with a series of small scratches in lid & on bottom, which may be an old addition, & retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly faded & moderately soiled with wear spots from revolver cylinder & spare cylinder in lid with heavy soiling around revolver & charger in bottom. Mold retains 65-70% orig blue with strong varnish on handles, combination tool retains 75-80% orig blue, dull in places, worn & turned gray on ball. Charger retains traces of orig finish on body with traces of orig gilding on brass bands. Capper is a light brass patina as is cleaning rod. Altogether, a wonderful & rare set suitable for the most discerning of collections or museums. 4-57573 JR391 (125,000-175,000)

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RARE COLT MODEL D POCKET NO. 1 BABY PATERSON REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 41. Very rare, this fine Baby Paterson is one of 500 made in period 1837-38. It has 3-3/4″ oct bbl with German Silver front sight, narrow silver band at muzzle with a wide silver band on top flat behind sight & a narrow & wide silver band at cylinder end on top three flats that do not wrap around bottom. There is a medium sized silver band on bottom three flats just in front of bbl lug. Engraved bbl address reads “Patent Arms Mfg. Co. Paterson N.J. – Colt’s Pt.-“. Wedge slot has thick raised borders & wedge is unnumbered appearing to have been filed down in area where a number should be. It has 5-shot square back cylinder with centaur scene. Frame is blue with a wide & narrow silver band around recoil shields & it has smooth, square butt, 1-pc walnut grip. Serial number was observed on back of cylinder, cylinder turning ring, side of trigger, inside back strap & inside front strap. As noted a partial “1” is visible on inside face of bbl lug. There is no number on grip. It is noted that there is a flat hammer spring screwed to inside of thick part of the front strap vs. the V-type hammer spring on another Baby Paterson also in this auction. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, matching numbers as noted above. Bbl, as noted above, retains about 85% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, thin elsewhere with sharp edge wear. Cylinder is a blue/gray patina & retains about 90% centaur rolled scene. Frame retains 75-80% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas, thinning to patina elsewhere with recoil shields mostly a medium brown patina with blue in sheltered areas. Hammer has a repaired nose with pitting on sides. Backstrap, with its blank rectangular silver-plate, is a thin blue/brown patina. Grip is sound with minor nicks & scratches & retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, somewhat worn bore with pitting in grooves. 4-57574 (50,000-100,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE CASED MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SECOND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 10465. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight & address that reads muzzle to cylinder. It has silver-plated, brass, square back trigger guard & brass backstrap with very nicely figured deluxe burl walnut 1-pc grip. Left side of frame has a tiny “U.S.” beneath “COLT’S PATENT” & there are small inspector initials on various parts including bottom of grip. Backstrap channel in grip has hand written serial number matching this revolver. Rammer handle has number “0873” & wedge number “929”. All other numbers are matching including cylinder & cylinder pin. Accompanied by an orig, dark green velvet lined, walnut, Colt Dragoon casing with square brass lock escutcheon. Bottom is compartmented for revolver, an extremely fine, crisp, dbl sided Colt’s Patent Dragoon flask with triangular hangers, an iron 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter that has a small “D” inspector initial on right side. It also has an “L” shaped nipple wrench, a full lacquered tin of Eley caps marked “MADE EXPRESSLY FOR / COLT’S PT. / REPEATING HOLSTER / PISTOLS.” CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue, strong & bright on lug & top & bottom of bbl, slightly thinned on sides with some light flaking & a small series of dings on left side of muzzle along with a spot of light pitting on right side. Rammer handle, mismatched as noted, retains strong bright case colors on right side, cleaned on left side. Frame retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas being mostly a smooth gray patina. Cylinder retains about 85% thin orig blue with light pitting on front face & retains 97-98% Ormsby Indian fight scene. All six safety pins are prominent. Hammer retains 50-60% bright case colors with light pitting around nose. Trigger guard & backstrap retain virtually all of their orig silver plating, slightly thinned on heel. Grip is sound with a few very scattered light handling & use marks & light edge wear and retains 96-97% brilliant orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Case has a few grain checks in bottom, otherwise is completely sound & tight with light storage & handling marks & retains about all of its orig varnish. Lining is crisp & clean in lid, slightly faded with light soil in bottom with some minor damage around rammer end & front sight with one loose partition between flask & mold. Flask is crisp & retains about 98% orig finish. Mold is equally new. Cap tin retains about 85% orig lacquer & most of its label. 4-57571 JR428 (60,000-100,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SECOND MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 8990. Early second model with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl with New York City address. Frame has a tiny “US” beneath “COLT’S PATENT” & there are inspector initials on various parts. This is one of approx. 1,000 second models made for the U.S. Government. It has a square back trigger guard with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Good, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. No orig finish remains being an even dark brown patina overall. Bbl has some moderate pitting on right side with some battering on both sides of bbl lug. Cylinder is a smooth brown patina with no scene remaining. Frame has a few scattered spots of light pitting & some nicks along edge. Someone attempted to scratch out the “US”. Grip frame is a light yellow patina. Grip is sound with chipped toes showing heavy wear & retains a worn hand rubbed patina. Two of frame screws have been re-dressed. Mechanics are fine, strong crisp bore, slightly dark. 4-56523 JR245 (7,500-12,500)

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COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 15896. Mid-production dragoon that probably saw Civil War service. This revolver has really seen very little use. It has 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight with New York City address, brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. There are tiny inspector initials on some of parts, probably factory inspectors. There is a small “44” stamped on left rear side of trigger guard & there is a “2” on bottom left edge of bbl lug. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains an even, smooth, very fine, light brown patina with freckles of light etching on right side of bbl lug. Rammer pivot has case colors in sheltered areas. Frame retains shiny silvered case hardening with traces of colors in sheltered areas. Hammer retains 50-60% bright case colors. Cylinder is a smooth patina with a long continuous scratch & retains traces of orig Indian fight scene. Grip frame is a light mustard patina & grips are sound with a chipped right toe retaining most of a smooth hand polished finish with about 40% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. While this revolver appears to have been cleaned & polished it has seen only limited use. 4-56524 JR246 (6,000-10,000)

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RARE COLT MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA 2ND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 10459. One of only a few hundred of these revolvers ever made, this fine dragoon has 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight with tiny “US” below “COLT’S PATENT” on left side of frame & inspector’s initials over various parts. It has brass grip frame with square back trigger guard & 1-pc walnut grips that have outline of a cartouche on each side. Just in front of trigger guard is stamped “MS” in large block letters. Bottom left grip is crudely carved “BOXI”. All six safety pins are crisp. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including wedge. Overall it retains traces of orig finish in very sheltered areas, having been cleaned to bright metal when it was still in excellent condition. Lettering is all sharp as are serial numbers & inspector’s initials. Cylinder retains about 50% thin bluish patina with clear legends & retains 80-85% strong Indian fight scene. Screws are fine & retain most of their orig blue finish. Grips show moderate wear with an “X” on left side. Grip frame is a medium mustard patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-57490 JR216 (15,000-25,000)

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SCARCE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 19235. Usual configuration with scarce 8″ oct to rnd bbl, usual bbl & frame markings with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Good, all matching except wedge. No orig finish remains, having been cleaned to bright metal with scattered spots of deep pitting. Grip frame is a lemon yellow with some light battering on butt strap. Grips show heavy wear with chipped toes & a small gouge on left side. Screws are all fine. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with scattered pitting. 4-56525 JR215 (4,000-7,000)

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COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 13714. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight, brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue mixed with patina on lug & turning plum on sides & top of bbl, strong & bright under lever. Lever pivot retains bright case colors on left side, turned dark on right & on handle. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina with a light scratch or two & retains about 80% Ormsby Indian fight scene. Frame retains dark case colors in spots on both sides with faded case colors on recoil shields & hammer. Hammer screw & some of grip frame screws retain most of their orig blue. Grip frame has no traces of silver & is overall a light to medium mustard patina. The 1-pc walnut grip is very fine with a minor ding or two, moderate edge wear & retains traces of orig varnish, retaining a fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a couple of small spots of pitting. 4-57886 JR429 (22,500-27,500)

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INSCRIBED COLT 3RD MODEL U.S. DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal 44. SN 16965. All visible numbers matching. 7-½” part oct. bbl engraved “C. L. DRAGOONS” on the upper right flat of the bbl. This is for the Connecticut Light Dragoons. A silver plaque has been inlaid in the left side of the grip, engraved with the initials “T.F.”. The bbl has a two leaf sight dovetailed across the rear of the bbl marking. The frame is cut for a shoulder stock and has the fourth screw added for support. The bbl. and loading assembly have been refinished. The frame and backstrap have a black coating. CONDITION: There is considerable battering on the bbl apparently random. Front of the frame shows work which has partially obscured the marking on the left side. Grips have been filled and refinished. Cylinder scene is good with the “MODEL U. x. M. R./COLx ‘S PATENT” mostly readable and about half of the scene remaining. Mechanically fine. 4-58338 (7,000-12,000)

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SPECTACULAR ENGRAVED TIFFANY GRIPPED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 180417. Wonderful, silver-plated army with 8″ rnd bbl, silver-plated, brass trigger guard & front strap with a wonderful orig Tiffany grip with a scarce Civil War battle scene on each side, a trophy of arms on backstrap & a large raised American eagle on bottom of butt. There is a blank oval near top of backstrap. Bbl, cylinder, frame, hammer & trigger guard are beautifully engraved, probably by Nimschke, with foliate & floral arabesque patterns & typical wolf’s head on each side of hammer nose. Cylinder has full coverage matching engraving on raised area with dash & dot borders at front & back edges. Bbl has additional flourishes & a dbl border at muzzle. One unusual feature of this revolver is that rammer is numbered with last four digits of serial number in very tiny numbers longitudinally & are exposed when rammer is operated. This undoubtedly was intended as a presentation to someone of importance, very likely from Civil War. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl & rammer retain about 75% orig silver plating with balance a cleaned metal color. Frame retains 25-30% orig silver-plating, mostly on recoil shield area with balance a cleaned metal color. Hammer retains virtually all of its strong orig silver-plating. Trigger guard & front strap retain about 75% orig silver. Grip is very fine retaining most of its orig silver with some under plating showing through. Cylinder retains about 50% orig silver with balance cleaned bright. Screws are fine with one or two slipped slots. Mechanics are fine with bright shiny bore. A truly beautiful & seldom encountered Colt. 4-56528 JR219 (17,500-27,500)

