Extraordinary Firearms Auction
Grossed Just Over $9 Million!

Auction: March 13 & 14, 2006

Preview: March 12, 2006

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SCARCE SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL REVOLVER GUTTA PERCHA CASE. Scarce early case. 7-7/8″ long x 4-1/8″w x 1-3/8″ tall. It has the first model second issue revolver embossed on the lid with a shield and arabesque corners with tiny revolvers as the border. The lid also has “MANUFACTURED ONLY BY / SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS”. It is lined with pressed green velvet in the lid and faded rose colored velvet in the bottom and blue velvet edge liners with a bbl rest and a cartridge block. The bottom of the box has a matching border of tiny revolvers. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Only very, very few minor chips in the edges. Lid lining is extremely fine while the bottom lining is moderately faded with light soil. Hammer rest is missing leaving a bullet shaped space. Bbl rest is missing one ear and there is a chip in the edge of the cartridge block. 4-57754 JR293 (1,500-2,500)

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301

SCARCE SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL REVOLVER GUTTA PERCHA CASE. Scarce early case. 7-7/8″ long x 4-1/8″w x 1-3/8″ tall. This case is dark brown gutta percha versus the usual black color. It has the first model second issue revolver embossed on the lid with a shield and arabesque corners with tiny revolvers as the border. The lid also has “MANUFACTURED ONLY BY / SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS”. It is lined with pressed burgundy velvet in the lid and faded rose colored velvet in the bottom with a bbl & hammer rests and a cartridge block. The bottom of the box has a matching border of tiny revolvers. CONDITION: Extremely fine with one or two extremely minor chips in the edges. Lining in the lid is slightly faded with deep impression of the revolver. Bottom lining is very faded and moderately soiled and wear from the revolver. Cartridge block has a couple of minor chips. 4-57753 JR294 (1,500-2,500)

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302

RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL 3RD ISSUE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 7624. Blue finish with 3-3/16″ keyhole bbl with brass front sight blade & 2-pc bird head rosewood grips. Frame & bbl have beautiful foliate arabesque pattern engraving with about 75% coverage on frame & with patterns on sides of bbl, muzzle & top of bbl lug. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching including grips. Bbl retains traces of orig finish in sheltered areas with balance a light patina. Frame retains 85-90% strong orig blue flaked thin on bottom with light edge wear & around trigger spur. Backstrap is a gray patina & front strap is thin blue/brown patina with bright strong blue in radius behind trigger spur. Cylinder has traces of blue in flutes with balance a medium patina. Cylinder stop screw is missing & one arm of stop is broken. therefore the cylinder stop is not functioning. Grips are sound with light nicks & scratches & retain most of their orig finish. As noted, mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting & a light ring about 1″ in front of cylinder. There are a couple of battered screws. 4-57530 JR288 (2,500-4,000)

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303

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1 THIRD ISSUE SPUR TRIGGER TIP UP REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 46954. Blue finish, 3-3/16” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight, bird head rosewood grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl has been cleaned to bright metal & frame retains about 50% thin blue, cylinder is a gray patina. Grips are sound with about 85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine & bore is lightly pitted. 4-58110 ET109 (300-500)

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304

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1, 3RD ISSUE REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 33519. Blued finish, standard sights, 3-1/4” bbl, smooth bird head rosewood grips. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including grips. Retains about 50% orig finish overall. Missing grip screw. Hinge is slightly loose. Timing needs adjustment, otherwise mechanics are good, strong dark bore. 4-57640 ET45 (300-400)

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305

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1-1/2 OLD MODEL SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 18435. Blue finish with smooth rosewood grips, 3-1/2” keyhole bbl, standard sights. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 40% bbl blue with balance flaked to light patina. Frame & grip frame retain 85-90% glossy orig blue. Grips are fine with some light battering on bottom & retain about 97-98% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is lightly pitted. 4-58117 ET123 (400-700)

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306

ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL 1-1/2 SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 73661. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ keyhole bbl, half moon front sight & 2-pc smooth ivory grips. Frame, bbl & cylinder are New York style engraved with foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background having about 50% coverage. Back strap is engraved to match. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 92-93% strong bright orig nickel with some flaking on cylinder & slight discoloration on front & back straps. Grips have several age lines, one of which has turned into a crack on left side, otherwise they are sound & retain a golden mellow patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered pitting. 4-58107 JR358 (1,500-2,500)

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307

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL 1-1/2 SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 30765. Nickel finish, 3-1/2” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight, bird head rosewood grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 95% restored nickel finish. Grips show moderate wear with about 90% varnish. Mechanics & bore are both fine. 4-58102 ET110 (300-500)

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308

SMITH & WESSON SINGLE ACTION FIRST MODEL BABY RUSSIAN REVOLVER. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 21150. Nickel finish, very rare 4” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight, checkered S&W logo black hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as having been shipped March 24, 1877 to M.W. Robinson, New York City, NY, Smith & Wesson’s largest distributor in a shipment of 50 revolvers. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 90% orig nickel & grips are sharp & crisp showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bore is moderately pitted. 4-58115 ET111 (700-1,000)

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309

SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL BABY RUSSIAN SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 11502. Nickel finish with mother of pearl grips, 3-1/4” bbl, half moon front sight, fixed rear sight. CONDITION: Fine. Retains about 98% of a fine restored finish, probably at factory prior to 1900 when they began marking grip frame. Grips are crisp with lots of fire & color. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-58112 ET121 (500-800)

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310

SMITH & WESSON OLD MODEL 1-1/2 SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W. SN 6442. Nickel finish, standard sights, 3-1/2” bbl, black composition grips. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains about 90-93% orig finish to metal with a very few light scratches & slight muzzle wear with two or three drag lines around cylinder. Grips are extremely fine, missing screw. Mechanics are very fine, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-57637 ET46 (400-600)

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311

SMITH & WESSON SINGLE ACTION SECOND MODEL SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 57173. Nickel finish, black hard rubber grips, 3-1/4” keyhole bbl, and half moon front sight. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as having been shipped Oct. 15, 1879 to M.W. Robinson, New York City, NY, Smith & Wesson’s largest distributor in a shipment of 2,000 guns in this configuration. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 90% orig nickel finish, grips are sharp & crisp with a repaired break in right side & stress fractures in left side. Mechanics & bore are fine. 4-58120 ET112 (300-500)

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311A.

RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL SINGLE ACTION 38 REVOLVER. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 19254. Nickel finish with 4″ keyhole bbl, half-moon front sight with deep gold medallion pearl grips. Both sides of the frame, both sides of the top strap, bbl, ejector housing & pivot, along with the islands between the flutes are very nicely engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Left toe of frame under grip is stamped “3 64” indicating factory refinish in March 1964. It appears that heel of butt has been squeezed in a vice. Grips may not be orig to this revolver although they fit perfectly & match condition as well. This revolver is guaranteed to letter with factory engraving, nickel plating & pearl grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig nickel finish with slight muzzle edge wear. Hammer & trigger guard retain generous amounts of orig case colors. Grips are extremely fine with lots of color & fire. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. This revolver has been fired, but very little. 4-57461 JR607 (3,500-4,500)

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312

SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER 4-BBL SET. Cal 22, 32 S&W and 38 S&W. Blued finish with 4″ keyhole 38 S&W bbl installed, with half-moon front sight and S&W logo hard rubber grips. It is accompanied by 6″ and 8″ single shot 32 S&W bbls. Both have keyhole rib with target front sight and an interchangeable target rear sight is mounted on 6″ bbl. The 38 and 32 bbls are numbered to frame. It is also accompanied by a single shot 22 cal bbl without serial number. It also has keyhole shaped bbl with target front sight and no rear sight installed. Set is accompanied by a very early oak casing adapted from another purpose with burgundy velvet lining with impressions in bottom for revolver, three extra bbls and a set of S&W extended hard rubber target grips. CONDITION: Very fine with matching numbers as noted above. 38 bbl retains about 95% strong, bright orig blue. 8″ 32 bbl retains about the same with light edge wear. 6″ 32 bbl retains 98-99% strong, orig blue. 22 bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue. Frame overall retains 97-98% strong, orig blue with a couple of scratches on sideplate and a slightly battered hinge screw. 38 cyl retains 88-90% strong, orig blue mixed with flaked patina. Trigger guard and hammer retain faded case colors. All bores are bright and shiny with a few scattered spots of pitting in the 38 bore. Target grips show light to moderate wear and round butt grips are crisp. Case is fine with a few scrapes and scratches with some staining on lid. 4-57532 JR480 (2,500-4,000)

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313

SMITH & WESSON SECOND MODEL DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W. SN 20224. Nickel finish with black hard rubber grips, 3-1/2” keyhole bbl, and half moon front sight with blued trigger guard. There is a star following serial number on butt signifying factory restored finish. Date “12 25” appears on frame under left grip. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 95% of its factory restored nickel finish. Grips show high point wear on left side with moderate diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine. Store bore with scattered pitting. 4-58108 ET113 (350-500)

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314

*SMITH & WESSON SAFETY HAMMERLESS 3RD MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W. SN 242671. Blue finish with black hard rubber grips, 3” keyhole bbl with integral half moon front sight. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 85-90% orig blue, grips are crisp & sharp. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-58121 ET119 (400-700)

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315

*SMITH & WESSON SAFETY HAMMERLESS 2ND MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W. SN 183539. Blue finish with mother of pearl grips, 3” keyhole bbl with integral half moon sight. CONDITION: Fine. Retains about 85% orig blue, strong case colors on trigger, grips are fine with lots of fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-58119 ET118 (400-600)

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316

*SMITH & WESSON SAFETY HAMMERLESS 2ND MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W. SN 111415. Blue finish, S&W logo black hard rubber grips, 3-1/2” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight. CONDITION: Very good. Retains about 70% orig blue, grips are sharp with a bruise on left side. Mechanics & bore are both fine. 4-58104 ET117 (300-500)

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317

*SMITH & WESSON SAFETY HAMMERLESS 2ND MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W. SN 126075. Blue finish, mother of pearl grips, 3-1/2” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight. CONDITION: Fine. Retains about 80% thin orig blue, grips are sound with a few age lines. Mechanics are fine, bore has scattered pitting. 4-58113 ET116 (300-500)

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318

SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL SAFETY HAMMERLESS REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W. SN 73601. Nickel finish with mother of pearl grips, 3-1/2” keyhole bbl, pinned half moon front sight. Someone attempted to obliterate serial number on butt. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 80% orig nickel with most of bbl having been cleaned to bright metal. Grips are fine with lots of fire. Mechanics & bore are good. 4-58103 ET114 (250-400)

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319

*SMITH & WESSON SAFETY HAMMERLESS 5TH MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 259389. Nickel finish with black hard rubber grips, 3-1/4” keyhole bbl with integral half moon front standard sight. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 95-96% orig nickel finish. Grips are sharp & crisp. Mechanics are good, bore is bright & shiny. 4-58106 ET115 (400-700)

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320

*SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL LADY SMITH TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 22 LR. SN 23683. Blued finish with scarce 6″ rnd bbl, integral front sight base with pinned blade & fully adjustable rear sight. It has 7-shot cylinder with 2-pc pearl grips. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60-65% orig blue, bright & strong in sheltered areas with balance a flaked light patina. Cylinder retains 75-80% flaked orig blue, strong & bright in flutes. Frame retains 70-75% flaked orig blue. Front & back straps are a medium patina. Grips are crisp. Mechanics are fine, forcing cone appears to be intact, bright shiny bore with a couple of spots near muzzle. 4-57528 JR287 (2,500-4,000)

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321

CASED ALLEN & WHEELOCK LIPFIRE REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 194. 5″ oct. bbl marked “ALLEN & WHEELOCK. WORCESTER, MASS./ALLEN’S PAT’S. SEPT.7. NOV. 9. 1858.” on the left side. The mahogany case is lined with red velvet. CONDITION: About half of the blue remains on the bbl, traces on the frame and cylinder. All metal surfaces have scattered light pitting, slightly heavier on the hammer. Grips have about 60% flaking varnish, missing a tiny chip at the right toe. Mechanically fine. Case lid is cracked and repaired. Lining of the lid is replaced. All of the corners have been reglued. 4-57994 FS40 (2,000-3,000)

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322

FANTASTIC CASED ETCH ENGRAVED TIFFANY COLT FIRST MODEL DERRINGER. Cal. 41 RF. SN 2050. Spectacular & rare silver & gold etch engraved derringer, 2-1/2″ ovoid shaped bbl with usual markings on top flat with full coverage deep etch engraved foliate & floral arabesque patterns. Grip has usual checkered panels on each side with a large checkered panel on back edge. Bbl is silver plated & grip is gold plated. Trigger & hammer are blued. Accompanied by its orig purple velvet lined Moroccan leather covered hard shell case with remnants of a gold Tiffany embossed label inside lid. Bottom is recessed for revolver & two cartridges. This is certainly one of the most rare of all Colt derringers. CONDITION: Derringer is extremely fine retaining virtually all of its orig finish. Hammer screw has lost most of its blue while trigger & hammer retain about half their orig blue. Mechanics are fine with strong bore & a scattered spot or two of light pitting. Case shows moderate wear & handling nicks & scratches with catch release button on front broken, otherwise case is sound with lightly soiled & lightly faded lining. An extremely rare & seldom encountered Colt derringer. 4-57524 (14,000-18,000)

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323

CHICAGO FIREARMS CO. “THE PROTECTOR” PALM PISTOL. Cal. 32 RF Extra short. SN 6116. Nickel finish with 1-3/4″ stepped rnd bbl with rolled flower decoration, pearl side panels with knurled edge on removable side & roll engraved foliate decoration on solid side. It has a checkered gutta percha grip. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its orig nickel finish. Left side pearl panel is fine with lots of fire. Right side panel has a hairline crack with lots of fire & color. Hammer spring is broken but easily repairable, otherwise mechanics are fine with bright shiny bore. 4-56539 JR247 (2,000-3,000)

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324

TWO ENGRAVED REMINGTON OVER/UNDER DERRINGERS. Cal. 41 RF. SN 82 & 571. Both pistols are Type 2, Model 3, with 3″ bbls, fixed sights & real pearl grips. They are identically engraved with 75-80% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Frames & bbls are silver plated with gold plated hammers, triggers, locking lever & extractors. Accompanied by a modern cherry wood case with flocked form fitting foam bottom. CONDITION: Both pistols retain virtually all of their fine custom silver plating with the triggers & locking levers showing heavy wear. They appear to be unfired since plating. Mechanics are fine, hinges are sound, and grips are sharp with strong bores with light to moderate pitting. Box has a loose hinge, otherwise is fine. 4-55610 JR178 (800-1,200)

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325

REMINGTON MODEL 3 OVER/UNDER DERRINGER. Cal. 41 RF Short. SN 17. Nickel finish with 3″ superposed bbls, blued screws & checkered hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its orig factory nickel with light handling & use marks. Screws retain most of their orig blue with lock bolt & extractor retaining most of their orig blue. Hammer retains 50-60% thin niter blue. Grips show moderate wear. Hinge is intact, bright shiny bores with a spot or two of pitting. 4-58125 (1,500-2,000)

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326

*REMINGTON-UMC DOUBLE DERINGER. Cal 41RF. SN L95611. 3″ ribbed bbl. marked “REMINGTON ARMS–U.M.C.CO. ILION.NY.” on the top rib of the bbl. Arrowhead proof mark on right side of frame under the bbl lock. The bbl lock screw is a replacement. CONDITION: Traces of blue in protected places on the bbl. otherwise gray patina with very light pitting except the release lever which has moderate pitting. Grips are very good with two light bruises on the right and slight wear to the high points. Hinges are intact. Mechanically fine. 4-55637 FS27 (300-500)

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327

ENGRAVED HOPKINS & ALLEN XL NO. 4 SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 435. Nickel finish with 3″ rnd bbl. altered blade front sight and 2-pc bird head rosewood grips. It has about 50% coverage deep factory engraving consisting of vine and leaf patterns with fine dot background filler. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains about 90% orig nickel. Grips show moderate to heavy wear and retain 75% orig finish, missing screw. Hammer will not hold at safety, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-57638 JR297 (300-800)

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328

WESSON & HARRINGTON NO. 3 THIRD TYPE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF short. SN 5790. Nickel finish with 2-3/4″ oct bbl, German silver blade front sight, and 5-shot cylinder and 2-pc rosewood bird head grips. The bbl is apparently a recycled item from the factory as it is stamped over the serial number 5216. This appears to be a factory over stamp as it is the same size and shape numbers appear on the back of the cylinder and side of the frame under the left grip. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching including the grips. Overall it retains about 98% strong orig nickel finish. Hammer screw and trigger spring retain most of their niter blue. Grips are sound with light edge wear and retain most of their orig factory varnish, missing the left screw. Crisp mechanics with strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-57639 JR296 (300-500)

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329

RARE SMITH & WESSON HANDGUNS SIGN. Sheet metal sign, 24-1/8″ x 6-1/16″ with a 6-1/4″ rnd section centered on top. It has background white paint with “S&W” logo on rnd section with “SMITH & WESSON HANDGUNS” lettered in black on rectangular part. Sign is handpainted, obviously by a real professional. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. White background paint somewhat yellowed with light flaking around edges & some light rust. There are a few scratches on black lettering, otherwise it is fine. There are three holes along bottom edge. 4-57684 JR520 (1,500-2,500)

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330

FRAMED ORIGINAL SMITH & WESSON ADVERTISING POSTER. Famous S&W poster, 21-3/4″ x 17-1/2″, image of a cowboy riding his horse through a stream shooting back at three Indians chasing him. He is holding a S&W #3 revolver. It has “SMITH & WESSON” at top & “REVOLVERS” at bottom with S&W trademark in lower left. CONDITION: Fine. A couple of small wrinkles in top & bottom not affecting image, moderately faded. Frame is fine. 4-57757 JR531 (400-600)

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331

EXTREMELY RARE CASED STOCKED VOLCANIC PISTOL. Cal. 41 RF. SN 414. Usual configuration with 16-1/2″ oct bbl, integral magazine tube with pinched blade iron front sight and a receiver mounted wheel adjustable rear sight that may be an old replacement. It has the right shape and conformation but is slightly narrow in the dovetail. The top flat has the usual Volcanic Repeating Arms bbl marking, only partly legible from a light strike. The bolt has been converted to rimfire by replacing the bolt head with a rimfire firing pin and attaching an extractor to the bottom with a corresponding cut on the bottom of the bbl and a groove in the carrier. It has 2-pc nicely figured walnut grips and is accompanied by its orig straight grain walnut stock with a rare orig walnut casing 24-1/2″ long, 6-1/4″ wide and 2-1/4″ high with pine bottom. It is lined with burgundy velvet and compartmented in the bottom for the pistol, stock and a cleaning rod. There is a covered compartment at the left end with a replacement lid. The cleaning rod compartment now holds an extra magazine spring. The SN is stamped on the left side of the buttstrap under the grip, inside both grips, on the lever, and all of the visible internal parts as well as the sideplates. The faceted tang on the crescent brass buttplate also has the SN. Inside the tang of the buttplate is the assembly number “18”, which number is also stamped on the butt of the stock underneath the buttplate and on the left side of the attaching iron in the wrist of the buttstock. The two wood screws in the buttplate also have the “18” assembly number. The bbl under the swivel has the assembly number “95” which number also appears on the swivel and on the front sight locking ring. Only a very few of these pistol carbines were made in the period of 1855 to 1857 and they are rarely ever found with a matching buttstock and orig casings are extraordinarily rare. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 75 – 80% thin orig blue, strong in the gullets, strong and bright on the swivel and front sight ring. Frame has sharp edges, appears to have never been polished or cleaned and retains a medium mustard patina with light hammer marks on top of the sideplates with other hammer marks on the carrier and around the carrier opening. Grips are sound with light handling and use marks, shows light edge wear and retains most of the orig varnish with some light oil staining around the frame. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Stock has a series of gouges on both sides near the buttplate with other light handling and use marks and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Buttplate is a light mustard patina. Case has three grain checks in the lid with a spliced repair at the bottom rear edge and a crack in the back edge by the left hinge. Otherwise completely sound and retains most of its orig varnish with light handling and storage marks. Interior is beautiful with dark wine color showing slight soil in the bottom with damage from the front sight and hammer. One of the partitions has been reattached. 4-58079 JR491 (30,000-40,000)

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332

VERY RARE ENGRAVED VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY PISTOL. Cal. 41. SN 2121. Fine Volcanic Navy with the very rare 6″ bbl with integral magazine tube and usual bbl address. The frame is beautiful, full coverage, engraved on the sides and top flats consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with a very fine punch dot background. The engraving patterns extend around the hammer slot and down the back strap. It has the assembly no.”1″ on the left heel of the frame under the grip which number also appears on the left side of the lever. The serial number is on the right side of the frame under the grip and appears on the lever, side plates and internal parts. This pistol has the very rare feature of matching numbered smooth ivory grips. The inside of both grips are marked in ink “DAVID B. HUFFMAN REAVILLE N.J. 1945” the right grip also has the notation “JEWELER”. The right grip has a worm hole around the grip stud. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains traces of blue mixed with mottled patina having been cleaned a long time ago. Bbl address is about half legible. Frame retains about 80% orig nickel-plating with edge wear and moderate wear on the sides. Front and back straps are a dark brass patina. Lever and hammer have dark patina with some hammer marks on the lever. Grips have a worm hole on the right side with age lines in the butt and around escutcheons. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-57559 JR311 (20,000-35,000)

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333

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED NEW HAVEN ARMS VOLCANIC SMALL FRAME TARGET PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 553. This extremely rare pistol has 6-3/8″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube, tiny brass front sight and tall fixed rear sight. It has one line address “NEW HAVEN CONN. PATENT FEB. 14. 1854”. The tiny brass frame has light patterns of foliate arabesque engraving on both sides, over the top and back strap. It is fitted with matching numbered smooth walnut grips. This is one of the great rarities in volcanic collecting. Flayderman’s Guide states that only 225 of these pistols were ever made in the period 1857 to 1860. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 15-20% orig blue, mostly in sheltered areas with the balance a mottled medium to dark brown patina. Front bbl keeper is cracked around the sight. Receiver is fine with good sharp edges and retains a medium mustard patina with traces of orig silver plating. Lever and hammer are a dark brown patina. Grips are sound with moderate wear and retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-57558 JR310 (17,500-27,500)

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334

CASED NEW HAVEN ARMS POCKET SIZE VOLCANIC PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 111. Pocket size Volcanic with 3-3/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube. It has a blued steel pinched blade front sight & fixed rear sight. Gun metal (brass) frame & sideplates are factory engraved in usual style of flowing foliate arabesque patterns with a light dash & dot border & three sprays of leaves over top three flats at chamber. Lever is blued with hammer case colored & it has 2-pc rosewood grips numbered to pistol. Accompanied by its extremely rare, orig, red velvet, lined walnut casing compartmented in bottom for the pistol, a box of ammunition & a cleaning rod. Cartridge compartment contains an orig lacquered tin lid from a 200-rnd box of #1 cartridges with orig label virtually intact in lid. Also accompanying are two 41 caliber Volcanic rounds. These rare little pistols were made in period 1857-60 with only a total of about 850 ever having been made & few of those were ever cased. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching as noted. The pistol was not further disassembled to check for other matching numbers. Bbl & magazine tube retain 85-88% glossy bright orig blue with lost areas flaked to light patina, not from wear. Receiver retains about 50% orig silver plate with exposed brass a mellow medium patina. Screws & carrier retain most of their orig niter blue. Lever retains 30-40% orig blue, mostly in sheltered areas. Hammer retains about all of its slightly faded orig case colors & grips about all of their orig varnish with a few light nicks & scratches. Lever is a little loose & will not stay against grip & when operated will not put hammer into full cock position, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a very few scattered spots of light pitting. Case has several grain checks in bottom, otherwise is completely sound with a slightly warped lid. Escutcheon is a replacement. Interior is very faded to a yellowish/tan color except where protected by pistol & box lid. Shows light soil from pistol. 4-57635 JR403 (15,000-20,000)

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FINE VOLCANIC #2 NAVY REPEATING PISTOL. Cal. 41. SN 1442. Fantastic near new volcanic with 8″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube marked on the top flat “THE VOLCANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB. 14. 1854”. It has a brass frame with blued lever, bolt and carrier and case colored hammer with 2-pc walnut grip. The Volcanic Arms Co. was only in business from 1855 to early 1857 and produced only about 3,000 pistols total production of which only about 1,500 were with 8″ bbl. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. All matching including the grips. As new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its strong bright orig blue on the bbl and carrier, thin on bottom of carrier. Bolt shows light wear and the bbl is slightly thinned and dull about midpoint. Lever blue is bright and glossy and the carrier blue although lightly flaked is also bright and glossy. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, generally faded. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. A fantastic specimen worthy of any museum or collection. 4-57560 JR309 (30,000-50,000)

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RARE VOLCANIC NAVY PISTOL. Cal. 41. SN 385. Made by The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., this pistol has 8″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube, silver cone post front sight & fixed rear sight with 2-pc walnut grips. Right grip has a large spliced piece from period of use. Serial number appears on bottom left side of frame under grip, inside each grip, inside each side-plate & on all internal parts. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 90% strong dark orig blue with three or four spots of pitted rust on right side of bbl & magazine tube. Left side of bbl & magazine tube have a series of small nicks in surface. Receiver has sharp clean edges & a wonderful coffee colored patina. Right side of grip frame & two areas on frame itself have casting flaws. Left grip has a repaired crack & both grips have chipped edges with nicks & dings and retain most of their fine varnish finish. Carrier retains generous amounts of orig niter blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57491 JR233 (12,500-22,500)

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VERY RARE VOLCANIC ARMS ENGRAVED CARBINE. Cal. 41. SN 2683. Wonderful Volcanic carbine with 25″ oct bbl, marked on top flat “THE VOLCANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB. 14. 1854″, with integral magazine, brass blade front sight with wheel adjustable rear sight. Mounted with straight grain nicely figured American walnut stock with nickel-plated crescent buttplate with faceted tang. Receiver is nickel plated & has wide flourishes of foliate arabesque patterns with line & dot borders. Front flats have matching flourishes of arabesque patterns & top three flats have leaf patterns. Top tang is engraved to match. Very few of these carbines were made, probably less than 200, in three bbl lengths, 16-1/2″, 21″ & 25″ with the 25” being the most rare. This carbine has serial number upside down on right side of lower tang under wood, on lever, sideplates & most internal parts, inside top tang channel of buttstock, inside tang of buttplate & on rear edge of bbl swivel. It also has an assembly number, “149” on left side of lower tang under wood. This number was not observed anywhere else on carbine. Carbine was not completely disassembled to check all small parts. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 25-30% thin orig blue with balance a beautiful unmolested chocolate patina. Receiver retains 70-75% orig nickel with exposed areas a dark, almost chocolate, patina. Buttplate retains about all of its orig nickel. Lever & hammer are a dark patina. Follower is a replacement. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a scattered spot or two of light pitting. 4-57562 JR395 (30,000-50,000)

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NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC CARBINE. Cal. 41. SN 86. One of only about 1,000 New Haven carbines made in period 1857-60, which included all three bbl lengths making this a fairly scarce firearm. It has 21″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube, German silver front sight blade with wheel adjustable receiver mounted rear sight. Receiver is not engraved & it is mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut with straight grip & crescent brass buttplate. Serial number is on left side of lower tang under wood & again on heel of buttstock under buttplate & inside tang of buttplate. It was not observed on any of internal parts. Assembly number “48” appears on bbl swivel & round part of bbl. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 85-90% strong orig blue, bright in sheltered areas with spots of surface discoloration over octagon part & light edge wear. Receiver & side plates are crisp with sharp edges & retain a beautiful medium mustard patina. Stock is sound with a gouge on left side & smaller one on right side with light finish mars & retains about 90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting near muzzle. A truly fine Volcanic carbine worthy of any collection or museum. 4-57561 (25,000-40,000)

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RARE IRON FRAME HENRY MODEL 1860 RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 156. One of only 400 of these rare rifles. It has usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, integral magazine tube, altered orig German silver front sight & first type 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight, missing its slide, mounted in receiver dovetail with bbl dovetail open. It has the unusual iron frame instead of gun metal (brass) frame found on majority of Henry rifles. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with iron rnd heel buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc iron & hickory wiping rod. Serial number is in usual bbl location & appears on left side of lower tang under wood in top tang channel of buttstock & inside heel of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including all five stock screws. Metal overall retains a mottled dark brown patina, silvery in gullets with scattered light surface rust. Receiver retains traces of orig blue, primarily on right side. There are hammer marks on both sideplates. Stock is sound with a series of scratches on both sides with usual handling & use marks. There is some slight oil staining at receiver, otherwise it retains a beautiful smooth hand polished patina. Extractor is missing, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-57565 JR385 (60,000-100,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 3385. One of 1,731 purchased by the Government ca. 1862-65. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube, orig German silver front sight & 2nd type 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with straight grain walnut buttstock with straight stock & early style rnd heel brass buttplate with trap. Right forward side of receiver & correspondingly on right flat of bbl is stamped “C.G.C.”, the military inspector initials. There is the outline of orig cartouche on right side of wrist. Serial number appears on left side of lower tang under wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Buttplate screws also have matching serial numbers while all three tang screws are unnumbered, however are orig Henry screws. CONDITION: Good. Bbl, lever & hammer are a dark attic patina with scattered light pitting. There is a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a chipped toe. Shows heavy wear with a gouge on right side & dark oil staining overall. Mechanics are fine although a little loose, worn dark bore. 4-57567 JR384 (25,000-35,000)

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ASSEMBLED MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 3100. One of 1,731 purchased by the Government ca. 1862-65. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine, German silver front sight & missing rear sight. It has a replacement, probably Winchester 1892 or 1894, buttstock with an orig Henry brass buttplate with trap & pointed heel. Right side of bbl has “C.G.C.” & “H” inspector marks. Inspector marks have been polished from frame. Serial number “3508” appears on left side of lower tang under wood & serial number “3985” appears inside toe of buttplate. Stock has no serial number. Long, tang machine screw is missing & the buttplate screws are replacements. Lever is probably from a Model 1866 or 1873 as it will not latch under lever lock. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbl retains a smooth plum/brown patina with a few nicks & scratches & hammer marks around sight dovetail. Bbl swivel keeper screw is battered. Receiver shows heavy wear & polishing with nicks & scratches & a few hammer marks on top of sideplates & around front flats of receiver, apparently to re-tighten the bbl in frame. Stock has a crack in web & two holes on left side, otherwise has a couple of hairlines back of top tang, a crack below top tang & retains about 75% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with heavy pitting & a ring about 4″ from muzzle. 4-57566 (8,500-12,500)

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RARE ELABORATELY C.F. ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 CF. SN 80492. Spectacular engraved ’66 with 24-3/8″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & Henry style 900 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, about 3X, fiddle back American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Receiver is spectacularly engraved probably as a factory promotional item, with very unusual patterns consisting of full side very busy vignettes consisting of a tiger hunting scene on the left with a hunter kneeling & shooting at a charging tiger with another tiger crouching over a supine human figure, a running hunter with a very distressed look on his face with another human figure running in background, probably the gun bearer. There is a horse tied to a tree in foreground who is trying to escape with another horse running away in background. All of this is in great detail with flowers & trees. Top of vignette has a long arrow with ribbon wound around it which bears inscription “HUNTING THE TIGER WITH SINGLE SHOOTER”.

