Important Firearms Auction
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Auction: March 15-17, 2004

Preview: March 14, 2004

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451

SHARPS & HANKINS NAVY CARBINE. Cal. 54 RF. SN 10836. Standard Navy carbine with 24” leather covered bbl, iron band at the muzzle with tiny brass blade front sight and standard rear sight. It has a straight grip walnut stock with brass buttplate and a sling swivel on the bottom and usual markings on the receiver. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 90% of its original black leather covering with some minor losses at the breech end. Leather shows moderate wear with surface crackling and deterioration. Receiver retains about 50% thin case colors with the balance turned silver mixed with light brown patina. Wood is sound and retains most of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-51589 JR812 (1,500-2,000)

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452

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal 50. SN 11700. Standard Smith carbine with 21-1/2” oct. to rnd bbl, dovetail front sight with silver blade and short carbine ladder rear sight. Straight grain walnut stock and forearm with straight grip and smooth steel buttplate. The receiver has usual markings with inspectors initials on the various parts and a sharp oval cartouche on the left wrist. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 95-97% strong bright original blue with only very minor muzzle edge wear. Receiver and bbl lug retain most of their original muted case colors and the trigger guard and rear receiver ring retain most of their bright shiny blue. Buttplate retains about 75-80% original blue with some battering. Wood has numerous small nicks and dings and a few bruises but is sound and retains generous amounts of original finish. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-50535 JR106 (3,000-6,000)

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453

MAYNARD 2ND MODEL CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION CARBINE. Cal 50. SN 16295. Standard carbine with 20” oct to rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight and two leaf carbine sight. The left side of the receiver has a sling bar and ring and has a straight stock with carbine buttplate with two crisp cartouches on the left wrist. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong original blue. Receiver is an even smooth dark patina with usual markings on both sides. Stock has minor handling and storage marks and a fine dark oil finish. Bright shiny bore with moderate pitting just in front of the chamber. 4-50309 JR192 (2,000-3,000)

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454

GWYN & CAMPBELL TYPE II CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal 52. SN 4360. Standard carbine with 20” oct to rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight and 700yd ladder rear sight. It has squared, case colored receiver and a fine black walnut buttstock with crisp cartouche on the left wrist. The lockplate has usual markings and the right front of the receiver is marked “Union Rifle”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new and probably unfired retaining virtually all its factory finish to both metal and wood. There is one area of light surface rust near the upper end of the bbl. Case colors and the receiver are slightly muted but still very bright. The breechblock and top tang retain most of their bright niter blue and the stock is crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-50521 JR188 (2,500-4,000)

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455

JOSLYN MODEL 1862 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal 52RF. SN 2566. Usual configuration with 22” rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight and two leaf rear sight. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with brass furniture and has a sling bar and ring on the left side. There is the outline of a cartouche on the left flat. There is an incised carving of a flower in a circle about 1” in diameter along with a crescent moon on the left side of the butt. CONDITION: Good to very good, All matching. Iron has a light silver gray patina with scattered fine surface rust. Brass has a dark yellow patina and the buttplate has been cleaned and polished and is now corroded. Wood is sound missing a couple minor chips on the left side and retains most of an old refinish. Strong bore with sharp rifling and moderate pitting. 4-50529 JR132 (1,000-1,500)

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456

SHARPS MODEL 1855 BRITISH CARBINE. Cal 577 percussion. SN 248. Usual configuration with 19” bbl, square base front sight and five leaf rear sight (one standing four folding). It has British proofs on the bbl and inside the lockplate. It has straight stock with splinter forearm, an iron bbl band secured with a screw and a brass carbine buttplate with a 2-pc brass patchbox. The heel of the buttplate has a unit marking. It has the Maynard tape priming system. 1 of approximately 3000 made in this configuration and rarely seen in the U.S. CONDITION: Fine. No original finish remains all the metal being a even light silvery patina. Stock has a crack in back of the top tang, a couple hairlines in back of the lockplate and a grain check in the forearm with usual handling and use marks, and a series of gouges on the forearm. Good mechanics and strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-50502 JR166 (3,000-5,000)

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457

STARR CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal 54. SN 24353. Usual configuration with 21” stepped rnd bbl, usual markings, uncheckered wood, brass bbl band with straight stock and brass carbine buttplate. It has a blade front sight and 2-position flip rear sight and there is a staple and saddle ring on left side of the receiver. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% dull blue. Receiver, lockplate and hammer are a silver brown patina. Wood is sound. no original finish remains, with a fine hand rubbed patina. Strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-50744 JR59 (1,250-1,750)

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458

BURNSIDE 2ND MODEL CAVALRY CARBINE. Cal 54. SN 2022. Usual configuration with 21” bbl, pinched blade front sight with two position carbine rear sight, a sling bar and ring on the left side of receiver, made without forearm and has a straight stock with smooth carbine buttplate. Stock has a sling swivel. It has the Burnside marking over the chamber and on the lockplate with Foster markings on the lever latch. 1 of about 1500 made. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains with the metal being a mottled silver-brown patina. Stock is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-50435 JR402 (1,250-1,750)

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459

SHARPS CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal 50CF. SN 158028. Assembled carbine using a rifle receiver, 6-groove carbine bbl with Bridgeport address and “Old Reliable” logo. It has replacement wood with bbl band and carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as refinished, retaining fine dark blue on the bbl and with about 90% subtle case colors on the receiver, lockplate, lever, bbl band, and buttplate. Bright shiny bore with two or three small spots. Good mechanics. 4-50523 JR157 (2,500-3,500)