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WONDERFUL NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 24534. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass grip frame & 1-pc smooth ivory grips. Bbl, frame, hammer & grip frame are wonderfully Nimschke engraved in his classic New York style patterns consisting of intertwined foliate & floral arabesque designs with classic wolf’s head on each side of hammer nose. Top of back strap has a very deep relief classic Nimschke fan with deep relief patterns at heel & on trigger bow. Cylinder has a scallop & dot border pattern at front & back edges of Ormsby naval battle scene rolled engraving. CONDITION: Very fine. No orig finish remains on bbl, frame & cylinder having all been cleaned to a bright metal color. Backstrap, front strap & trigger bow are a medium brass patina with strong silver plating on buttstrap & flats of trigger guard. Cylinder is clean & retains 85-90% orig naval battle scene with crisp nipples & six prominent safety pins. Grips are fantastic with good strong edges & a wonderful mellow ivory patina with a few age lines in butt. Crisp mechanics & strong bore with some shine & moderate pitting. 4-56527 JR218 (12,500-22,500)

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RARE COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 6758. Fine early army with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight & 4-screw frame with flat headed hammer screw, cut for shoulder stock. It has a full fluted cylinder with patent marking in one of flutes & serial number on back between nipples. It has brass trigger guard & iron backstrap with 2-pc walnut grips. Only about 4,000 of these fluted armies were ever made & it is well known that a number of them were shipped to the Confederacy just prior to the outbreak of hostilities of the Civil War. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains traces of orig finish in sheltered areas & traces of case colors on loading lever handle. There are a couple of small spots of pitting on left side of bbl & a few small dings around wedge slot. Frame retains traces of case colors in very sheltered areas with balance turned silver. There are some small dings on edge below cylinder. Trigger guard & front strap are a lemon yellow patina while backstrap & buttstrap retain about 50% thin orig blue which may be a factory restored finish. Will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are crisp with all six safety pins prominent. Grips have good edges with light handling & use marks & a few chips on edges & retain about 50% orig varnish. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered small spots of pitting. 4-56526 JR217 (3,000-5,000)

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FINE MARTIAL COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 63854. Produced in 1862 & with martial markings, this Colt undoubtedly saw substantial service throughout Civil War. It has 8″ rnd bbl with New York address, German silver front sight, 3-screw frame with flat headed hammer screw cut for shoulder stock. It has brass trigger guard with iron backstrap & 1-pc walnut grip that has visible cartouches on both sides with right side legible in the right light. There are inspector marks on other various pieces. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is numbered “0102”. Bbl retains about 30% orig blue in sheltered areas with balance a smooth light brown patina. Frame retains generous amounts of case colors, very faint & fading to silver, stronger on right side. Hammer retains 25-30% strong case colors. Cylinder is a light brown patina with a few nicks on front edge & retains about 75% Ormsby naval battle scene & all six safety pins are prominent. Trigger guard is a mellow yellow patina & back strap retains about 15% thin blue in sheltered areas. Grip is sound with heavy edge wear, otherwise has only light handling & use marks showing moderate wear. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with some scattered very fine pitting & one spot of heavier pitting. A fine Civil War Army in rarely encountered condition. 4-56530 JR244 (3,000-5,000)

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BEAUTIFUL COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 108396. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass cone front sight, New York address with silver plated grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains about 90% glossy bright orig blue mixed with some flaked patina. Rammer & handle retain about all of their orig case colors, strong & bright on pivot, fading elsewhere. Cylinder retains 95-97% strong orig glossy blue with a few minor nicks on front edge. One of safety pins is missing & four of remaining five are prominent. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, strong & bright on sides & recoil shields, brilliant on sides of hammer. Grip frame retains 15-20% thin orig silver, mostly around trigger guard with balance a light mellow patina. Grip is sound with a few small dings & retains about 75% orig varnish. Trigger screw & wedge screw are very slightly battered. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-57893 JR431 (18,000-25,000)

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FINE LATE 4TH MODEL COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal 36. SN 199865. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, one line NY address with cone front sight. It has silver-plated brass grip frame and one-piece ivory grip. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine All matching incl wedge. Bbl retains 94-95% glossy bright orig blue with light muzzle edge wear and fine edge wear with light handling and use marks with a few hammer marks around wedge slot. Rammer retains virtually all of its orig case colors; faded on handle bright on pivot. Cyl retains 30-40% thin orig blue, mostly flaked to a light patina with some vice marks on just about every land between nipples. Overall retains about 90% Ormsby Naval Battle scene. Frame retains most of its orig case colors, bright on sides and right recoil shield, dull and faded on left recoil shield with some fine pitting. Grip frame retains traces of silver-plating being a cleaned brass patina. Grip has numerous age lines with one that runs up right side and retains a beautiful mellow ivory patina. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. This is a little used revolver. 4-56575 JR472 (5,500-7,500)

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FINE CASED COLT LONDON NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal 36. SN 35248. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, Colt’s London address with cone front sight, iron grip frame and one-piece walnut grip. Left side of bbl lug and cyl have British proofs and left side of frame has “Colt’s Patent”. All screw heads are typically round. Accompanied by its orig, green, felt-lined, English oak casing with makers label in lid and compartmented in bottom for revolver, a two-cavity blued steel mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “36B” and a 6″ Dixon bag flask marked, “Colt’s Navy Flask” on top, a large tin of Eley caps, a rnd Dixon pewter oil bottle and two other compartments containing cast balls, spare nipples and an orig key. It also has an iron cleaning rod with ebony handle. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching incl wedge. Bbl retains about 98% glossy. Bright factory blue and rammer about 50% of its orig case colors, bright on pivot. Left side of pivot is cracked through screw hole. Frame retains about all of its strong, orig case colors lightly faded. Hammer retains about 75% strong faded case colors. Grip frame has a reddish tinge and retains about 95% orig finish, thin on heel and backstrap. Grip is sound with light handling and use marks and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with some heavy pitting near muzzle, scattered pitting elsewhere. Case is fine with usual nicks, dings and scratches and retains about 90% orig varnish. There is a repair by left hinge. Interior is quite faded with label yellowed and a worn spot from revolver cyl. Bottom is equally faded with moderate soil. Flask retains about 98% orig finish. Mold and screw driver are as new. Cap tin and cleaning rod are fine. 4-56627 JR475 (8,000-12,000)

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CASED BREVETE COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 2554. Fine Belgian made copy of the venerable ’51 Navy with 7-1/4″ smoothbore oct bbl with mushroom shaped iron front sight & 2-line bbl marking “COLT / BREVETE”. It has 6-shot cylinder with oval “ELG” proof on rear edge between two nipples. There is also a “D” proof. Frame is unmarked with serial number on bottom front & front of trigger guard. It has nickel-plated brass square back trigger guard & backstrap & 1-pc walnut grip with flared butt. Accompanied by its orig burgundy velvet lined mahogany casing partitioned in bottom for revolver, a large copper 2-sided scallop shell embossed flask with a nutcracker style sgl cavity blued iron rnd ball mold. It also has a tin box of French caps. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% glossy bright orig blue with light freckling on right side & edge wear elsewhere. There is a ding at muzzle & some hammer marks around wedge slot. Rammer & handle retain 80-85% faded orig case colors. Wedge screw is broken in half. Cylinder retains 50-60% thin orig blue with balance flaked to a light patina. There are vice marks on opposite sides. Frame retains 60-70% faded case colors & hammer about 75%. Grip frame retains 95-98% strong orig nickel. Grips are sound with a very few minor nicks & scratches & retain virtually all of its orig bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bore is smooth & clean with a couple of spots of light pitting. Two or three screws are somewhat battered. Case is extremely fine with light nicks & scratches on lid. Green baize covered bottom is moderately faded with some light soiling. Interior is clean & bright with very light soil. 4-57871 JR278 (4,000-6,000)

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COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 26438. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, silver-plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching including the wedge except the cylinder pin, which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 80-85% glossy orig blue with the losses flaked to a light patina. Rammer handle retains about 80% bright orig case colors. Cylinder retains 75-80% thin, dull blue turning plum & retains about 95% Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are prominent and all six nipples still have blue on their outer faces. Frame retains most of its casehardened finish turned silver with traces of thin case colors. Hammer retains most its muted case colors. Trigger & back strap retain most of their strong orig silver-plating. Grip has a minor chip or two on each side and retains most of its bright orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a ring about mid-point & a few scattered spots of minor pitting. 4-56813 JR616 (4,000-6,000)

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SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 67147. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, New York City address, brass grip frame with small trigger guard. It has a tiny “U.S.” below Colt’s Patent on left side of frame & a legible cartouche on left side of 1-pc walnut grip & outline of a cartouche on right side. There are tiny inspector initials on various parts. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue with balance a dark plum patina. There are four or five dents & dings on right side by sight. Rammer pivot retains strong case colors on both sides. Wedge spring is missing. Cylinder is a silver/brown patina with some dings on front edge & fine pitting on sides & retains about 70% Ormsby naval battle scene. Four of safety pins are still prominent. Frame retains 50-60% dark case colors with balance a dark patina. No orig silver remains on grip frame, being a light brass patina. Grip has a crack on bottom on each side with a grain check on right side with light handling & use marks showing moderate to heavy wear & a fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-57885 JR430 (5,500-7,500)

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COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 183803. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, 1-line New York address & dovetailed brass based German silver bladefront sight. It has brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. This revolver was produced in early 1865 & could possibly have seen service in Civil War. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including wedge. Rammer is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 85% orig blue with flaked areas turned to patina. It has a few light nicks on edges & nicks around wedge slot. Frame retains about 50% thin faded case colors with balance a gray patina. Hammer has light pitting on sides. Grip frame is without silver plating & is a fine mustard patina. Grip is sound with a chipped left toe & moderate edge wear with a few small nicks & scratches & retains about 85% orig varnish. Cylinder is a gray patina with some nicks along front edge, with three of safety pins prominent & retains 75-80% Ormsby naval battle scene. Crisp mechanics, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-56529 JR243 (3,500-5,000)