Right side vignette is entitled “WINCHESTER REPEATING RIFLES” on a similar arrow & ribbon. Vignette depicts a colonial style hunter in frock coat looking through field glasses with his Indian gun bearer holding a lever action Winchester with their faithful hunting dog in foreground & a dead tiger with a wounded tiger in left foreground. Again this vignette is executed in superb detail with foliage & trees. Tree in right foreground has a monkey hanging by his tail. Left front flat has two standing bull elk & a reclining cow elk in a mountain scene & right side front flat has a bull & cow elk, also in a mountain scene. Top edges of receiver, top tang & on each side of trigger have deep relief foliate arabesque patterns with a very fine stippled background. Front flat vignettes have a similar border with front & rear edges of receiver having large scallops with fleur-de-lis. Bottom of carrier has a split circle, mirror image, filled with foliate arabesque patterns. Buttplate tang & forend cap are engraved to match. This fabulous work has Mr. Ulrich’s tiny stamped signature in four places, once behind trigger, again behind serial number & twice below loading gate. It’s very rare to find even one signature, two is almost unheard of & four signatures can only manifest Mr. Ulrich’s pride in the quality of this piece of work. This exact rifle has a full page devoted to it, p. 115, in Winchester Engraving, Wilson. It has factory mounted sling swivels. Assembly number “VXXX” is found on left side of lower tang under wood & inside top tang channel of stock. Buttplate could not be removed as the toe screw is broken in half. This is without a doubt, a one-of-a-kind rifle without peer. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas, slightly thinned & mixed with patina elsewhere. Edges are very sharp. Magazine tube has blue in sheltered areas with balance a medium smooth blue/brown patina. Receiver retains traces of gold wash, being a medium mustard patina overall with nice edges. Wood is sound with a few minor handling nicks & scratches & retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with moderate pitting with a few spots of deep pitting. 4-57563 JR387 (125,000-175,000)

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FABULOUS IDENTIFIED ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 84012. Spectacular rifle with 24-3/8″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with about 3X feather crotch cut American walnut with uncheckered forearm & straight stock with crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc iron & brass wiping rod. Receiver is spectacularly engraved, probably by either Conrad or John Ulrich. It has full coverage engraving on sides & top of receiver with a large blank vignette on left sideplate with mirror image eagle heads at forward end of left side panel. Left front side flat has a small elk head with a mirror image pattern on right front side flat containing a cougar head. Right sideplate & full side are a mirror image of left with a bird dog on point. Both full side panels have elaborate intertwined foliate arabesque scrolls terminating in a flower blossom, all with very fine punch dot background. Main side panels have a plain dbl border with tiny notched border around outside & a small fan around each side of lever screw. Both front panels have a large zigzag border with serrated background. Front & rear edges have rounded scallops with three small lines in each one. Top of receiver has beautiful foliate arabesque patterns which extend down beside hammer & on to top tang. Bottom of receiver & carrier have near mirror images of foliate arabesque patterns with a flourish at tip of bottom tang. Buttplate tang & forend cap are engraved to match. Stock & forend cap have factory installed sling swivels. Unfortunately no engraver’s signature could be found. There is however, assembly number “58” on left side of lower tang under wood. Serial number & assembly number both appear inside toe of buttplate & serial number in wood inside top tang channel.

This rifle was apparently presented by Oliver Winchester to Edward Henry Knight probably as a promotional or reward for Mr. Knight’s having devised a new patent registering system at U.S. Patent Office where he was employed as principal examiner in patent classification system. Mr. Knight had emigrated from England in 1840’s & joined Patent Office in 1864. He served as a surgeon in Civil War & owned farms in the Zanesville, Ohio area where he was a pioneer in grafting fruit trees & the hybridization of plants. Beyond the fact that Mr. Knight owned this rifle, little is known to connect him directly with Oliver Winchester. Among the large binder of material is a 6-1/2 page biography of Dr. Knight & provenance for rifle. This notarized biography was written by Edward Knight Campbell in Oct. 1995. Mr. Campbell is grandson of Dr. Knight & states that rifle had never left the family.

CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl retains 88-90% orig blue mixed with flaked patina with very minor sharp edge wear & a spot or two of light surface rust. Magazine tube retains 96-98% dull orig blue. Receiver retains about 70% strong orig gold wash with exposed areas a fine brass patina. Buttplate tang retains about half of its orig gold wash & along both sides of buttplate with traces of gold around lower screw slot. Forend cap retains virtually all of its orig gold wash. Wood is sound with minor storage & handling marks with a moderate gouge in forearm & overall retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. One of the truly fine ’66’s, suitable for the most discriminating collector or museum desirous of an exhibition piece. 4-57564 (75,000-175,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44RFHenry. SN 20807. Standard rifle with 24-3/8″ oct bbl, standard front sight & 900-yd Henry style ladder rear sight. The top flat has Henry & Kings patent markings. Is mounted with straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. The last 3 digits of the serial number are stamped in the top tang channel of the buttstock & inside the toe of the buttplate. The hammer spring is a modern replacement as is the trigger return spring. Broken pieces of the originals accompany. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 75-80% strong orig blue with scattered light surface rust. Receiver has sharp edges with a smooth medium yellow patina. Some of the screws retain orig blue. Lever has traces of orig case colors with the balance a medium to dark patina. Stock has a grain check on each side by the toe, otherwise the wood is sound with a light restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine with moderate pitting. 4-56572 JR442 (15,000-25,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 15574. Early Henry marked carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/sight, early style 2-position flip rear sight & a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent rifle style brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron wiping rod. Serial number is located on left side of bottom tang under the wood & has been partially obliterated but four of five numbers are mostly legible. Full serial number appears in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. This is the single finest ’66 carbine this cataloguer has had privilege to examine. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 85-90% strong bright orig blue with some slight muzzle wear & thinning & some cleaned rust on right side of bbl & magazine tube, otherwise it would be about 98%. Receiver & buttplate have very sharp, crisp edges & a wonderful, even, medium mustard patina. Screws in receiver retain most of their orig blue with some battering of timing screws. Lever retains traces of orig case colors with balance turned silver. Hammer retains about 90% of its bright orig case colors. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a small gouge on left side of butt & retains virtually all of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-57447 JR203 (30,000-50,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44WCF(44-40). SN 416097. 3rd model standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square base barleycorn front sight with 1873 marked carbine ladder rear sight. It has a staple & ring in the left side of the receiver. It is mounted with nicely figured, American walnut, uncheckered with straight stock & carbine butt plate with trap containing an original 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 85-90% original blue, thin in spots especially over the forearm area. Receiver retains 75-80% thinned, cleaned original blue with dark case colors on the hammer. Forearm has a crack in the tip, otherwise the wood is sound and retains about all of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Very bright shiny bore. 4-56677 JR438 (5,500-7,500)

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SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 30237. Early 2nd model rifle with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, altered Rocky Mountain front sight & early, short, semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Dust cover rail is screwed on & the dust cover has an impressed checkered thumbprint. Wood is very highly figured flame grain walnut with early style checkered forearm & straight grip stock with crescent buttplate & trap. Left side of lower tang under wood is marked “XX771”. Top tang channel in stock is marked “743”, which number also appears inside toe of buttplate. Buttplate is nickel-plated on this replacement stock. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% blue under a heavy coating of old dried oil. Receiver & sideplates retain 60-70% thin orig case colors under a heavy coating of old dried oil. Lever retains about 50% case colors and the hammer about 90%-faded colors. Buttplate has turned silver. Forend cap retains about 95% bright case colors. Stock was repaired back of the top tang & there has been extensive internal repairs with one small spot of fill showing by crack, otherwise the wood is sound and also has a heavy coating of old dried oil. This rifle should clean extremely well and should have a lovely finish on metal and wood once the dried oil is completely cleared away. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-55643 JR609 (7,000-10,000)

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RARE EARLY SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 7560. Rare 1st model ’73 with impressed thumbprint mortised dust cover with 30” oct bbl, full magazine, homemade front sight blade and a 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Receiver is custom engraved in Nimschke style with about 75% coverage on each side of the receiver consisting of foliate arabesque patterns. It is mounted with spectacular highly figured about 3X American walnut with early style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Bbl retains a smooth even artificially aged brown patina with all markings clear & legible. Magazine tube is a mottled brown patina. Receiver retains most of an artificially aged brown patina and the serial number has been restamped. One forend cap screw is a replacement and the other is missing. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks, shows moderate to heavy wear in the checkering & retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-56443 JR610 (6,000-10,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 423627. Blued finish, 24-1/4” oct bbl, crescent butt, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight, nicely figured uncheckered walnut with straight stock. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retain about 75% orig blue turning plum with some fine pitting. Magazine tube retains about 60% thin orig blue. Receiver retains about 85% strong orig blue with scattered fine pitting. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors. Forearm has crack on left side, otherwise wood is sound with about 80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a scattered spot or two of light pitting. 4-57946 ET97 (2,000-3,500)

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LOT OF TWO ANTIQUE WINCHESTER LEVER ACTION RIFLES. (1) Model 1894. Cal. 25-35. SN 13548. Blued finish, 26” rnd takedown bbl, crescent butt, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & a Remington style semi-buckhorn rear sight, smooth walnut stock. CONDITION: Very good. Retains about 50% orig finish to metal & wood. Front sight is replacement. Wood has light nicks & dings. Mechanics are fine, bore is dark & pitted. (2) Model 1873. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 185616. Blued finish, 24-1/4” oct bbl, crescent butt, smooth walnut stock, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Dust cover is missing. Accompanied by factory letter from curator T. E. Hall stating this gun was shipped as “a rifle, caliber 38, octagon barrel, and plain set trigger. Shipped September 5, 1885”. CONDITION: Good. Metal is a dark plum patina with light pitting. Wood retains traces of orig finish with an area appearing to have had an inlay that has fallen out. There is a hairline at the wrist near receiver & another at left side of forearm. There is a gouge in forearm with usual nicks & dings over wood. Mechanics are good however safety notch on hammer is missing. Strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-57948 ET98 (2,000-3,000)

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*LOT OF TWO WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLES. *(1) Cal. 38 WCF. SN 542305. Blued finish, 24-1/4” oct bbl, standard sights, crescent butt, smooth walnut stock. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain 50-60% orig blue mixed with light rust & patina. Receiver retains about 30% orig blue with balance a plum patina on right side with cleaned area on left with light pitting. Stock has 2-1/2” long repairable crack at toe & light mars all over. Small chip missing at upper tang area & retains 30-40% orig varnish on buttstock with balance a hand polished patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. (2) Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 361735. Blued finish, special order 26” oct bbl, replacement Sheard front sight & std rear sight, sgl set trigger, crescent butt, smooth walnut stock. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains, metal is a brown patina. Substantial sanding marks on both sides of receiver & wood. Battered sideplate screw. Wood retains no orig finish, has been re-varnished. Set trigger needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are okay. Bore is moderately pitted but shiny. 4-57947 ET55 (2,000-3,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60. SN 60007. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full mag, with half-nickel front sight & 1876 marked ladder rear sight. It has very nicely figured American walnut & extra finish quality, uncheckered with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. This is an extraordinary as new gun. Accompanied by a copy of a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped Sept. 1, 1888. CONDITION: As noted this rifle appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its brilliant orig finish to both metal & wood. Blue is glossy & bright on the receiver with a few minor spots on the sideplates & a few light scratches with 3 or 4 tiny pin points of rust on frame. Right forward side of frame has 3 little lightly cleaned areas that did not completely penetrate the blue. Bbl & magazine tube have 1 or 2 minor scratches with very faint muzzle edge wear. There are a few nicks & scratches in varnish, otherwise the wood is absolutely brilliant. Lever & hammer retain about all of their orig case colors. Brilliant on sides of the lever, faded on outer edges. Hammer is simply brilliant. Buttplate retains 96-97% bright orig blue with heel & toe wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant, extraordinarily shiny bore. If you want the best, this is it!!! 4-56675 JR443 (25,000-40,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-60. SN 9464. Second model ’76 with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, and half nickel front sight & “1876” marked ladder rear sight. It has a screwed –on dust cover rail with impressed thumb print dust cover. Mounted with about 3X, uncheckered, very highly figured, American walnut with straight stock & ultra-rare Schutzen style nickeled brass buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling loops. According to a list of features found on p. 138 of The Winchester Model 1876 “Centennial” Rifle, Houze, there is only one such Model 1876 ever made with a Schutzen style stock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that fully identifies this rifle with “fancy Schutzen stock” & that it was shipped Sept. 26, 1879. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 40-50% thin orig blue with balance a blue/brown patina. Receiver retains about 50% faint orig case colors, stronger in very sheltered areas. Lever retains traces of orig case colors & hammer about 80% faded case colors. Wood is sound with light to moderate handling & use marks & retains 70-75% orig finish on forearm with some dark oil staining. Stock has some dark oil stain around top tang, otherwise retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Buttplate retains about 60-70% strong orig nickel finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some scattered fine pitting. 4-57476 JR204 (17,500-27,500)

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VERY RARE EARLY FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-75. SN 39. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & rifle style ladder rear sight graduate to 3,000 yards. It has the early open top frame without dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, American walnut with straight stock & first type crescent buttplate with trap & thick toe. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying the rifle was rec’d in the warehouse on 7/11/77. All orig with matching assembly numbers. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue in sheltered areas with about half the top cleaned to bright metal & balance a mottled blue/brown patina with some light rust & pitting. Magazine tube retains 85-90% strong orig blue with some light rust & pitting near upper end. Receiver retains 60-70% thin orig blue bright in front of ejection port, thin & mixed with patina over rest of top. Bottom is mostly bright metal with some blue in sheltered areas & speckled patina. Lever retains traces of case colors with balance turned silver & freckled with rust. Hammer retains about 75% faded case colors & buttplate is silvered case colors with freckled light rust. Wood is sound with a few gouges on buttstock & usual light handling & use marks & retains a fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-58000 (15,000-25,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 146068. Late Model ’86 with 21-1/4″ lightweight tapered rnd bbl with pedestal front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has scarce feature of a full length takedown magazine. Mounted with nicely figured flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & capped pistol grip stock, 13-1/4″ over a Winchester hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl trimmed as noted, otherwise is fine overall with bbl & magazine tube retaining about 90% strong orig blue, thin toward upper end. Receiver retains about 60-70% orig blue, stronger on sides, thin & turning silver on bottom. Lever & hammer retain generous amounts of orig blue. Stock has a small replaced chip at toe & a gouge on left side, otherwise wood is sound & overall retains 80-85% orig piano varnish finish with dark oil staining about wrist. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-57875 JR213 (2,500-4,000)

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*SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 33WCF. SN 137789. Lightweight takedown deluxe with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, half mag, pedestal front sight with Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, a slot blank in the rear seat & a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It is mounted with extremely beautiful, burled American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & semi-pistol grip stock 13-3/8″ over a Winchester embossed hard rubber butt plate. The receiver sight is lightly pitted & probably refinished. Accompanied by a copy of a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with notation “Put in stock as a carbine, 45-70 on March 14, 1907 / May 24, 1907, changed to: rifle”. It goes on to fully identify rifle with checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman 21 receiver sight, Lyman #6 leaf sight & a semi-jack front sight with half magazine, shotgun butt, hard rubber buttplate, takedown & shipped March 24, 1917. It was returned & repaired April 6, 1918 & Jan. 22, 1919, reasons not given. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong original blue. The receiver retains 60-70-% original blue thin on the right side strong & bright on the left side & in the sheltered areas. Mostly gray metal color on the bottom. The lever retains traces of case colors and the hammer about 90% of its original blue. Wood is sound with light handling use marks & retains most of its beautiful hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-56678 JR439 (5,500-7,500)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 EX (50-110). SN 109218. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, Winchester globe front sight, 3-leaf express rear sight & a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It has full magazine, close-coupled dbl set triggers with nicely figured uncheckered walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a copy of an email from the Cody Firearms Museum identifying this rifle with the set trigger and Lyman sights and that it was shipped 10.13.1902 to order #161156. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% finish with strong orig blue over forearm area for about 2/3 of bbl. Remaining 1/3 of bbl is turning to light patina. Magazine tube is mostly a blue/brown patina. Receiver retains 30-40% orig blue, mostly on left side in sheltered area with balance a gray/brown patina. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with light nicks & scratches & a wonderful hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with a few spots of scattered light pitting. 4-57470 JR103 (5,000-8,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 33 WCF. SN 127872. Blued finish, 24” tapered lightweight rnd bbl, pedestal mounted Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight & altered semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has scarce full magazine. It has uncheckered walnut with straight stock & Winchester embossed shotgun hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a letter from T. E. Hall, curator, states “ as a rifle, caliber 33, round barrel, plain trigger, takedown, full magazine, shotgun butt. It was shipped September 18, 1903”. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig bright blue. Forend cap & takedown tennon retain about 95% orig blue. Receiver retains 65-70% orig blue with balance flaked to light patina with some scattered very fine pitting. Lever retains 60-70% case colors, bright on sides & hammer about 95% slightly faded case colors. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches. Forearm retains about 95% orig varnish & buttstock traces of orig varnish having been lightly cleaned & oiled. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-57931 ET62 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TRAPPER CARBINE Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 211284. Standard grade carbine with rare 14″bbl. Square front sight base with homemade brass blade & carbine latter rear sight. Has full magazine with a staple and ring in the left side of receiver. Is mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered with straight stock and smooth carbine butt plate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine as having been shipped with 14″ bbl on March 6, 1903 & returned and repaired May 14, 1906. Also accompanied by a 3 page letter from BATF&E Exempting a number of similar carbines from provisions of the National Firearms Act of 1936, including this one. This carbine can now be sold as a curio & relic without registration. However, it is still considered a firearm and will be treated accordingly. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with an even dark brown patina over all showing heavy wear with fine pitting on the receiver lever and hammer. Magazine tube has a small dent and the receiver shows substantial wear from the saddle ring. Rear sight is nicked and dinged with some light pitting and shows heavy wear. Stock has a crack back of the top tang & is a little loose & there is a crack in the tip of the forearm, otherwise wood is sound & shows very heavy wear with a myriad of light nicks and dings. Front bbl band screw is a replacement & rear band screw is battered. Mechanics are fine. Worn bore with moderate pitting. 4-57855 JR343 (3,250-4,250)

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*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-20. SN 907858. Beautiful special order little rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, button magazine, Beech’s ivory bead combination front sight & orig flat top rear sight & it has a locking Lyman tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & special order smooth steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue, slightly thinned over chamber area. Receiver retains about 70% brilliant glossy blue on left side with balance on left side & most of right side flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Top of receiver & bolt retain most of their glossy orig blue. Bottom of receiver retains about 50% blue mixed with light patina. Lever & hammer retain most of their orig blue. Wood is sound with a very few scattered light surface mars & one small gouge in forearm, otherwise retains virtually all of its bright orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Muzzle is still in the white. A truly beautiful little rifle. 4-58097 JR356 (3,000-5,000)

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VERY EARLY 1ST PRODUCTION RUN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 61. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is 1st type with the external guide screws. Wood is nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered, with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Included is a Winchester factory letter indicating this was shipped from the warehouse Nov. 27, 1894 as order #2642, rifle – 38-55 Cal, oct. bbl and plain trigger. It was purchased from the Robert Renneberg collection who wrote the book on Model ’94 Winchesters. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with shipment date Nov. 27, 1894 to Order #2642. Also accompanied by a copy of records page for this rifle. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with the bbl & magazine tube a mottled silver/brown patina. There are hammer marks on either side of the rear dovetail. Receiver is a smooth dark gray patina with light nicks & dings. Wood is sound, having been cleaned and possibly lightly sanded and has a few minor nicks & dings. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with strong rifling. Rare opportunity to own a 2-digit ’94. 4-55088 JR608 (4,000-6,000)

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ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 28003. Standard grade rifle, second year of production with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine with half nickel front sight with screw & semi buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured straight grain American walnut, uncheckered with straight stock and crescent butt plate. Accompanied by an unmarked, period green canvas and leather sleeve that has hand printed inscription “C.H. VINSON / BROWNSTOWN / IND.”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue with 2 or 3 small spots of light surface discoloration with minor fine pitting in 1 or 2 of them. Front sight has been shortened. Receiver retains about 85% orig blue, strong in areas on the sides with some cleaned areas probably using coarse steel wool. There are a few scattered spots of fine surface rust & scrapes around 3 of the receiver screws. Lever retains 60-65% bright case colors on the sides with the edges turned silver. Buttplate has turned silver. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches & retains most of its orig varnish. Crisp mechanics & bright shiny bore. Case is fine. Leather shows light wear with some mildew with some loose stitching on the toe & a broken strap on the flap end. 4-58162 JR347 (1,750-2,750)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 94 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 73342. Blued finish, 26” oct bbl, crescent butt, standard sights, smooth walnut stock. Accompanied by a Winchester letter from curator T. E. Hall stating “shipped as a rifle, caliber 30, octagon barrel, plain trigger, takedown. It was shipped July 3, 1900”. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains about 90% bbl blue with light muzzle & edge wear with a cleaned spot of fine pitting. Magazine tube retains 65-70% orig blue & receiver about 75% orig blue with some fine pitting mostly on right side. Lever retains about 70% bright case colors & hammer about 85% dark case colors. Buttplate is silver. Has hole drilled for sling swivel in toe end of buttstock. Few light dings in buttstock, couple of dings in forend & overall retains about 50% forearm finish & 80% stock finish with oil staining around tang. Good mechanics & bright shiny bore. 4-57930 ET57 (1,200-1,500)

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*LOT OF TWO WINCHESTER LEVER ACTION RIFLES. (1) Deluxe Model 71. Cal. 348 WCF. SN 37725. Blue finish, 24” rnd bbl, half magazine, ramp front sight with hood & standard rear sight, factory checkered walnut stock & forearm with checkered steel buttplate. It has deluxe swivel bases in stock & forend cap. CONDITION: Very good. Retains 93-95% orig overall metal finish. Three extra holes have been drilled in receiver for side mount scope, otherwise a clean sharp Model 71. Interior of mechanism hardly used. Couple of light scratches on bottom of receiver, couple of scuff marks on forend cap. Light marring here & there on the wood, checkering is still sharp & buttstock retains most of an old restore finish. Forearm has most of its orig finish There is a tiny 1/4” repairable crack on heel of butt. Mechanics & bore are fine. (2) Model 64. Cal. 30-30. SN 2042638. Standard grade rifle, blued finish, 24” rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, standard sights, uncheckered walnut wood. CONDITION: Very good. Retains about 80% thinning orig blue. Wood is sound & stock retains about 60% orig varnish with traces on forearm with balance a hand rubbed patina. Slight scattered dings & dents over the buttstock & forearm. There are a few wear spots with one bright spot about half way up the bbl. Edge wear on lower edge of receiver. Mechanics & bore are both fine. A good honest used ’64. 4-57949 ET60 (1,500-2,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 20685. Standard grade rifle with 24 1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. The buttstock and forend cap are fitted with sling swivels that started out as factory and have been modified. The front sight is a modified silver blade Rocky Mountain style and the rear sight is a tall buckhorn fixed sight. The bbl has Winchester and King’s improvement pattern markings. The receiver is nicely after-market engraved with vignettes of buck deer on each side surrounded by arabesque patterns and light borderlines. The buttplate tang is matching engraved. CONDITION: Good to very good. Iron retains an overall even smooth plum/brown patina. Receiver was polished a long time ago with slightly rounded edges and is now a nice mellow brass color. Stock has a crack by the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics and strong dark bore. 4-56747 (5,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-70 SN 142545 Standard carbine with 22” bbl, full magazine, homemade brass blade square base front sight and short carbine ladder rear sight. It has a very early Lyman tang sight with small diameter shank that has spiral knurling, not for this model rifle. The receiver has a stud in the left side, missing the ring. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and smooth steel carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 50% of original blue, mostly in sheltered areas. Magazine tube retains about 95% original blue and the receiver 30-40% original blue with the balance a light patina. Wood is sound with usual light handling and use marks and has a fine hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-56739 (7,500-10,000)

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*UBERTI ABRAHAM LINCOLN COMMEMORATIVE REPRODUCTION HENRY RIFLE. Cal. 44-40. SN JD086. Usual Henry appearance with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube. It has thick German silver front sight & Henry style ladder rear sight in bbl dovetail with a receiver dovetail also. Top flat is marked “HENRY’S PATENT” with date. Left side has Uberti name & address with proof marks & right side flat has caliber. Mounted with very highly figured uncheckered walnut with straight grip & a semi-crescent buttplate. Receiver is engraved in pattern of Abraham Lincoln’s Henry consisting of foliate arabesque patterns, flowers & feather borders. Right side has an oval vignette inscribed “LINCOLN / PRESIDENT / U.S.A” Bottom of carrier is marked “AL092”. Buttplate tang & edge of buttplate are engraved to match. Bottom tang also has maker’s name & address along with serial number, catalogue number & proof marks. Receiver, magazine follower, trigger, hammer & buttplate are all gold plated. If lever is not forcefully closed, carrier will not completely descend & will lock bolt in place until carrier is manually pushed down. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Appears to be unfired. 4-57633 JR397 (1,500-2,500)

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*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, ONE OF A KIND GOLD & PLATINUM INLAID MARLIN MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE “THE FLAG MARLIN”. Cal. 44-40. SN 292666. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base barleycorn front sight with carbine ladder rear sight. It has standard markings on bbl & top tang with a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with very highly figured burled American walnut with uncheckered carbine forearm & straight stock with steel carbine buttplate. Outstanding feature of this carbine is 1777 pattern American flag inlaid in gold & platinum on left side of receiver. Flag is about 1″ long x 3/8″ wide on a 1-1/8″ standard with eagle finial & twin tasseled ropes. Flag has thirteen stars on blue background & thirteen alternating gold & platinum stripes, there being seven gold stripes & six platinum stripes Standard & top edge of blue field are also in platinum with platinum knots on tassels. No serial number appears on stock as would normally be found, it being assumed that this was to be a display arm, not to be sold out of factory. This rare carbine was built in 1904 & speculation has it that it was made to honor the Centennial of the Lewis & Clark Expedition which started in St. Louis in 1804 & arrived in Portland, Oregon in 1805. There was a six month long Centennial celebration to honor Lewis & Clark held in Portland in 1905 & it is believed that this carbine was made for & displayed at that celebration. Factory records have no entry for this carbine ever having been sold out of the factory, although it was listed on six different Marlin dealer’s bargain sheets from 1907-1915 with no additional information appearing after that. It was discovered in 2003 in a private collection in Maryland. This carbine was displayed at the 2004 Denver Marlin Firearms Collector’s Association annual national show & won Best of Show. Information regarding the dealer’s bargain sheets appears in the book, Marlin Firearms, Brophy on pp. 488 & 489. Accompanied by some orig & some copies of these six dealer’s bargain sheets. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong bright orig blue with minor muzzle edge wear & a few scattered small nicks. Receiver retains 85-90% strong bright orig blue, thin & streaky on bottom with a thin spot or two on right side, a few nicks on left side & a halo from saddle ring. Lever retains 60-70% strong orig case colors with balance turned silver. Hammer retains 85-90% strong orig case colors. Bbl bands retain about 50-60% orig blue & buttplate 40-50% thin blue/brown patina. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches with some light wear on forearm and retains 60% bright orig piano finish exhibition grade varnish. Buttstock retains 95-97% strong presentation quality varnish. There is a small scratch on left side of wrist that extends up onto receiver. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of very light pitting. One of the ultimate rarities in Marlin collecting. 4-57767 JR205 (55,000-70,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE & IMPORTANT MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN RIFLE RELIEF ENGRAVED WITH GOLD & PLATINUM INLAY. Cal. 30-30. SN 139494. Fantastic, special order, takedown, deluxe engraved rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight with Lyman loop tang sight with large disk. Receiver is wonderfully engraved in #10 patterns by Conrad Ulrich with large vignettes of a bull & cow elk in a very detailed woodland scene on left side & a very highly detailed bust of a grizzly bear on right side. Left side vignette has a fine gold rope border & right side vignette has a solid gold wire border. Both sides of receiver have large coverage maple leaf, berry & vine pattern engraving with an extremely fine matted background. Both sides have Ulrich’s typical curlicue borders with larger feather style borders around top flats. Side of bolt has maple leaf & berries with a small rnd vignette that has a gold wire inlay & may have had a second gold wire inlay as the outer ring is now empty. Sides of lever boss also have leaf & vine patterns. Front & rear edges of receiver have gold wire inlay with platinum lines of wire on sides of hammer & with wire & curls in platinum over chamber area of bbl. Forend cap, sides of takedown ring & top front of receiver have fine arabesque pattern engraving & there is a platinum wire inlay around forend cap. Sides of lever & down top tang have light arabesque pattern engraving. It is most unusual on a Marlin firearm to find only the bust of an animal depicted. Usually the clients & factory insisted on full bodied animals. Mounted with extremely beautiful, marble cake, honey & chocolate, French walnut with deluxe #10 pattern checkered & carved forearm & pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap, 12-3/4″ over the orig Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Stock & forend cap have sling eyes. This rifle is pictured on p. 347 of Steel Canvas, Wilson. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 94-96% strong bright orig blue, slightly thinned & turning plum on rnd section & over chamber area. Magazine tube retains about all of its strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains about 80% orig case colors, mostly faded but strong & bright in sheltered areas. Lever retains about 50% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Hammer retains 75-80% strong orig case colors, mostly on sides. Wood is sound & retains about all of an extremely fine, possibly professionally restored piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright shiny bore. 4-57765 JR206 (30,000-50,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF A KIND MARLIN PROTOTYPE RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. NSN. Only mark on entire rifle is on top of receiver in tiny letters “L.L. HEPBURN”. Rifle is in 1889 configuration with 26-1/8″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered, very nicely figured, American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Receiver is built like a scaled-up Model 1889 with flat side bolt that has a guide rail in top edge that meshes with a notch in receiver. It has straight lever with visible locking lug extension that meshes into a notch in lever. Lever also has the 1889 style lock at toe & short curl 1889 style hammer. This style of side eject Marlin was principally the idea of Marlin’s genius inventor, Lewis L. Hepburn. Marlin was, at that time, still making the Model 1881 lever action rifle in 45-70 so it is apparent that when Mr. Hepburn designed the Model 1889, which was made only in the short hand gun sized cartridges, he made this rifle as a prototype which obviously evolved into the Model 1895. This is a one of a kind & until recently completely unknown. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong bright orig blue with only very faint edge wear & some flecks of light patina. Magazine tube retains about 95-96% strong orig finish turning plum. Receiver retains most of its orig finish mixed with flaked light patina turning plum on top. Lever retains 60-70% case colors, strong in sheltered areas, turning to silver patina elsewhere. Hammer retains about all of its dark case colors. Top tang is a light brown patina & buttplate a silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with usual handling & use light nicks & scratches with forearm retaining about 70% orig varnish & buttstock about 95% with some oil staining around wrist. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a large frame prototype Marlin. 4-56588 JR581 (25,000-40,000)