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COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 72729. Scarce navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, one line New York City address with brass front sight. It has the very scarce iron trigger guard and back strap with the sling stud and swivel mounted in front of the trigger guard. The back strap is notched and slotted for shoulder stock and it has 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: About good. All matching except the wedge which is a modern replacement and unnumbered. No orig finish remains with the bbl, cylinder and frame being a cleaned gray metal color. Cylinder has a few spots of light pitting. Grip frame is a mottled gray/brown patina with scattered light discoloration. Grip has chipped toes with light handling and use marks and retains most of an old restored finish. Hand spring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine. Dark pitted bore. 4-57579 JR298 (1,500-2,500)

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SPECTACULAR CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 96941. Full silver finish with 4″ oct bbl engraved “SAML COLT” bbl address. It has Gustave Young’s deluxe, extra finish engraving with about full coverage on frame & sides of hammer with full coverage on rammer pivot. It has his trademark demon dog & flower blossoms incorporated throughout engraving patterns. Sides of hammer nose have his trademark wolf’s heads. Top of backstrap has a large fan with scalloped borders & there are flourishes at top & bottom of backstrap. Buttstrap is nearly full coverage engraved with trigger bow & front flat of trigger guard engraved to match. Serial numbers on frame & bbl lug are surrounded by a cloud shaped pattern. Screw heads are all engraved as are ends of wedge. Stagecoach holdup scene rolled on cylinder has been enhanced with engraving. It has a spectacular 1-pc ivory grip with deep relief carved American eagle & shield motif with the eagle clutching olive branches & arrows in its talons surmounting American shield with “LIBERTY” in a raised carved scroll. Accompanied by an orig, brown velvet lined, walnut casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, a dbl sided pocket sized flask with spread winged American eagle & shield motif with a ribbon in its beak imprinted “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (see Riling #769), a steel 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter & “L.C.” on right side. There is a small compartment containing lead balls & a corner compartment with a key that doesn’t fit. Corners have added German silver reinforcements. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including wedge, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its fine, strong, orig silver plate with light handling & storage marks. Cylinder scene is crisp with about 98% remaining. There is some light pitting on hammer nose. Grips are extremely fine, showing light high point wear on carved side. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case has a grain check in lid, otherwise is completely sound & retains about all of its orig varnish. Lid lining is fine. Bottom lining is moderately faded & worn with damage from front sight & hammer spur with some partitions reglued. Flask retains 40-50% orig finish & mold about 70% orig finish. 4-58080 JR433 (12,500-17,500)

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CASED PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal 31. SN 187803. Civil War presentation revolver with 6″ oct bbl, one line New York address, pin front sight, 5-shot cyl, silver plated brass grip frame with one piece walnut grip. Backstrap is inscribed in period script, “Capt E.E. Sturtevant. Co. I. 1st Regt. N.H.V.” and on buttstrap, “Presented to him. / By his Friends”. Accompanied by an orig, burgundy, velvet lined, walnut, Colt casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, an iron two-cavity mold marked on right side, “31 PKT”, a dbl-sided early American eagle small pistol flask, and “L’ shaped nipple wrench, a packet of Hazard Powder skin cartridges, a small tin of Eley caps and a key. Accompanied by a period fine black leather flap holster which fits this revolver perfectly and apparently belonged to Capt. Sturtevant.

Also accompanied by a large packet of historical information regarding Capt., later Major, Sturtevant from his enlistment in the New Hampshire Volunteers in April of 1861 until his death on December 13, 1862 in the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA. He is credited as being the first man to enlist from the state of NH. He was directed to open a recruiting office in Concord and subsequently enlisted 225 men and was commissioned Capt. in 1st Regt. of the NH Volunteers. He later was transferred to the 5th Regt. and placed in command of Company A. His unit fought in the following battles: March 1862 Rapahannock River; April/May Yorktown; June Fair Oaks; June 29th Peach Orchard, VA; June 29th Savage Station; June 30th White Oak Swamp; July 1 Malvern Hill; September 15th Boonsborough MD; September 17th Antietam, MD; November 2nd, Snicker’s Gap, VA; and December 13, 1862 Fredericksburg, VA where he was killed as an acting Lt. Col.. He apparently was buried where he fell in an unmarked grave. Capt. Edward E. Sturtevant was born in Keene, NH in 1826 and became a printer working for various newspapers in the state prior to enlisting in the Army. In addition to military information, there is a large packet of letters from him written from the battle field to his family at home. There are several battles and commanders mentioned in some detail along with battlefield conditions.

CONDITION: Good. All- matching except wedge which is a homemade replacement. Revolver has no finish remaining on steel parts, being a mottled silver-brown patina. Edges are sharp, leaving one to believe that it has been cleaned to this state rather than from wear. Grip frame retains 65-70% orig silver. Grip is sound, showing light to moderate wear and overall retains 70-75% orig varnish. Cylinder is also a gray/brown patina and retains about 50% stagecoach holdup scene. Hand spring is broken and hammer screw is a replacement, trigger screw has a broken end, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a spot or two of scattered pitting. Wedge screw must be completely removed in order to remove wedge. Case has a few grain checks in bottom with a loose end piece in lid, otherwise is sound with nicks and scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Lining is moderately faded, heavier in bottom, with moderate soil with some modified and re-glued partitions. Tools are all fine. Packet of cartridges is open with tape over top. Holster has an open rear seam and belt loop is detached on one end. It is basically sound with a crackled and dry flap. 4-58078 JR468 (8,000-12,000)

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COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 196208. Fine pocket model with 6″ New York U.S. America 1-line address, 6-shot cylinder with silver-plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Frame made without capping channel. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains 60-65% strong orig blue mixed with flaked patina. Rammer & handle retain most of their orig case colors, brilliant on pivot. Cylinder has been cleaned bright & retains about 50% stagecoach holdup scene with four of six safety pins prominent. Frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors, slightly faded on left side, brilliant on right side, with brilliant colors on sides of hammer. Backstrap & buttstrap retain about 85% orig silver plating, thinning in middle. Trigger guard & front strap retain virtually all of their orig silver plating. Grip has sharp edges with minor nicks & scratches & retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-56533 JR234 (2,500-4,000)

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COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 15289. Usual configuration with 6-1/2″ oct bbl, brass front sight, 1-line address, 5-shot cylinder, brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. This is a Civil War era produced revolver, one of only about 19,000 made in period 1861-1873. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains being a dark gray/brown patina with light pitting over most of surface. Cylinder retains about 40-50% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame is a medium mustard patina & grips are sound & retain most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. 4-56534 JR236 (1,500-2,500)

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COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 6654. Civil War produced pocket revolver with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, brass blade front sight, 1-line New York address with brass grip frame & highly figured deluxe 1-pc walnut grip. Frame made without capping channel. This is a Civil War era produced revolver, one of only about 19,000 made in period 1861-1873. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except wedge & rammer, which are unnumbered. Bbl retains about 80-85% orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear, slightly thinned & turning plum on right side. Rammer pivot retains bright case colors with balance turned silver. Cylinder retains about 20-25% thin blue in rebated area with balance turned silver & it shows about 75% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame has been cleaned to mostly bright metal with 15-20% case colors in very sheltered areas. Hammer retains faded case colors on both sides. Grip frame retains traces of silver in sheltered areas with balance a mellow mustard patina. Grip is sound with a chipped left toe & retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-56537 JR237 (1,500-2,000)

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COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 115105. Usual configuration with 4″ oct bbl, 2-line New York City address with serifs & brass cone front sight. It has 5-shot cylinder & silver plated brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. Frame made without capping channel. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl, frame & cylinder retain most of an old re-blued finish with a few nicks & small dings on bbl. Hammer retains dark, orig case colors. Grip frame overall retains 75-80% orig silver plating, strong on trigger guard & front strap, thin on back strap. Grip is sound with slightly rounded toes & retains about 75% orig varnish with light nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-56538 JR235 (500-1,000)

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UNUSUAL COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 21013. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ rnd bbl with 1-line New York address, 5-shot fluted cylinder with all five safety pins prominent, silver plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. This revolver has the unusual feature of having an “L” stamped adjacent to serial number on all four locations on bottom. These revolvers found with the “L” marking usually have an iron grip frame & British proofs. This revolver does not have British proofs. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including wedge. Cylinder is numbered on back between nipples. Bbl retains 75-80% glossy bright blue mixed with flaked light patina. Rammer handle retains strong bright case colors in sheltered areas. Frame retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors with some light wear on left recoil shield. Hammer also retains most of its brilliant case colors. Trigger guard & front strap retain about 90% orig silver & back strap 30-40% orig silver. Grip is sound with worn edges & usual nicks & scratches and retains about 75% orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-56535 JR238 (4,500-7,500)

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COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 11292. Usual configuration with 6-1/2″ rnd bbl, New York address, 5-shot fluted cylinder with silver plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. This is a Civil War production revolver & likely would have seen service during that conflict. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 30% strong orig blue in sheltered areas. Rammer handle retains bright case colors in sheltered areas. Cylinder retains 30-40% thin orig blue in rebated area & flutes. Frame retains most of its orig case colors, faded & thin on left side, stronger on right side, bright in very sheltered areas. Hammer has dark case colors. Trigger guard retains most of its strong orig silver plating with back strap retaining about 30%. Grip is sound with light edge wear & retains about 95% strong orig varnish. All five safety pins are prominent. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-56532 JR242 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE EARLY COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 611. Very early Civil War production revolver with 5-1/2″ Hartford address rnd bbl, 5-shot fluted cylinder with serial number in one of the flutes & very scarce iron grip frame. It has 1-pc walnut grip with a very ornate silver “M” applied to right side. By all rights & information known, this revolver should have British proofs but it does not. Having been produced in early part of Civil War, it very likely saw service during that conflict. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including wedge. No orig finish remains being an even gray/brown patina overall with very fine light surface pitting. Grip is sound with minor chipped toes & some battering on bottom & retains about 75% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-56536 JR239 (2,000-3,500)

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SCARCE PENITENTIARY USED LATE COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 40885. Usual configuration with 6-1/2″ rnd bbl, New York address, 5-shot fluted cylinder with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Frame is made without capping channel. Top of bbl between bbl address & front sight is stamped “K.S. Penitentiary.” One would assume this is either the Kansas Or Kentucky State Penitentiary. Records may show where it was shipped. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including wedge. No orig finish remains being overall a smooth silver/brown patina with some fine pitting around hammer nose. Grip frame is a medium mustard patina & grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear. Wedge screw head is broken in half. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered spots of pitting. 4-56531 JR241 (2,000-3,000)