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MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 75902. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. It has very nicely figured uncheckered slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. It was shipped November 17, 1892. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% orig finish, strong & bright on bbl with a couple of minor scratches & some slight dulling over chamber area. Magazine tube just in front of forend is turning plum. Receiver retains 85-90% orig finish, glossy bright blue on left side & most of top with right side having a worn area on bolt & forward part, apparently from carrying. Rear half of right side & front edge have glossy bright blue. Screws are slightly battered. Left side of lever retains most of its faded case colors while right side retains 25-30% faded colors with balance turned silver. Buttplate retains most of its orig case colors very faded but visible. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches, two gouges on right side of wrist & a couple of others on right side of butt with another on forearm, otherwise retains virtually all of a strong bright orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-56587 JR580 (2,000-3,500)

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*RARE MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION TAKEDOWN RIFLE 2-BBL SET. Cal. 32-40 & 25-36. SN 388907. Spectacular & rare Model 1893 with 26″ oct bbls, full magazines with ivory bead front sight on 32-40 bbl & a Beech’s ivory bead combination front sight on 25-36 bbl. Both bbls have semi-buckhorn rear sights & it has a Lyman loop tang sight with large disk. Receiver is wonderfully engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich, in #3 pattern which consists of a large vignette of a bull & cow elk in a very detailed woodland scene on left side surrounded by extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns with Ulrich’s typical wavelet & scalloped border. Right side & side of bolt have matching foliate arabesque patterns with matching borders. Top side flats & front of receiver have identical borders. Other small parts, including forend caps are engraved to match, and, unusually, a small engraved pattern in center of buttplate. Bottom of receiver has a large shell fan pattern around a screw head with a matching fan back of the loading port. Top three flats of bbls over chamber areas have Ulrich’s typical curlicue patterns. Mounted with spectacular marbled & burled American walnut with “F” checkered & carved forearm & pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap & semi-crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls & magazine tubes retain 99%+ strong bright orig blue with only some minor discoloration on 25-36 bbl. Receiver retains virtually all of its strong bright orig case colors with some slight fading overall. Takedown tennons & forend caps retain most of their orig case colors fading to gray. Lever & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas turning gray on outer edges. Buttplate retains 85-90% strong bright orig blue with wear at heel & toe. Wood is sound on all three pieces with minor handling & use marks with only a tiny nick or two on the 25-36 forearm. Overall, wood retains virtually all of its brilliant orig piano varnish finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-57766 JR207 (30,000-50,000)

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*MARLIN MODEL 39 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 18146. Fine early repeater with 24″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead front sight, missing the bead & standard open rear sight. It has a locking Lyman tang sight with large disk. Mounted with very nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with uncheckered forearm & pistol grip stock with serpentine cap & orig Marlin hard rubber buttplate. It has the Marlin bull’s eye on bottom of stock. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong bright orig blue with only a scattered nick or two here & there and a couple small spots of surface spotting on lower left side. Receiver retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas with balance having turned silver. Lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, turning silver on lever loop. Wood is sound with a couple of small bruises & two or three small gouges on buttstock with normal handling & use marks elsewhere & some crazing to varnish finish, otherwise retains about all its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57487 JR193 (800-1,500)

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WHITNEY KENNEDY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 4071. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 30% thin orig blue, mostly in the sheltered areas with the balance a medium patina. Bbl address & caliber markings are clear. Front sight has been slightly altered with a notch cut in the rear edge. Receiver retains 30-35% orig blue with the balance a medium silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches with the forearm retaining 50-60% orig varnish & the buttstock 75-80%. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. Hammer spring is a little weak. 4-57065 JR624 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL LAUDENSACK TAKEDOWN SCHUTZEN RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. SN.110945. Spectacular Schutzen rifle with 29 7/8″, #4 weight, oct to rnd bbl, made without sights & mounted with a factory installed Winchester A5 scope. It has a blued receiver with Schutzen dbl set triggers, a spur finger lever & is mounted with exhibition quality, center feather crotch cut, American walnut with black insert schnable tipped forearm & heavy Schutzen stock with deep cheek piece and capped pistol grip with blued, long prong, Schutzen buttplate. It has a mushroom shaped articulated wood arm rest & the usual take down feature. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains 98-99% orig factory finish over all metal & wood. Wood has a very few very scattered handling & use marks & the metal faint muzzle edge wear. Lever retains about all of its case colors, mostly faded but bright & strong in the sheltered areas. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. 4-56644 JR506 (10,000-15,000)

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SCARCE REMINGTON B QUALITY NO. 3 MATCH RIFLE. Cal. 38-50. SN 7878. Scarce rifle, one of less than 1,000 built in the period 1883 – 1907. It has a 30″ medium weight octl to round bbl with spirit level wind gage front sight and no provision for a rear sight. The top flat has the makers name and address. The receiver has usual markings on the left side and it has very rare dbl set triggers. The top tang is mounted with a mid-range Vernier sight with 3-1/4″ staff. It is mounted with very nicely figured, dark American walnut with long checkered forearm with pewter or silver tip and a round knob semi-pistol grip stock with heavy cheekpiece and Swiss buttplate. The bbl, forearm, buttstock and buttplate are all numbered to the receiver and the name “C.G. Giddings” is stamped in the top tang channel of the buttstock. The cartridge for this rifle is nearly identical to the Winchester 38-55. It was introduced in 1883 for this rifle and discontinued after a short period of time. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish. Receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, generally faded but stronger in the sheltered areas. Opening lever is a mottled gray patina as is the trigger guard. Set triggers function perfectly. Forearm has had the checkering freshened and that portion refinished. Buttstock is sound and all orig, showing moderate wear on the checkering with light handling and use nicks and scratches and a couple of small bruises on the cheekpiece. Buttplate is polished bright. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-56640 JR499 (5,000-7,500)

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WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN. 2812.7 Standard grade rifle with 30″ #4 weight oct bbl, slot blanks in the front & rear seats & the top flat mounted with a Winchester A5 scope. It is mounted with very nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with black insert schnable tipped forearm with straight stock & nickeled Swiss buttplate. It has single set trigger. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 94-96% strong bright orig blue with only light muzzle & sharp edge wear. There are a couple of dings on the left side flat under the forearm. Receiver retains traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas, being mostly smooth silvered case color. Wood is sound with the forearm having a repaired crack in the bottom & a few light nicks and scratches & retains traces of orig finish, being mostly a hand polished patina. Stock has a few light nicks & scratches and retains nearly all of orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine. Very bright shiny bore. Optics is fine. 4-56645 JR505 (3,000-5,000)

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SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal 25WCF (25-20). SN 72139. Standard grade rifle with 28″ #1 weight oct to rnd bbl with half nickel front sight, a slot blank in the rear seat & the top flat mounted with a Winchester A-5 scope. It is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with black insert, schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. It has single set trigger. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 92-94% strong orig blue with muzzle edge wear & fine edge wear on flats. Receiver retains 75-80% faded orig case colors, bright on the top tang from & old tang sight installation. Lever & bottom tang are silvered case colors. Buttplate retains 25-30% thin nickel plating. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks with the forearm retaining about 30% orig varnish & the buttstock about 95%. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Optics is fine & clear. 4-56641 JR502 (3,250-4,250)

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*CUSTOM WINCHESTER LOW WALL SGL SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. SN 128314. Fine custom rifle that appears to have been built from a Winder musket with 28″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front sight & a Ruger quarter rib with sight & rings. It appears to have orig nicely figured walnut buttstock with orig sling swivel base cutout filled & a custom swivel base installed with corresponding base on bbl. Forearm is uncheckered with black tip, probably customized from original. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its beautiful custom finish to both metal & wood. Wood is sound with a minor nick or two. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore that shows slight wear in front of chamber. 4-55460 JR89 (500-1,000)

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SCARCE STEVENS TIP-UP TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN. 8190. Scarce tip-up rifle with 30″ medium to heavy weight, oct to rnd bbl with windage globe front sight & a slot blank in the rear seat. The top tang is mounted with a mid-range sight having a 3 1/4″ staff. It has nickeled iron receiver and trigger guard & is mounted with beautiful, highly figured, target stock with checkered semi schnable forearm & rnd knob grip with nickel-plated brass Swiss buttplate. There is a plugged hole on the top flat over the chamber, probably from an old scope mount. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about all of a restored browned finish. Frame retains about 60% orig nickel with the exposed metal light to medium patina. Tang sight is missing its insert. Stock has a couple small chips by the top tang & usual handling & use marks & retains 92-94% strong orig varnish. Forearm has a couple chips in the tip & a couple of hairlines at the rear edge & retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-56642 JR507 (2,750-3,750)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 LOW WALL WINDER MUSKET. Cal. 22 Short. SN 138613. Standard musket with 28″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted front sight, no provision for rear sight & has a right side mounted Lyman receiver sight. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with grasping groove forearm, one band with sling loop & straight stock with musket/carbine buttplate & a sling loop on bottom. CONDITION: About very good. No orig finish remains being a mottled blue/brown patina on bbl & band with receiver a mottled silver/brown patina. Forestock has a crack on left side at receiver, otherwise wood is sound & retains about 75% orig finish under a dark oil stained surface. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some light pitting just in front of chamber. 4-57887 JR457 (500-1,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER BOLT ACTION SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. Cal. 22. NSN. Extremely rare pistol built on the model 1902 bolt action rifle receiver with 10″ very rapid taper rnd bbl with pedestal mounted Lyman front sight and fixed rear sight mounted on top of the receiver ring. The grip is nickel plated bronze with a clever adaptation of the 1902 trigger system. It has 2-pc burl walnut grip panels. These pistols are mentioned in the “Winchester Pistols” section of The Winchester Book, Madis. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and receiver retain about 50% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. There is a spot of light rust on the left side of the bbl. Frame retains most of its orig nickel finish with light handling and use marks. Left grip has a couple of grain checks, otherwise the grips are sound with a minor chip or two in the finish and retain 95-97% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-57636 JR308 (4,000-6,000)

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380

WONDERFUL TOOLED LEATHER HENRY RIFLE SCABBARD. Made of brown russet leather about 44″ long, form fitted to a Henry rifle with full sewn edge & a rivet at top. It is fine suede deerskin lined with a flap & buckle, with an additional side closing strap for flap. Entire perimeter of body of scabbard & flap have beautiful hand tooled foliate & floral decorations. Flap has intertwined old English initials, “CBA” or a combination thereof. Back has a riveted-on billet with nickeled ring. Few Henry scabbards have survived & only a small percentage of those have any decoration & even fewer have condition. CONDITION: Very fine. Leather is strong & supple with some flexing on body. Slightly dried on back edge with some loss of finish from horse sweat. Edge of flap at bend has a small tear. Straps & buckles are good. Color is strong & orig with some light soiling, in need of some professional cleaning & treatment. 4-57598 JR521 (3,000-5,000)

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381

RARE VOLCANIC RIFLE SADDLE SCABBARD. Beautiful tooled 1-pc scabbard, 28″ overall length, folded & sewn on one edge with dbl riveted strap holders. No maker’s mark visible. CONDITION: Very good. Retains good color with moderate soil & moderate wear. Slight loss at top edge & broken stitching near toe. Very rare item. 4-57597 JR565 (2,500-4,000)

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382

SCARCE SHORT BBL CARBINE SADDLE SCABBARD. Appears to be for a 16″-18″ Winchester carbine made from 1-pc saddle leather, folded & sewn with strap cuts on front & rear. Edges have lightly rolled decorations & there is a maker’s mark at top which consists of an arm & hammer with anvil & horseshoe. Saddle straps are present. CONDITION: Very good. Retains good orig color, flexed with finish loss on folded edge & with some sweat staining on back & near top. Fine scabbard. 4-57613 JR566 (300-500)

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383

WINCHESTER 1866/73 SADDLE SCABBARD. Made of heavy 1-pc saddle leather folded with sewn edge. It has riveted strap keepers on back. Front side is lightly hand decorated & has cartouche “EMIL TOPPERWEIN / MAKER / NE—-VILLE TEX”. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Leather is stiff & brittle with bottom 3″ or 4″ missing & about 7″ of remaining bottom torn & broken. Remainder of folded edge is dry & crackled with mouse chewing at top edge & small chip & a couple of tears at other edge. A very early Texas cowboy or law enforcement used scabbard. 4-57601 JR567 (100-300)

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383A.

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 SINGLE-W CARTRIDGE BOARD. Mounted in its orig oak frame, 50-3/4″ x 37-1/2″. Board contains 144 cartridges & 5 each brass & paper shot shells plus 10 bullets & 6 cap & primer boxes, all mounted on orig heavy cardboard backing. It has beautiful & well known vignettes of two north woods hunters & a cowboy with his dead horse on top with two hanging ducks in center. It has Winchester Repeating Arms Co. advertising at top with address on bottom & advertisement for their ammunition on both sides. Mounted in a gold gesso inner frame attached to orig oak outer frame. It has orig backing paper with factory label, no serial number was observed. It appears that two or three of orig cartridges have been reattached. The 70-150 cartridge is absolutely orig & has not been removed or reattached. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Moderately soiled and dark with some minor nicks in top edge, not affecting image & one small nick in left hand top vignette, just above hunter in red coat. Frame is sound with a few very minor repairable chips in plaster finish. This board would be greatly improved with some minor conservation efforts & would be well worth the investment. All cartridges & attached items are original. The 4-gage shotshell has a small break. 4-56589 JR604 (22,500-32,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1879 WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE BOARD. Winchester’s second cartridge board consists of a total of 76 cartridges, six paper patched bullets, three empty brass shot shell cases, three empty paper shot shell cases, an oval containing two types of center fire Winchester primers and another oval containing two types of Berdan central fire primers. The board is lithographed on white heavy cardboard with a red border and black lettering with the top marked “Government Contractors” and the bottom “Capacity of Works 2,000,000 Cartridges Daily” and has the lithographers name and address in the bottom right hand corner. The center of the board has the “H” trademark on each side of a print of the Winchester factory. The image size measures 29-1/4″ long x 23-1/4″ high. The overall dimensions of the original walnut frame are 34″ long x 28″ high. CONDITION: About fine. Cartridges and primers appear to be all intact with some oxidation and staining to the paper patched bullets and paper shot shells. Board is foxed and stained but all legends are crisp with the red border bright. Frame is very fine, slightly dark with a chip or two and minor worn corners. Original backing paper is missing. 8-87356 JR605 (22,500-28,500)

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383C.

BAIRD “WINCHESTER ADVERTISING CLOCK”. Antique figure-8 Baird clock with raised advertising on doors “WINCHESTER BIG GAME RIFLES & AMMUNITION / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS / THE KIND THAT GITS EM SOLD HERE”. Gold lettering on burgundy background. Dial marked “BAIRD CLOCK COMPANY PLATTSBURGH N.Y. U.S.A.”. Size: 31″ high x 18-3/4″ wide. CONDITION: Doors completely restored, clock & doors repainted. 4-57653 JJ (3,000-5,000)

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DESIRABLE WINCHESTER “BEAR HOUNDS” ADVERTISING SIGN. Lithograph image of bear dog by H.R. Poore. Orig oak frame with decal advertising “WINCHESTER RIFLES SHOTGUNS FOR SALE HERE & AMMUNITION”. With decals of shotgun shells on frame. Size: 41-1/2″ wide x 32″ high. CONDITION: Generally good, some wear & scuffing. 4-57652 JJ (2,000-4,000)

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385

FRAMED SCARCE 1919 WINCHESTER CALENDAR. Unusual Winchester calendar, 38-1/2″ x 19-1/2″ exposed image. With an unusual patriotic-themed image covering top two thirds. Image is of a farmer in field with horses & plow, with his hat respectfully in hand looking up at an image of clouds in sky representing flag. Signed in lower right corner “Richard Amick 1917” & printed in left lower corner, “By courtesy of northwestern paper union”. Just below image is hand stamped, “F. A. BERGER CO.”. Bottom third of image has a 4-1/2″ band with bright red “WINCHESTER” in their stylized lettering with a spread-winged eagle in center surmounting a myriad of WWI soldiers with inscription “WORLD STANDARD GUNS AND AMMUNITION”. Bottom 9-1/2″ are calendar tear sheets with February exposed & appears rest of months are present. February sheet has line drawings of the Model 97 & Model 12 shotguns. It has watercolor-type artwork of a hunter holding a Model 12 on left edge aiming towards two rabbits on right edge. CONDITION: Main image is crisp & bright with a small line & a few creases, white border is slightly yellowed. Calendar is lightly faded & foxed toward bottom with some light soil & perhaps moisture damage. Frame is fine. 4-57691 JR526 (1,000-1,500)

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386

FRAMED 1921 WINCHESTER CALENDAR. It has exposed image 26-1/4″ x 14-3/8″ with top four-fifths occupied with image by Arthur Fuller of a father & son bird hunting in a hilly scene. Both are dressed in 1920’s hunting costumes & both are carrying Winchester Model 12 shotguns. Setter in foreground is on point. There is a pencil notation “BOOTSIE” with an arrow pointing at young man. Bottom fifth is occupied with calendar tear sheets with January & February missing, leaving other ten sheets apparently intact. Top band is intact. CONDITION: Very good to fine. There are several wrinkles & tears & one hole that do not seriously affect images. Images are crisp, colors are vivid & bright with some minor soiling. Calendar pad is moisture stained with some foxing. Frame is fine. 4-57685 JR537 (800-1,200)

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387

FRAMED SCARCE WINCHESTER 1912 CALENDAR. A reprint of orig with crisp bright image of a man & a woman in a birch bark canoe from the painting “A FIGHT TO THE FINISH” by Frank Stick. The woman is fighting a large trout. It has January calendar on bottom that is dry mounted & appears to be orig. Nicely framed with an early gold lined oak frame. CONDITION: Very fine. Bright clean image, great frame. 4-57687 JR527 (200-300)

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388

FRAMED RARE REVERSE PAINTED ON GLASS 1936 WINCHESTER ADVERTISING SIGN. Beautiful red & gold horizontal image 19-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, which states “AUTHORIZED DEALER / WINCHESTER / 1936 / CUTLERY & FIREARMS”. It has decorative arabesque scrolls in each corner. Backing paper is financial page from August 28, 1941 New York Times. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Some staining & crackling of paint with two or three small spots missing. Gold lettering is generally intact with a few small spots of foxing. Frame is fine. 4-57651 JR539 (500-1,000)

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FRAMED WINCHESTER 1899 CALENDAR. Orig calendar with exposed image 26-1/2″ x 14″, top & bottom bands intact. Top third is an A. B. Frost print of two early hunters, one carrying an 1886 rifle & the other an 1895 rifle, sneaking up on a bear feeding on a deer carcass, titled “WE’VE GOT HIM, SURE”. It has Winchester advertising & the November & December calendar pages in center with another A. B. Frost print on bottom of a hunter afield with a Model 12 at the ready & two bird dogs on point titled “SNIPE SHOOTING”. CONDITION: Good. Light to moderate fading with yellowing to the light areas & extensive repair & touch up overall. Frame is fine. 4-57689 JR532 (300-500)

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390

FRAMED 1927 WINCHESTER CALENDAR. Small calendar with 20″ x 9-1/4″ exposed image, with top two-thirds taken up by a Frank Stick print of a north woods hunter on snow shoes preparing to shoot a large buck with his Winchester Model 94 rifle. Bottom third is advertising for Winchester & for “KELLER & SON” of Cypress, IL. It appears to have full 1927 pad of tear off calendar sheets. CONDITION: Very fine. Image is sharp & clear with vivid colors. Whites are slightly yellowed. Glass has broken corner. Frame is fine. 4-57686 JR533 (300-500)

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390A.

FRAMED SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE WESTERN CARTRIDGE CO. FACTORY REP’S TABLE DRAPE. This wonderful advertising piece is printed on oil cloth weight canvas with 57-3/4″ wide x 28-3/4″ exposed image with a wonderful scene of a 1930’s hunter with a Model 70 rifle aiming at a large whitetail buck with a tree & shrubs in the background. It has shooting gallery targets at the top with lettering at the left center & bottom. Attached to an 18″ wide black oil cloth table cover that, when used, would lay over the table with the colorful scene draped over the front and the product displayed on top. These were also occasionally used at shooting galleries. It is framed in a wonderful milled pine frame with walnut stain. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Some fold marks & light fading on the plum colored bottom with all the other colors vivid & bright. Fold lines have little affect on the image. Frame has a few nicks & minor scratches that with a little TLC will be good as new. 4-57046 JR613 (3,500-6,500)

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391

FRAMED 1926 REMINGTON CALENDAR. Beautiful calendar, 29-1/2″ x 15-3/4″ exposed image, both bands intact with top four fifths occupied with image of an old hunter sitting in front of a hunting shack wiping down his Remington Model 11 shotgun. He’s leaning on a wooden case of Nitro Club ammunition with two boxes of shells sitting beside him along with a can of Remington “REM OIL” & a tube of gun grease. There are several decoys to left & in background is a lake scene with his sneak boat, more decoys & live ducks. Front board of porch has red Remington advertising. Bottom fifth has calendar pad & appears to be complete. CONDITION: Three or four small rubs with only one affecting image which is on shot shell box. Calendar is lightly soiled & slightly yellowed. Colors on print are vivid & bright. Frame is fine. 4-57690 JR534 (500-800)

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392

SCARCE EARLY 1900’S FRAMED U.M.C. AMMUNITION POSTER. Fine colorful ammunition advertisement, 24-1/4″ x 17″. Both bands intact. Main theme: U.S. team winning the Palma match at Bisley, England July 1903. Center of poster is apparently a picture of winning American team standing & seated in front of scoreboard, holding their Krag rifles. There are some very famous names on the board, such as Casey, Doyle, Keough, Winder, Holcomb, & three others whose names are blocked out. Apparently some of men brought their families as there are two young boys in photo. Another photo shows shooters in position titled “THE LAST ROUND AT 1000 YARDS”. These photos are overlaid by a reprint of a telegram addressed to Union Metallic Cartridge Co., congratulating them on winning match with UMC ammo. Outside edges of poster have colorful cartridges & top center has Palma match trophy. Bottom has colorful advertising. CONDITION: Very fine. Two or three small wrinkles & a repaired tear in bottom right, not affecting image. A fine scarce poster. 4-57756 JR528 (800-1,200)

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393

FRAMED SCARCE UNITED STATES CARTRIDGE CO. PAPER POSTER. Vertical image paper poster, 33″ x 19″ (exposed image). Printed black on white paper with images of their full line of civilian & military cartridges from what appears to be the 1880’s. Bottom of poster has numerous testimonials from various state & government agencies lauding praises of their ammunition. Nicely framed & archive mounted. CONDITION: Very fine. Somewhat yellowed with folds & creases and a small tear in bottom half, not affecting image. 4-57688 JR525 (500-1,000)

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394

SCARCE LYNN BOGUE HUNT WESTERN AMMUNITION CARDBOARD FOLDING POSTER. Opened size 39-1/4″ x 35-1/2″. Made of 1/8″ poster board with an intentional fold in middle. Top of poster has a man in 1920/30’s hunting gear holding a dbl bbl shotgun pointing to a rectangular-shaped sign imprinted, “WESTERN AMMUNITION FOR EVERY KIND OF GAME”. Central body of poster is a map of the United States & western Canada with color representations of some of game animals found in different regions. Bottom of poster, over Gulf of Mexico is imprinted “CHARACTERISTIC NORTH AMERICAN GAME HOW MANY CAN YOU IDENTIFY?” Bottom edge of poster & left lower side has a variety of Western shot shells, rifle & handgun ammunition along with a wooden case of shot shell ammunition. Mr. Hunt’s signature is in the tip of southern California. CONDITION: About good. Light to moderate fading with edge losses & corner mounting holes about 6″ from right edge is a full length crack. Overall however, images are sharp with good strong colors. Some slight separation at top & bottom edges. A scarce poster in representative condition. 4-56557 JR524 (500-1,000)

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395

LATE 20TH CENTURY WINCHESTER ADVERTISING THERMOMETER. Stamped tin advertisement, 26-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. Painted in colors of a shot shell. It has Winchester Western “AA” advertising at top with “CLAY TARGET AMMUNITION SOLD HERE” imprinted on bottom. It has a mounting hole at top & bottom. Missing the thermometer. CONDITION: A few light nicks & scratches with some fine rust near bottom. 4-57730 JR522 (300-500)

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396

LOT OF SEVEN LATE 20TH CENTURY AMMO & GUN ADVERTISEMENTS. Most are bullet boards including large cartridge board for Center Fire western ammo. Also, bullet boards for Winchester, Sierra, and Hornady. Litho UMC bullet board, and Winchester tin ad for Buffalo Bill. Also, Winchester litho tin cartridge sign. SIZE: Varies. Largest (Western board) 40″ x 27-1/2″. Size of smallest (UMC) 17″ x 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Only a couple of bullets and a couple of cartridges missing. Some slight imperfections, but otherwise good. 4-57744. (1,000-2,000)

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397

CARDBOARD LITHOGRAPH ADVERTISING FOR HELMAR TURKISH CIGARETTE AD WITH COWGIRL. Image of a straw-hatted cowgirl wearing a fringed blouse in a western background. A package of Helmar cigarettes to the right. Dated “1907”. colorful cardboard image in its orig frame. SIZE: 22”wide x 30”high. CONDITION: Some nail holes around the edge; puncture wound in the blue sky over the ladies shoulder and another puncture would above the “H”. Slight overall soiling; neat old scarce western image with female. 4-57650 (400-600)

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398

AD FOR MAIL POUCH TOBACCO. Colorful paper lithography depicting Indian brave. Nicely re-framed and matted. The image dated “1907”. SIZE: 23-1/2”wide x 27-1/2”high. CONDITION: Generally good; a couple of creases in the image. 4-57649 (300-500)

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399

*EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH LONG FLUTE CYLINDER. Cal. 45 colt. SN 331111. Fantastic rare colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, two line address with two line patent dates and rampant colt in a circle. It has beautiful 2-pc silver medallion pearl grips with carved ox head on the right side. It has nearly full coverage Cuno A. Helfricht engraving almost identical to the patterns on revolvers number 329243 and 331270 as pictured on pages 442 & 443 The Colt Engraving Book Volume One, Wilson. In addition to the wonderful Helfricht engraving this revolver has the very rare feature of the long flute cylinder. Colt apparently discovering surplus 1878 dbl action cylinders in their inventory and, rather than waste them, fitted them to a few single actions. Page 241 of The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, states that in 1915, in the serial range 330001 to 331480, these long flute cylinders were fitted to SAA revolvers. According to consignor this is one of only about three known with factory engraving. This revolver has blued screws and the last four digits are stamped on the back of the cylinder. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver with 4-3/4″ bbl, nickel finish with carved steer head pearl grips, factory engraved with long flute cylinder shipped Sept. 23, 1914 to Praeger Hardware Co., San Antonio, TX in a shipment of one gun. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 85% strong bright orig nickel with most of the losses on the bbl. Bbl has about 60% orig nickel with the left side having been cleaned to bright metal. Cylinder is missing the nickel on the front, in one flute, with light flaking elsewhere and overall has about 50% nickel. Ejector rod housing, frame and grip frame retain most of their orig bright nickel finish with some flaking on the back strap and slight losses around the forcing cone area. Screws are fine and retain most of their orig blue, thin on the trigger & hammer screws and butt strap screw. Grips have sharp edges with great fire and color. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-57544 JR304 (50,000-75,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 331254. Nickel finish with 7-1/2′ bbl, orig front sight with 2-pc, factory, deep, rampant Colt medallion ox head pearl grips. Medallions are of the early type with left & right side with both rampant Colts facing forward. It has serial number in usual three locations on bottom & last four digits of serial number appear on back edge of cylinder. It has caliber marking on left side of bbl, 2-line patent markings & rampant Colt in a circle on left side of frame. There is a tiny 6-pointed star on right rear web of trigger guard signifying factory refinish & the “VP” proof on left front web of trigger guard is dbl stamped. Revolver is extensively engraved by Cuno Helfricht in patterns almost exactly identical to those found on serial numbers “329243” & “331270” as found on pp. 442 & 443 of The Colt Engraving Book, Volume. I, Wilson. Number 331270 is also a long flute variation with slightly different bbl engraving, however ejector rod, cylinder & frame are virtually identical. This revolver has dbl action long fluted cylinder which only appears on about 1,480 revolvers in 1915. Backstrap of this revolver is factory inscribed “John McKenney”. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver with carved ox head pearl grips & “Level 2” engraving with inscription as found & under special features it lists the long flute cylinder. It was sold to William McKenney (address unavailable) & shipped to R.H. Shearer (address unavailable) on Jan. 11, 1915 in a shipment of one gun. Accompanied by a mail order flap leather holster, machine embossed, of a cowboy on his horse surrounded by trees with flower blossoms down front edge. Bottom center is a vertical diamond with horizontal crossed “A’s”. It has buck-stitched laced edge with closed bottom & a brass stud for flap. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. As new, appears to be unfired since restoration, retaining virtually all of its factory finish with very minor handling & storage mars. It may have been fired since restoration, but if so, very little. Front face of cylinder is lightly pitted & cylinder bushing is missing. Left front web of trigger guard has fine pitting under nickel. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. Holster is dry with crackled flap & some minor losses to finish. Buck stitch lacing has been mouse chewed on top lace, otherwise is fine. 4-57502 (50,000-60,000)

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RARE EARLY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 colt. SN 30401. Nickel finish 7-1/2″ bbl with one line block letter address, second type ejector rod housing with bulls eye ejector rod head. It has blued screws, trigger & cylinder pin and full checkered 1-pc ivory grip. It is engraved in period New York style patterns with about 60% coverage, foliate arabesque patterns with zig zag lines, some with dots, on the various parts. The top of the back strap has the Nimschke style fan with stars on each side of the frame at the bbl. The caliber is marked on the left shoulder of the trigger guard. The hammer is case colored but appears to be orig to this revolver. Accompanied by a colt factory letter for this revolver with the bbl length and type of stocks not listed. It states that the finish was blue and it was shipped December 30, 1876 to “John P. Moores Sons New York, New York”, in a shipment of 50 same type guns. CONDITION: Overall retains about 95% strong orig nickel with some slight losses at the muzzle and front of the cylinder. There is some light flaking in the flutes and on the grip frame. There is a series of small nicks and dings on the bottom of the bbl by the base pin. Screws retain most of their orig blue with some slightly battered slots. Grip shows light to moderate wear with numerous age lines and retains a mellow ivory patina. Hammer retains traces of orig case colors and the trigger dark blue. Will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-57515 JR302 (30,000-50,000)

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402

*BEAUTIFUL FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 349148. Late pre-war sgl action with 5-1/2″ bbl, orig thick front sight & 1-line block letter address. Frame has rampant Colt without circle & 2-line patent dates. Serial number is marked properly on right side of front & back straps under grip. Fitted with beautiful replacement pearl grips with a deep relief carved full body buffalo on right side. Frame, cylinder, bbl & backstrap have about Class C factory engraving consisting of about 25% coverage of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Cylinder has patterns between flutes & a wavy border near back edge. Top of backstrap has a ‘V’ shaped design with an arabesque pattern in center of backstrap. It has another ‘V’ shaped design on bottom of heel with light patterns around trigger guard & front trigger guard screw. Please note: Accompanying this lot is a Colt factory letter stating that this gun originally had hard rubber grips and was shipped to Albert Steinfeld & Co, Tuscon, AZ on July 7, 1926 in a shipment of 1 as factory order 11275/1. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but very, very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory nickel with some light edge wear & a cleaned spot on back strap with a spot or two of very fine pitting. There are also some spots of pitting under left grip. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a spot or two of light pitting. 4-57510 JR265 (17,500-27,500)

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*WONDERFUL ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 351887. Nickel finish, 4-3/4″ bbl with Wilbur Glahn’s “B” or “C” engraving patterns consisting of flowing intertwined foliate and floral patterns with a very fine punch dot background. The pattern at the top of the back strap, on the recoil shield and loading gate have Glahn’s signature “V” patterns with decorative flourishes between the flutes on the cylinder and various parts of the revolver. This pattern is virtually identical to that found on single action number 349681 as pictured on page 574 of The Colt Engraving Book Volume Two, Wilson. It is fitted with spectacular 1-pc pearl grip with a raised carved Mexican eagle with snake on the right side and the initials “RGG” on the left side. The last two digits of the SN appear on the back of the cylinder. This is truly a fine piece of work worthy of the finest collection. Accompanying this lot will be a Colt factory letter listing this gun as having pearl stocks with Mexican Eagle and “RGG” in black enamel on the left stock, and factory engraved. The gun was shipped to Shelton Payne Arms Co, El Paso, TX on July 25, 1928 in a shipment of 1 and factory order 14984/1. CONDITION: Extremely fine, has been fired but retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. There are minor losses on the front of the cylinder with light handling marks on the bbl, cylinder and front strap. Front and back straps have been lightly cleaned with a tiny spot of pitting on the back strap. Screws have had a screwdriver in the slots with the trigger screw slipped a little with some loss of nickel. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 4-57509 JR301 (20,000-35,000)

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*FINE LATE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 352322. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered thick front sight with 1-line block letter bbl address & caliber on left side. Frame has rampant Colt without circle & 2-line patent dates. Front & back straps are properly numbered on right side underneath grip. It has after market reproduction pearl grips with a replaced grip screw. Cylinder has last two digits of serial number on rear edge & a large “2” and an “N” proof on front edge. . Please note: Accompanying this gun will be a Colt factory letter listing this gun as having rubber grips and having been shipped to Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett Co, Chicago, IL on September 6, 1929 in a shipment of 1 gun. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but very little, retains virtually all of its bright orig factory nickel finish with minor surface mars. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57504 JR264 (5,000-8,000)

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*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 WCF. SN 336009. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, orig thick front sight, two line bbl address and two line patent dates with rampant colt without circle. It is fitted with beautiful 2-pc pearl grips with a carved ox head on the right side. Accompanied by a colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver, as found, with the pearl grips and indicating shipment May 17, 1917 to “Navajo Livestock and Trading Company, Charles Ilfeld Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico” in a shipment of two same type guns. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Possibly unfired. Retaining virtually all of it orig factory finish. Nickel shows light handling marks with a small ding on the ejector rod housing and a series of small scrapes on the butt strap. There has been a screwdriver in the screw slots with one or two slightly battered. Grips are extremely fine with tremendous color and fire. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 4-57585 JR303 (6,000-10,000)

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*BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44-40. SN 356967. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl & 2-pc smooth pearl grips. It has Class A engraving with light flourishes of foliate arabesque patterns on frame, bbl, ejector rod housing & cylinder between flutes. Each flute has a small arrow engraved at rear radius. Backstrap has a couple of small flourishes with others on trigger guard & buttstrap. Accompanied by its orig, dark maroon, hinged lid, 1-pc box containing shooting suggestions & a wire handle brush. It has usual white on black end label with an over label marked “PEARL” & a rectangular black & white label diagonally across end & top that states “ENGRAVED”. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver with engraving & pearl stocks shipped June 27, 1939 to “G. Van Guilder, Sun Valley, Idaho”. Ex-Mel Torme Collection. Alaso accompanies is a notarized statement by George Strickler indicating this was a 1st prize trophy won by him at the Pioneer Pistol Shoot held at Sun Valley,, ID, July 21, 1940. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Near new, appears to be unfired. Retains nearly all of its brilliant orig finish. Case colors are slightly faded & there is light muzzle edge wear with some thinning at end of ejector rod housing. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Grips have lots of fire with great color, are not a particularly good fit & probably are not orig to this revolver. Box shows moderate wear on edges with a few broken corners & broken front edge on lid. Labels are moderately soiled & yellowed but completely intact. 4-57500 (50,000-70,000)

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*RARE COLT FACTORY ENGRAVED SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 350964. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4″ bbl, 2-line address, orig thick sight with 2-pc ox head ivory grips. It has Level 2 (Class B) factory engraving by master engraver Wilbur Glahn. Engraving consists of almost full frame coverage of foliate & floral arabesque patterns with a stippled background. Bbl has about 3″ flourishes on each side with other flourishes on front sides of frame & with Mr. Glahn’s trademark “V” pattern at top of backstrap & on loading gate. Accompanied by its orig dark maroon, hinged lid, 1-pc, cardboard box with standard blue & white end label with a small white & black over label marked “IVORY BLUE” & end of lid has a black & white label “ENGRAVED”. Orig serial number is penciled on bottom. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver with ivory grips, Level 2 engraving, sold to: “J.D. O’Keefe, W.P. Simpson & J. Rodriguez” & shipped to “A. Baldwin & Company New Orleans, Louisiana” on Feb. 3, 1927 in a shipment of one gun. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new, probably unfired. Retains 96-97% bright orig factory finish with light muzzle edge wear & wear on end of ejector rod housing. There is a spot on each side of cylinder of light wear, apparently from box burn. Grips are very fine, show moderate wear & probably are not orig to this revolver. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Box shows heavy edge wear with broken & taped edges & corners. Labels are mostly intact. 4-57501 (50,000-70,000)

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FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH NEW MEXICO CONNECTION. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 117006. Nickel finish, maybe silver, with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight, 2-line address with 3-line patent markings. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips. The cylinder has a curious number “742NN” stamped on the front around the cylinder pin. Revolver is beautifully engraved by Cuno Helfricht with about full coverage on sides of frame & about 3-1/4″ up bbl. It has his typical sunburst on left recoil shield & loading gate with a squiggly line fan at top of backstrap. Backstrap itself is engraved with squiggly line arabesque patterns & six starbursts with Old English initials “F.J.D.” Buttstrap & trigger guard are engraved to match. Cylinder has a small fan on lands between flutes & a zigzag & dot pattern at rear edge. Top strap has zigzag & comma pattern on each side & ejector rod housing has zigzag & dot patterns. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found with exception of grips. Letter lists pearl stocks. Shipped March 29, 1886 to E.J. Post & Co., “Albuquerque, Territory of New Mexico”. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 75% strong orig nickel or silver with oxidation in sheltered areas. It has heavy muzzle edge wear & wear down sides of bbl & ejector rod housing. Front strap is about half bare metal & cylinder retains about 75% nickel. Grips are turning chocolate & show heavy wear. Timing is off & half cock doesn’t work. Safety notch & half cock will not hold. Easily repaired by a competent gunsmith. See cataloguer for a recommendation. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-57894 JR462 (12,500-17,500)

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RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 52616. Beautiful blue & case colored with 6″ bbl, 2-line Hartford address, half moon front sight & “COLT D.A. 38” in an etched panel on left side. It has 3-line patent dates with beautiful, early style, checkered, 1-pc, bird head, rosewood grip. It is factory engraved with foliate arabesque patterns having about 40% coverage overall. Left recoil shield has a fine sunburst pattern which is repeated in smaller scale on loading gate. Top of back strap has a 7-pointed fan with wave & dot patterns on sides of trigger guard. Same patterns are found on ejector rod housing in two places, bottom of trigger guard & down both sides of top strap. Bbl etched panel has a very fine dbl line engraved border. Back strap has a light engraved arabesque panel. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver, not listing the type of stocks & states it was shipped Sept. 25, 1884 to Schoverling, Daly & Gales, New York, New York in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Near new, has been fired but very little. Bbl retains about 95% strong bright orig blue with slight thinning at muzzle end. Ejector rod housing retains 75-80% strong orig blue with two spots of pitting & outer edge flaked to a light patina. Frame retains about all of its orig case colors, slightly faded on top strap & left side and strong & bright elsewhere. Hammer retains bright polish on sides with some fine pitting & most of its orig niter blue on back edge. Grip frame retains about 60% strong orig blue with trigger bow & backstrap a plum blue patina with thin front strap. Grip is extremely fine with light diamond point wear, retaining most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with one or two tiny spots near muzzle. 4-57587 JR275 (10,000-15,000)

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NETTLETON INSPECTED CALVARY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH 101 RANCH USE. Cal. 45 colt. SN 48504. Fine martial colt with 7-7/16″ bbl that has been bored out to smoothbore. It has the orig sight with three line patent numbers on the frame and 1-pc walnut grip. It has the second style ejector rod housing with bullseye ejector rod head. Left side of the frame has “101” stamped over the large “U.S.”. The 101 stamping also appear on the butt strap. The HN inspector initials appear on the bbl, frame, hammer, trigger guard, cylinder & top of the back strap. Grip has a tiny “HN” on the bottom of the right side but there is no evidence of a cartouche on either side. This exact revolver is pictured on page 61 of Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with bbl length and type of stocks not listed and indicating shipment April 24th, 1878 to the US Government Inspector at the Colt plant in a shipment 150 same type guns. Also accompanying is a letter from the Springfield Research Service where in it states this revolver was issued to Pvt. William Hageman of Troop K of the 3rd US Volunteer Calvary. It was reported stolen on July 28th, 1898 at Camp Thomas Georgia and apparently never recovered. Pvt. Hageman was from Nebraska and had enlisted in the Nebraska National Guard prior to his unit being assigned to the 3rd US Volunteer Calvary on May 1, 1898. They remained on active duty in Georgia until they were mustered out September 8, 1898. An additional packet of information details Pvt. Hageman’s military service and a record of the board of inquiry regarding the loss of the revolver. Additionally accompanying is a letter from Jerry L. Murphey to Mr. Paul Hoffman of Vista, CA authenticating the 101 stampings. Ex Paul Hoffman collection. CONDITION: As noted regarding the bbl, otherwise is fine retaining a smooth even light artificially aged patina overall with some very fine pitting on the bbl. Trigger guard & back strap screws are replacements. Grip is sound showing light to moderate wear and a few light nicks & scratches and retains a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp. Light pitted bore. Undoubtedly this was one of the 101 Ranch trick shooter’s show gun. 4-57882 JR327 (15,000-25,000)

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OKLAHOMA LAWMAN USED FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40) SN 110056. This revolver was the property of James Turney who was the City Marshall of Altus, Oklahoma in 1909 and earlier, beginning his law enforcement career in 1885 in the cities of Vernon and Chillicothe, TX. His son, in a signed statement, relates that his father owned this Colt and had a reputation as an excellent marksman. The son further details in this letter an entry in an old book Western Badmen, author unknown, regarding a story of Jim Turney leading a posse which chased the Dalton gang out of Oklahoma into Kansas where they were killed at Coffeeville. He further states that Jim Turney later became the Chief of Police of Lockney, TX. where he was nearly killed with a knife, after which his wife convinced him to leave law enforcement, which he did, moving to Rincon, NM, and in 1929 Riverside, CA., and in 1936 to Huntington Beach, CA. where he died in 1948 at the age of 88. Another story the son relates is one night a woman led a group of men into town to “get his father”. He had no knowledge of what happened to the men, but the woman was arrested and had to be transported by buggy to “Mangum” for trial. He states that his father had to shackle her feet, handcuff her and tie the handcuffs to the shackles to keep her from fighting him. He said that she was the vilest mouthed person he had had any dealings with and “that was the longest 40 miles he ever drove”.


The revolver is described as having nickel finish, 2-3/4″ bbl, orig front sight, 2-line address and a partially legible etched panel on the left side. It has 3-line patent dates with “44 CF” on the left front web of the trigger guard. It is fitted with Rampant Colt eagle grips. It is accompanied by a cabinet sized photo of a mustachioed man wearing glasses, a 3-pc suite with bow tie and a five-pointed City Marshall star. The frame of the photo is marked “Moore & Walk / Altus, Okla.” This same star badge also accompanies as does a small shield-shaped Deputy Marshall badge with a cutout five-point star in the center. Both these badges appear to be authentic and completely orig to the period. The aforementioned letter from Marshall Turney’s son is laminated and framed and accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Revolver, overall, retains about 60% milky orig nickel with the loss areas a dark brown patina. Etched panel is partially visible. Will not hold in the safety or half cocked notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. Photograph is fine and crystal clear and the badges are fine with the Deputy Marshal having some slightly flaked nickel with brass underneath showing through. Letter is slightly yellowed. A rare grouping from a real Wild West law enforcement officer. 4-58339 JR488 (5,000-10,000)

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RARE EARLY VON OPPEN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Boxer (45 Eley Short). SN 15304. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, one line slanted italic address with serifs at each end. It has its orig first type ejector rod housing with bullseye ejector rod head. It has orig front sight with two line patent address and the caliber marking “45 Cal / B” on the left shoulder of the trigger guard. The right shoulder of the trigger guard has a “C” over a tiny rampant Colt stamp, which is the mark of Col. Fredrick Von Oppen, Sam Colt’s brother-in-law and London & European Agent. Only a very few of such marked revolvers are known today. It has blued grip frame with varnished 1-pc walnut grip. The bbl & cylinder have correct tiny British proofs. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with bbl length & type of stocks not listed and indicating shipment November 5, 1874 to Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Mfg., Co. London Agency, 14 Pall Mall London, England, in a shipment of 100 same type guns. This was the first year production for the 450 Boxer Caliber and also the first year of the 5-1/2″ bbl. Additional research at Colt might disclose that his could be one of, if not, the first revolver of its type shipped from Colt. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, all matching including the bbl & cylinder, having been used very little, if at all. Bbl retains 75-80% glossy bright orig blue with the loss areas flaked to medium patina. Ejector rod housing & ejector rod head retain most of their glossy bright orig blue slightly thinned on the outside radius. Cylinder retains 75-80% orig blue. Brilliant in the flutes, thin & flaked on the outer diameter, strong & dark on the front & rear edges. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant rainbow case colors, slightly thinned on the top strap & top edge of the hammer. Trigger guard retains virtually all of it glossy bright orig blue and the back strap about 90%, thin at the heel. Grip has a small bruise on each side and a scrape on the right side with light edge wear and retains about all of its brilliant orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with some minor pitting in the grooves. A truly exceptional & rare single action suitable for the most discerning collector or museum. 4-57881 JR329 (35,000-50,000)

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RARE COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SHERIFF’S MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 121200. Blue & case colored with rare 4″ bbl, made without ejector rod. It has 2-line address with slightly altered front sight & etched panel on left side of bbl “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. It has 3-line patent dates & “44 CAL” on left front web of trigger guard. Fitted with very nice eagle rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver with 4″ bbl & hard rubber grips shipped Feb. 15, 1887 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of two guns of same type. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains most of its orig blue, thin on sides, strong & bright in sheltered areas with light muzzle edge wear. Etched panel is sharp & crisp. Cylinder retains 95-97% glossy bright orig blue with light edge wear & a scratch or two. Frame & hammer retain about all of their orig case colors, slightly faded on sides, brilliant in sheltered areas. Trigger guard & buttstrap retain virtually all of their glossy orig blue. Backstrap retains about 70% orig blue. Grips are fine with a minor chip or two & show moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some light discoloration next to lands. A rare single action in exceptional condition. 4-58156 JR460 (30,000-50,000)

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RARE PRESENTATION MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 112066. Fine DFC inspected Colt with 7 1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight, block letter 1-line address with 3-line patent dates & “U.S.” on the left side of frame. Has second-type ejector rod housing with bulls eye ejector rod head. It has orig 1-pc walnut grip with an unusual curved silver presentation plate screwed to the left side. The presentation is engraved in period script and states “Presented to / Hon. Charles Evans Hughes / by Harry Carey / First to limit armament / NOV. 12. – 1921.” “DFC” inspector initials are found on the bbl, frame, bottom of grip, and cylinder with other inspector initials on other parts. Charles Evans Hughes was a Governor of New York, Justice of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice under Franklin D. Roosevelt, and a Republican nominee for the Presidency and was later appointed Secretary of State by President-elect Harding. This information was found in a February 20, 1921 Amarillo Daily News Article with dateline of St. Augustine, Fl., which has been misplaced since this revolver was last offered for sale. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All matching including bbl and cylinder. Grip was not pulled to determine if it was numbered. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue, mostly under ejector rod housing with the balance a light to medium brown patina. Frame retains traces of orig case colors with the balance a fine even gray/brown patina. Hammer, a more recent replacement, retains about 90% orig case colors. Trigger guard and back strap retain blue in sheltered areas with the balance a plumy/brown patina. Grip is sound with the outline of a cartouche on the right side, shows moderate to heavy wear with nicks and scratches and traces of orig finish. Hammer will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with a few spots of scattered light pitting. 4-56626 JR487 (8,000-12,000)

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ANTIQUE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 Colt. SN 126095. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, 1-line block letter address with caliber on left side of bbl & on left front web of trigger guard. Left side of frame has 3-line patent numbers & it is fitted with eagle, rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped Sept. 19, 1891 to Dr. Augustenens Marrietta, address not available. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong bright orig blue with muzzle edge wear & a few light handling & use marks. Front sight has been altered by shortening & slightly narrowing. Frame retains about 30% orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas with balance turned silver. Hammer retains about 95% orig case colors, strong & bright on sides, dark on top. Grip frame retains about 50-60% thin orig finish, strong around trigger guard, thin on backstrap. Grips are sound, probably not orig to this gun & show moderate to heavy wear. Cylinder retains strong blue in flutes with outer diameter a blue/brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a small spot or two of light rust. 4-57521 (6,000-8,000)

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COLT ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 90290. Blue and case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, one line block letter address with orig front sight and 1-pc walnut grip. It has three line patent dates and is marked “44.C.F.” on the left front web of the trigger guard and it has a tiny 44 on the bottom of the bbl just in front of the base pin. CONDITION: Fine plus. All matching numbers including the bbl & cylinder. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue, glossy & bright in the sheltered areas with the balance flaked to medium patina with one small area of pitting on the left side. Etched panel is completely legible. Ejector rod housing retains 65-70% orig blue, strong in the gullets, thin on the outside edge. Cylinder is a blue/gray patina. Frame retains 15-20% faded case colors with the balance a silver/brown patina. Hammer retains about 75% orig case colors, bright on the sides, dark on the rear edge and turned to patina on the top edge. Trigger guard retains 60-70% thin blue while the back strap & butt strap retain 75-80% blue thin on the back strap, strong & bright on the butt strap. Grip is sound with very minor edge wear and a few minor handling marks and retains 96-97% bright orig varnish. Crisp mechanics. Bright shiny bore with two or three small spots of pitting near the muzzle. 4-58139 JR324 (12,500-17,500)

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VERY EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 CF (44-40). SN 40956. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl with small block letter one line address. orig front sight. Second type ejector rod housing with bulls eye ejector rod head. It has three-line patent dates with “44.C.F.” on the left shoulder of the trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grip. There is a tiny 44 on the bottom of the bbl just in front of the base pin. This is one of the very earliest 44 cal single actions as it is generally accepted that the 44-40 cal was not introduced until 1878 and neither does it have the etched panel on the bbl of the later 44-40 revolvers. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with bbl length and type of stocks not listed and indicating shipment December 28, 1877 to H & D Folsom Arms Company, New York, New York. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching numbers including the bbl, cylinder & grip. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue, glossy & bright in the sheltered areas turned to a dark plum patina elsewhere with a worn area at the muzzle. Ejector rod housing retains about 75% orig blue, glossy & bright in the gullets mixed with patina on the outer radius. Cylinder retains traces of orig blue in the flutes and overall is a medium to dark patina with heavy cylinder line and some fine pitting. Frame has traces of orig case colors, strong & bright in the very sheltered areas being mostly a brown patina. Hammer retains 60-70% case colors, faded on the sides, strong on the back edge turned to patina on the top edge. Grip frame retains 30-40% orig blue with the balance a blue/brown patina. Grip is extremely fine with a chip in the left toe and light to moderate edge wear with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains about 95% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-58147 JR325 (14,000-22,000)

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ANTIQUE COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. NOTE: The correct SN for this is 57625 NOT 67625 as the catalogue description states and gun is therefore exact same gun as detailed in the Colt Factory letter for SN 57625. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 67625. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, 1-line block letter address with “FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” etched panel on left side. It has a tiny “44” on bottom of bbl & serial number under ejector rod housing. It has 3-line patent dates with 1-pc walnut grip. Serial number is also found on cylinder. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver but not listing bbl length or type of stocks. It lists shipping date as July 23, 1880 to Simmons Hardware Company, St. Louis, Missouri in a shipment of fifty like guns. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 40-50% orig blue, glossy & bright under & around ejector rod housing, strong in sheltered areas with balance a mottled silver/blue patina. Etched panel has been cleaned, apparently to remove some light surface rust & light pitting but is still mostly all legible. There is fine pitting in various spots on bbl. Frame retains 75-80% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, turning to patina elsewhere. Hammer retains 65-70% faded case colors. Grip frame retains 40-50% orig blue, mostly in sheltered areas. Cylinder retains 40-50% blue, strong in flutes, thin & fading to patina on outside diameter. Grip is sound with moderately worn edges & light handling & use marks and retains about 90% orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with some light pitting near muzzle. 4-57586 JR273 (3,000-5,000)

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FINE ETCHED PANEL COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 108008. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, orig front sight, 1-line block letter address with 3-line patent dates & 1-pc walnut grip. Caliber, “44 CF” is on left front web of trigger guard. There is a hole in buttstrap, apparently where someone had installed a swivel. Accompanied by a period military style flap holster, constructed of russet brown leather with a 12″ holster body that appears to have been made for an 8″ bbl. It has a full military style flap with sewn-on tab that fits over a brass stud. Back has a large 3″ wide belt loop sewn to the body & fastened with three copper harness rivets. It has a sewn back edge & Cheyenne plug. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this as a 44-40. Bbl length & stocks not listed, blue finish, shipped April 15, 1884 to M.L. Roberts, address not available. Under remarks there is a second listing in records which shows it with a 5-1/2″ bbl & rubber stocks shipped June 30, 1888 to B. Kittredge Arms Co. in Cincinnatti, OH. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 35-40% glossy orig blue being mostly a flaked blue/brown patina. Etched panel has turned to patina but is completely legible. Frame retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong & bright on left side & in sheltered areas elsewhere mixed with silver/brown patina. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, strong on sides & back edge turned to dark on top. Trigger guard & top of backstrap retain thin orig blue with straps a silver/brown patina. Grip is sound with a large bruise on left side & a smaller one on right side with some lost varnish up around frame, apparently from cleaning chemicals. Cylinder retains strong orig blue mixed with flaked patina & scattered fine pitting. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Holster is sound with body being lightly crackled & flexed near tip with some light losses of finish. Flap is dry & very crackled & retains about 60% orig finish. Tab is original, dry, worn & soft but still functional. Altogether a fine rig. 4-59115 (8,000-12,000)

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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. WITH TEXAS ASSOCIATION. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 149050. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, orig front sight, and 1-line block letter address with roll mark “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Frame has rampant Colt in a circle with 2-line patent dates. Fitted with 1-pc pearl grips. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver with ivory grips & showing shipment Dec. 29, 1892 to “Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Mfg. Company / c/o B. Buckner / Laredo, Texas” in a shipment of 300 same type guns. This leads one to speculate that this large shipment was probably for the Mexican Government. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 15-20% orig blue, mostly on bottom & in sheltered areas with balance a smooth light plum/brown patina. Ejector rod housing retains about 60-70% orig blue, thin & turning patina on outside edge. Frame is mostly a mottled blue/brown patina with some silvered case hardening in sheltered areas & has a spot of deep pitting on top strap. Trigger guard & backstrap retain traces of orig blue with some spots of moderate pitting on straps. Cylinder is a smooth light patina. Grip is sound with a small chip on each side at frame & with tiny chips on the heels, otherwise retains great fire with good color. Fine mechanics, battered cylinder pin, screws are mostly all good with battered base pin screw. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-57589 JR267 (2,500-4,500)

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*FINE COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF. SN 281614. Blue & case colored with 71/2″ bbl, orig front sight, two line patent dates and rampant colt with circle. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have the last four digits of the serial number scratched on the inside. Accompanied by a colt factory letter identifying this revolver, type of stocks not listed, indicating shipment September 17, 1906 to George Tritch Hardware Company Denver, Colorado in a shipment of ten same type guns. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 70-75% strong bright orig blue with the majority of the losses on the left side of the bbl. Ejector rod housing retains about 80% strong orig blue. Frame retains about 75% orig case colors strong and bright in the sheltered areas and on the lower left side of the frame, the hammer retains most of its orig case colors, faded and turning silver on the top edge with a spot of rust. Cylinder retains about 80% strong orig blue with one area of light fine pitting. Grip frame is a mottled blue/gray patina with strong blue in the sheltered areas. Grips are sound and show light wear. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-57506 (4,500-6,500)

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COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 146586. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, orig full height front sight, and block letter 1-line address with roll marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on left side. Frame has 2-line patent dates with a rampant Colt in a circle on left side. It has rampant Colt, eagle, hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver with type of stocks not listed, shipped July 25, 1892 to Kennedy & Curtis, Philadelphia, PA in a 2-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 88-90% thin orig blue & ejector rod housing about 60% strong orig blue. Cylinder is a polished silver/blue with strong orig blue in flutes. Frame retains about all of its orig case hardening with faint colors in sheltered areas, faded to gray elsewhere. Hammer retains about 75% faded case colors. Grip frame retains 60-70% thin polished orig blue. Grips are very fine with light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-58158 (6,000-8,000)

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COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 153827. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, 1-line block letter address with roll-marked legend “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on left side of bbl. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to another revolver. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver and indicating shipment Oct. 27, 1893 to the Colt agency, San Francisco, CA in a shipment of 10 same type guns. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 65-70% strong orig blue worn to patina mostly on left side with muzzle wear & some thinning on top of bbl. Ejector rod housing retains about 70% orig blue, strong in gullets. Cylinder retains thin blue in flutes with balance a gray patina. Frame retains 40-50% thin orig case colors & hammer about 60% thin orig case colors. Grip frame & trigger guard retain about 25% orig blue with balance a blue/gray patina. Grips show light to moderate wear. Cylinder pin is a modern replacement. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57519 (3,500-5,500)

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424

*SCARCE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 357079. Scarce late pre-war SAA, blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, orig thick front sight with block letter 1-line address. It has caliber on left side. Frame has rampant Colt without circle & 2-line patent dates. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to another revolver. This is an early 1940 revolver and one of the last ones made before suspension of production at the start of WWII. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Has been fired but very, very little. Bbl retains 96-97% glossy dark orig blue with light muzzle edge wear & a couple of small wear spots on bottom with three small nicks. Ejector rod housing retains 95-96% glossy bright orig blue. Frame retains virtually all of its orig factory case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, strong on sides, faded thin on top strap & front of frame. Hammer retains most of its niter blue on edges. Grip frame retains 50-60% orig blue, mostly around trigger guard with front & back straps a blue/gray patina. Grips show light wear & are turning chocolate. Two of frame screws are battered. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57518 (8,000-12,000)

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424A.

EXTREMELY RARE COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 476 Eley. SN 121218. This extremely rare revolver is one of only approximately 167 ever made & only 22 of which are known today according to”COLT PEACEMAKER REVOLVER CALIBER .476 ELEY”, Cochran. It has blue finish with 5-1/2″ bbl and rampant Colt eagle hard rubber grips. It has standard 1-line Pall Mall London bbl marking with 3-line patent dates and the caliber marked on the left front web of the trigger guard. Bbl & cylinder have tiny British proofs. Right side of the bbl at the frame has a large number “15024” stamped. Page 20 of the referenced book indicates that it was manufactured in 1887 with the 5-1/2″ bbl, blue finish & eagle grips. Page 51 of the same book states that this revolver was discovered in southern Rhodesia before it became Zimbabwe and was sold in Johannesburg by Sotheby’s in 1982. CONDITION: Fine. All matching with the cylinder numbered on the rear. Overall retains a smooth thin restored finish with some scattered very fine pitting, slightly heavier on the frame. Grips are sound and show moderate wear. Cylinder has light to moderate pitting. Hammer retains 50-60% thin orig case colors. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-57107 JR627 (5,500-7,500)

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424B.