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LATE COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 37635. Usual configuration with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl with New York address, 5-shot fluted cylinder & brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. Frame is made without capping channel. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 35-40% thin orig blue & rammer about 50% strong case colors. Cylinder is mostly a mottled silver/brown patina with blue in flutes. Frame has traces of orig case colors with some light pitting on right side. Grip frame is a medium mustard patina. Grip is sound with slightly chipped toes & retains about 90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore, good screws. 4-56540 JR240 (2,500-4,000)

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CASED COLT MODEL 1855 NO. 7 ROOT SIDE HAMMER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 11485. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ stepped rnd bbl with brass pin front sight & 2-line bbl address with 1-pc ivory grip. It has 5-shot cylinder with the cylinder pin retaining screw between two of the chambers. Cylinder has the famous stagecoach holdup scene. Accompanied by an orig rust velvet lined mahogany casing compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a sgl sided American eagle “E Pluribus Unum” flask, a brass Colt’s Patent 2-cavity mold without sprue cutter & a tin of Eley’s caps. CONDITION: Revolver is fine, all matching with the bbl retaining about 20% thin orig blue in the sheltered areas with the balance a smooth patina. Frame retains 90-93% strong orig blue, thin on the backstrap. Hammer retains 60-70% strong case colors, faded on the top & shank. Grips have shrunk slightly from the frame and have a fine golden patina with several age lines on the bottom. Cylinder retains traces of orig blue being mostly a smooth blue/gray patina & retains about 85% stagecoach holdup scene. Case has a crack in the lid and another small one in the bottom with minor nicks & scratches & retains most of its orig varnish. Lining in the lid is faded and the bottom moderately soiled showing wear at the cylinder & trigger areas with damage to the divider from the front sight. Flask retains about 50% orig finish, some corrosion on the spring & missing one screw. Mold is fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57462 JR617 (4,000-5,000)

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TWO HANDGUNS ALLEGEDLY BELONGING TO JESSE JAMES. Documentation accompanying these handguns was compiled by consignor and is capsulized as follows: During the 1850’s, one of the James’ family neighbors was David M. Bivens whose son David, joined the Confederate Army with Frank James and was killed at Franklin, TN on November 30 1864. Sometime shortly after that, Frank and Jesse began riding and raiding with William Quantrill and Bloody Bill Anderson. During one of their rides through Missouri and particularly Clay county, Jesse and Frank’s home area, they stopped for breakfast at the Bevins farm. Finding the family women alone and without firearms for defense Jesse allegedly gave the women these two handguns; a Colt m1851 Navy revolver, Cal 36, SN 134725 and a Sharps Model 1, 4-bbl Derringer, cal. 22 short, SN 4623. These handguns were on display in the Bevins home in Kearney, MO for about 109 years, until about 1968 when they became the subject of a legal dispute regarding their possession. Apparently, they had been loaned to Kenneth P. McLanahan of Prarie Village, KS and when they became part of an estate, Mr. McLanahan apparently had refused to return them, but equally apparent they were eventually returned to David M. Bevins. In a 1962 dated accompanying notarized statement, Mr. Bevins states most of the above providential information and on bottom is a hand-written note stating “the fire arms described above was so (sic) by Loraine Bevins widow of David M. Bevins to Jim Zimmerman Sept 23, 1973” and bears her signature. Consignor states that he inherited these handguns in 1973 from his father, the late J. E. Zimmerman. There is a large packet of accompanying information regarding the Bevins family including another notarized statement from Mrs. David M. Bevins dated February 10, 1975, certifying most of the above information. Also included is a copy of the April 1975, The Electric Farmer, Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, Platte City, MO magazine containing an article regarding the Bevins home being opened for tours after the program for the Jesse and Frank James Days at Kearney. Also included is a copy of, Keepsakes of Our Past, Volume IV by the Sun Chronicle’s newspapers dated September 8, 1993. It contains an article regarding the orig David M. Bevins who settled in the Missouri area in the 1820’s. The article relates the story of how Mrs. Huldah Bevins (the wife of Mr. Bevins) was home alone with two daughters when the James boys came by and left the handguns with them. The article states, “Later, Huldah and David’s grandson, David had the pistols framed with the dates they had received them”. There is an article from a newspaper dated, April 4, 1984, relating the same story. Also, there is a letter from an attorney to Mr. McLanahan requesting return of the two handguns. CONDITION: Colt is in fair to good condition. All matching including wedge. It has no finish remaining, being a dark, smooth brown patina overall with nicks and dings and vice marks on side flats of bbl with scattered light pitting. Wedge spring is broken and hammer screw appears to be a replacement. Wedge screw is missing and rammer screw is replaced by a rivet. Hammer will not hold at full cock but indexes well. Grip frame retains traces of orig silver. Grip is sound with chipped toes and retains traces of orig varnish. Strong dark pitted bore. Sharps is a brown patina on iron with a medium mustard patina on brass. Left grip is missing and right grip is a homemade replacement. Mechanics are fine. Worn dark bores. 4-57973 (10,000-30,000)

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199B.

REMINGTON MODEL 1858 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 31636. Standard New Model Army configuration with 8” oct bbl, dovetail cone silver front sight with brass trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips that have a partial cartouche on the left side. The various parts have small inspector’s initials. The bbl has “1858” patent dates but does not have the “New Model” designation. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains being a mottled dark brown patina overall with light rust pitting and a band of heavier pitting on the frame. Grips are fine showing moderate to heavy wear with the partially visible cartouche and a tiny “S” inspector mark. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-56744 (1,250-1,500)

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199C.

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 32997. Usual configuration with 8” rnd bbl, rebated cylinder and 1-pc walnut grips. It has the 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with extended screws. There are small inspector’s marks on the various parts with an “O” below the serial number on the trigger guard. CONDITION: About good. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. No original finish remains being a medium to dark gray-brown patina with spots of rust on the bbl and very fine light surface erosion elsewhere. Cylinder retains traces of original scene and all six of the safety pins are still prominent. Crisp mechanics, fine grips with chipped toes and light nicks and scratches with a fine hand rubbed polish. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-56743 (1,800-2,200)

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199D.

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY RICHARDS CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 CF. SN 4225. Standard variation with 8” rnd bbl and 1-pc walnut grips. The left side of the frame has the “1871” and “1873” patent dates with no US or inspector’s initials. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. No original finish remains, good sharp bbl address, overall being mostly a blue-gray patina with silver colored back strap. Cylinder retains 50-60% naval engagement scene and it retains a light yellow patina on the trigger guard. Grips have a chipped toe with a hairline on the right side and show heavy wear with traces of original varnish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with some shine and fine pitting. 4-56742 (2,750-3,250)

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199E.

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 58841. Usual configuration with 4” oct bbl, 2-line New York address, 5-shot cylinder, 1-pc walnut grips with silver plated grip frame. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 70-75% original blue, thin toward the muzzle with a cleaned spot and light rust on the left side and some hammer marks by the wedge. Rammer and lever retain traces of case colors. Cylinder retains traces of original blue and about 90% stagecoach holdup scene and four of the five safety pins are prominent. Frame and hammer retain 50-60% faded case colors and the grip frame about 80% original silver plate. Grips are sound and retain about 85% bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, the bore is sharp and bright with very fine pitting about 1-1/2” from the forcing cone. 4-56740 (2,000-2,500)

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199F.

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 143680. Nickel finish, 8” rnd bbl with New York address, 3-screw frame, cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. It has 1-pc walnut grips with visible cartouche on each side and inspector initials on the various parts. The nickel-plating, while probably not original, certainly is old and is of the period of the revolver, possibly made up for a special unit of guards or Indian police, etc. CONDITION: As noted, very good. All matching including the wedge. Overall retains about 80% strong bright nickel with the flaked areas turned to dark patina. Cylinder retains 30-40% original naval engagement scene, mechanics are fine, and three of the safety pins are still prominent. Grips are sharp with slightly worn edges and their visible cartouches and retain a fine hand polish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. 4-56741 (1,750-2,250)

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RARE VERY EARLY CASED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 50. One of the approx. 3,800 conversion revolvers made from previously unfinished & unassembled parts, similar to the Richards Mason Model 1860 Army, made in 1870’s. It has 7-1/2″ oct bbl, 1-line New York address with silver plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Assembly number “37” is in loading gate & also appears on cylinder pin. Bbl & cylinder have tiny British proofs. Accompanied by an orig Colt’s Pall Mall address oak casing with brass medallion in lid, green felt lined with an “L” shaped nipple wrench, a rnd pewter oil bottle & an oak cartridge block containing 40 rnds of 38 CF ammo with copper primers. There is a covered corner compartment with ivory button. Cleaning rod is missing. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but very little. Bbl retains 85-90% glossy bright orig blue with loss areas flaked to light patina, not from wear. Frame & hammer retain about all of their brilliant orig case colors, thin on left recoil shield with a few spots of rust. Loading gate retains about half of its case colors. Grip frame retains 10-15% orig silver plating with balance a medium mustard patina. Grip, not orig to this revolver, has a few dings on left side with moderate wear on edges & retains most of its orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Case has light handling & storage marks with light soil in lining & light damage from front sight & hammer spur. Bullets of ammunition have oxidized & makes it difficult to remove from cartridge block. 4-57553 JR419 (10,000-15,000)

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COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 61626. Usual factory conversion with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, New York City address with factory attached ejector rod & plugged rammer slot. It has case colored frame & hammer with blued iron trigger guard & backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip. Bottom of bbl has inspector initials “R.W.M.” with an anchor & butt strap has “U S N” separated by stars, not by periods. Cylinder is dbl numbered with orig number being “1763” & last four digits of this revolver’s serial number added below. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 85% orig blue, brilliant in sheltered areas & mixed with flaked light patina & light nicks & scratches. Wedge retains about 90% orig blue. Cylinder retains 60-70% thin orig blue with light nicks & scratches and a dent over one chamber, not affecting chamber & retains about 75-80% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains most of its brilliant orig case colors showing some wear on left recoil shield & loading gate. Hammer retains 75-80% brilliant orig case colors, mostly on sides & back edge with top turned silver. Grip frame retains traces of orig blue in very sheltered areas, being mostly a gray/brown patina. Grip has chipped toes & is missing a sliver from left heel & a chip from right heel with some battering on bottom edges. There are a couple of scratches on left side with moderate to heavily worn edges & shows moderate wear retaining about 75% dark orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with some shine & moderate to heavy pitting. 4-57549 JR249 (10,000-15,000)