RARE COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 450 Eley Short. SN 24682. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, 1-line Hartford address with 1-pc dark walnut or ebony grips. It has 2-line patent numbers on the left side with the left rear edge of the trigger guard marked with what appears to be “450 CAL / B”. Bbl & cylinder have tiny British proofs with the bbl having the recess for the 1st style ejector rod housing but has been modified to accept 2nd type, which it currently has, along with a bull’s eye ejector rod head. Cylinder is numbered “4317” and is chambered for 45 Colt. The 450 Eley short cartridge will chamber nicely. Accompanied by a full box of 50 Kynoch .450 revolver cartridges. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this gun as having been shipped with blue finish on October 26, 1876 to Colt’s Pall Mall London Agency in a shipment of 112 guns. CONDITION: All matching except the cylinder, as noted above. Overall retains most of a restored nickel finish with some fine pitting on the frame. Grips are sound and retain most of dark oiled patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Ammunition & box are crisp. 4-57106 JR626 (2,500-3,000)

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425

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 268116. Blue and case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, one line block letter address with orig thick front sight, two-line patent dates and rampant colt with circle. It has rampant colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter from historian Katheryn J Hoyt stating this gun was shipped as a “Colt SAA, Serial number 268116, caliber .32/20, bbl length7-1/2”, blue finish, and shipped to Wyeth Hardware & Mfg Co, St, Joseph, MO on July 8, 1905”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 90% glossy bright orig blue, thin on the left side. Frame retains most of its orig case hardening with bright colors in the very sheltered areas with the balance a mottled silver faded colors. Hammer retains strong colors on the sides and back with the top edge a dark patina. Backstrap has been cleaned bright with cleaned areas on the front strap and butt strap. Trigger guard and flats retain most of their orig blue. Cylinder retains about 85% orig blue, strong in the flutes, thin on the outer diameter. Grips show moderate to heavy wear, are turning chocolate and are probably from another revolver although they fit very well. Mechanics are crisp. Very bright shiny bore. This revolver has seen very little use but has been handled a lot and improperly stored. 4-57503 (4,500-6,500)

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426

*PRESENTATION ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN ADJ-2700. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl & unusual Colt gold medallion pine grips. Engraving is about Class A by Colt master engraver Dennis Kies & consists of extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns on frame, cylinder, bbl & backstrap. Backstrap is inscribed “PRESENTED TO AL DEJOHN / FROM COLT FIREARMS / ON HIS RETIREMENT-1989”. Revolver has black powder frame with bull’s eye ejector rod head & blued base pin. Screws are nickeled. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver with wood stocks, the engraving & presentation with a presentation case shipped to “Al DeJohn, Custom Shop Manager / Colt Firearms / Hartford, CT” on December 4, 1989 in a shipment of one gun. Under remarks section they note that wood stocks fitted to this revolver were manufactured from a section of old wood columns from Colt dome which was being restored. It also reports there was an extra pair of smooth ivory grips with the revolver which are now missing. A further note in letter states that this revolver was presented to Mr. DeJohn upon his retirement after 43 years of service at Colt. It further states that the serial number is a combination of his initials & Colt employee ID number. Another letter from Colt Historian Emeritus Marty Huber states that during restoration of the Colt dome in 1989, five pairs of sgl action stocks were made from the wood support columns which dated back to 1869. A letter from Al DeJohn dated Sept. 11, 1990 states basically the same information. Also accompanied by its beautiful custom shop made walnut casing lined with purple & red felt, French fitted for revolver & a small rectangular lidded compartment. Additionally accompanied by Mr. DeJohn’s orig Colt Firearms employee badge, #2700, with his photograph. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. As new, retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & grips with grips having a few light nicks & scratches. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Case is extremely fine. 4-57508 JR412 (7,500-12,500)

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427

*COLT FACTORY ENGRAVED NEW FRONTIER SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 02572NF. Spectacular New Frontier with 4-3/4″ bbl, high ramp front sight, flat top frame with adjustable rear sight & Colt silver medallion factory pearl grips. It has niter blued screws & ejector rod head. Revolver has beautiful very well executed Class B engraving consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with a fine punch dot background. It has a large “V” & fan at top of backstrap with “V” pattern worked into engraving on recoil shield & loading gate. This engraving is by Colt’s master engraver, Dennis Kies. Revolver was originally ordered by Mr. Al De John, who was a long time Colt employee, now retired, and at the time of purchase of this revolver was the superintendent of Colt Custom Shop. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver as factory engraved with pearl grips & having been shipped Nov. 19, 1991 to Sile Distributors Inc., Meriden, Connecticut for A. De John. Also accompanied by a letter from Mr. De John dated June 26, 1992 wherein he is transferring ownership of this revolver & states that this was the last gun he purchased as a Colt employee prior to retirement after 43 years. CONDITION: New & unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig bright factory finish with crisp sharp grips that have lots of fire on both sides. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57512 JR266 (7,000-12,000)

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428

*SPECTACULAR COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER COMMEMORATIVE REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN SA11994. Spectacular engraved & gold inlaid sgl action with all blue finish, 7-1/2″ bbl, 1-line large block letter address with 2-line patent dates & rampant Colt without circle. Serial number is hand stamped on left side of front & back straps under grip. It has 2-pc, rampant Colt medallion, smooth ivory grips. It has nearly full coverage engraving consisting of foliate & vine arabesque patterns with large gold vignettes of a prairie schooner being drawn by four oxen with a cowboy on horse on left side of bbl; a large spread winged Bellamy style eagle on right side of bbl; a grizzly bear head on left side of frame in front of cylinder & a puma’s head on opposite side. Left recoil shield has a very large gold “LET ‘ER BUCK” cowboy on a bucking bronco. Loading gate has bust of Samuel Colt. Front end of frame has a Cape buffalo head & bottom of trigger bow is inlaid “4 OF 10”. Back strap is inscribed in script “Dwight David Eisenhower / President of The United States / Man of Peace”. Rear edge of cylinder & facing edge of frame have wide gold wire inlay with a complete border around loading gate & a gold dbl wire sighting notch on upper tip of hammer. All of engraved patterns have a punch dot background & the vignettes a very fine shaded background. Top of back strap has a large flower blossom. CONDITION: As new. Appears to be unfired, retains virtually all of its pristine custom finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. Grips do not appear to have come with this gun but are fine & clean with good edges & retain a beautiful mellow ivory color. 4-57505 JR268 (3,500-6,500)

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429

RARE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION AINSWORTH INSPECTED MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 211. Artillery configuration with 5-1/2″ bbl with 1-line block letter address with orig front sight. Bottom of bbl has a “P” & Henry Nettleton “HN” proofs & bears serial number “8929”. It has second type ejector rod housing with half moon ejector rod head. Frame has “U.S.” on left side with typically mismatched trigger guard & backstrap. Trigger guard has serial number “82009” & backstrap number “372” or “872” with Ainsworth small “A” at top of backstrap. It has 1-pc later replacement walnut grip without cartouche, date or inspector mark. Cylinder has “RAC” inspector initials with the number “2456” & a small “P” proof. This rare revolver undoubtedly saw Frontier service before being returned to Colt or The Springfield Armory for conversion to its current configuration. A consecutive numbered SAA, #210, is being sold separately elsewhere in this auction. CONDITION: Very good to fine, mismatched as noted. Bbl retains about 90% strong bright orig blue with muzzle wear & fine scratches, mostly on left side. Frame retains 50-65% thin original case colors on outside, brilliant & strong inside frame with some fine pitting on left side by bbl. Hammer retains 65-70% thin orig case colors. Trigger guard & backstrap retain about 50% restored blue. Grips are sound with a couple of dings in bottom & light handling & use marks. Timing needs attention & will not hold in half cock or safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with a scattered spot or two of light pitting. Few screws are replacements. 4-57854 (9,000-15,000)

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430

RARE 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION AINSWORTH INSPECTED MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 210. Fine early Colt with bbl cut to 5-1/16″ & a brass blade sight installed. It has slanted small letter bbl 1-line address with serifs at each end. It has first type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head & 1-pc walnut grip with number “3472” in backstrap channel. Frame has 2-line patent numbers & “US” on left side. Various small parts have the “A” inspector initial for O.W. Ainsworth. Serial number is on bottom of bbl under ejector rod housing & on cylinder. This early revolver was likely issued to one of the frontier cavalry units or possibly New York Militia. As listed on p. 24 of Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers….A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, serial number 266 was issued to Troop C, 8th Cavalry & on p. 28, serial number 215 was issued to the New York Militia. Also it is interesting to note that this revolver does not have an assembly number on loading gate & it certainly appears that this is the orig loading gate, or at minimum a very early field replacement. A consecutive numbered SAA, number “211” is being sold separately elsewhere in this auction. CONDITION: Good. All matching, as noted. No orig finish remains being a light brown to silver/gray patina overall. Bbl has numerous hammer marks on left side & overall shows heavy wear. Most of screws are somewhat battered with at least one a replacement, a replaced main spring & aforementioned replacement grips. Grip is sound with slightly rounded left toe & edges and retains 30-40% orig varnish. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-57853 JR258 (7,500-12,500)

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431

RARE LEWIS INSPECTED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal 45 Colt. SN 15683. Standard cavalry Colt, 7-1/2 inch bbl, full front sight, small slanted letter address with serifs at each end. It has a first type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. It has 2-line patent dates with a small “US” on the left side of frame. The various parts have a tiny “L” sub-inspector mark & the left grip has a barely legible “SBL” cartouche. Accompanied by a Kopec letter authenticating this revolver as completely original & one of the very few known Lewis inspected cavalry revolvers. He states that as of May 1997 his records could only account for eighteen Lewis sub-inspected revolvers. A note from consignor states that this revolver was carried by John M. McDonald who was Sheriff of Woodbury County, Iowa which apparently encompasses Sioux City during period 1881-87. He states that this revolver was acquired from an estate where it had been for about 50 years. He states that it is alleged that this revolver was used by Sheriff McDonald to kill one of the James Gang & an escaping prisoner. Also accompanying is a notice from the administrator of the will of Nettie McDonald of Sioux City, Iowa which lists two revolvers including this one. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching including bbl & cylinder. Bbl retains 40-45% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas with balance a light patina. Frame retains traces of case colors in very sheltered areas with balance a light patina. Hammer retains about 50% faded case colors & grip frame 10-15% thin orig blue. Base pin is battered. Screws are mostly fine. Grip is sound with a chipped right toe with legible cartouche on left side & retains traces of orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-58155 JR463 (17,500-27,500)

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432

MARTIALLY MARKED CAVALRY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 55384. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl with block letter 1-line address. Frame has 3-line patent dates with a “U.S.” on left side. It has 1-pc walnut grip with “1880” dated “DFC” (David F. Clark) cartouche on left side & “CCM” (Charles C. Morrison) cartouche on right. Bottom of bbl, front end of frame, cylinder & bottom right of grip also has tiny “DFC” stamp plus other small inspector initials. Cartouches on sides of this grip are somewhat unusual. Ordinarily the “DFC” sub-inspector cartouche is found on right side & “CCM” cartouche is found on left. It appears that both of these cartouches are over stamps by someone either not familiar with or who confused the correct locations of cartouches. References to both cartouches can be found on pp. 72 & 74 in Carvalry & Artillery Revolvers….A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn. Please note: Accompanying this lot will be a Colt factory letter stating that this gun was sold to the US Government and delivered to the US government inspector in a shipment on April 21, 1880 of 150 guns. CONDITION: Grip as noted, otherwise fine plus. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue, mostly under ejector rod housing & in sheltered areas with balance a mottled silver/brown patina with a few spots of rust. Frame retains 20-25% orig case colors in very sheltered areas with balance a silver/brown patina. Hammer retains most of its orig case hardening, bright colors on sides, dark on top. Grip has a couple of small gouges on left side with moderately worn edges & light hammer marks on bottom & retains traces of orig varnish with a fine hand rubbed patina. Cylinder retains strong blue in flutes with outer diameter a plum/blue patina. Hammer no longer has half-cock, otherwise mechanics are fine with brilliant shiny bore. This revolver does not appear to have had a lot of use, simply a lot of handling & poor storage. 4-57514 (15,000-30,000)

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433

MARTIALLY MARKED CAVALRY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 61596. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, full height front sight with block letter 1-line address, 3-line patent dates & “U.S.” on left side of frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of grip is stamped with date “1880” & sub-inspector’s cartouche “CCM” (Charles C. Morrison who inspected about 1,000 revolvers) & outline of a rectangular cartouche on right side. Bottom of grip, bottom of frame, bottom of bbl & cylinder all have “DFC” inspector initials. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as sold to the United States Government & delivered to U.S. Government inspector at Colt Plant Dec. 27, 1880 in a 150 gun shipment. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including bbl & cylinder. Three of cylinder numbers appear to have been welded & re-stamped indicating a replaced cylinder. Retains a smooth, even, artificially aged, brown patina with traces of orig blue in very sheltered areas. Grip has a large ding on bottom of right side, otherwise is sound with a fine hand polished patina & traces of orig finish. Hammer will not hold on half cock or full cock but indexes well. Bright shiny bore with a spot or two of very fine pitting. 4-58157 (5,000-8,000)

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434

COLT AINSWORTH-INSPECTED CAVALRY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 4350. Very early single action with 7-1/2″ bbl, altered front sight, slanted block letter address with serifs at each end. It has extremely rare matching numbered first type ejector rod housing with bullseye ejector rod head. This serial number is listed on page 18 of Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn. Frame has two-line patent numbers with a small, “U.S.” on left side. The various parts have tiny “A” inspector marks for O. W. Ainsworth. CONDITION: Good. All matching including bbl, ejector rod housing and cylinder. No orig finish remains, having been cleaned and artificially aged with some fine pitting on frame. Several screws appear to be replacements. Grip is sound with some fill at toes and has 2 or 3 deep gouges on right side, a bruise on left side and traces of orig finish. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-56625 (5,500-7,500)

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435

MARTIALLY MARKED NETTLETON INSPECTED CAVALRY MODEL COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 48628. This is one of the scarce Nettleton revolvers of which there were only 3,000 produced in 1878. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly modified front sight, one line block letter address with 3-line patent address and “US” on left side of frame. It has second-type ejector rod housing with bullseye ejector rod head. It has 1-pc walnut grip. There is visible outline of an oval cartouche on right side. Nettleton’s “HN” initials are found on most of visible parts including hammer and bbl with a single “N” by ejector rod housing stud. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching including bbl and cylinder. There is no orig finish remaining, being a mottled silver/brown patina having been cleaned a long time ago. There is light fine pitting over most surfaces. Grip is sound with slightly chipped toes showing heavy wear with hammer marks on bottom and retains a dark hand patina. Base pin is slightly battered and one or two screws have a slipped slot. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore and light pitting. This is apparently a hard used Colt that has had poor storage. 4-58161 (5,750-7,750)

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436

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARTILLERY REVOLVER WITH AINSWORTH INSPECTOR MARKS AND HOLSTER. Cal 45LC. SN 3412 on frame, 3670 on bbl, 3319 on cylinder, 7320 on triggerguard and 720 on backstrap. The 5-1/2″ bbl, backstrap, triggerguard, and cylinder all have a small “A” inspector mark. The 2-line marking on the left side of the frame is followed by “U.S.” The marking on top of the bbl has slanted letters, no cartouche is visible on the grips. Several screws have been replaced. The U.S. holster by “LANZ, OWEN & CO. / CHICAGO” has been shortened and an extra hole added in the flap. Accompanied by a copy of a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with bbl length & type of stocks not listed. It indicates shipment on Nov. 26, 1901 to the U.S. Government, Commanding Officer Manila, P.I. in a shipment of 100 guns. CONDITION: All metal surfaces have been lightly cleaned. Grips show considerable wear with a tiny chip missing at the right toe. Action is fine. Holster has numerous small cracks and “US” oval on the front is worn almost smooth. 4-56624 FS104 (2,500-3,500)

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437

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 88761. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ bbl, 3-line patent dates and raised carved 1-pc ivory grips. The left side of the grip has a deep relief lawman holding a rifle with a holster & a revolver. The right side of the grip has a raised 5-pointed star with a miniature Texas Ranger badge in the center. The butt strap is stamped in very neat fashion “TEXAS RANGERS / DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY”. Bbl address is re-rolled. Grips, while old, are not orig to this gun & Texas Ranger marking may be later. Accompanied by Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver, type of stocks not listed, shipped May 15, 1883 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of 50 guns. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Frame retains 10-15% orig nickel-plating & the front strap about 50% nickel finish with traces elsewhere being mostly a silver/gray patina with fine pitting and heavy wear around the muzzle and fine pitting on the cylinder. Two frame screws are replaced. Grips are sound with a small chip on the left toe and have a fine light patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 8-87419 (3,750-4,250)

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437A.

VERY EARLY COLT CAVALRY MODEL SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 4216. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, standard front sight with a hole through it and somewhat thinned. Hammer has been changed with a concave later style firing pin. Left side of the frame is marked with a “U.S.” and it has 1-pc walnut grip. Ejector rod housing is the first type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and the serial number is lightly stamped in the bottom gullet near the frame. Bbl address & caliber have been re-rolled and the entire revolver restored as indicated by the small 6-pointed star on the right rear web of the trigger guard. Cylinder serial number was mostly obliterated during the restoration process and the last three digits of the serial number were reapplied to the front of the cylinder in an arc around the pivot. Accompanied by a Kopec letter wherein he states that although this specific revolver could not be located in the records it was his opinion that it had been issued to the 4th Cavalry. He further states that it has been restored consistent with a later restoration and refurbished by Colt. He also states that in addition to those items mentioned above, the cylinder pin is also a replacement and that the hole through the front sight was probably done by someone attempting to add a taller blade. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All matching including the bbl, cylinder & ejector rod housing. Factory restored as mentioned above. Bbl retains 96-97% glossy bright Colt blue. Cylinder retains about 80% blue, strong in the flutes, thinning on the outside diameter. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their fine Colt case colors that are strong & bright in the sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Patent dates were severely thinned during the refinishing process but are still legible. Replacement grips are fine with nicks & scratches & retain an oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-56503 (7,500-12,500)

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437B.

COLT ARTILLERY SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 55385. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl and 1-pc walnut grip. As with most artillery revolvers the serial numbers are completely mixed with the bbl having the remnant number “7503” which is over stamped with a Colt assembly or batch number “1044”. Frame has “DFC” sub-inspector marks (David F. Clark). Trigger guard is numbered “18609” with an “A.P. Casey” sub-inspector mark. Backstrap is serial number “54598” and is without a sub-inspector mark. Grip fits very well and has a large “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) cartouche on the right side surmounted by the date “1903”. Bottom of each side of the grip is stamped “R.A.C.” Cylinder has a faint “6492”. Ejector rod housing is of the 2nd type with a bull’s eye ejector rod head and a tiny “K” at the front end of the housing. Cylinder pin is the early type. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver has having been shipped April 1, 1903 to the U.S. Government at the Springfield Armory in a shipment of 100 similar revolvers. Bbl length & grips are not listed. Under remarks it states that the orig records pertaining to this revolver were lost or destroyed many years ago and states that it was returned & refinished & shipped as noted. Also accompanied by a Kopec letter listing all the above information with some additional military history. He states that this revolver was altered at the Colt Factory in 1903 for use in the Philippine insurrection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue & the cylinder about 95%. Bbl address & cal. marking have been re-rolled during the restoration process. Frame & hammer retain 80-85% case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas, turning gray elsewhere. Screws, with one or two exceptions, are fine and retain most of their orig blue. Grip frame retains 80-85% orig blue, strong & bright around the trigger guard & top of the back strap with the front & back straps thinning to gray. Grip is sound with minor nicks & dings and retains a fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-56502 (7,000-12,000)

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438

ANTIQUE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 104683. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, 1-line block letter address with 3-line patent dates on frame & caliber marked on left front web of trigger guard. Fitted with 1-pc carved ox head ivory grips. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching. Bbl & cylinder both bear last four digits of serial number. Bbl retains traces of orig blue in sheltered areas with balance of revolver a smooth mottled medium gray patina with moderate muzzle edge wear. Cylinder has fine pitting on outer diameter. Grips are slightly shrunken from frame & show moderate wear with numerous age lines and a medium to dark yellow patina. Will not hold on safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-57577 JR263 (2,000-3,000)

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439

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45. SN 150124. Blue & case colored, 4-3/4” bbl, standard sights, rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by Colt factory letter affirming the above shipped to Simmons Hardware Co, February 21, 1893. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remaining overall. Scattered light pitting, chip out of left heel. Grips are well worn. Safety does not hold, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore but has some pitting. Good honest cowboy action shooter. 4-57939 ET67 (1,500-2,500)

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440

SCARCE COLT ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 104237. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, full height front sight with block letter 1-line address & an etched panel “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on left side. It has 3-line patent dates on left side of frame & “44 C.F” on left front web of trigger guard along with a small “44” on bottom of bbl. It has 1-pc walnut grip with “224” scratched on bottom of left side. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including bbl & cylinder. Bbl retains 30-40% strong orig blue in sheltered areas & under ejector rod housing with balance cleaned to bright metal, apparently having been heavily rusted leaving scattered moderate to deep pitting. Frame & ejector rod housing socket also have light pitting, especially on top strap & left recoil shield. Frame retains traces of orig case colors in sheltered areas turned silver & patina elsewhere. Hammer is lightly pitted on sides. Trigger guard & backstrap retain modest amounts of orig blue with heavy pitting on front strap. Grip is sound showing light to moderate wear & a few nicks & scratches, retaining about 95% orig varnish. Will not hold on safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-58159 JR461 (3,500-5,000)

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441

*COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 252495. Circa 1904. Blue & case colored, rampant Colt hard rubber grips, 4-3/4” bbl, 2-line address, fixed sights. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being overall a gray/brown patina with scattered areas of light to moderate pitting, heavily worn ejector rod housing tip & left side of muzzle, well worn grips. Will not hold on safety, otherwise mechanics are good, bore has moderate pitting, strong rifling. Good cowboy action shooter. 4-57905 ET82 (1,250-1,750)

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442

SCARCE EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 113775. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, 2-line small block letter address with altered front sight. Last three digits of serial number are stamped under ejector rod housing and, curiously, on back & front of cylinder on web between two chambers. It has 3-line patent markings & 1-pc ivory grip with raised carved Mexican eagle on right side. There is a small “G” stamped underneath serial number on trigger guard & a small “O” on back of cylinder. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with nickel finish & carved steer head ivory grips shipped Dec. 2, 1885 to Browning Bros., Ogden, Utah in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Fair, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Traces of orig finish remain on bottom front of frame, sides of trigger guard, back strap & hammer with balance being a cleaned gray metal patina with some fine surface pitting. Base pin, cylinder bushing & base pin screw are replacements as are three trigger guard screws & buttstrap screw. Fine mechanics, grips are very worn with myriad age lines & have a replaced sliver at right toe. Strong bright bore with fine light pitting. 4-57588 JR274 (1,500-2,500)

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443

*COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 290400. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, 1-line block letter address with roll mark “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. It has rampant Colt with circle & 2-line patent dates & rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Please note: Accompanying this lot will be a Colt factory letter showing shipment of this gun to Copper Queen Consolidated Mining in Bisley, Arizona Territory on March 11, 1907, in a shipment of 6 guns. CONDITION: About good. Traces of orig finish remain in very sheltered areas, being overall a cleaned gray patina showing moderate muzzle edge wear & slightly battered hammer screw. Cross bolt & base pin are replacements. Grips probably did not come on this gun but are sound, fit reasonably well & show heavy wear to both sides. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with fine pitting. 4-57513 JR269 (2,500-3,500)

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444

FACTORY ENGRAVED EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 48207. Extremely early engraved Colt with 4-13/16″ bbl, relocated modified front sight with rampant colt hard rubber grips. This revolver is sparsely engraved in very early style with about “D” coverage of scattered light arabesque patterns. It has a second type ejector rod housing that has been reduced to 3-3/4″ from the orig 4″ and has a replaced screw. The threaded hole extends into the bore and the orig ejector housing screw was apparently bushed at one time which is now gone leaving a second larger hole close to the muzzle. The current ejector rod housing is one of the rare serial numbered variety that has the number 14 near the hole. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, bbl length not listed, with nickel finish, pearl grips & factory engraving. It was shipped June 25, 1878 to B. Kittredge & Company Cincinnati, Ohio in a shipment of six same type guns. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains, being very worn and cleaned with thin engraving patters and retaining a cleaned gray patina with very fine surface pitting. The base pin screw is a replacement and the other screws are battered. Grips, not orig to this revolver, are worn nearly completely smooth and have a repaired crack in the right side. The hammer will not hold in the safety notch or at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore with good rifling. Note: This revolver is unsafe to fire. In this cataloguer’s opinion to do so would blow the ejector rod housing off the bbl and endanger the shooter. 4-57759 JR333 (2,000-3,000)

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445

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER CA. 1899. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 187528. Blue & case colored finish with checkered rampant Colt hard rubber grips not orig to revolver, 5-1/2” bbl, and standard sight. CONDITION: Fine. Retains about 20% orig blue in protected areas, case hardening has turned silver. Hammer is a replacement, front sight has been thinned out,. Slight repair on lower left grip, otherwise grips are crisp. Safety does not hold, otherwise mechanics are fine. Good strong shiny bore with a spot or two of light pitting. 4-57908 ET71 (1,250-1,750)

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446

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 283659. Blue and case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight, and block letter, one-line address with the cal on the left side. Frame has two-line patent dates with Rampant Colt in a circle. It has Rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All matching including the grips. Bbl retains about 95% of a reblued finish with scattered pitting. Ejector rod housing has strong orig blue in the gullets with the outer radius a brown patina. Frame retains 10-15% case colors, bright in the sheltered areas. Hammer retains 70-75% faded case colors. Grip frame retains traces of orig blue and cyl retains a thin flaked blue-brown patina over the outer diameter with strong bright blue in the flutes. Grips show moderate to heavy wear and are sound with a couple of chips in the edges. Hammer will not hold on safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Good bore with moderate pitting. This would make a fine cowboy action shooter. 4-56683 JR486 (1,500-2,500)

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447

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 320470. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, with 1-line block letter address & caliber marking on left side. Frame has rampant Colt in a circle with 2-line patent dates. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips probably from another gun & do not appear to be a pair. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 60-70% orig blue mixed with flaked patina. Front sight has been slightly altered with the height reduced. Cylinder retains strong blue in flutes with outer diameter a silver/blue patina with a spot of rust between two flutes. Frame retains 10-15% faded case colors in very sheltered areas with balance having turned silver with some scattered light surface pitting. Grip frame retains traces of blue in sheltered areas with balance a gray patina. Left grip has a small gouge & shows heavy wear while right grip is clean & sharp with only very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-57520 (2,500-3,500))

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448

ALTERED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal 45LC. SN 15967. 4-1/8″ rnd bbl. Two line patent marking on the left side of the frame. The bbl marking was removed during the alteration. The ejector rod assembly is an incorrect replacement. The cylinder pin is also incorrect. The hammer is a later replacement. There is a filler screw in the base of the backstrap. The revolver is entirely refinished. CONDITION: Retains most of the tank reblue. Replacement grips have been revarnished. Mechanically good. 4-56623 (800-1,200)

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449

ALTERED SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45LC. SN 24745 on the frame and triggerguard, 162332 on the backstrap with no visible numbers on the bbl or cylinder. 4-3/4″ rnd bbl has no markings. The ejector rod housing has been modified with a brass extension at the rear. The grips and cylinder pin are replacements. Spurious “US” markings have been added to the left side of the frame. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with bbl length & type of stocks not listed, shipped Oct. 9, 1876 to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of 50 guns. CONDITION: Retains about half of the reblue finish. Grips are very good. Ejector rod housing is loose but the action is functional. 4-56622 (700-1,000)

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450

EARLY COLT BISLEY FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 32 Colt. SN 167722. All blue with 7-1/2″ bbl, 1-line block letter address with square base front sight and German silver blade. Left side of bbl is marked “(BISLEY MODEL) 32 COLT.” It has flat top frame with target rear sight, rampant Colt in a circle & 2-line patent dates. Mounted with beautiful 2-pc silver Colt medallion ivory grips that are slightly small for this frame. Accompanied by Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver with “RUBBER” stocks, shipped Jan. 19, 1897 to Kennedy Bros., Minneapolis, MN. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright orig blue with three tiny chemical spots on the side, three or four scratches around base pin & slight muzzle edge wear. Frame retains about 98% strong bright orig blue with only very slight sharp edge wear. Cylinder retains 94-95% strong orig blue with a cylinder line & a couple of thin spots opposite each other. Grip frame retains 92-94% bright orig blue with some slight thinning to backstrap, scrape marks on buttstrap & some sanding or file marks in radius of front strap. Hammer retains 96-97% bright niter blue. Grips are sound with no discernible flaws & retain a beautiful mellow ivory color. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57507 JR272 (15,000-20,000)

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451

RARE SPECIAL ORDER BISLEY MODEL FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 S&W (Russian). SN 169387. Rare flat top target with 7-1/2″ bbl, target front sight with homemade ivory blade & fixed rear sight on top flat which is matted or checkered. It has standard 1-line address with usual Bisley markings on the side, 2-line patent dates & rampant Colt in a circle on side of the frame. Trigger is checkered & it has walnut grips. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver with wood grips & “Checkered top of Frame” shipped Jan. 22, 1897 to Reginald H. Sayso address not listed. Under remarks records show that it was returned to Colt on Sept. 17, 1900, no further disposition listed. CONDITION: Good. Traces of orig finish remain at bbl root & in very sheltered areas around trigger guard & top of backstrap with balance of revolver a smooth light plum/brown patina with a few spots of scattered pitting. Grips have been filed or sanded almost completely smooth removing about all of the orig checkered & fleur-de-lis patterns. Will not hold on safety notch or half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore, with fine pitting. A rare Colt. 4-58160 (4,750-6,750)

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452

*COLT BISLEY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 273166. Circa 1906. Blue & case colored with rampant Colt hard rubber grips, 5-1/2” bbl, fixed sights. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 25-30% orig blue with balance flaked to dark patina. Ejector rod housing retains about 60% orig blue & cylinder about 40%. Frame retains 30-40% orig case colors, bright & strong in sheltered areas. Grip frame & trigger bow are a brown patina. Grips are fine with moderate diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-57913 ET81 (1,500-2,500)

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453

*COLT BISLEY REVOLVER. Cal. 44-40. SN 292606. 4-3/4″ rnd bbl marked “(BISLEY MODEL) / COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on the left side of the bbl with standard two line marking on the top. Two line, three date patent marking followed by a rampant Colt in a circle on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with faint hints of finish in protected places mixed with light to moderate pitting on the bbl and cylinder. Left grip is heavily worn. Right is sharp but probably a replacement. Action is fine. 4-56650 (1,250-1,750)

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454

*COLT BISLEY MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 264554. Ca. 1902. Blue finish with checkered hard rubber grips, 4-3/4” bbl, 2-line address, fixed sights. Right grip has a shield shaped mother-of-pearl inlay, a red rhinestone & a missing inlay. CONDITION: Very good. Retains about 85% of a restored blue finish with light muzzle edge wear. Grips, as described above, show moderate to heavy wear. No safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Great cowboy action shooter. 4-57907 ET69 (1,500-2,500)

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455

*COLT BISLEY MODEL CA. 1910 SAA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 315093. Blue finish with checkered hard rubber grips, 5-1/2” bbl, fixed sights. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of orig finish remain in sheltered areas on bbl with balance a dark plum/brown patina with a few spots of light pitting. Missing substantial areas to bottom forward area of both grip panels. Safety & half cock do not hold, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bore has good shine with strong rifle & light to moderate pitting. 4-57906 ET70 (1,250-1,750)

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456

SCARCE ETCHED PANEL COLT MODEL 1878 FRONTIER DA REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 20166. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, orig front sight with three small scribed lines on each side. It has block letter 1-line address with etched panel “Colt Frontier Six Shooter” on the left side. The left front web of the trigger guard is marked “44 CAL”. It has a lanyard stud and swivel in the butt and is fitted with beautiful 2-pc ivory grips with raised carved ox head on the right side. There were only 51,210 of these revolvers made in the period 1878-1905 and to find one with any condition at all is a rarity. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with type of stocks not listed and indicating shipment October 17, 1887 to H. M. Morse & Sons Pueblo, Colorado. Also accompanying is a collage of copies of newspaper articles reporting the death of Pueblo pioneer H. M. Morse. One of the articles has the headline regarding his remarkable collection of firearms. There is also a copy of a picture of Mr. Morse leading one to understand that this revolver originated with Mr. Morse as part of his collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 70-75% orig blue, strong and bright in the sheltered areas, thin elsewhere with completely legible etched panel. Frame retains about 95% orig blue with edge wear and some thinning on the sides. Grip frame is mostly a blue/gray patina and the trigger guard retains about 90% orig blue. Grips are sound with a couple of age lines that show light wear and retain a beautiful golden patina. These grips are possibly from another revolver. Mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-57517 (10,000-15,000)

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457

REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SAA REVOLVER. Cal. 44-Remington. SN 237. Nickel finish with wood grips, bbl cut to 5-3/4”, replaced front sight. CONDITION: Very good. Retains about 80% orig nickel finish, worn areas show light pitting. Grips are well worn with edge loss & one small cut on left grip. Safety doesn’t hold, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bore is very fine, has lots of shine with scattered light pitting. 4-57914 ET68 (1,500-2,500)

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458

*COLT 3RD GENERATION SHERIFFS MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal 44-40 & 44 Spcl. SN SA39329. Blue and case colored with 3″ bbl and thick stag grips. Accompanied by a spare cyl and orig gray velvet lined glass top display case. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching including both cylinders. Appears to be new and unfired, retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with only a faint beginning of cylinder lining. Buttstrap and backstrap have two or three small grind marks, apparently where someone attempted to fit a pair of grips on frame. Grips are replacements. Box is fine with light nicks and scratches on outside, moderately soiled inside on lining. 4-57511 (2,000-3,000)

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459

*ENGRAVED LATE PRODUCTION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Long Colt. SN S13501A. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl & 1-pc ivory grip with very deep relief carved buffalo head on the left side with ruby eyes. This fine sgl action is spectacularly engraved in near full coverage, “C” to “D” coverage, by Colt Custom Shop engraver, Denise Thirion, & is signed “DT” on left side of frame just below rampant Colt. Engraving patterns consist of the styles of a number of Colt master engravers such as Helfricht & Nimschke. Incorporating their patterns, along with some of her own, Ms. Thirion has created a true masterpiece with intertwined foliate arabesque patterns superb fine punch dot background with fine crosshatch patterns on cylinder, small fans on left shoulder of backstrap, Nimschke’s demon dog on top of backstrap with Helfricht’s square & dot patterns in various places, notably a large pattern on backstrap. She has also included the wolf’s head on each side of hammer nose. Sides of front sight have a beautiful fan pattern with another small fan around front trigger guard screw. Patterns are nice & tight with good flow & minimal chisel marks. Grip is exquisitely carved from a sgl piece of elephant ivory. Screw heads are also engraved & they, along with trigger, base pin & ejector rod head, are all niter blued. Accompanied by a letter of authentication from Jim Alaimo of Nutmeg Sports, Manchester, CT, authenticating this revolver as one that he had created by Ms. Thirion. CONDITION: As new. Appears to be unfired, retains virtually all of its fine orig nickel finish. Grip is sound with sharp edges & a light ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57526 JR404 (5,000-10,000)

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460

*LOT OF TWO COLT SAA REVOLVERS. (1) Cased NRA Centennial Model. Cal. 45 Colt. SN NRA1671. Blued finish, case hardened, smooth walnut gold NRA medallion grips, 5-1/2” bbl, fixed sights. Inscribed on left side of bbl “1871 NRA CENTENNIAL 1971”. Accompanied by a mahogany case with NRA medallion embedded in Lucite transparent block in lid. Also on lower right corner of lid is Colt logo medallion. Interior is fitted & lined with gold velveteen. CONDITION: Extremely fine. As new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with two small wear spots & slight muzzle edge wear on bbl. Grips retain 96-98% orig varnish with a few flakes of varnish missing & having a chipped right toe. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case is fine. (2) Colt SAA. Cal. 45 Colt. SN SA19029. Nickel finish with replacement smooth walnut grips, 7-1/2” bbl, fixed sights. Accompanied by its orig 1-pc wood grain Styrofoam lined cardboard box. CONDITION: Fine. Very little orig finish remains, most of revolver polished bright. Grips are fine. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Box has tears & heavy wear, end flap is torn away but still present with three of the small flaps missing. 4-57969 ET76 (2,500-3,000)

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*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal 38 WCF (38-40). SN 238496. Blue and case colored with 4-3/4″ bbl, orig front sight, two-line address with cal on the left side. Left side of frame has two-line patent dates and Rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Good, no orig finish remains being a smooth, even gray metal patina. Showing moderate to heavy wear and having been heavily cleaned. Grips are extensively worn with five notches on the front edge of each side. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with light pitting. This would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. 4-56684 JR485 (1,500-2,000)

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461

OLD WOODEN GUN TRADE SIGN. A hand carved & painted trade sign in the shape of a colt style? Revolver. Is carved of various pieces of wood put together with screws. Metal portion painted with radiator gold paint, the grips with white paint. Gun has chain suspension from top of barrel and top of cylinder, which was used to hang it. Sides are approximately 26” long. CONDITION: Spur of the hammer of gun is missing. Wood repaired in a couple places. Sign probably repainted at least once. 4-57708 (1,500-2,500)

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462

FINE COGGSHALL CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT & DBL LOOP HOLSTER. Fine belt, 41-1/2″ long x 3-5/8″ wide, folded 1-pc leather with sewn top edge. It has sewn & riveted billets with tongue billet stamped “32”, apparently for caliber & is marked with maker’s cartouche “C.E. COGGSHALL / MILES CITY, MONT.” It has fifty 32 caliber loops & a rectangular nickeled iron buckle. Holster is a fine slim dbl loop for 5-1/2″ Colt sgl action with riveted loops & light incised & stamped decorations. It has a sewn back edge with Cheyenne plug & maker’s cartouche near top. CONDITION: Belt is very good to fine. Shows moderate to heavy wear. It is reasonably soft & pliable with some losses of finish on folded edge. It has moderate to heavy soil with one heavy scratch & several smaller ones but basically sound & usable. Buckle is a dark brown patina. Holster shows heavy wear with moderate soil & some finish loss around toe. Cartouche is worn nearly illegible & bottom loop has a slight crackle finish with some loose stitching in plug & about 1″ of re-stitching at back edge of toe, otherwise retains most of its orig finish & a fine patina. 4-57621 JR578 (2,500-4,000)

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463

VERY SMALL, VERY DECORATIVE CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT WITH SLIM JIM HOLSTER. Belt is unmarked, 30″ long x 2-3/4″ wide with sewn & riveted billets and a 6″ tongue. It is fine leather lined, sewn on both edges with rolled decorations. Tongue billet is marked “932/44”. It has thirty-one 44/45 caliber sewn on loops & a rectangular nickeled iron buckle. Holster is left hand for a 7-1/2″ sgl action, made of fine russet brown leather with foliate & floral carved front & stamped edge decorations with open toe. Rear edge & top have very fine buckskin fringe with a blue leather rosette & small silver button. Belt loop is held by three harness rivets. CONDITION: Belt is fine & supple with some drying & crackling on tongue, shows light to moderate soil. Holster retains 85-90% strong orig finish with some drying & wear near toe & by trigger guard. There is a small hole from front sight & some loose stitching at back of toe & lost fringe at toe. An unusual configured holster. 4-57616 JR572 (1,500-2,500)

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464

VERY RARE MERWIN & HULBERT SLIM JIM HOLSTER WITH BELT. Probably a complete orig rig with fine, unmarked cartridge/money belt, 38″ long x 2-3/8″ wide, full lined with both edges sewn. It has sewn billets with a rectangular cut corner, nickeled brass buckle. It has rolled decorations with thirty-six 44/45 caliber loops. Holster is for a long bbl Merwin & Hulbert Army sized revolver with full coverage beautiful basket weave carving, triple incised border with stamped edges. Back is carved to match. It has a sewn-on belt loop, hand stamped “M.H. &. CO / 44. CAL. DA / ARMY”. There is another Merwin & Hulbert holster similar to this being sold elsewhere in this auction. CONDITION: Belt is soft & supple with light soil & retains most of its orig finish. Holster is matching with a few light nicks & some loose stitching & re-stitching on belt loop with some re-stitching around trigger guard cup, otherwise retains virtually all of its orig finish. 4-57618 JR577 (2,500-4,000)

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465

BEAUTIFUL MERWIN & HULBERT SLIM JIM HOLSTER. Right hand, made of russet brown leather, 11-1/4″ long, for a long bbld, Army sized Merwin & Hulbert revolver, 1-pc folded & sewn with closed toe & trigger guard cup. Holster has full coverage decoration with heavy basket weave & fine border patterns which are completely around toe & back edges also. Orig belt loop was sewn & riveted & was made of very fine leather but apparently has broken & been repaired with a heavier strap secured with two harness rivets. Nearly identical to another Merwin & Hulbert holster being sold elsewhere in this auction. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains 93-95% orig finish with some dryness around trigger guard cup & top front edge. Toe is lightly crackled with some finish loss on three sides. A very beautiful & rare holster. 4-57615-1 JR569 (750-1,000)

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466

BRINGHAM PATENT CARTRIDGE BELT WITH SHELTON-PAYNE SGL LOOP HOLSTER. Belt is overall 41″ long including tongue with roll decorated main body & thirty-six 44/45 caliber cartridge loops laced through belt. It has a small square nickeled iron buckle. Holster is right hand for a 5-1/2″ sgl action. It has very beautiful deep carved decorations covering full face of holster & entire skirt even under holster. Sgl loop is riveted at both ends. Holster has sewn back edge with half open toe & a rivet at top end. Loop is marked “SHELTON-PAYNE ARMS CO. / EL PASO, TEXAS.” CONDITION: Belt is supple, moderately stained with a couple of cracked loops but basically intact with some slight finish loss on edges. Holster is extremely fine showing very light wear & light soil. A really pretty holster. 4-57596 JR573 (800-1,200)

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RARE EARLY FREUND & BROS. SLIM JIM HOLSTER. Made of heavy harness leather, 1-pc with sewn edge & Cheyenne plug with attached belt loop. It has beautiful incise decorations with a small brass plaque near top marked “FREUND & BROS.” with a 1-1/2″ sewn & riveted belt loop secured with three copper harness rivets. A Colt 1862 police with 6″ bbl fits perfectly. CONDITION: Fine. Dark oiled finish showing moderate to heavy soil with lightly crackled surface & two or three stitches open at top & two or three more near toe. A fine rare early holster. 4-57591 JR555 (1,250-1,750)

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467

WONDERFUL HIGH QUALITY SLIM JIM HOLSTER & BELT RIG WITH KNIFE SHEATH. All the items are made from fine russet brown leather. Belt is 41″ long, lined with fine pebble grain leather & an inside tongue that is riveted in place. It has sewn edge reinforcement with rolled border decorations. Buckle billet is riveted and it has a brass-plated tiny iron buckle. There are thirty-five laced 44/45 caliber loops & tongue end has an old cartouche “DENVER HARNESS / CO. / -MAKERS-“. Holster is a fine early slim Jim for 7-1/2″ sgl action Colt with large incised floral decorations, open toe with sewn back edge & sewn & riveted belt loop. Knife sheath is typical English style with reinforced tip & throat for about an 8″ x 1-1/4” Bowie blade. CONDITION: All three pieces are very fine plus with some light losses on edge of belt & one or two of loops. Holster has a couple of open stitches & light wear with some fuzzing at toe. Knife sheath is very fine. 4-57620 JR560 (1,500-2,500)

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468

J.S. COLLINS CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT & HOLSTER. Belt is made of pebble grain russet leather, 37″ long, folded & sewn on top edge. It has sewn & riveted billets with tongue billet having a long oval cartouche “J.S. COLLINS & CO. / CHEYENNE, WYO”. It has forty 44/45 caliber sewn-on cartridge loops & a rectangular nickeled iron buckle. Holster is right hand, slim, 2-loop with incised border decorations & the Collins shield-shaped stamp near top. Top of shield is marked “CHEYENNE” & body of shield has Collins intertwined “JSC”. CONDITION: Fine. Belt is moderately soiled with some light surface crackling but retains most of its orig finish. There is about 1″ of loose stitching on edge. Buckle retains about 30% orig nickel. Holster is sound with some light surface crackling & moderate soil. 4-57632 JR576 (2,000-3,000)

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469

FINE UNMARKED CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT WITH S.C. GALLUP & FRAZIER TRIPLE LOOP HOLSTER. Money belt is made of russet brown leather, 33-3/4″ x 3″, with both edges sewn & a rectangular nickeled iron buckle with sewn & riveted billets. It has thirty-five 44/45 caliber cartridge loops & light rolled edge decorations. Holster is for a 7-1/2″ Colt single action made of fine brown cowhide with three graduated swell-center loops made from one piece of leather. It has a narrow tapered skirt with simple incised line border which follows onto loops. Face of holster has triple incised lines with tiny rosettes at corners of top, front & rear. Top edge has a sewn rolled binding. Top loop is marked “S.C. GALLUP & FRAZIER / PUEBLO” in a rectangular cartouche. CONDITION: Belt is fine & supple, buckle shows moderate wear. Holster is sound with lightly wrinkled skirt with some slight scuffing inside top & wear patina on back. 4-57593 JR556 (2,000-3,000)

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470

CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT WITH SLIM JIM HOLSTER. Belt, made from lightly decorated russet brown leather, is 36″ long x 2-7/8″ wide with sewn & riveted billets marked only “4775 / 44”. It has thirty-five 44/45 cartridge loops & a square silver-plated iron buckle. Accompanied by a right hand, russet brown, slim Jim holster for 7-1/2″ sgl action, with sewn back edge & Cheyenne plug. Front has light rolled edge decorations & snowflake & star decorations. It has a sewn & riveted belt loop. Back side & belt loop are decorated to match front. CONDITION: Belt is fair, holster is very good. Belt is lightly soiled, dry & crackled with some edge losses & a number of broken & very brittle cartridge loops. Holster retains most of its orig finish with some slight re-stitching around trigger guard cup & a small dark stain near toe. It has some slight mouse chewing around top with some crackling. 4-57630 JR571 (1,000-2,000)

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471

AL. FURSTNOW LEFT HAND BASKETWEAVE SINGLE LOOP HOLSTER. Made for a 5-1/2″ Colt sgl action with full coverage basketweave carving on face of holster & swell center sgl loop with square skirt & stamped decorations. Back edge is buckstitch laced with a sewn Cheyenne plug. Skirt, under holster has Furstnow’s rectangular cartouche “AL. FURSTNOW / MILES CITY, MONT.” Accompanied by a modern Don Hume police belt. CONDITION: Holster shows light wear & soil with one or two minor scrapes. Belt is worn & flexed. 4-57599 JR579 (500-1,000)

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472

UNMARKED CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT WITH KIPER DOUBLE LOOP HOLSTER. Belt is russet brown leather, 37″ x 2-7/8″, sewn on both edges with herringbone rolled decoration, & sewn & riveted billets. Buckle is rectangle nickel cut-corner. Tongue billet is a replacement as are thirty-five cartridge loops. Holster is dbl loop with wide skirt & swelled center loops. It has red wool trade cloth lining with open toe, sewn back edge & rivets at each end. Holster has light border decorations. Top of holster has cartouche “L. KIPER & SONS / MAKERS / ATCHISON.KAS.”. Top loop is stamped with number “15” & has punched holes in probably what is a pattern of initials. Bottom loop is hand stamped “W.F. RICE / PLUM CREEK / NEB.”. Edge of skirt also has small punched holes. CONDITION: Belt is dry & crackled, has been treated, has some finish loss on edges & some loose stitching about mid-point. Holster is dry & crackled but sound, retaining 80-85% orig finish. 4-57592 JR559 (1,000-2,000)

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473

EARLY WAL-RIC CARTRIDGE BELT WITH KNIFE SHEATH AND CANNON & KELLER SLIM JIM HOLSTER. Simple 40″ x 2″ cartridge belt with riveted buckle billet containing a small square nickeled iron roller buckle. Belt is marked on tongue end with the Wal-Ric arrowhead shaped cartouche & SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA”. It has thirty-six sewn-on 44/45 caliber loops & light border decoration. Knife sheath is for about an 8″ slim Bowie blade & it contains a Wade & Butcher Bowie knife too small for sheath. Holster is by Cannon & Keller & has a cartouche on top center “CANNON & KELLER / MAKERS / TAYLOR TX”. It has dbl incised line decoration with large flower blossoms at top. Suede lined with sewn edges & a Cheyenne plug. Belt loop, probably an old replacement, is riveted in place. CONDITION: About good. Belt is dry & crackled with loss of finish. Knife sheath has about 1-1/2″ of open stitches. Knife is sharpened with fine jigged bone scales & holster shows moderate to heavy wear but still completely sound. 4-57617 JR561 (1,500-2,500)

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474

UNMARKED EARLY BELT & HOLSTER RIG. Belt is 32″ x 2-7/8″ lined, russet brown harness leather with sewn billets & light edge decorations. Buckle is nickeled rectangular iron with recessed center pin. It has fifty 44/45 caliber loops, some of which are mouse chewed & with a little loose stitching. Holster is right hand, dbl loop slim Jim style for 7-1/2″ sgl action, made of 1-pc leather with narrow loops & sewn back edge with trigger guard cup. Top loop is crudely carved “BHK”. CONDITION: Good. Belt is supple but slightly dried showing heavy wear & moderate to heavy soil. Holster is sound, slightly dry with some finish loss & about 3/4″ open seam with some deterioration around edges. 4-57590 JR574 (1,000-1,500)

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475

DECORATED CARTRIDGE BELT WITH UNMARKED HOLSTER. Russet brown lined leather cartridge belt, 39″ long x 2-3/4″ wide with decorative edge work & riveted & sewn billets. Buckle billet has a rectangular iron buckle with a 6″ tongue on other end. It has forty 44/45 caliber sewn on loops. Buckle billet is marked diagonally “MONTERREY”. Holster is sgl loop for 7-1/2″ SA Colt with 3/4 length 5-1/4″ wide skirt. Face of holster is very nicely decorated with a rosette & fine border patterns with another rosette at toe. Toe is sewn with eyelets front & back. Skirt has a finer, narrower border. CONDITION: Belt is supple but has crackled finish with crackled cartridge loops. Tongue is fine with light losses & light losses on edge of belt. Holster is fine with moderate soil & some crackling along folded edge. 4-57614 JR551 (1,000-1,500)

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476

W. BIRD CUSTOM MADE SHOULDER HOLSTER. Made of russet brown leather for a 4-3/4″ Colt Single Action. Made for right handed draw with stiff backing & square closed toe. It is folded with sewn back edge & an iron stud for thumb strap. It has long shoulder strap with belt loop on bottom. Face of holster has dbl incised border decorations with maker’s name on front at top & also on top of rear & is also stamped “SANTE FE”. CONDITION: Very fine. Strong & supple with some slight wrinkling at toe & light crackling on folded edge. Light soil retaining most of its orig color. 4-57607 JR552 (300-500)

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477

J.W. KIRWAN SHOULDER HOLSTER. Russet brown leather with 1-pc shoulder strap & skirt with sewn & riveted holster body. It has chest strap & shoulder strap is adjustable. Chest strap has probably been added as there are stitching holes up on shoulder strap where something was removed. There are two oval cartrouches on shoulder strap “J.W. KIRWAN / MAKER / DOUGLAS.WYO.”. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains 85-90% strong orig finish with light soil & wear. 4-57594 JR557 (600-1,000)

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478

RARE WIDE DOUBLE ROW CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT. Unmarked except for catalogue numbers “97-1/2” & “5-30″ on buckle billet. Made of pebble grain russet brown leather, 39-1/4″ long x 4-5/8″ wide folded & sewn on one edge. It has riveted & sewn billets with nickeled iron rectangle buckle & 4” tongue. Tongue billet has one orig rivet & a second rivet completely through belt, probably a replacement. It has dbl rows of 44/45 caliber cartridge loops with forty-eight on top row & forty on bottom row. CONDITION: Fine. Moderately soiled with some finish loss on top edge & some light crackling on some of cartridge loops. A fine early belt that needs a good holster. 4-57619 JR553 (1,750-2,750)

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478A.

BEAUTIFUL BROWNING BROS. CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT. Fine early, russet brown, pebble grain, leather belt, 33″ long x 2-3/8″ wide, 1-pc, folded with sewn bottom edge. It has sewn & stapled billets with rectangular nickeled iron buckle & thirty-four 44/45 caliber sewn-on loops. Buckle billet has cartouche “BROWNING / BROS. / OGDEN, UTAH”. CONDITION: Very fine. Belt is soft & supple with some dryness & finish loss on folded edge & four or five broken stitches on sewn edge. Buckle is mostly a dark brown patina & tongue end is dry & crackled, in need of treatment. Overall lightly soiled. 4-57615 JR568 (2,500-4,000)

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479

STUDDED LEATHER CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT. Made of pebble grain leather, 39-3/4″ long x 2-7/8″ wide, folded & sewn on one edge. It has sewn & riveted billets with buckle billet having a nickeled, cut-corner, iron buckle & tongue billet a replacement with expanded rivets completely through belt. Top edge of belt has twenty-three 1/4″ nickeled brass studs & bottom edge has twenty-three 1/2″ nickeled studs & there is one 3/4″ nickeled stud at each end of cartridge loops. There are forty 44/45 caliber sewn-on cartridge loops. CONDITION: Soft & supple but not treated, with some dryness & loss of finish on edges. Cartridge loops are soft with some crackling & one small area of re-stitching. 4-57609 JR550 (400-600)

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480

UNMARKED CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT. Made of brown russet leather, 36″ x 3″, sewn on one edge with riveted & sewn billets, with forty-two cartridge loops for 44/45 revolver cartridges. It has a square, cut-corner, German silver buckle. Unmarked except for catalog number on buckle billet. CONDITION: About good. Somewhat dry & crackled in two spots, probably from being folded. It has been treated & is soft & supple with some finish losses on edges & cartridge loops. 4-57603 JR544 (300-500)

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481

DECORATED LEATHER CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT. Made of russet brown leather, 33″ long x 2-7/8″ wide, folded & sewn on one edge with sewn & riveted billets. Buckle billet has a rectangular iron buckle with tongue on other end about 7″ long. Edges of belt are lightly roll decorated. It has forty 44/45 caliber loops. CONDITION: Soft & supple, has been treated, with crackled surface & some finishlosses to edges. Cartridge loops are also crackled but generally sound. Tongue is very soft with very crackled surface. 4-57604 JR548 (300-500)

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482

UNMARKED CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT. Made of brown russet leather, 31″ x 2-5/8″, stitched on both edges with riveted buckle billet, containing a small, square, cut-corner, nickel silver buckle. It has a long tongue that has been re-stitched at other end, & has thirty-four 44/45 cartridge loops, one of which is broken & missing & several have been re-stitched. Face of belt is lightly roll decorated. CONDITION: Good. Dry & crackled in a couple of areas with some dry surface & slight loss of finish. 4-57602 JR545 (200-400)

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483

FINE UNMARKED TOOLED CARTRIDGE/MONEY BELT. Made of russet brown leather , 33-1/2″ long, sewn on both edges with sewn & riveted billets. Buckle billet has a rectangular, nickeled, iron buckle. It has thirty-two 38 caliber new cartridge loops that were sewn completely through belt. Edges of belt have lightly rolled triangle shaped decorations. CONDITION: Good to very good. Dry & crackled surface with slight edge losses, good sound belt. 4-57608 JR547 (400-700)

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484

UNMARKED LEATHER CARTRIDGE BELT. Heavy leather belt, 43″ long including a 4-1/2″ added splice. It has relocated sewn & riveted billets with a buckle billet containing a square iron buckle. Main part of belt has coarse decorations & appears to have had a holster cut from what would be right side. It currently has twenty-seven 44/45 cartridge loops with eight loops having been removed. CONDITION: Good. Modified as noted. Leather is soft & supple, tongue billet is a little dry with some surface crackling. 4-57605 JR546 (150-250)

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485

FINE OTTO EBER DECORATED SINGLE LOOP HOLSTER. Made of russet brown leather for a 4-3/4″ single action Colt with full length 5″ wide skirt decorated completely around edge of skirt, holster & fully across loop. Center of face of holster is marked “OTTO EBER / MAKER / SEALY.TEX.” The toe of skirt is marked identically. Toe of holster has two large rawhide laces that were intended to attach holster to skirt, now broken. CONDITION: Slightly dry & crackled but generally very good, retaining most of its orig color. 4-57619-1 (1,500-2,500)

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486

PAIR OF CUSTOM BUILT SGL LOOP HOLSTERS. Left & right hand sgl loop holsters for 4-3/4″ Colt sgl actions. They have full carved Heiser style decorations with closed toe & sewn back edge with riveted sgl loop carved “JH”. Skirts have border decoration with laced edges. They are full leather lined. CONDITION: Right hand holster shows substantial wear with some finish loss. Left hand holster is slightly better with some broken lacing & retains most of its orig finish. 4-57606 JR575 (200-400)

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487

UNUSUAL HIGHLY DECORATED LARGE SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER HOLSTER. Made of heavy russet brown leather with very large opening & laced rear edge with closed toe. It has hundreds of small nickeled brass studs with five 3/4″ nickel brass studs in various geometric patterns with incise carving in open areas. There are more studs on back side with more incised carving. It is red felt lined & probably for a 7-1/2″ Colt. CONDITION: Dry & stiff with most of edge lacing missing. Retains most of its orig finish. Appears unused. 4-57612 JR570 (150-250)

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488

LOT OF FIVE WESTERN STYLE HOLSTERS. (1) “HARPHAM BROS.”, very fancy, extremely well tooled, sgl loop holster for large frame dbl action revolver. Made of russet brown leather, 1-pc with closed toe, buck stitch laced with 4-5/8″ high oval sgl loop. It has full coverage incised carving on holster, skirt & loop. Toe of skirt has maker’s mark “MADE BY / HARPHAM BROS. CO.” in half circles around an oval stamped “H.B. / BRAND”. CONDITION: Very fine. Light soil & patina with some wear around toe. (2) Left hand triple loop holster for 7-1/2″ sgl action Colt. Plain russet brown leather with closed toe, light border decorations on skirt, holster & all three loops. CONDITION: Very fine. Light soil & light wear with some crackling on toe. (3) “WALL-RIC” sgl loop left hand for large frame dbl action revolver. Smooth russet brown leather with closed toe & edge, 1-pc with sgl loop. Loop has an arrow point decoration with maker’s name in center & “SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA” below. CONDITION: Good to very good. Moderately soiled with corresponding wear, lightly crackled folded edge. (4) Right hand sgl loop for 4-3/4″ sgl action Colt, 1-pc russet leather with closed toe & sewn rear edge. It has light border decorations. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Skirt is missing from loop down. Holster shows moderate to heavy wear with some crackling & loss of finish at top. (5) “ASTELZIG” belt holster for 4″ sgl action army Colt. Cut to current configuration with belt loop sewn to back, sewn rear edge with spacer & zigzag & dot dbl border patterns with four rosettes around cartouche. Cartouche reads “ASTELZIG / SADDLES – HARNESS / HOUSTON TEXAS”. CONDITION: Cut as noted with some crackling on holster body with moderate soil & wear. 4-57600, 4-57610, 4-57758 JR558 (500-700)

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489

FINE PAIR OF INSIDE MARKED CROCKETT SPURS. Pair of Crocketts with engraved silver overlay on the outside and at the end of the rowel pin. They have 1-1/2″ multi-point rowels and Cheyenne Indian-made buckskin spur straps beaded with early white heart beads in red, black, yellow, white, and two shades of blue. CONDITION: Very good. Spurs have a dark patina and show heavy wear, straps are lightly soiled, but completely intact. 4-57720-2 JR517 (3,000-4,000)

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490

FINE PAIR OF AMERICAN MADE WORKING SPURS. They have 2-1/2″ shanks, 1-3/4″ blunt 8 point rowels with shallow chap guard with engraved silver overlay outside surfaces. They have fixed buttons with Heiser-style carved straps with large engraved silver Conchos and have dbl heel chains. CONDITION: Good. Overall dark patina with some moderate rust. Straps are fine and supple. 4-57720-1 JR518 (1,000-2,000)

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491

FIVE PAIRS OF MISC. SPURS. (1) Large Spanish star wheels with silver bar inlays, 4-1/2″, 8 point rowels with dbl jinglebobs & dbl heel chains and lightly decorated straps. Dark brown patina, good. (2) Late Garcia-style with 2″ shanks, ball chap guards, 2″, 14 point rowels with heavy yokes and chain slots with silver overlay and carved straps. CONDITION: Blue mostly turned to brown, good. (3) Heavy silver overlay Mexican Style with 1-1/2″ figure eight shanks with 2-3/4″, 8 point rowels, very nicely engraved silver overlay all the way around with large flower blossom swinging buttons and very nicely carved straps. A tag on the inside states “Lincoln County New Mexico” somewhat tarnished with honest wear. CONDITION: Very good. (4) Very heavy Mexican Style with 1-1/4″ serpentine shanks with heavy, 2-1/4″, 8 point rowels. They have silver overlay with triple Greek key design and large flower blossom swinging buttons. The straps are beautifully embroidered with gold bullion thread. CONDITION: Very Good plus. (5) Heavy Mexican Style with 1-3/4″ serpentine shanks, 3-1/4″, 8 point rowels with silver bar overlay on one side with leaf and flower design on other side. They have swinging buttons with the outside having silver bar overlay, nicely carved straps. CONDITION: Good. 4-57720 JR519 (1,000-2,000)

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492

FABULOUS PAIR OF DARK BROWN WOOLY CHAPS. Beautiful long woolies of dark brown, almost burgundy, long angora hair. From the top of the belt to the bottom of the cuff is 41″. The belt is unmarked, made of lined, heavy, basket weave tooled, russet brown leather with long tongue and square, cut-corner, nickeled iron buckle. The billets are sewn and riveted. The legs are lined with heavy canvas with pockets on the rear edges and have leather inside coverings with buck stitched, laced 2-3/8″ wide leather cuffs. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Hair is glossy and bright with only minor losses near the top of the crotch in a fold on each leg. Cuffs show moderate wear. Belt is fine with a small tear in the lining on the right side. Canvas and leather linings are moderately soiled, but completely intact. A beautiful set of chaps. 4-56563 JR644 (1,000-1,500)

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493

RARE HALLS PATENT REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 38 smoothbore. NSN. 30-1/4” rnd bbl. There are no visible marks on the gun, but it is obvious from the mechanism that this was made by Alexander Hall of New York City under the patent 15, 110, dated 10 June, 1856. The bbl has a bead front sight and buckhorn rear sight. The 15-shot steel cylinder is rotated by hand when the cylinder lock is released. The front trigger cocks the gun and the rear trigger fires the gun. The frame, trigger guard, upper and lower tang and buttplate are of brass showing some scroll engraving on all parts, possibly the work of L. D. Nimschke of New York City. The walnut stock is decorated on the left side with a German silver eagle and a scaly open-mouth fish. The right side has 3 German silver inlays, one depicting a hunter, the middle one a fallow deer, and again the scaly, open-mouth fish. The gun bears a brass tack like tag in the butt #432. The steel parts of the gun are clean, showing an overall light pitting on a smooth surface. The brass frame, buttplate and trigger guard show a pleasant aged [patina. CONDITION: Gray patina on the bbl and cylinder mixed with light pitting and surface rust. Inlays on the stock are all raised slightly due to drying of the wood. Stock is cracked at the action and has normal dents and scratches. Action is mostly functional although the cylinder stop is soft in its action. 4-59104 (8,000-12,000)

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494

RARE WHITTIER REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 44 rifled.. NSN. 29-1/2” heavy oct. bbl. The bbl is fitted with a blade front sight and open buckhorn rear. The bbl is engraved around the front sight, at the breech and around the rear sight. The bbl is marked “Patent”. The 9-shot cylinder is easily identifiable by the deep zig-zag cuts around its surface. The top of the frame probably was fitted, at one time, with a long tang peep sight now missing.The gun is equipped with two triggers, the rear trigger revolves the cylinder, the front trigger fires the hammer. The trigger guard and patchbox are German silver, floral engraved. The buttplate is on iron and also scroll engraved. The 1-pc rear stock is of walnut retaining most of a coat of old varnish and is in fine condition. All of the steel parts of the gun retain about 50% of their orig blue finish showing some light surface pitting. Very few of these were made. 4-59105 (6,000-8,000)

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495

SAVAGE REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 45. SN 424. 21-½” part oct. bbl marked “NORTH & SAVAGE / MIDDLETOWN, CONN. CAST-STEEL” on top of the bbl. When the triggerguard is pulled down it cocks the hammer and rotates the cylinder. Returning the triggerguard wedges the cylinder against the rear of the bbl. There is a small brass patchbox on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with scattered spots of rust and pitting. Wood has dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58038 FS91 (3,500-5,500)

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496

UNIDENTIFIED REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal.42. NSN. 28″ part oct. bbl. Completely unmarked. The six shot cylinder is hand revolved and is decorated with seven knurled rings. The dbl set triggers are set in an iron trigger plate with fancy triggerguard. This gun is shown in Frank Sellers & Sam Smith’s American Percussion Revolvers on p. 201. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Half of the thinning blue remaining on the bbl. No finish on the action, triggerguard or buttplate. Stock has one heavy scratch on the right side, light dents and scratches elsewhere. Mechanically fine. 4-58053 (4,000-5,000)

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497

RARE PORTER REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 50. SN 362 except 349 on the cylinder. 28″ oct. bbl marked “ADDRESS / P.W. PORTER / NEW- YORK / P.W. PORTER’S / PATENT. / 1851.” on the upper right flat of the bbl. The stories of Porter being killed while demonstrating his rifle to Samuel Colt is fiction. The rear sight, cylinder cover and screw are missing. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina overall with scattered spots of light pitting. Wood has minor handling marks. Action is completely functional an unusual circumstance for these rifles. 4-58057 FS86 (3,000-5,000)

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498

RARE ROPER REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 42 rifled. SN 470. 28-1/2” rnd bbl. The bbl has beech front sight. Also mounted on the rear of the frame is an adjustable military type folding sight. The loading gate of the gun is marked “Roper Sporting Arms Company, Hartford, Conn. Pat Apr. 10, 1866, July 14, 1868”. SN 470 on the cartridge carrier. SN 333 is on the forearm. The bbl is marked SN 267 and SN 333, and the frame is marked SN 333. The walnut forearm has a pewter front cap and rear cap. CONDITION: Gray patina with hints of blues on the bbl. Frame shows some signs of silvered casehardening but mostly a brown patina. Rear sight is missing the elevator and adjustment screw. Wood, with about 95% orig varnish, has only minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-59106 (3,500-6,500)

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499

UNUSUAL BREECHLOADING SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 46CF. NSN. 27″ oct. bbl. The 2-3/4″ breechblock rotates to the left for loading. The rear bbl and tang sights both fold. The maker has not been identified. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with spots of surface rust and pitting. Breechblock is battered and has a blue patina. Bbl is slightly loose. Checkered wood has dents and scratches. 4-58012 FS88 (1,000-1,500)

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499A.