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FINE COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 2712. Spectacular conversion with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, New York address, German silver front sight with factory conversion ejector rod housing & plugged rammer slot. It has case colored frame & hammer with unusual silver plated iron trigger guard & brass backstrap with 1-pc ivory grip. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 70-75% glossy bright factory blue with loss areas flaked to a light patina, not from wear. There is a small cleaned area on bbl lug & by right side of front sight with some fine pitting. Cylinder retains about 90% glossy bright orig blue with about 99% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains 93-95% orig case colors, brilliant on sides & right recoil shield, with some wear on outside of left recoil shield. Hammer retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors, thin on top of nose. Iron trigger guard retains about 90% orig silver-plating, backstrap about 50%. Grip is sound with two or three age lines in butt, slightly shrunken from frame & retains a beautiful golden mellow patina. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with two or three small spots of pitting. This is nearly a new gun that has had long term dry storage. 4-57551 JR248 (10,000-15,000)

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COLT MODEL 51 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 1257. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, one line New York address, brass front sight, nickel-plated brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. This is one of the 3,800 standard model 51’s produced from previously unfinished and unassembled parts like the Richards-Mason model 1860 army, in the 1870s. It has the factory attached ejector rod and plugged rammer slot with two line patent dates on the frame and blued screws. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. Tip of the wedge spring is broken. Overall it retains 96-97% strong bright orig nickel showing moderate wear at the muzzle with light handling and use marks elsewhere. There is a long scratch on the left side of the bbl lug with a series of small scratches and dings on the rear edge. There are hammer marks on the right side by the wedge slot. Cylinder has a couple of flakes on the front and retains about 99% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Grip frame and butt strap show some nickel wear. Screws have a restored finish. Grip is sound with light handling and use marks and retains 95-97% orig varnish. Grip is undersized and from another revolver. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with one or two spots of light pitting 4-57554 JR323 (7,500-12,500)

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COLT STANDARD MODEL 1851 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 452. One of 3,800 conversions made from previously unfinished and unassembled parts with the same method of alteration as the Richards-Mason Model 1860 Army done in the 1870s. It is blue and case colored with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, New York address with brass cone front sigh and the factory attached ejector rod with plugged rammer slot. It has silver plated brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip crudely carved in block letters on the left side and script on the right side “THE RED DOG”. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 80-85% glossy orig blue mixed with flaked patina. There is moderate pitting around the muzzle. Cylinder is cleaned metal color with scattered light pitting, heavier around the front edge and retains about 70% orig Ormsby Naval battle scene. Frame retains 25-30% orig case colors, strong and bright in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, primarily on the sides and rear edge that are moderately faded. Grip frame retains traces of orig silver plating with the balance a medium mustard patina. Grip is fine with moderate edge wear and retains 92-93% orig varnish. Grip is probably from another revolver as they are a little long on the front strap. Wedge spring is missing. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bore with some shine and moderate to heavy pitting. 4-57550 (8,000-12,000)

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COLT MODEL 1860 RICHARDS-MASON CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 CF. SN 7159. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, Hartford address with iron trigger guard & backstrap & 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of frame has “1871” & “1872” patent dates and “44 CAL” on left shoulder of trigger guard. This is one of approximately 2,100 Richards-Mason conversions produced ca. 1877-78 & is one of the more scarce of all Colt conversions. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered & cylinder pin which bears “127”. Bbl retains a smooth dark brown patina overall with numerous small hammer marks on top & bottom. Cylinder is a blue/brown patina with numerous nicks & scratches & retains traces of Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame & grip frame are a smooth blue/brown patina with dressed frame screws. Grip is sound with gouge on left side & usual handling & use marks showing moderate edge wear & retains about 70% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, very strong dark bore. 4-57874 JR251 (3,500-5,000)

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ENGRAVED COLT 4-1/2″ OCTAGON BARREL CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 6277. Factory engraved factory conversion with 4-1/2″ oct bbl without ejector rod, brass cone front sight with – line New York address. It has 5-shot round rebated cylinder with stagecoach hold up scene, silver plated brass grip frame and deluxe burled walnut 1-pc grip. The frame, bbl, back strap, butt strap and trigger guard are beautifully engraved in early foliate arabesque patterns with full coverage on the frame and sides of the hammer. The bbl has about 75% coverage on the sides and two top side flats. The hammer nose has the typical wolf’s head motif on each side. The top of the back strap has a Gustav Young style fan with arabesque patterns at the top and heel with more on the butt strap, trigger guard and front of the frame. The edge of the trigger guard has a wavy border pattern. The three serial numbers on the bottom all have a small “E” stamped below signifying factory engraving. This revolver is one of about 4,000 made in the period 1873-75. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching except the wedge which is numbered “0012”. Bbl retains 95-96% glossy bright orig blue slightly thinned over the top. Cylinder retains 93-95% glossy orig blue with minor fine pitting on the front and front edge and retains 96-98% stagecoach hold up scene. Frame and hammer retain virtually all of their strong bright orig case colors, slightly faded. Trigger guard retains about 95% orig silver and the back strap about 60%. Grip is sound with a few scattered minor nicks and retains virtually all of its orig finish with only very light edge wear. Crisp mechanics. Strong bore with some shine and moderate to heavy pitting. 4-57556 JR322 (10,000-15,000)

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RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 41377. Beautiful conversion with 41/2″ round bbl, cone front sight and New York address with the factory mounted ejector. It has a 5 shot round rebated cylinder with silver plated brass grip frame and 1-pc burled walnut grip. The frame, sides of the bbl, back strap, butt strap and trigger guard are beautifully engraved in late vine style, probably in the Nimschke shop and consists of full coverage on the frame, conversion ring and sides of the hammer. The hammer nose has the usual wolf’s head patterns. The loading gate has a very fine, detailed fan pattern. The engraving on the bbl extends over half way on both sides and meets with a flourish at the top. The ends of the wedge are engraved to match. The top of the back strap has a deep relief engraved fan pattern with scalloped border and arabesque patterns at the top and heel. The butt strap trigger bow and front end of the frame are in engraved to match. Adjacent to the serial numbers on the frame and trigger guard are the lightly stamped initials “IE” with only an “E” on the butt strap. The “IE” is generally accepted to mean ivory engraved. This is one of the approximately 6,500 police conversions done in the period 1873-75. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All matching except the wedge which is numbered to another revolver. Bbl retains bout 75% glossy bright orig blue with the loss areas flaked to a light patina with some light fine surface pitting. Ejector rod housing is a gray patina. Cylinder retains about 50% thin orig blue with a chemical spot bare metal and retains about 90% stage coach hold up scene. Frame retains about 90% brilliant orig case colors slightly thinned on the left recoil shield with loading gate gray patina. Hammer retains virtually all its brilliant orig case colors. Grip frame retains 70-80% thinned orig silver-plating, strong around the trigger guard. Grip is sound with light nicks and scratches and minor edge wear and retains most of its orig varnish. Grip has the last four digits of the serial number in the back strap channel. Mechanics are crisp. Bright and shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-57547 (10,000-14,000)

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RARE COLT 1862 POLICE FACTORY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 1775. Nickel finish with 6-1/2″ rnd bbl, New York address with colts patent on the left side of the frame with brass grip frame and 1-pc ivory grip. It has blued screws with the factory conversion ejector rod housing and plugged rammer slot. The last three digits of the SN are on the back of the cylinder. The conversion number 1660 is in the loading gate and on the cylinder pin. The name “SILLITO” is on the sides of the front strap under the grip. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains most of its strong bright orig nickel finish and the screws virtually all of their bright blue finish that appears to have been restored. Cylinder retains about 60% orig nickel with a cleaned area and some fine pitting. Frame retains virtually all of a restored finish and the “COLTS PATENT” has been re-rolled. One trigger guard screw is a replacement. Grip frame retains traces of orig silver with the balance a medium mustard patina. Grips are sound, slightly shrunken from the frame and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina and may not be orig to this revolver. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-57552 JR305 (3,500-5,000)

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COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 1605. Blue and case colored with 51/2″ round bbl with factory installed ejector, brass cone front sight and New York address. It has 5-shot rebated fluted cylinder with silver plated grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. This is one of 6,500 conversions of this model made during the period 1873-75. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered, near new, probably unfired. Bbl retains about 95-96% glossy bright orig blue with light muzzle wear and some light flaking to patina. Cylinder retains 85-90% strong orig blue, thin on the outer diameters. Frame and hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors, very slightly thinned on the left recoil shield with the loading gate a blue/gray patina. Trigger guard and back strap retain virtually all of their orig silver plating. Grip is sound with very light wear on the edges and retains about all of its orig varnish. Crisp mechanics. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-57548 (10,000-15,000)

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RARE CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 4186. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ rnd bbl, pin front sight, New York address, 5-shot pocket Navy cylinder with nickel plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by an orig Colt purple velvet lined walnut casing compartmented in bottom for revolver & a cartridge block containing about 111 various manufacturer’s 38 RF cartridges & an open compartment in rear corner containing an “L” shaped screwdriver & orig key. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered & cylinder which bears serial number “170”. Possibly unfired, retains about 97-98% strong bright orig nickel finish. There is about 1/4″ of lost nickel around muzzle with other minor losses near forcing cone & face of cylinder. Face of cylinder has spots of light to moderate pitting. Screws retain virtually all of their orig blue finish. Cylinder is very likely the orig factory installed cylinder but somehow remains mismatched. It retains 95-97% bright orig nickel with the only losses on front face & one spot on edge and retains 98-99% stagecoach holdup scene. Loading gate has assembly number “4215” which number also appears on cylinder pin. Grip is sound with a large ding on left side, otherwise retains virtually all of its bright orig varnish. Hammer screw is very minutely battered. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore. Case has a couple of grain checks in lid with a few scratches & light handling & storage marks & retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly faded with some moderate soil from revolver. Wrench & cartridges are fine. 4-57555 (10,000-15,000)