JOHN COCHRAN PATENT PAPERS. Includes French patent #76669 dated 6 June, 1867 for making cartridges. A Belgian “improvement” for the same dated 30 8 br(whatever that is) and a another Belgian dated 20 June, 1867 for the same thing. These patents all cover an inside primed cartridge, the last with blue paper cover. CONDITION: Folded with some chipping and losses along the edges. Paper is slightly toned. 4-58081 FS2 (400-500)

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500

CASED SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 50. SN C53485. The bottom of the 30″ oct bbl is marked “11″, which indicate that the gun originally weighed 15-½ lbs. The rear lockplate screw is missing. In a period hard case with green painted canvas covering. There are leather straps and corners on the case. The maroon felt interior has replaced green felt blocking. The case contains a set of Long Range sights in an orig Sharps Rifle Co. box, an empty 2-pc Winchester box, for .50 cal cartridges, shooting sticks, and a bar of lead. Also accompanied by an orig Sharps .50 cal mold with integral sprue cutter. It has the factory markings on the left handle with #206 which is also on the bottom of the right handle. It is additionally accompanied by a canvas & leather rifleman’s belt with 47 loops for large rifle cartridges containing five Sharps .50 cal cartridges and 1 .45 cal cartridge. It has leather billets with long tongue and square brass buckle. There is another small leather tab attached to the left front side with a brass D-ring and brass hook. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. Wood has been repaired and refinished. Tang sight on the gun is mounted incorrectly and has some incorrect parts. A brass tack is in the left side of the stock. Case is scuffed and stained outside and on the inside. Straps and carrying handle are cracked and scuffed. Extra sight case is spotted with some mildew, and the catch is not working. Sights have strong traces of orig finish. Mold has a dark brown patina with some light hammer marks on the sides. Belt is fine with a medium brown patina. Billets are dry & crackled but in tact. Cartridges are fine. 4-57569 (20,000-30,000)

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501

VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT HEAVY BBL SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. Cal 40. 2-½”. SN 158635. 34″ oct bbl. Certainly one of the most important Sharps rifles to be offered at public auction in years. As per a factory records letter from Dr. Richard J. Labowski which states: ‘It is one of the best known of all Sharps rifles and appears in Order Book No. 7 listed as a Model 1874 Sporting Rifle invoiced at the Bridgeport factory on March 24, 1879 to James Dodds of Dayton, Ohio.

The rifle is further described as being .40 caliber using the 2 & ½ inch shell, and having a 34 inch full octagon barrel ordered by Dodds to weigh 22 pounds, with double triggers, open sights and oil finished stocks. The ordered was entered on January 25, 1879, but the rifle was not shipped until two months later, indicating the effort needed for Sharps production to accommodate such an unusual special order. The price charged for this unique rifle, unfortunately, does not appear in the surviving records. This rifle is the heaviest octagon barrel Model 1874 Sharps rifle ever made. It is illustrated in ‘Sharps Firearms’ by Frank Sellers on page 224.

Shipped along with the rifle were 100 empty shells .40-2&1/2, 1250 bullets .40/330, 250 bullets .40/370 and one wad cutter.

James Dodds’ letterhead states that he dealt in “English & American Breech-Loading Guns, Fine Tools for Mechanics, Carvers & Jewelers…..’ and that he engaged in ‘Model Making and Repairing’. He purchased at least two ultra heavy weight Model 1874 Sharps Sporting Rifles directly from the factory”. The full length telescope now mounted on the rifle is unmarked. The rear 7-½” is brass and is an extension without optics. CONDITION: Very fine. 85% thinning blue on the bbl, worn on the edges. Casehardening colors are bright at the front of the lockplate, slightly fading elsewhere and completely silvered out on the lever and rear of the lockplate. Wood has scratches on the left side. Mechanically fine. 4-57568 (45,000-65,000)

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502

SHARPS MODEL 1874 #2 MID-RANGE TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 44 2-1/4. SN 155295. Scarce special order rifle with 30″ mid-weight oct to rnd bbl with globe front sight, Sharps ladder bbl sight & a Sharps mid-range tang sight that bears serial number 156237. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with pewter tipped forearm & straight stock with nickeled brass crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Sharps letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped March 18, 1876 to Sharps dealer J.P. Lovell & Sons of Boston, Mass. CONDITION: Fine plus. All matching except tang sight as noted. Bbl retains about 75% dull orig blue with some light scratches about mid-point. Receiver, lever, lockplate & hammer retain case colors in very sheltered areas, mostly turned silver & gray. Buttplate retains about 75% orig nickel. Forearm has a grain check on bottom; otherwise wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches & a couple of scrapes on left side of butt. Forearm retains traces of orig finish with balance a fine hand rubbed patina. Stock retains about 90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-56562 JR114 (10,000-16,000)

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503

SHARPS MID-RANGE TARGET RIFLE #3. Cal. 40-70 Sharps Bottle Neck. SN 156564. Standard sporting rifle with 30″ octagon bbl, globe front sight & Lawrence ladder rear sight. The top tang is drilled for a factory tang sight, which is missing & also has 2 other small plugged holes someone added for another tang sight. It has usual markings on the left side of receiver. It is mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut with a semi-schnable round forearm with straight stock & coarse checkered steel buttplate. The top of the stock just in front of the buttplate has a plugged slot apparently someone had added a Creedmore base. Accompanied by a copy of a Sharps letter identifying this rifle as a Model 1874 mid-range target rifle #3 in 40 caliber & shipped April 6, 1876 to J.P. Lovell & Sons of Boston, Mass. CONDITION: Fine. No orig finish remains on the metal being an overall mottled silver/brown patina. Lockplate & receiver have traces of case hardening turned silver. Wood is sound with forearm retaining about 50% orig varnish & buttstock about 90%. There is a gouge on the wrist & a couple small dings on the comb. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with 3 or 4 scattered spots of pitting. 4-56676 JR441 (5,500-7,500)

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504

*SHILOH SHARPS MODEL 1874 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. SN 5422. Very early Farmingdale, NY, Shiloh Sharps with 30″ med. wt. oct. bbl with German silver rocky mountain front sight, Lawrence style ladder rear sight & a mid-range tang sight with 3-1/2″ staff. It is mounted with very highly figured American walnut, uncheckered with semi-schnable tip forearm & straight stock with musket style butt plate. It has dbl set triggers and standard lever. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Crisp mechanics & brilliant shiny bore. 4-57923 JR351 (2,000-3,000)

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505

FINE SHARPS PISTOL RIFLE. Cal. 36. SN 292. 29-3/4″ rnd bbl. Standard “C. SHARPS & CO PHILADA PA” marking on the left side plate. The rear sight is a replacement, made from a wind gauge target sight. All other features are standard with matching numbers on the breechblock, inside the patchbox and upper tang, the last re-struck. CONDITION: Action retains 90% of the current casehardening. Colors are bright on the lever, slightly faded and mixed with streaking on the action. Bbl has a dull brown finish, a mixture of orig brown and patina. Silver-plating on the buttplate, patchbox, and forearm tip is bright. Action is fine. Wood has minor dents and scratches with slight flaking at the rear of the forearm. There is a professional repair at the top of the wrist. Stock has been revarnished in this area so it is difficult to see the repair. 4-56561 (6,000-10,000)

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506

RARE CASED PRESENTATION SHARPS SECOND TYPE SINGLE SHOT PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 36. SN 565. One of only about 350 of these rare pistols every made in period 1854-57. It has 6-3/8″ tapered rnd bbl with tiny brass front sight & 2-pc burl walnut grips numbered to pistol. Lockplate & left side of receiver have usual markings. Backstrap is inscribed in period script engraving “Milton Davis” with fancy flourishes at each end. Top of bbl is engraved by same hand “Presented May 6th 1861 By Those Who Knew His Worth”. Accompanied by its orig varnished gold velvet lined walnut casing partitioned in bottom for pistol, a sgl cavity conical bullet mold with Sharps’ style sprue cutter, a copper & brass 3-compartment column shaped oval flask, a rectangular tin for combustible cartridges which now contains a few primer disks, a small rnd tin of Goldmark’s caps, a packet of 36 cal. Hotchkiss Patent skin cartridges by Sage & a small cardboard box with black label which reads “The Balls And Brass Tubes Should Be Kept Well Greased To Insure Accurate Shooting And To Prevent The Tubes From Sticking In The Gun”. This apparently is an orig box for tubes of priming wafers. There is also a long narrow compartment for a wooden cleaning rod. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 90-95% orig blue, thinned on bbl & wide part of left side of frame. Top, bottom & right side of frame & recessed area on left side of frame retain about all of its glossy bright orig blue. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded. Lever retains about 50% faded case colors, bright in sheltered areas. Grips are sound & retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Casing is also extremely fine with no cracks & only minor storage & handling marks. Lid lining has only a minor spot or two. Bottom lining is moderately faded & lightly soiled with a couple of damage spots from hammer spur & front sight. Mold is bright & clean & flask is near new. Cartridge box has slight loss on label, otherwise is sealed & intact. Priming tube box is soiled & dark and difficult to read. Altogether a very rare set seldom ever encountered. 4-57865 JR416 (15,000-20,000)

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507

EXTREMELY FINE SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 RIFLE. SN 37214. Cal. 56. 30” rnd bbl. Standard Sharps markings on the bbl, receiver, and lockplate. Cartouche on the left side of the stock is given as “GWR” in Man At Arms Vol. 25, Number 3, 2003 on pg 36 and 37, but appears to be something else, possibly “TWR”. The Navy placed an order for 900 of these rifles September 9, 1859 with deliveries before the end of the year. This is undoubtedly one of those rifles. CONDITION: About 90% of the blue remains on the bbl. Casehardening colors are brilliant on the patchbox, buttplate, and left side of the receiver. Somewhat faded on the right side of the receiver, inside the lever and bbl bands. Most of the screws have a brilliant fire blue. Wood shows no use but has some cracks and chips at the rear of the forearm. Action is excellent. 4-57014 FS143 (8,000-12,000)

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508

RARE PAIR OF SHARPS SHOOTING STICKS. 38-1/2″ hickory sticks have metal tips with buff leather pads at the top. Marked “OLD RELIABLE” on both sides. CONDITION: Both have been broken and crudely repaired at the joint. Connecting screw is missing. There are also repairs around the tacked copper reinforce lower on the staffs. 4-56633 FS112 (1,500-2,000)

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509

EXTREMELY RARE TINTYPE IMAGE OF FAMOUS MOUNTAIN MAN JIM BRIDGER. This half-plate 5” x 7” tintype depicts a seated frontal portrait of renowned scout, mountain man, trapper, explorer & guide Jim Bridger. He was born in 1806 & died in 1881. He was one of the early explorers in the Western Mountains regions of Montana, the Dakotas, Utah, Idaho & Wyoming. When Bridger returned home back east after exploring these areas he was brandished as a liar for many of the fantastic images he described & was known as such until later when his stories were verified by future travelers who went West. Bridger was also a guide for Captain Howard Stansbury in 1849-50 during the survey of the Great Salt Lake. He was also a scout for the government among other adventurous pursuits. This tintype was done probably some time in the 1870’s and depicts Bridger with full face of whiskers & long hair. CONDITION: Some cracks to the surface of the tintype & minor erosions in the left margin upper corner, otherwise fine. 4-57672 (5,000-10,000)

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510

CABINET CARD OF GERONIMO. This extremely popular image of Geronimo decked out in a headdress, fringed buckskins & brandishing a Dance revolver is laid down on a 5-1/2” x 7” board stamped in the lower margin “IRWIN, CHICKASHA, IND. TER.” This was a professional studio photograph by Irwin of the famed Apache Indian chief, one of the most illusive of all. He fought against the whites, was captured by General Cook, eventually escaped & finally surrendered to General Miles. Size of image alone is approximately 3-7/8” x 5-3/8”. CONDITION: Some light foxing. Small piece of image scratched off by his shoulder & a small pinhole at top center of margin. 4-57674 (3,000-5,000)

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511

RARE ALBUMEN PRINT OF GERONIMO TOGETHER WITH OTHER APACHE WARRIORS. The image, stamped in lower left corner, “COPYRIGHT 1886 BY C. S. FLY TOMBSTONE, ARIZ.” Image features Geronimo brandishing a musket together with three other apache warriors, two of which are with Winchester Repeaters. SIZE: 7-6/8” h x 4-7/8” w. The Albumen print is laid down on board approximately 8-1/2”h x 5-1/4”w. The image was taken before Geronimo originally surrendered (for the first time) to General Cook on March 27, 1886, in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. CONDITION: The image has light scratching and wear to the surface; slightly bowed, otherwise fine. A rare and wonderful image of one of the most famous and historic of all Indian warriors of the Wild West. 4-57675 (6,000-12,000)

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512

PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE OF DEAD BUFFALO BY L. A. HUFFMAN. Signed in the lower right, “L. A. HUFFMAN” and stamped “AFTER THE BUFFALO RUN, NORTH MONTANA, 1879.” Image also stamped. Accompanied by a cardboard backing also stamped “L. A. HUFFMAN, COFFRIN STUDIO AGENT, 1600 MAIN, MILE CITY MONTANA”, penciled “#157A”. The photographic image depicts two dead Buffalo lying on a snowy plain and a severed Buffalo head in the foreground. Two ponies with saddles and rifles are in the background. SIZE: 8” h x 10” w. CONDITION: Some toning along the edge. Generally very good. 4-57749 (600-900)

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513

PHOTOGRAPH OF INDIAN ENCAMPMENT BY COPYRIGHT L. A. HUFFMAN. Image depicts an Indian encampment with numerous teepees and some figures. Reproduced in the image in the bottom margin is “SIOUX CHIEF SPOTTED EAGLE’S HOSTILE VILLAGE TONGUE RIVER VALLEY, MONTANNA TERRITORY, NOVEMBER 1879”, to the right is a copyright mark “LAHUFFMAN”. The photograph is together with a cardboard backing stamped “©LAHUFFMAN, COFFRIN STUDIO AGENT, 1600 MAIN, MILES CITY, MONTANA” and in pencil “9B”. CONDITION: Very good. 4-57750 (600-900)

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514

TWO SMALL TINTYPE IMAGES OF WESTERN FIGURES. The first depicting two young cowboys each wearing chaps and brandishing Colt revolvers. SIZE: 3-1/2”h x 2-3/4”w (in gold colored foil frame). The other tintype of a solitary figure in a fringed buckskin shirt with wide brimmed hat, holding a percussion musket. SIZE: 3-3/4”high x 3-1/4”wide (with foil mat and composition frame). CONDITION: Single figure with a couple of pinpoint dents on the image and a couple of minor surface scratches; image rather strong. Cowboys with some imperfections including some image lost within the chest and the background of the larger of the two cowboys; image darker. 4-57681 (500-1,000)

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514B.

A PAIR OF HALF PLATE AMBROTYPES OF GAMBLERS (Circa mid 19th C.). Pair of most interesting & humorous images both depicting the same Western gamblers seated at a table with a bottle of whiskey and each brandishing a hand of cards. In the first image, one gambler is heavy set with a vest; the other is a one-eyed gambler (1 eye is A glass eye) also in a vest. Note: gold watch chain & colors in cards have been highlighted. In one image one appears happy the other disgruntled. In the other image the opposite character appears unhappy & the former, happy, obviously related to the poker hands they display. Framed in a gold colored matt & set in a black composition frames. SIZE: Approximately 6″ x 4-3/4″ including frame. CONDITION: Some scattered spotting in both pictures with toning along the edges. Images themselves are reasonably strong & very interesting. 4-57746 (2,000-3,000)

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515

TINTYPE IMAGE OF A PEACE OFFICER. Handsome man with a large moustache wearing a vest and a six-pointed star badge w/a gold foil mat and a composition framed case. SIZE: 3-1/4” x 3-3/4”. CONDITION: Generally good. There is a scratch near his forehead, the case shows plenty of wear and taped back. 4-57747 (350-550)

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516

CASED TINTYPE OF A WESTERN FIGURE. Young gentleman with a large moustache wearing a large brimmed hat and dressed in fringed shirt and wearing fringed chaps, cartridge belt and revolver. A studio posed image in a gold foil mat. SIZE: 3-1/2” x 3” (image and case). CONDITION: Generally good. 4-57748 (400-600)

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517

PHOTOGRAPH ON CARDBOARD OF A YOUNG TEXAS RANGER. The Ranger wearing tall leather boots, spurs, fitted with Colt revolver and cartridge belt with rifle ammunition, wearing a tie and a western hat. The reverse of the view in pen “WESTON TEXAS RANGER”. Also with stamped label “-WESTON TEXAS RANGER – COLORADO TEXAS”. SIZE: 3-1/4” h x 5-3/4” w (image w/cardboard backing. CONDITION: Good. 4-57751 (250-350)

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518

LOT OF WESTERN PRINTS, PHOTOGRAPHS & IMAGES. 1) Large reprint photograph of a Western character brandishing a Plains rifle, dog at his feet and fringed & beaded buckskin outfit. Photograph marked in lower right “SHELDON & DAVIS INAPLIS IND”. 2) Print of a young cowgirl in fringed outfit. 3) Photograph of a cowboy on horseback with his lariat. 4) A color photographic image stamped “LASH LARUE 1988”. 5) A large 8 x 10 photo image of two old Texas Rangers on horseback in a parade signed at the base “CAPTAIN J.E. VAUGHAN & CAPTAIN JOHN R. HUGHES, TEXAS RANGERS”. 6) Together with four old promotional photo views of early Westerns. 7) Reproduction photograph of a cowboy in woolly chaps. CONDITION: Generally fair to good. 4-57682 (600-1,200)

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519

LOT OF APPROXIMATELY 20 OLD PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES. Many are daguerreotypes, some tintype, some ambrotype and cabinet views. All are studio images of men, women and children. Many are in cases, nearly all are composition cases. SIZE: varies from 3” x 2-1/4” up to 4-1/4” x 3-1/2”. CONDITION: Various. Generally good. 4-57680 (350-650)

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519A.

TWO FRAMED GROUPINGS RELATED TO BUFFALO BILL CODY. 1) Rare reproduction photograph of Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull together with reproduction post cards with simulated signatures. 2) Reproduction photograph of 2 Kiowa Indians and one antique staged photos of 2 Western figures in beaded buckskin clothing with one feigning death. Both framed in contemporary frames. SIZE: 12-1/2” x 15-1/2”, 14” x 11”. CONDITION: Generally good. One genuine antique photograph cropped at bottom and a portion of the photographers name cut off. 4-57673, 4-57741 (200-400)

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519C.

FRAMED PHOTO OF SOUTH DAKOTA POLICEMAN FROM 1880’S. Early sepia toned photo. Exposed image 15-1/4″ x 12-1/4″, dbl matted & framed in barn board. At bottom of picture is a very early, rnd, nickeled badge with acanthus leaf wreath around outside with a cut out 5-point star in center & marked around inside ring “CHIEF POLICE / TYNDALL”. Accompanied by a leather covered weighted police billy with metal swivel in butt. Swivel is very worn in one spot. Backing board is printed with genealogy of David Roose who is apparently subject of photograph. There is a hand-written note on bottom which states that David Roose was writer’s Great Grandfather who was Chief of Police at Tyndall, SD in the 1880’s when he was killed by a drunk shooting him in back. Nnote is signed, “BEN P. R. ROOSE” & dated “12/01/92”. CONDITION: Photograph is fine with good image & fine toning. Badge shows considerable wear on wreath with one point of star broken loose from frame. Billy club is fine with light wear. 4-57648 JR530 (500-1,000)

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519D.

PAIR OF SCARCE MARLIN HANDCUFFS. Marked “MARLIN ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN CT. U.S.A.” on the top of each side. A Taylor key accompanies but the mechanisms are stuck. CONDITION: 60% nickel overall with slight peeling and turning brown where peeled. 4-56564 FS25 (300-500)

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519E.

TWO FRAMED DISPLAYS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BADGES. There is 1 contemporary frame with a variety of obvious contemporary badges. The other with a mixture of older and contemporary badges. Approx. 40 pcs in all. An attractive set of displays. CONDITION: Generally good. 4-57718 (2,500-3,500)

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520

MISCELLANEOUS LOT OF CONTEMPORARY WALL HANGINGS OF WESTERN THEME. Reproduction photograph of cowboy with cattle, a pc of lariat framed within the shadow frame. A reproduction Colt reverse on glass advertising sign, 3 Colt reproduction images of pistols, a 20th C. “Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, TX” sign. 9 pcs in all. SIZE: Varies. Largest pc 29-1/2” x 23-1/2”. CONDITION: Generally all good. Mounted posse sign has numerous abrasions and other imperfections. 4-57647 (250-450)

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521

LOT CONSISTING OF 2 OLD GOLD PANS & CANVAS $5,000 GOLD BAG. Size: Largest gold pan is approximately 15”, the smaller 11”. CONDITION: Generally good. 4-57722 (300-500)

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522

FINE EARLY BUFFALO HUNTER’S KNIFE SET. Wonderful early & unusual Buffalo hunter/skinner’s knife set & belt. Knife carrier is about 9″ high & tapers from about 2-1/5″ at the bottom to 3-3/8″ at top . Covered with leather & wood lined, leather covering is machine sewn at bottom & along side seam it has six rows of brass mixed with iron tacks with a 1/2″ strap around top, also with brass & iron tacks with carrying straps secured with modern Phillips head screws. Wood lining is very unusual in that it is cut out in a six-pointed star pattern to hold six knives. Carrying straps are sewn to a 2″ wide harness leather belt with machine sewn billets & harness buckles with a loop on one side, probably for sharpening steel. Carrier has seven knives including two J. Russell Green River skinners, a Green River butcher knife, three very early knives that show extreme hard wear & a small hunting size knife that apparently does not belong with this set. CONDITION: Leather is well oiled & supple, although belt is very crackled & a little fragile. Knife holder is dark & stained but mostly intact. Two carrying straps are modern replacements. The three Green River knives are fine with other three knives very worn & used. Small knife is fine. 4-57676 JR529 (2,000-3,000)

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523

RARE BUFFALO SKINNERS KNIFE SET AND CARRIER. This set is unusually shaped being tapered cylindrical, about 8″ long by 3″ diameter at the top and 2-1/2″ at the bottom. It is leather-covered with several pieces of rawhide with one sewed seam and a repair held with iron tacks with reinforcement around the top, also with iron tacks. It has a very old carrying strap, spliced together from three pieces with wire. It contains five knives including a Green River style skinner with 4-1/2″ curved blade and two-piece hardwood handles. A genuine straight blade Green River knife with 4-3/4″ blade and hardwood handles. Another Green River butcher knife marked, “PROFESSIONAL” with 8″ blade and hardwood handle with five brass tacks on each side. Also included is a homemade knife with 5″ machete-style blade with tiny horn handles. CONDITION: Carrier is very worn and dry. Leather is rock-hard with a grayish-black scaly finish. Carrying strap is broken. Knives are all generally very worn with pitted gray blades and warped handles except the butcher knife whose blade has been polished bright, the handles are good. Small homemade knife is also good. 4-57645-2 JR483 (500-1,000)

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524

19TH CENTURY BRASS TACK DECORATED BELT. Large antique belt approx. 3-3/4″ wide with simple tooled lines and nicely ornamented with series of period brass studs or tacks. Attached is a period leather scabbard also ornamented with old brass studs. A small handmade knife with 2″ blade and wood and pewter handle is in the sheath. SIZE: Lenth of belt: 41″. CONDITION: Partial separation of belt at clasp. A few tacks missing. Shows wear and abrasion and is stiff. 4-57701 (1,000-2,000)

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525

REPRODUCTION INDIAN AGENT BEADED BELT AND HOLSTER RIG WITH KNIFE AND SHEATH. Revolver is a Manhattan Pocket Model. Cal 36. SN 3976. It has 4″ oct bbl with brass frame and one-piece walnut grip. It has spurious “Bureau of Indian Affairs” markings over all pieces. Real Indian Agent marked items are usually marked, “Department of the Interior”. Grip has patterns of brass tacks added on both sides. Knife is homemade, probably from a saw blade and is 9-3/4″ long, dbl edged, 16″ overall with a large elliptical hand guard and one piece oak handle. Accompanied by a homemade burlap lined beaded leather belt with rawhide holster and knife sheath. Also spuriously marked “BIA”. It has a reproduction copper or bronze 2-pc belt buckle with eagle embossing on right side and a high-relief buffalo head on left other. There is “US” on either side of the buffalo head with “AGENT” above and “BIA” stamped below with other spurious markings around the rim. The beading is good and appears to have been from an old piece of beadwork using white heart beads in white, red, blue and yellow colors. It appears to be beaded on sinew. CONDITION: Revolver, poor, pitted gray finish, cracked grip, missing wedge. Mechanics are loose. Poor bore. Knife smooth gray finish, good handle. Belt, holster & sheath are very hard, apparently having been lacquered. Some losses of burlap lining and a few losses of beads. 4-57702 JR481 (1,250-1,750)

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525A.

NICE ANTIQUE OOC OF OREGON TRAIL SCENE. This handsome 19th/early 20th C. painting depicting a small encamped wagon train in a spruce forest with majestic snow-capped mountains in the background. A frontiersman with musket is approaching and Indian who has just shot a large deer. Framed in a contemporary oak frame with a contemporary brass title panel “OREGON TRAIL”. A great early western themed scene! SIZE: 35-1/2”w x 23-1/2”h (sight); 42”w x 30”h (including frame). CONDITION: Has been professionally cleaned and re-backed and is in excellent condition. 4-56604 (2,750-3,750)

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525B.

LARGE OOC OF MOOSE SIGNED HOYER. This early 20th C. painting of a large, majestic North American moose in snow-covered, wooded landscape is very nicely done. It is painted on canvas and mounted on an panel. It is framed in a large period (probably orig) wooden molded frame. SIZE: 25” wide x 18”high (sight); 34-1/3” wide x 27-3/4” high. CONDITION: Both painting and frame in nice condition. Canvas has lifted a little off the panel backboard, otherwise is excellent as is the frame. 4-56605 (1,750-2,750)

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525C.

CARVED WOOD DUCK DECOY BY GRAYSON CHESSER OF JENKINS BRIDGE, VIRGINIA. Grayson Chesser, a renown North American carver has carved, authored books and conducted T.V. shows on carving; a colorful local character in the North Carolina/Virginia area. Chesser is also a noted guide. This decoy, in typical form depicts a drake preening wood duck with head turned. The wings are carved in relief, as are the tail feathers. The paint patination is particularly nice and the underside of the decoy bears Chesser’s initial “C”. Grayson’s decoys are very popular and are present in many of the decoy collections throughout the country. SIZE: 11-1/2”l. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-56598 (400-600)

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525D.

HAND-CARVED HOLLOW SNOW GOOSE BY VIRGIL AND/OR DONNY LASHBROOK, PEKIN IL (LATE 20TH CENTURY). This beautiful hand-carved and painted snow goose decoy is one of only six made to hunt snows when Virgil moved to Texas. This is from the personal rig of Virgil and Don Lashbrook. Lead keel is embossed “D. LASHBROOK”. SIZE: 21” long. CONDIITON: Minor flaking to the paint on the bottom and a small rub at the very top of the head. Generally very good to excellent. 4-56590 (750-1,250)

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525E.

CHOICE CARVED WOOD & PAINT DECORATED PLOVER DECOY BY HAROLD HAERTEL OF DUNDEE, IL. The late Harold Haertel of Dundee, IL was not only a superb decoy carver and painter, but also a fine gentleman. His decoys are very much in demand and are especially appealing for their stylistic form, carved detail and paint patination. This particular example especially exemplifies Mr. Haertel’s renowned abilities with raised carved wings and wing feathers with exceptional detail both in carving and exquisite paint patination. This particular example is a Mongolian Plover and is in the manner of renowned 19th century decoy carver Lee Dudley of Knots Island, North Carolina. Harold signed the decoy on the underside with his initials, “HH”. The plover is mounted on a small pin with the orig plaque made by Haertel and signed on the underside “MONGOLIAN PLOVER BY HAROLD HAERTEL / 1985”. SIZE: 7” long x 6” high (incl plaque). CONDITION: Superb. 4-56599 (1,250-1,750)

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525F.

HAND-CARVED WOODEN DECOY BY GUS WILSON OF SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE. Gus Wilson is probably the most famous of all the old Maine decoy carvers. He was at one time a lighthouse keeper in South Portland, Maine and spent much of his day carving the various species of ducks that swam in the Atlantic Ocean below him. This example with nicely raised wings, typical Gus Wilson carved eyes and in-leaded head. It is also in a rare swimming pose. SIZE: 20” long (from tip of bill to tip of tail). CONDITION: Generally good. There is an antique patch or repair to the tail and while the head appears to have its orig paint, the body looks as if it may have been repainted long, long ago. 4-56591 (1,750-2,750)

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525G.

CARVED WOOD DUCK DECOY BY KEN HARRIS OF WOODVILLE, NEW YORK. The drake wood duck has one of the most beautiful plumages of all species of North American ducks. This carved and painted by renowned decoy carver Ken Harris of Woodville, NY and carries his stamp on the underside of the decoy. Harris’ decoys were appealing in their day and are in demand today for both their stylistic form and detailed paint patination. SIZE: 12-1/2” long. CONDITION: Orig paint decoration. Bill reglued at one time and now with a small chip, otherwise generally good. 4-56597 (600-900)

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525H.

STANDING LIFE SIZED GREEN WING TEEL CARVING BY WILLIAM VEASEY. This beautiful carving with raised, carved wing tips has a turned head and beautiful correct colorful plumage with excellent detail in both the carving and the painting. An actual life-sized green wing teal mounted on a driftwood type base, glass eyes and signed in pen on the underside “WILLIAM VEASEY”. SIZE: 11” long x 9-3/4” wide. CONDITION: Generally excellent. 4-56596 (400-600)

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525I.

ANTIQUE OCCUPATIONAL SHAVING MUG WITH GENTLEMAN BIRD HUNTING. In the late 19th and early 20th century, if one frequented a local barbershop you would often have your own shaving mug. Most people, particularly if they had an occupation, had their shaving mug decorated with a subject matter representing their job, their interest or their history. This example apparently depicts the owner’s favorite pastime, bird hunting. Scene depicts a gentleman with shotgun following two pointers in a wooded landscape. The owner’s name, “GRANT NORTON” appears below the scene and there are gilt embellishments on either side of the scene. The underside of the mug marked “TMV LIMOGE, FRANCE”. The top and base of the mug and handle with gilt trim. SIZE: 3-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good. Painted scene in nice, strong detail.4-56602 (350-450)

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525J.

ANTIQUE OCCUPATINAL SHAVING MUG WITH UNIFORMED CAVALRYMEN. In the late 19th and early 20th century, if one frequented a local barbershop you would often have your own shaving mug. Most people, particularly if they had an occupation, had their shaving mug decorated with a subject matter representing their job, their interest or their history. This scarce example depicts a mounted cavalrymen on galloping horses with saber drawn in mountainous landscape carries the name of the former owner above the seam, “TIM REUS”. The mug with gilt detailed highlighting and signed on the bottom marked “A. R. & COMPANY, ST. LOUIS”. SIZE: 4-1/4”. CONDITION: Gilt worn on the very bottom edge and professional repaired chip. 4-56600 (200-400)

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525K.

ANTIQUE OCCUPATIONAL SHAVING MUG WITH MOOSE. In the late 19th and early 20th C, if one frequented a local barbershop you would often have your own shaving mug. Most people, particularly if they had an occupation, had their shaving mug decorated with a subject matter representing their job, their interest or their history. This example, painted with large Bull Moose, obviously representing the owner’s fraternal association. The moose with a titled ring around its neck “T. A. P. LOYAL ORDER OF THE MOOSE”. The name of the owner appears above the moose “A. NITTEL” and the scene has gilt embellishments on either side. The top, base and handle also with gilt highlighting. Signed, “TVM LIMOGE” on the underside and in script “ALPHA”. SIZE: 3-1/2”h. CONDITION: Gilt slightly worn in places but generally strong. No chips or cracks. 4-56603 (200-300)

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525L.

ANTIQUE OCCUPATIONAL SHAVING MUG WITH TWO FISHERMEN. In the late 19th and early 20th C., if one frequented a local barbershop you would often have your own shaving mug. Most people, particularly if they had an occupation, had their shaving mug decorated with a subject matter representing their job, their interest or their history. This example depicts two late 19th C./early 20th C. fishermen returning in a boat; one holds the catch, the other with fly rods. The vignette framed in fancy gilt with a floral bouquet and the sides of the mug painted black and the handle and edges trimmed in gilt. Trim is worn, black coloration is rather flat but the polychrome scene is generally very good. CONDITION: Very good. 4-56601 (350-550)

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525M.

LOT OF THREE OLD COWBOY MOVIE POSTERS. One for Hoot Gibson, “Outlaw Trails”, another Hoot Gibson “Utah Kid” and the third a (pre-“Brokeback Mountain”) movie poster of Roy Rogers in “The Gay Ranchero”. All three images are colorful and are pretty much the same size. The Roy Rogers image is framed whereas the two Hoot Gibson’s are on Styrofoam background. SIZE: approx 26”wide x 40”high (image) each. CONTIION: Generally good. They each show creases and folds. The Hoot Gibson’s have some damage and discoloration but generally good. 4-57646 (1,000-2,000)

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525N.

TWO STETSON AND ONE BRADFORD HAT. (1) = Nutria quality stetson hat with original lining together with appropriate size antique wooden hat stretcher. SIZE: 13-1/2″ in diameter. CONDITION: Obviously used, but generally good to very good. 4-57719 (2) = Stetson tan hat with embroidered band with original interior satin lining with colored logo depicting cowboy with horse. Marked on band “STETSON”. Also marked “XXXXX STETSON”. Also marked “LATIGO CORNERS”. Together with old Stetson cardboard hat box with tape on lid. SIZE: Hat: 7-1/8″. CONDITION: Lightly soiled.. Box worn in places. (3) = Bradford with original satin lining. Marked “THE WESTERNER”. Leather band marked “BRADFORD”.and in a banner “GLYCO TITE PROCESS”. Also marked “7 XXXXXXX QUALITY”. Leather band also marked “TREGO’S WOODWARD OLKA”. The light brown hat with simple satin band. SIZE: 6-7/8″. CONDITION: Very lightly soiled, generally good. 4-57719-1 (450-850)

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526

PAUL NEWMAN’S BUCKSKIN JACKET FROM MOVIE “BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS”. Fine suede deerskin leather jacket with beautiful multi-colored silk lining & red wool trade cloth backing for collar, cuffs & various other parts. Made in small size, probably about man’s 38 with 5-1/2″ cuffs with perforated star pattern, patch pockets with 2-1/2″ flaps & a scalloped edge applique down front. It has matching 12-1/2″ dangling strap on each side & a wide beavertail on back with matching perforated star pattern in center. Coat body & sleeves are light tan with a darker sand color fringe sewn in all of seams. A really beautiful & well made coat ideal for a lady or small man. Accompanied by a 1976 copyrighted United Artists Corp. 8×10 photo of Mr. Newman wearing this exact jacket in a scene from the movie with Harvy Keitel & Geraldine Chaplin as Annie Oakley. Also accompanied by an auction catalogue for the Friends of Greens Farms Academy (Connecticut), dated Dec. 1, 1979. Catalogue lists this jacket as Item 19 on p. 11. Additionally accompanied by a Bill of Sale to Mrs. Stephen Vogel of Fairfield, CT dated Feb. 13, 1980 confirming that she was successful bidder for this coat & further states that this is first & only wardrobe item ever parted with by Mr. Newman. It is believed that Mrs. Vogel is daughter of the late Mr. William B. Ruger, owner of Ruger Firearms. And finally accompanied by a very large color movie poster, in French, advertising this movie. CONDITION: Jacket is very fine, completely intact, lightly soiled around cuffs with a spot or two on front. Silk lining & trade cloth are crisp & bright. Poster colors are vivid & bright with some slight yellowing around edges and some minor separations in folds. 4-57677-1 JR582 (5,000-10,000)

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527

RARE 1893 PAWNEE BILL SHOW BROADSIDE. Shrink wrapped. Early newspaper 21-1/2″ x 15″, multiple pages dated “1893” & advertising for Thursday, May 25. He advertises the only herd of living Buffalo; a drove of wild Texas steers; a tribe of real war-like Sioux & Pawnee Indians; Spotted Tail, war chief of the Sioux Nation; Mexican vaqueros; cowboys & frontiersmen. Also a “bouquet” of beautiful wild western girls. Lower center is a line drawing depiction of wagon train being attacked by Indians. CONDITION: Fair. Very yellowed & brittle with some water staining & losses along both edges. Appears to be broken in middle. Needs to be re-wrapped. 4-57683 JR 538 (300-500)

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528

OLD ANTIQUE WOODEN DECORATED GOLD OR VALUABLES CHEST. Southwestern storage chest of hard wood construction with brass colored band & brass colored tack decoration. It is of dovetailed construction having strap hinges. Lid opens to reveal an interior lidded compartment. SIZE: 22” long, 11” deep, 11” high. CONDITION: Top with old repaired crack, base also with old drying crack. Wood shows much discoloration & age & handling marks. 4-57732 (300-600)

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529

TWO OLD GOLD OR VALUABLES CHESTS. One chest is entirely made of metal and painted brown. The other is made of wood & dovetailed. Metal one is fitted with a locking device (no key). Wooden one is missing its locking device. Size of metal one is 18-1/2” wide, 10” deep, 6-1/2 high. The wooded one is 16” wide, 7” deep & 6” high. CONDITION: Both show plenty of use. 4-57731 (300-500)

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530

SET OF OLD ANALYTICAL SCALES. This is the type most frequently used in pharmaceutical & chemical measurements, but could have been used for gold. Size: 17” wide, 9” deep, 15 high. CONDITION: Generally good. It is together with a partial set of weights. 4-57724 (150-250)

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531

SMALL SET OF BRASS MEXICAN GOLD SCALES. Small balance arm gold scales with brass shaft. The top ornamented with Mexican, two-headed eagle. CONDITION: Generally good. 4-57723 (75-125)

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532

LOT OF 2 TIN WESTERN RELATED CONTAINERS. (1). A tobacco tin of Sunset Trails depicting a cowboy & cowgirl on mounted horses. (2). Small tin with Conestoga type wagons with “California Trail”. The size of the Sunset tin is 6” x 5”. The California Trail tin is 4-3/4” long. 4-57726 (150-250)

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533

RARE AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS COMPANY WOOL HORSE BLANKET. Coarse yellow wool blanket, 8′ x 7’8″ with four wide red stripes at each end. Marked on each end, “AM. R’Y. EX. CO.” in red. It has a leather rosette with short belt on one side and a rosette with a buckle on the other side for fastening around a horse’s neck. It has two other leather sewn on devices, the use for which is not clear. There is also the number “6-19”. The ends are bound and stitched. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears unused. Strong bright colors with a scattered spot or two of mothing. Just what your horse needs on a cold winter’s night. 4-57679 JR484 (2,500-4,000)

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534

LOT OF NINE MISCELLANEOUS BUCKSKIN & RELATED ITEMS. (1) Buckskin jacket, medium size with fringe & long sleeves with latigo ties on front and four nickeled brass studs, missing several others. Lightly soiled with one small hole, otherwise in fine condition. (2) Pair of buckskin leggings with bars painted on one leg with fringe & horsehair tassels on back. Other leg has four Maltese crosses down each side & has fringe & horsehair tassels. Outside of this leg is missing a long rectangle of leather. Very good. (3) Large pair of homemade saddlebags made from light brown saddle leather with laced edges & flaps with large brass grommets. Moderately soiled & dry. (4) Large early hunter’s possibles & game bag with clever dbl entry, dbl ended pouch made of fine tanned leather with decorated mouth border around draw string pouch. It has front pouch with smaller flapped pouch on outside & a large cloth lined cowhide flap on outside. It has what appears to be the orig shoulder strap, with a small flint or cap pouch on one side. Dry & flaking leather in need of a good treatment but still intact with some losses & loose stitching & hair losses on big flap. (5) Small canvas hunters pouch with plain horn & shoulder strap. Well used & soiled, horn is fine. (6) Small homemade, not old, hunter’s pouch containing flints & lead balls. Moderately soiled but fine. (7) One pound leather shot pouch with 1-1/4 oz. & 1-1/2 oz. measures in fine condition. (8) Hemp desert water bag. Large water bag with rope handle, aluminum filler spout with cork. Lightly soiled but fine. (9) Small old felt hat with silk brim edge missing lining. Some slight mothing & moderate soil, poor condition. CONDITION: As noted above. 4-57677 JR583 (500-1,000)

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535

LOT OF FOUR ANTIQUE TOP HATS. Each in a case or box. (1) An early beaver skin top hat, the type worn by riverboat gamblers. Marked on the inside “DUNLAP & COMPANY, ST. LOUIS” in a period carrying case. CONDITION: shows plenty of use. (2) A collapsable top hat, also the type worn by riverboat gamblers, signed “H. J. PORTER AUGUSTA GEORGIA” in a period leather carrying case. CONDITION: hat and case show plenty of use and wear. (3) An antique beaverskin top hat marked “BY SCOTT & COMPANY, PICADILLY, LONDON. FOR COLLINS & FAIRBANKS, BOSTON” The 19th century hat is in a 20th century stetson top hat box. CONDITION: Hat generally very good, hat box damaged. (4) A beaverskin top hat marked “YOUMANS BROADWAY, N.Y” in a satin-lined holder within a 19th century metal hat box. CONDITION: Hat much used and damaged, tin box with original old paint decoration worn in many places. 4-57719-2 (300-600)

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535A.

LOT OF CONTEMPORARY BODY MANEQUINS FOR DISPLAYING UNIFORMS. Twenty-five in all, 14 are cloth-covered upper-torso only. Eleven are 3/4 body mannequins. Most have contemporary wooden stands to support them. CONDITION: Some of the stands need glue or repair work to the legs, otherwise generally very good. 4-56607 (350-650)

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536

RARE CUSTER RANGE MODEL 1873 INDIAN USED TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 9196. Standard carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, square base front sight with 1,200 yard ladder rear sight. It has “1873” dated breech block & lockplate. Hammer has a ovoid shaped checkering pattern & buttplate is orig 1873 pattern, smooth, without trap, & has “US” in front of top screw hole. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock of the late 1877 pattern with butt recess for cleaning tools. It has a sgl bbl band with 2-pc trigger guard & bases for a sling bar in left side, the bar having been cut from bases, which is typical of Indian usage. Stock has tiny inspector initials “AL” below trigger guard tang. This carbine recently turned up in an old Cody, Wyoming collection where it had been for many years. It is accompanied by a small framed typewritten note dated “Busby, Montanta / October 30, 1935”. It states, “To Whom it may Concern: I, Frank Pine, Cheyenne Indian, hereby certify on honor, that the gun or rifle I sold to Miles Horn is one of the guns taken after the battle on the Little Big Horn between the soldiers and the Sioux and Cheyene Indians. This gun has been in the possession of the Cheyenne Indians since this battle in 1876.” It has an ink signature of “Frank Pine” with an ink thumbprint annotated “his mark”. The note is accompanied by a newspaper clipping dated “Nov. 27” (year not indicated) Lame Deer (which is in Montana). It reads as follows: “INDIAN SCOUT PASSES ON TO HAPPY HUNTING GROUND / Lame Deer, Nov. 27. – Frank Pine, Cheyenne Indian scout, who served at Fort Keough under General Miles and engaged in a campaign against the Sioux in South Dakota, died at Birney Sunday night, at the age of 77. According to his army record, he was born in the spring of 1863, in Wyoming. He was enlisted in 1890 and discharged in 1891. The funeral was held Monday at Busby where he lived for many years. A.C. Stohr, pioneer Lame Deer business man, says ‘Pine’s word was as good as any contract that could be written.'”. Also accompanied by a Buffalo Bill Historical Center of Cody, WY, a loan agreement for Sept. 25, 1986 for the purpose of “THE CUSTER MYSTIQUE” where it remained on display until December of 1986. The owner, at that time, was a gentleman by the name of Bert Schultz of Cody, WY. Additionally accompanying is a photograph of the carbine and Frank Pine framed statement while on display. In addition, there is a statement from Roberta Sankey, the personal representative of the William Schultz estate, wherein she states that this carbine was sold to Miles Horn in 1935 by Frank Pine and that Bert Schultz of Cody traded some horses for it from Ann McKinney, daughter of Buster Brown, long time Birney, MT rancher on the Northern Cheyenne Indian reservation in the mid-1970’s. Mr. Brown died in 1993 and Mr. Schultz inherited it. While there are apparent Indian modifications, typically removing the sling bar, the replaced stock can be explained by Mr. Pine having been an Army scout. Firing pin is 1-pc brass & appears to be the 1890 modification which is also explained under same circumstances. CONDITION: No orig finish remains with metal being a light silver/brown patina with scattered light surface pitting. Breech block is silvered case colors & lockplate is silvered case colors & brown patina. Stock is sound with a small grain flaw at buttplate. Shows moderate to heavy wear with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains a wonderful hand patina with some old applied varnish around wrist. Rear lockplate screw is missing. Mechanics are crisp, although the breech block is slightly loose on hinge. Strong bright bore with fine pitting & a partial ring about 4″ from muzzle. Given the worn appearance & Indian modifications combined with the statement of an apparent reputable Indian man, the likelihood is that this was a Custer Battlefield pickup carbine. 4-56444 JR399 (25,000-40,000)

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537

INDIAN USED SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50 CF. SN 74355. Usual carbine with 22″ bbl that has been bored smooth, homemade brass blade Rocky Mountain front sight & Lawrence patent Sharps carbine ladder rear sight missing screw & slide. It has the pellet primer lockplate that has had entire top portion removed. Mounted with orig carbine wood that has a row of brass tacks down forearm & a triangle pattern of brass tacks on left side of buttstock at buttplate. Right side of buttstock has been altered by having nine grooves cut diagonally into wood with the more recent addition of part of an 18th century braided strap attached with brass tacks. This addition however, is only a replacement of what had been there. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with metal being a mottled gray/brown patina. Stock has numerous grain checks, nicks & gouges, with a crack on each side of tip of forearm and wood overall shows heavy wear with a hand polished very old patina. Mechanics are fine, moderately pitted bore. 4-57622 JR380 (4,000-6,000)

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538

INDIAN DECORATED BURNSIDE CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 31311. 21″ rnd bbl. Standard markings on top of the receiver. The sling ring and bar, rear sight, buttplate, sling swivel, and rear of trigger plate are missing, mostly covered with leather of various types. There are a number of brass tacks on the buttstock. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Mechanically functional. Ear of the lever pin is broken off and missing. There is a rawhide repair with brass tacks that almost entirely cover the forearm. Hammer has been engraved with a file. Stock is broken at the wrist with chips missing. This has been repaired with tacked leather wrap. 4-58021 FS90 (2,000-4,000)

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539

BRASS TACKED TRYON MODEL 1842 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. Cal. 60. 33″ rnd bbl. marked “TRYON / US” on the lockplate in front of the hammer, “PHILADA / PA / 1843″ vertically at the rear. The date on the bbl is unreadable due to very pitting in that area. The muzzle is turned for a bayonet and the top of buttplate has the issue #73. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina with very heavy pitting on the lockplate and rear of the bbl. Wood is heavily abraded in the lock area but the cartouche outlines are still visible. Lock is functional. Front bbl band is missing and a wrap of rawhide has been tacked on in its place. Ramrod is a replacement. There is another raw hide band at the wrist and there are many brass tacks added on both sides of the stock. Patchbox is full of grease. 4-58016 FS71 (1500-3000)

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540

TWO SMALL FINELY WOVEN BASKETRY TRAYS. 1 tray being Pima 9” in diameter with a finely woven geometric design. CONDITION: Very good. Second basket is Apache 9-1/2” in diameter with a checkered geometric design. CONDITION: Slight stitch loss on rim but otherwise in very good condition. 4-57668-3 JJK003 (1,200-1,600)

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541

TWO BASKETRY BOWLS. 1) African basketry bowl measuring 11” in diameter with a geometric design in red, brown & cream colored coiled weaving. 2) Cylindrically shaped Pima basket with a geometric shaped lightning design approximately 9” in diameter & 6” tall. CONDITION: African basket has some stitch loss on the lower base and upper rim, in otherwise good condition. Pima basket in very good condition. 4-57668-2 JJK002 (400-600)

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542

APACHE BURDEN BASKET. Twined geometric stitching with a hide base. Diameter 14”, height 14”. CONDITION: 2 small holes near the base, otherwise good condition. 4-57667 JJK004 (400-600)

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543

TWO LARGE SOUTHWEST INDIAN BASKETRY BOWLS. One being a Papago Indian basket with a slightly faded geometric design. CONDITION. In overall good condition with some stitches missing. Second basket is Pima 16” diameter with a bold geometric design. CONDITION: Rim is missing a fair amount of stitching. 4-57668-1 JJK001 (800-1,200)

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544

PLAINS INDIANS STYLE QUIVER & BOW CASE. The quiver includes 3 steel tipped sinew wrapped arrows. The hide is dyed yellow and partially decorated with yellow, white & blue glass seed beads in 5 oval designs spaced evenly along the length of the bow case. The case includes a Plains Indians bow approximately 40” in length. Total length of bow case including fringe is 43”. CONDITION: Some moderate tears in the hide & staining to the shoulder strap. 4-57704 JJK009 (2,000-3,000)

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545

BEAD DECORATED SCABBARD. Northern style probably Athabascan. The hide case is 52” overall length and decorated with 3 sections of seed bead decorated red trade cloth applied to hide. CONDITION: Overall condition of the hide scabbard is very good. Areas of bead decoration show old bead loss and old repairs. 4-57643 (2,000-4,000)

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546

PLAINS INDIANS PIPE BAG. Central plains beaded style bag boldly decorated in green, red, yellow, white, sky blue & cobalt blue seed beads with porcupine quill decorated slats on the bottom. Total length approximately 30”. CONDITION: Bead work is in very good condition with slight loss. The leather hide is slightly stiff. A break approx. ½” in length is evident where the hide slats are attached to the base of the bag.. 4-57699 JJK007 (1,200-1,800)

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547

PARTIALLY BEADED INDIAN STYLE BAG. Old label reads “unborn buffalo calf head medicine bag”. Very stiff hide is partially decorated in glass seed beads & trade beads. Colors include white, cobalt blue, lavender, light blue, yellow, & green seed beads along with variously colored trade beads. Overall length 14”. CONDITION: Bead work in Good condition. Hide is very stiff. 4-57707-1 JJK018 (800-1,200)

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548

PLAINS INDIANS STYLE BREAST PLATE. Classic Plains style with 49 rows of bone and brass beads with 2 large shell decorations in the front. CONDITION: Very good. One pipe bone missing. 4-57706 JJK006 (800-1,000)

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549

PLAINS INDIANS STYLE SHIELD. Approximately 18” in diameter. Outside edge is decorated with applied feathers and the hide is decorated with an old barely legible painted design. CONDITION: Overall condition is good. Painted decoration is faded and a few feathers are missing. 4-57707-2 JJK019 (800-1,200)

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550

PAIR OF PLAINS INDIANS MOCCASINS. Fully beaded geometric design in orange, blue, white, yellow & green seed beads c. 1900. CONDITION: Very Good. 4-57697 JJK005 (800-1,200)

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551

PLAINS INDIANS BEAD DECORATED MOCCASINS. Fully decorated with a geometric star design in yellow, red, brown & white seed beads. Approximately 10” in length. CONDITION: Overall good. With some bead loss & some stitch breakage on heel. 4-57698 JJK008 (200-400)

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552

VERY EARLY PIPE TOMAHAWK. Early hand forged trade tomahawk with 4-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ blade with a 1-1/2″ x about 1″ tapered pipe bowl on top and is 7-5/8″ overall length. It has an ovoid shape socket with a band around the bottom of the socket and raised pointed base for the pipe bowl over the top of the socket. It has what may be the orig haft that is 18″ overall length, tapered to the tip of the handle with a rnd stem section. It has a clean out hole in the head end and the hole under the pipe bowl is moderately charred. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Moderate pitting overall with forging hammer marks on the blade and light chips in the sharp edge. Bowl has a few light hammer marks. Haft is sound with a wonderful dark patina. 4-56541 JR330 (1,000-2,000)

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553

HATCHET WITH INDIAN STYLE DECORATED HANDLE & LEATHER CASE. Overall length of hatchet, handle & feathered suspension is approximately 30”. Handle is slightly decorated with small brass brads. Attached to the base of handle is single feather wrapped in red trade cloth & decorated with beads. Hatchet scabbard shows old painted decoration & attached to it is a knife scabbard but knife is missing. CONDITION: Belt axe and leather case are I good condition. Painted designs on case are faded. 4-57694 JJK016 (600-800)

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554

PLAINS INDIAN STYLE TOMAHAWK. Wooden handle decorated with small brass brads and partially wrapped in hide. Suspended from the base is a partially beaded bag. The bag decoration consists of a geometric design in white, medium blue, yellow, red & lime green seed beads. Overall length 27”. CONDITION: Good. 4-57693 JJK015 (400-600)

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555

INDIAN STYLE TOMAHAWK. Brass tack decorated tiger maple handle approximately 16” in length. A 10” long Ermine skin hangs from bottom of the handle. CONDITION: Good. Probably contemporary. 4-57705 JJK013 (200-300)

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556

PLAINS INDIAN STYLE TOMAHAWK. The handle is made of tiger maple & decorated with small brass brads. Length is 21” including the bag. There’s a small Indian beaded bag hanging from the base of the handle decorated in lavender translucent green, light blue, medium blue & yellow seed beads in a geometric pattern. CONDITION: Bag & tomahawk are in overall very good condition. Tomahawk appears to be contemporary but the beaded bag suspended from base appears to c. 1900. 4-57695 JJK014 (400-600)

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557

LOT OF 10 MISCELLANEOUS INDIAN STYLE OBJECTS. Consists of a fully beaded necklace approximately 13” in length decorated with green, white, orange, red & blue glass beads, a partially beaded hide bag decorated in orange, blue seed beads initialed “BIA”, a small quill decorated picture frame containing a tin type photo, a bone handled knife in a leather scabbard approximately 10” in overall length., a wood handled knife in a hide scabbard approximately 11” in length (wood handle is initialed “BV”), old style pair of metal handcuffs approximately 10” in length, Plains Indian war club fully wrapped in leather with hair decoration at the base overall length 27”, Plains Indians style beaded belt fully decorated with blue, red, yellow & green sea beads. Length is approximately 39”. Plains Indians style awl case decorated in green, white, medium blue & cobalt blue seed beads with overall length approximately 14”. The last item being an African style beaded necklace decorated in yellow, black, orange, white & green trade beads overall length is approximately 12”. 4-57707 JJK017 (800-1,000)

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559

NORTHWEST COAST CHILKAT INDIAN BLANKET. The weaving is constructed of mountain goat wool dyed yellow, pale green & black woven onto a twisted cedar bark warp. The bold zoomorphic design depicts various animal figures of the Northwest coast. Width 70”. Length 38”. CONDITION. Fine example but unfortunately shows considerable moth damage to the weft threads. 4-57466 JJK020 (3,000-4,000)

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560

PLAINS INDIANS STYLE SHIRT. The shirt is constructed of a green woolen fabric with beaded panels of decoration applied to the shirt. The arms have ermine skins applied. The overall length of shirt is approximately 28”. CONDITION: Overall good. With some ermine skins missing. 4-57703 JJK011 (400-800)

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561

PLAINS INDIANS STYLE HEADDRESS & TRAILER. The fully feathered headdress is attached to a feathered trailer approximately 50” in length. The brow of the headdress is decorated in a loom beaded geometric pattern with orange, blue, white & yellow seed beads. The trailer is constructed of red trade cloth with 29 rows of feathers attached. CONDITION: Overall very good. Appears to be contemporary. 4-57692 JJK010 (1,200-1,600)

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562

SCARCE WILLIAM JACKSON BOWIE KNIFE. Fine early Bowie with 9-13/16″ spear-point blade by 1-1/2″ wide in front of the ricasso marked on the left side “RIO GRANDE CAMP KNIFE”. The left ricasso is marked, “WM JACKSON & CO / SHEAF ISLAND WORKS / SHEFFIELD”. It has a 1/8″ thick German silver elliptical shaped hand guard with fine 2-pc rugged stag grip scales secured with German silver pins. There is a leather washer at the front end next to the hand guard and the heel of the right side has been cleverly repaired. Accompanied by what appears to be its orig brown leather sheath with belt loop. CONDITION: Worn and used with a small belly in the cutting edge. Blade retains a smooth metal colored patina with some fine pitting. All the legends are clear. Handles are fine with the noted repair. Sheath is dry and crackled, missing the tip, if it ever had one, and shows substantial hard wear. Stitching around the front of belt loop is loose. 4-57645-1 (1,500-2,500)

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563

ANTIQUE BOWIE KNIFE AND SHEATH BY GEORGE NIXON & SON, SHEFFIELD. This 19th C. Bowie w/9-1/2” blade measures 14” overall. It has a stag antler handle and a German silver guard. The blade with clip point and what appears to be the orig leather scabbard with old brass decorative tacks mounted. SIZE: 15” long (overall in scabbard). CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened plenty of times, otherwise structurally sound. The scabbard with scuffs and abrasions but generally supple and sound. 4-56592 (1,750-2,750)

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564

OLD FOLDING SHEATH KNIFE. Has a single-sided 10” blade with German silver guard. The handles are stag horn with a German nickel button centered on one side. By depressing the button the long blade releases and locks into place. The orig scabbard leather with a German silver tip. SIZE: 15-1/4” (overall for knife); 12” long (while in the scabbard). CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened; otherwise knife, handle and scabbard appear to be in good condition. 4-56593 (275-375)

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565

FINE VICTORIAN BOWIE TYPE KNIFE. 6″ clip point blade is marked “CORSAN/DENTON/BURDEKIN & Co” on the left ricasso. An American eagle in an oval containing stars is etched on the left side of the blade. The cross guard and silverware hilt are German silver. The leather scabbard has gold decoration and German silver mounts. CONDITION: Blade is generally bright but has patches of rust stain and light pitting. Hilt is fine. There is slight separation on the top edge of the scabbard. Tip is badly dented on both sides. 4-57981 FS42 (400-600)

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566

SMALL ROGERS BOWIE KNIFE WITH SAILOR’S MACRAMÉ HANDLE. The bowie knife marked “J. ROGERS & SONS / 6 NORFOLK STREET / SHEFFIELD ENGLAND”. The reverse side marked with a Maltese cross and a snowflake design. The handle of tightly woven macramé sailor work; the guard in German silver with a 5-1/2” clip point blade. The orig. leather scabbard with German silver mounts. SIZE: 9-7/8” long (overall); 10-3/4” long (in the sheath). CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened and has some staining spots. Macramé sound and scabbard sound. 4-56594 (375-575)

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567

UNIDENTIFIED IVORY HANDLED DIRK. 8″ diamond shaped blade. Acorn finials on the brass cross guard. The turned ivory hilt has brass throat and pommel. The brass scabbard has a fastening button on one side. CONDITION: Gray patina with scattered light rust stains and pitting. Hilt has two long and two short natural cracks which are still solid. Scabbard has a small dent near the tip and all the brass mountings have a light covering of verdigris. 4-57980 FS38 (300-500)

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ALTERED BRITISH BRUNSWICK BAYONET. SN 3119. The 9″ cruciform blade is unmarked. CONDITION: Gray patina on the blade with scattered light to moderate pitting. Hilt has been battered and filed especially in the area of the replaced latch spring. 4-58058 FS36 (200-300)

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RANDALL SMITHSONIAN BOWIE. Model 12 with 11″ blade, dbl brass hand guard, stacked leather handle & aluminum pommel cap with nut. Accompanied by its orig brown leather sheath with nickeled buttons. CONDITION: As new. 4-55628-6 JR7 (800-1,200)

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EARLY RANDALL MODEL 3 HUNTING KNIFE. 1950’s production with 7″ blade, stacked leather handle with brass hand guard & aluminum pommel cap with nut. Accompanied by its orig Heiser style brown leather sheath with stone pouch & nickeled buttons. CONDITION: Lightly sharpened, some orig polish, very fine handle, extremely fine sheath. 4-55628-1 JR2 (500-800)

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