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UNMARKED HOPKINS & ALLEN CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal 38 RF. NSN. 4″ rnd bbl. This is apparently a prototype of the Dictator revolver. The cylinder is rolled with the same vignettes as the percussion revolvers. The rear of the cylinder has been cut off and the brass frame cut out on the right side to accept cartridges. A steel plate has been inserted to fill the nipple space. The bbl was made for a loading lever but this has not been installed. CONDITION: Traces of blue on the bbl and cylinder, dark mustard patina on the frame. Grips retain much of the varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-58072 FS17 (750-1,500)

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FINE COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH LAP DESK CASE. Cal. 36. SN 2843. Civil War era produced revolver with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, New York address with 5-shot fluted cylinder, silver plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by a period lap desk made from fine grain walnut, 13″ long x 9″ wide x 4″ high. Lined with marbled brown flannel, compartmented in bottom for revolver, an early style “COLT’S PATENT” dbl sided eagle flask, a Colt’s patent iron 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter with “31 PKT” on right side, a tin of Eley Bros. caps & two packets of skin cartridges, one small packet & the other for the Navy revolver made by Sage. Sage packet has an open top & is missing one cartridge. Open area of desk has two square inkwell compartments, one containing an early inkwell with nickeled brass cap & the other a 2nd tin of Eley Bros. caps. Center rectangular compartment contains orig key & two pencils. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains 88-90% glossy bright orig factory blue with most of wear at muzzle edges with some light nicks & scratches elsewhere. Rammer handle retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas. Cylinder retains about 85% strong orig blue, primarily in flutes & rebated area with outer surfaces thin, mixed with patina. Frame retains virtually all of its brilliant orig case colors, slightly darkened on recoil shields, thinning on right side. Hammer retains about 90% strong orig case colors, brilliant in more sheltered areas. Grip frame retains about 95% strong orig silver plating. Grips are sound & retain 96-97% strong orig varnish with light nicks & scratches & moderate edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with two or three small spots of light pitting. Lap desk is fine with a couple of grain checks in lid, otherwise is sound & retains most of its orig finish with usual light nicks & scratches & light edge wear. Lining is lightly soiled, one lift tab is broken, and flask & mold are as new. 4-57525 JR250 (6,000-9,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE ONE OF A KIND CASED ENGRAVED REMINGTON FAMILY PRESENTATION NEW MODEL POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 32. SN 2713. Orig factory silver plated with 4″ oct bbl, 3-line address which reads “PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858 / E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. NEW YORK. US. / NEW MODEL” with 2-pc rosewood grips with penciled serial number inside each grip. Cylinder is typically etch-engraved with two horseman firing at each other with trees in background. Frame is beautifully engraved with very fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. There is a rosette on each side around hammer screw with feather borders on top strap & light flourishes on each side of bbl at frame. Backstrap has beautiful deep rope borders with inscription “Presented to. A.T. Welch”. Buttstrap has a matching border & is inscribed “By S. Remington Sep. 19. 66”. Speculation is that this is the only known presentation firearm by a Remington family member. It is accompanied by its orig burgundy velvet lined walnut casing partitioned in bottom for revolver & early dbl sided eagle flask, a 2-cavity iron mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench & a lacquered cap tin containing lead balls with another small compartment containing an orig factory conversion 32 RF cylinder that has conversion number “793” & an assembly number “45”. Also accompanied by a letter from Alan S. Kelley dated “9 August 1982” certifying to the authenticity & originality of this revolver & casing. CONDITION: Revolver retains 65-70% orig silver plating with some light wear around muzzle, top strap & trigger spur. Backstrap is mostly gray metal patina. Cylinder retains traces of orig blue being mostly a gray metal color. Mechanics are fine, crusty bore with strong rifling. Grips have light handling & use marks & retain about 50% orig varnish. Case has a grain check in bottom with a large bruise on back edge, otherwise is sound with usual handling & storage marks & retains about 90% orig varnish. Lining in lid is lightly faded with impressions of revolver. Bottom lining is moderately faded & soiled but completely intact. Accouterments are all fine with mold in the white. Conversion cylinder retains 93-95% strong orig blue with a little light pitting on front edge. A truly rare & exceptional Remington. 4-57869 JR414 (15,000-25,000)

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RARE SAVAGE NAVY REVOLVER WITH SHOULDER STOCK. Cal. 36. SN 12829. 7-1/8″ oct. bbl. Equipped with an Alsop patent shoulder stock and a folding peep sight on the tang. There are no marks except “R.S LAWRENCE” on the rear sight. This is a Sharps carbine sight that has been bent and installed backwards to fit this revolver. The rear half of the triggerguard has been removed so the stock can be installed in a dovetail. This is pictured in Frank Sellers’ The William Locke Collection, p. 345. CONDITION: Fine. Bright blue only on the loading lever support. Some casehardening color is visible on the hammer. There are traces of blue scattered on the cylinder and sight. Mostly blue/brown patina with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Wood is fine with the grips retaining most of their varnish. 4-58007 (6,000-8,000)

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EXTREMELY FINE MARTIALLY MARKED STARR DOUBLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 11667. All matching. 6″ rnd bbl. Marked “STARR. ARMS Co. NEW YORK” on the left side of the frame and “STARRS PATENT JAN.16.1856″ on the right. “JWK” cartouches appear on both sides of the grip & individual inspector initials appear on major parts. CONDITION: Excellent + with bright blue on the bbl, cylinder, frame, and bow of the triggerguard, dull blue on the sides of the triggerguard. Brilliant casehardening colors on the hammer and loading lever. Grips are excellent with tiny dents and scratches. Trigger spring is broken or missing, otherwise mechanically excellent. 4-58067 FS5 (3,000-5,000)

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ROGERS & SPENCER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal 44. SN 4707. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, German silver cone front sight with grooved top strap for rear sight. It has 2-pc flared butt walnut grips with a fine cartouche on left side and small “B” inspector marks over most of parts. There were about 5,000 of these revolvers made in the period 1863-65. Unfortunately they were delivered too late for Civil War service and entire inventory was purchased by Bannerman’s in 1901. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 90% strong, bright orig blue with edge wear, a little flaking and a clean spot on left flat. Frame, grip frame and trigger guard retain 95-96% glossy, bright. orig blue with some flaking and light edge wear. Cyl retains 60-70% thin orig blue mixed with medium patina. Grips are sound with light edge wear and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with some very light scattered surface rust. 4-56646 JR478 (3,000-5,000)

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WHITNEY NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 2956. 7-5/8″ oct bbl marked “E. WHITNEY / N HAVEN” on top. The rolled cylinder scene is only partially visible. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to gray with hints of blue at the front of the bbl. Grips have been revarnished over dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-56628 X28 (650-1,000)

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RARE EXTRA ENGRAVED TOMES, SON & MELVAIN POCKET REVOLVER. Cal 31. SN 311. 4″ rnd bbl marked “TOMES, SON & MELVAIN N.Y.” on top of the bbl. The five shot cylinder is fluted on the front half. These revolvers were made for the New York dealers by Bacon. The vine and leaf scroll engraving extend further forward on the sides of the frame and has a punched background. This engraving also extends to cover the backstrap. CONDITION: Bright casehardening colors on the loading lever, 50% bright blue on the frame, 30% on the cylinder mixed with light to moderate pitting, and 20% on the bbl. Grips have minor nicks and dents and retain most of their varnish. Mechanically excellent. 4-58076 FS14 (1,000-1,500)

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RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED B. J. HART POCKET REVOLVER. Cal 31. SN 187. 5″ rnd bbl marked “B. J. HART & BRO. N. Y.” on top of the bbl. The five shot cylinder is fluted at the front end. The engraving with vine and leaf scrolls and punch dot background covers 2/3 of the sides of the frame and extends on to the backstrap. Made for the Harts by Bacon. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on the frame and cylinder, lighter on the bbl. Slight traces of casehardening colors on the loading lever and hammer. There is a heavy drag line on the cylinder. Grips are worn at the base with minor dents and scratches but retain most of the varnish. Action is good. 4-58075 FS15 (750-1,500)

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ENGRAVED BACON 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal 31. SN 1105. 5″ rnd bbl. The five shot cylinder is fluted at the front end. Marked “BACON MFG CO. NORWICH CONN.” on top of the bbl. Light vine and leaf scroll engraving on the sides of the frame. CONDITION: 40% casehardening colors on the loading lever traces on the hammer. Strong traces of blue on bbl and cylinder. Frame has a gray patina with spots of moderate pitting. Grips are worn at the base and retain about 60% of the varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-58074 FS16 (750-1,550)

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VERY RARE ENGRAVED FITCH & WALDO PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 167. 5″ rnd bbl. marked “FITCH & WALDO. N.Y.” on top of the bbl. The front half of the five shot cylinder is fluted. There is light scroll engraving at the rear of the frame with an engraved band around the rear. Made for Fitch & Waldo by Bacon. CONDITION: Light gray patina overall with scattered light pitting. Grips are worn at the bottom but retain most of the revarnished finish. Mechanically fine. 4-58077 FS6 (750-1,500)

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ENGRAVED BACON 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 75. 5″ oct bbl. marked “BACON MF’G. CO. NORWICH. CONN.” on top of the bbl. There are five sharp vignettes on the cylinder, a kneeling hunter shooting a gun, a standing hunter, a standing deer, a hunter with a dog, and a deer lying down. The engraving consists of leaf scrolls at the rear of the frame. CONDITION: Nose of the hammer is broken off and missing. 80% blue on the cylinder with one line of moderate pitting. 50% blue on the bbl, traces on the frame. Light casehardening colors on the loading lever. Grips retain most of their varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-58070 FS12 (800-1,500)

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ENGRAVED BACON 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION POCKET. Cal 31. SN 778. 5″ oct bbl. marked “BACON MF’G. CO. NORWICH. CONN.” on top of the bbl. There are five sharp vignettes on the cylinder, a kneeling hunter shooting a gun, a standing hunter, a standing deer, a hunter with a dog, and a deer lying down. The engraving consists of leaf scrolls at the rear of the frame. CONDITION: Fine. 75% blue on the bbl, strong traces of casehardening colors on the loading lever and smooth gray patina on the frame. Grips have 90% varnish. All metal surfaces have scattered light pitting. 4-58069 FS11 (800-1,500)

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DICTATOR PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal 38. SN 1008. 4″ rnd bbl marked “DICTATOR.”. The cylinder has five vignettes, a military stand, an eagle head, a bears head, a dogs head and an Indian head. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with sharp edges and markings. Widely scattered spots of light pitting with patches of blue on the bottom of frame. Grips have wear at the bottom and minor dents and scratches elsewhere but retain most of the varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-58073 FS9 (750-1,500)

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FINE HOPKINS & ALLEN 1ST MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal 31. SN 451. 5″ oct bbl. marked “HOPKINS & ALLEN MFG .Co. NORWICH. CT.” on top of the bbl. The vignettes on the cylinder are the same as those on the Bacon revolvers. The loading lever has a link between it and the rammer. CONDITION: Strong traces of bright blue on the bbl mixed with flaked areas. Faint casehardening colors on the loading lever and hammer and traces of blue on the cylinder. There are also flaked areas on the frame but no blue remains. Grips are fine retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-58068 FS13 (800-1,200)

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RARE HOPKINS & ALLEN 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 32. SN 796. 4-13/16″ rnd bbl. marked “HOPKINS & ALLEN MFG. Co NORWICH. CT.” on top of the bbl. The cylinder is rolled with five vignettes including a kneeling man shooting, a deer in a forest, and a hunter with a dog. The other two are light and cannot be determined. CONDITION: Blue/gray patina on the front half of the gun, possibly an old refinish. Rear of the gun has a soft gray patina with scattered very light pitting. Grips are worn on the high spots with minor chips and scratches. Action is good. 4-58065 FS4 (500-1,000)

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SCARCE ENGRAVED BACON 1ST MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal 31. SN 41. 4″ rnd bbl. There are no markings. The frame is lightly engraved with vine and leaf scrolls. These first model revolvers had a complicated cylinder pin mechanism with a checkered button on the left side of the frame. The bbl and cylinder have been cleaned and refinished. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina with sharp engraving on the frame. Most of the refinish blue remains on the bbl and cylinder. Grips are fine, slightly worn at the bottom with minor dents and chips. Mechanically fine. 4-58071 FS10 (750-1,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED CHARLES BUSS POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 17. 4-3/8″ oct bbl. marked “CHARLES. BUSS./MARLBORO. N.H./PATENTED/APR. 25. 1854” on top of the bbl. Light leaf scroll engraving on the bbl and frame. The cylinder has two bands of horizontal lines. The cylinder is hand turned with “saddle” at the bottom of the frame locking it in place. The triggerguard acts as a spring for the saddle. This particular revolver is pictured in Sellers and Smith American Percussion Revolvers, p. 26. CONDITION: Gray patina with scattered light pitting overall. Mechanically fine. Grips are fine. 4-58064 (3,250-4,500)

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VERY RARE WHITNEY “ROOT “ POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 1632. 3-½” oct bbl. Whitney markings on the bbl are only partially visible due to refurbish. Note the “mushroom” appearance at the rear of the cylinder due to the nipples being set at an angle. CONDITION: Blue/gray patina with light pitting and signs of filing. Left grip has been broken and repaired with touch up varnish on both. Mechanically needs work. 4-58063 FS8 (1,000-2,000)

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SCARCE CASED ENGRAVED MID-SIZE TRANTER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. About 36 (.345″). SN 9555T. Wonderful mid-size English revolver with 3-5/8″ oct bbl with dovetailed bead front sight with flat top frame having a raised notch sight at rear edge. It has flat side frame with 1-pc checkered walnut grip with case hardened engraved steel butt cap. It has a left side mounted rammer & handle with the unusual extended spur on trigger in a slot through trigger guard. Frame, rammer lever & trigger guard are very nicely engraved with fine foliate arabesque patterns with about 25% coverage. It is dbl action only. It has 5-shot cylinder with a knurled ring near front. Rammer, lever, trigger & hammer are finished bright while cylinder is case colored & frame blued. Accompanied by a wonderful English green felt lined oak casing with original “B. Cogswell” distributor’s label inside lid. Back edge inside lid has ink applied matching serial number. Bottom of case is compartmented for revolver, a tiny orig Dixon & Sons bag flask, orig 2-cavity brass tong bullet mold with blued steel sprue cutter marked “120”. It also has a brass & ebony jag with ebony handled turn-screw & nipple wrench. Additionally it has a square lacquered tin parts box & a rnd lacquered tin of tallow, a very early lacquered tin of Eley Bros. caps & a Dixon pewter oil bottle. A truly fine cased set. CONDITION: Revolver retains about 70% glossy orig blue with balance flaked to a light patina, not from wear. Rammer, lever, trigger & hammer retain most of their bright factory finish with a couple of small spots of staining on trigger & hammer. Cylinder retains most of its faded case colors with a spot or two of light surface rust. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light rust. Flask, mold, jag & two lacquered tins are as new. Turn screw is crisp & probably not orig to this set. Nipple wrench with its nipple pick in heel has a crack in handle with light surface rust. Cap tin retains about 80% orig lacquer & oiler is near new. Casing has slightly loose corner, otherwise is sound with moderately soiled lid & retains generous amounts of orig varnish. Interior is moderately faded & stained with completely legible label having some light stains & foxing. A seldom encountered complete set. 4-57868 JR277 (3,500-5,000)

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CASED VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL LEFACHEAUX 20-SHOT REVOLVER. Cal. 7 mm pinfire. SN 1F44. This unusual revolver has 4-7/8″ superposed bbls with tall dovetail front sight with a notch in hammer for a rear sight. It has a dbl-banked 20-shot cyl with 10 on outside & 10 on inside & has full-checkered select walnut grips with a lanyard ring in butt. Frame, recoil shields, outside chambers of cyl & bbl lug are beautifully engraved with floral blossoms & foliate arabesque patterns. Maker’s name & address is marked on right side of lower frame beneath cylinder. Assembly number “23” appears on virtually all of parts including grips which are numbered in ink. It is gold finished. Accompanied by its orig brown leatherette-covered, blue velvet-lined casket case, French fitted for revolver with three unique covered compartments. Revolver lays reversed from normal in case. Revolver is sgl action & dbl action with folding trigger & fires chambers in alternating sequence. Also accompanied by an orig sgl cavity mold with sprue cutter marked on right handle “7” & also a loading/crimping tool & a tiny ebony-handled brass powder scoop along with 20 orig pinfire cartridges & orig key. CONDITION: Fine plus. Overall retains 40-50% gold wash with exposed metal a smooth dark brown patina. Grips show light wear. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bright bores with scattered pitting. Tools & ammunition are fine. Case shows light scuffing with several grain checks in bottom & probably an old cigarette burn in lid. It is lightly soiled & shows moderate wear. Lid lining is strong & bright with a couple of small faded spots from revolver. Bottom is moderately faded with some light soil. 4-57872 JR540 (5,000-7,000)

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RARE CASED LEFAUCHEUX PINFIRE REVOLVER WITH IVORY MOUNTED ACCESSORIES. Cal. 7 mm pinfire. SN 50989. Wonderful dainty Belgian made pinfire revolver with 3-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, tall front sight with sight groove in hammer nose. It has folding trigger with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. Frame & back strap are beautifully engraved with fine foliate arabesque patterns. Cylinder has ten arch shaped panels with arabesque pattern line engraving. It has gold washed finish. It is accompanied by its orig brass mounted rosewood case with corner reinforcements and wide & thin wire inlay in lid with a pillow shaped plate in center of lid. Front of lid has a crescent shaped inlay & there is a rnd escutcheon around key hole. Interior is lined with rose colored velvet, French fitted in bottom with compartments for revolver, a gold washed faceted ivory handled turn-screw with fancy knob, an ivory oil bottle with matching knob & a gold washed cleaning jag with ivory shaft. It has a large compartment with an unusual lead cartridge block with holes for 100 cartridges that contains 15 orig cartridges. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Revolver retains 50-60% orig gold wash with bare metal a gray/brown patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. Grips have a small age line around escutcheon on left side, otherwise are near new & retain a beautiful mellow golden patina. Accessories are all fine & retain virtually all of their fine gold finish. Case has a crack in lid & three more in bottom with handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Two of four corner reinforcements are missing & latch is broken. Interior is clean with bottom velvet slightly faded. This a seldom encountered very fine set in orig untouched condition. 4-57867 JR276 (3,750-5,750)

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SPECTACULAR CASED RUSSIAN IMPERIAL PATENT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 30. SN 6108. Built like a Dean, Adams & Dean dbl action English revolver with 3″ ovoid shaped octagonal bbl with tiny dovetail front sight & fixed rear sight with a bulbous 2-pc carved ivory grip. It has high gloss blue finish with a beautifully engraved & inlaid frame that has inlaid multi-colored gold & silver foliate arabesque patterns with a feather pattern on sides of top strap with more gold on sides of bbl. Backstrap & trigger guard are engraved & inlaid to match. Right side of frame at bbl has serial number in gold & serial number is also in gold on cylinder which has an engraved scalloped front edge. Top strap has a beautiful, very fine scallop border & is inlaid in gold “IMPERIAL PATENT REVOLVER”. Oval buttcap & front end of cylinder pin are engraved to match. Accompanied by its orig green velvet lined, burled rosewood veneered casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, two matching numbered spare cylinders with gold inlaid serial numbers, tiny plain bag shaped flask, a 2-cavity ball & conical mold with sprue cutter, a wad cutter, a brass & iron bullet seater & a brass cleaning jag/bullet seater with turned knob. There are two covered compartments with ivory knobs, a rectangular one containing caps & a triangular one containing cast felted balls. CONDITION: Extremely fine, shows little or no use. Overall retains 97-98% glossy bright orig blue. Toe of front strap is slightly gray & has a slightly battered screw. Grip has a chipped rim around buttcap with a few age lines & retains a beautiful mellow patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, dark in grooves. Cylinder in revolver has a couple of small flaked areas & a spot of pitting. One of spare cylinders retains about 98% glossy orig blue & other about 85%. All accouterments are fine & near orig condition. Wad cutter & mold are in the white. Case has numerous grain checks in lid with a small chip on front edge & some minor damage around lock that does not show from outside & retains most of its orig varnish. A rare cased set in seldom ever encountered condition. 4-57866 JR415 (12,500-17,500)

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TINY BELGIAN PINFIRE REVOLVER. Cal. 5mm pinfire. SN 11. Nickel finish with 2 inch oct bbl, tall pin front sight, 6 shot cylinder, folding trigger & checkered 2 piece flared butt walnut grips. There is a captive ejector on the right side of the bbl. The bbl assembly unscrews from the cylinder pin like a LeMat revolver & probably was made by the same maker. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching including the grips. Overall retains most of a fine restored nickeled finish with some fine pitting on the right side of the bbl & on the front of the cylinder. Grips show light wear, mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-56584 JR503 (300-500)

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GERMAN REVOLVER. Cal. 7.65mmCF. SN 27. 2-7/16″ oct. bbl. The coverplate is missing on the bottom of the frame. CONDITION: About 80% of an old dull blue finish remains with dents and wear on the grips. Trigger spring is missing. 4-58060 FS43 (100-200)

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TINY ENGRAVED BELGIAN FOLDING TRIGGER DA REVOLVER. Cal. 32. SN 4409. Tiny muff pistol or vest pocket revolver with 1-3/4″ ovoid shaped octagonal bbl with half moon front sight. It has articulated ejector attached to frame. It has 5-shot cylinder with beautifully engraved frame & 2-pc checkered horn grips & a loading gate on right side. Cylinder has matching engraving patterns between flutes. Dbl action only and is Liege-proofed with British proofs as well. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 75-80% glossy orig blue in cylinder, about 60%, strong in flutes. Frame retains most of its orig case hardening turned silver with about 40% colors in sheltered areas. Right grip has a replaced chip at toe, otherwise are fine with light wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-56542 (500-800)

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RARE AND IMPORTANT PRESENTATION REMINGTON GUN CANE FROM SAMUEL REMINGTON TO JOSEPH RIDER. Cal 32 Rimfire. SN 30. This rare Remington “NO. 2” cartridge cane gun with plain, curved grip is mounted with a small silver collar at the top of the shaft. A few inches below the button trigger, is another long silver collar engraved, “JOSEPH RIDER FROM SAMUEL REMINGTON OCTOBER 12TH, 1865”. Also engraved at the base of the collar, “E. REMINGTON AND SONS, ILION, NY, J.F. THOMAS, PATENT FEBRUARY 9TH, 1858 / 443”. The remainder of the shaft of standard ebony-colored material with original steel tip with serial number “30”. This important historic cane was presented to one of the most famous of all their designers, Joseph Rider. Rider developed a number of patents, most notable, on January 3, 1865 a patent that would evolve into the famous Remington rolling block action. Samuel Remington was one of three sons of Eliphalet Remington, II (the founder). An important Remington historical piece with two of the Remington firms most famous names! SIZE: 34” long. CONDITION: Cane appears to be in fine condition. Mechanism works. 4-57582 (15,000-25,000)

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REMINGTON DOGS HEAD CANE GUN. Cal 32. SN 70. 27″ rnd bbl. No visible markings. CONDITION: Very good with moderate pitting on the iron tip which is also battered from use. Gutta percha is turning to an olive color but the dog head is still sharp. Mechanically needs work. 4-57581 (5,000-8,000)

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RARE REMINGTON PERCUSSION CANE GUN. Cal. 32. SN 93. 26-1/2″ rnd bbl marked “J.F. THOMAS / PATENT / FEB’Y 3, 1856 / 93 / REMINGTON & SONS” on the metal tip. The curved grip has a bulbous tip. CONDITION: There is a short crack in the gutta percha on the action. Gutta percha has generally faded to an olive color. Mechanically needs work. 4-57584 (4,000-6,500)

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REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal 32RF. SN 426. 29-1/2″ rnd bbl marked “REMINGTON & SONS’ / PAT. EXTEND FEB 9TH 1872″ on the action above the joint. There is a reinforcing ring on the gutta percha above the serial number. CONDITION: Fine with no cracks in the gutta percha. There is light to moderate rust on the tip. Mechanically good. 4-57580 (4,000-6,000)

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REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal 32 perc. SN 221. 28″ rnd bbl. marked “J.F. THOMAS / PATENT / FEB’Y 3, 1856 / REMINGTON & SON’S / ILION, N.Y. / 221″ on the metal tip. CONDITION: Gutta percha is fine and is fading to an olive color. Mechanically fine. 4-57583 (4,000-6,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE AND HISTORIC PRESENTATION WALKING STICK ENGRAVED FROM WELLS FARGO AND CO. TO AGENT B.J. HOWELL. The cane fitted with an ornate, gold, engraved presentation inscribed grip. Having relief scroll and floral sprays together with grape leaves and border motifs. The handle mounted on a black ebony shaft. The tip of the cane with German silver ferrule and steel tip. The sides of the lavish, embellished handle inscribed on one side, “FROM / DRIVERS / CHRISTMAS / 1882”. Also engraved in this oval escutcheon is the image of an express wagon, “WELLS FARGO & CO EXPRESS”. Reverse side with oval escutcheon inscribed, “B. J. HOWELL / ENTERED EMPLOYEE / WELLS FARGO CO’S. EXPRESS / 1856”. The butt end of the grip with entwined monogram “BJH”. Howell joined the firm in 1856 and was an employee during the fabulous gold rush era of this historic banking and express agency. A wonderful example of historic Wells Fargo memorabilia! SIZE: 33-3/4” long (overall of shaft and cane). CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 4-57655 (20,000-30,000)

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EXQUISITE CASED GENTLEMAN’S GOLD-HEADED PRESENTATION WALKING STICK. This lavish Victorian gold top cane with relief repousséd and engraved sprays of flowers and leaves engraved on the top, “PRESENTED TO CAPT D. W. BURKE BY CO. “C” 14TH INF SEPT 12, 1891”. The interior of the silk-lined case retains a worn label, “MADE BY C. D. THOMSPSON, LONDON”. SIZE: 35” long. CONDITION: Clean; very good to excellent condition. Fiber ebony-finished carrying case shows wear along the edges and on the silk interior. 4-57656 (6,000-9,000)

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HISTORIC CASED IVORY CANE, A GIFT TO EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN I, OF MEXICO. This fine ivory cane with simple 90-degree ivory handle and having a deep relief-carved collar with mounted gold initials. Beneath a gold collar and a shaft carved to mimic the branch of a tree, possibly the “Tree of Life”. The tip mounted with a dark silver ferrule. The relief-carved ivory ring at the top has ivory scrolled ferns and mounted initials, “RSB”. The cane was a gift to Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico by diplomats of French Indo-China. The cane later passed through members of one noble family to another. At one time owned by an American millionaire, the cane was presented again to a Mexican government official. The cane at one time had been owned by R. Barbachano of Mexico and these are of course his initials on the carved ivory collar. In the 1930’s the cane was owned by an American architect who had worked on the design of the Caliente Racetrack. The cane, in a red presentation case and lined with burgundy velour. SIZE: 36” long. CONDITION: Handle with nice mellow patina and a very tight age crack. Shaft with a couple of very tight age cracks. Case shows wear on the velour interior, along the sharp edges of the case and one end of the case is loose. 4-56585 (17,500-27,500)

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EXTRAORDINARY CIVIL WAR CARVED FOLK ART CANE. An incredible period carved cane with extremely deep folky carving which runs the entire length of the shaft. The very top fitted with an elaborate Victorian silver repoussed handle. The carved shaft at the very top in relief carved “H. KELLER”. As you go down the shaft, there is a carved American shield with a relief spread-winged eagle. Further down, the shaft is and a 6” tall carved be-whiskered Civil War solider carrying a deeply carved flag. Below that on the shaft, which is intertwined with innumerable deeply carved leaves, the initials “US” and beneath that is a mounted Civil War be-whiskered soldier holding and pointing a pistol. Beneath that is a deeply carved “1862 ST”, beneath that, “1865 TO”. Further down, “40 VC” and much of the remainder of the shaft is carved with various letters, which I presume may spell out battle sites that the possessor may have participated in. The tip of this 19th C. cane fitted with what appears to be nickel silver. The entire carved portion of the cane has a wonderful deep, honey amber patina and is one of the finest Folk Art canes that I have handled. SIZE: approx. 34” long. CONDITION: At one time, split in center; now reglued. Carving all appears in very good condition. 4-57660 (2,000-4,000)

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ANTIQUE GUN CANE WITH RUSSIAN-TYPE NIELLO WORK. The gun cane with carved ivory 90-degree handle with intricate, exquisite bouquet of relief-carved flowers on the front. Beneath it, a 6-1/2” long silver collar with black ebony Russian-type Niello work with scroll design. The shaft appears to be bamboo and the bottom portion of the cane also with a 6” length of more silver black ebony Russian-type Niello work. The cartridge cane gun opens to accept a 30+ cal. cartridge. A small brass trigger button, mounted in the head of the ivory cane for firing the gun. SIZE: 32” l (overall). CONDITION: Ivory in good old worn condition with an age crack at the point of shaft attachment. Some minor wear and dings on the intricate carving. Silver collar (at top and below), generally good to very good condition. Bamboo shaft with two old drying age splits; one at the top of the shaft, the second at the bottom. Mechanism does not work. 4-57661-1 (750-1,250)

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ANTIQUE CANE GUN. The cane fitted with a stag antler handle. Having a metal collar. The entire shaft wrapped in what appears to be black electrician’s tape. When opened, the shaft will accommodate a single (approx 40 cal.) cartridge and a hidden needle trigger drops down when the shaft is twisted. SIZE: approx 36” long. CONDITION: Mechanism does not work properly. 4-57733 (500-1,000)

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EXQUISITE GENTLEMAN’S WALKING STICK. This fine cane, fitted with a gold top with raised initials, “EBX” and encrusted with what appears to be small mine-cut diamonds and rubies. The collar beneath the top consists of panels of mother-of-pearl. The fruitwood shaft of the cane inlaid with a scrolled vine of delicate mahogany leaves and flowers. The tip mounted with a gold collar and a solid brass tip; a very handsome and delicate cane. SIZE: 39” long. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. One small panel of mother-of-pearl is missing. 4-57734 (350-550)

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LAVISH IVORY-HANDLED GENTLEMAN’S CANE WITH STERLING SILVER REPOUSSÉ WORK. The curved handle of the cane consisting of Victorian carved ivory on which is mounted scalloped, repoussé sterling silver with floral design. The rosewood-type shaft fitted with a nickel silver tip. SIZE: approx 36” long. CONDITION: Ivory with natural age cracks and the top slightly loose; structurally in fine condition. 4-57666 (350-550)

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