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460

IDENTIFIED SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal 50. SN 20001. Standard carbine by Mass Arms with 21-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, replaced front sight blade, carbine ladder rear sight, uncheckered wood with straight stock and smooth steel buttplate, sling bar and ring on the left side. The outline of two cartouches on the left wrist. This carbine was issued to William Plogar of Co. D, 7th MO State Militia Calvary. Plogar was illiterate and his records are not clear. This is noted in the Co. order book in the National Archives Record Group 94. CONDITION: Good to very good. Gray patina overall with heavy pitting around the forearm. Sling bar screw is replaced and some of the screws are battered. Wood is sound, shows heavy wear, missing a chip from the forearm and retains most of an old refinish. Strong bright bore with light pitting. Since 2 firms made Smith carbines there are duplicate serial numbers so we cannot guarantee the identified soldier. 4-49785 JR210 (1,250-1,750)

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461

ALTERED MODEL 1865 SPENCER CARBINE. Cal 56-50. SN 28939. Standard carbine with 20” bbl, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight, usual markings over the chamber area with “MODEL 1865”. It has uncheckered wood with a visible cartouche just below the sling bar on the left side of the buttstock and it has inspector marks on the various pieces. It additionally has the added Stabler cutoff. CONDITION: Metal retains an even medium brown patina with scattered fine pitting. Buttstock has a grain check behind the sling bar and the wood overall shows heavy use and is slightly battered. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting and a slight ring about 8” from the muzzle. 4-50558 JR92 (1,000-2,000)

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462

SHARPS MODEL 1853 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal 52. SN not visible. Standard carbine with 21-1/2” bbl, half-moon front sight with early style Sharps ladder sight, and a long sling bar and ring attached to the left side of the frame and the brass bbl band. It has straight stock with brass patch box and brass buttplate. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains having been severely cleaned, removing all markings from the metal. Wood also cleaned and scraped. Mechanics are a little soft. It has a strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-51324 JR876 (1,500-2,500)

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463

STARR CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 3299. Standard carbine with 21” bbl, dovetail front sight, with single leaf 2-position rear sight. It has 2-pc wood with brass furniture and two visible cartouches on the left wrist. There is a staple and ring on the left side of the receiver. It has usual markings on the tang & lockplate with inspector initials on the various parts. There is a crude “B” carved on the left side of the butt. CONDITION: About good. Bbl retains 20-25% blue with the balance a smooth patina. Receiver retains 25-30% dark case colors with the balance a smooth patina and some light pitting on the left side. Wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & bruises and the aforementioned two good cartouches and a large star carved on the bottom of the forearm. Bright shiny bore. 4-51126 JR1053 (1,250-1,750)

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464

SPENCER CIVIL WAR SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 52 (probably 56-56). Serial number not visible. Standard carbine with 22” rnd bbl, square base front sight and original carbine ladder rear sight. It has a sling bar & ring on the left side with uncheckered wood and straight stock with carbine butt. It has a sling swivel near the toe. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains, smooth gray/brown patina, cracked stock, missing chips, refinished wood. Bright bore with heavy pitting. 4-51116 JR1026 (800-1,200)

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465

BURNSIDE FOURTH MODEL CARBINE. Cal 54. SN 6300. Standard fourth model with hinged breechblock, 21” bbl with pinched blade front sight and 2 position flip rear sight. It has a walnut stock and forearm with single bbl band and straight stock with carbine style buttplate. Left side of wrist has 2 cartouches and it is fitted with a sling swivel in the butt and a sling bar and ring on the receiver. CONDITION: Good plus. No original finish remains being a mottled silver-brown patina with some scattered light pitting. Stock has a cracked toe. Otherwise the wood is sound and clean with light handling and use marks. Bright shiny bore. 4-50721 JR30 (1,000-1,500)

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466

SHARPS & HANKINS NAVY CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 4478. Standard Navy carbine with 23-3/4” rnd bbl, iron ring with front sight at the muzzle and usual rear sight. The leather covering is missing. It has straight stock with a brass butt plate and a sling swivel near the toe. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains. Bbl is a dark patina, the receiver is a mottled gray patina, the wood has been refinished. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-51114 JR1030 (600-1,000)

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467

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal 50. SN 80203. Standard carbine with 22” 3-groove bbl, silver blade front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. The chamber is marked “NEW MODEL 1863”. It has standard uncheckered wood with a cartouche mid way on the left side of the buttstock and inspectors initials “AWM” on top of the comb. There is a sling bar and ring on the left side with a mod. 59 style buttplate notched for a patchbox. CONDITION: Extremely fine; as arsenal refinished. Retaining 95-97% original bbl blue, about 90% muted case colors on the receiver, buttplate, and lockplate. Wood is sound and retains most of original finish. Bright shiny bore. Top part of the original priming mechanism is missing. 4-50796 JR66 (1,500-2,500)

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468

CIVIL WAR 4TH MODEL BURNSIDE CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 5657. Usual configuration, 21” bbl, standard sights, saddle bar & ring on the left side, straight stock with carbine butt. CONDITION: Fair to good. No original finish remains. Light pitting overall, sanded, refinished wood, missing the breechblock guide screw. Strong dark bore. 4-51125 JR1028 (600-1,000)

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469

.10 BUSWELL UNDERHAMMER PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal 45. Fine sporting rifle with 29-7/8” oct bbl, early style front sight with dainty windage adjustable rear sight. The bbl is marked on the top flat with the makers name and “GLENS FALLS/N.Y”. It has iron furniture with 3 ramrod guides and a replacement hickory rod. The buttstock is straight grain walnut with a narrow wrist, long top tang and grip fashioned as part of the trigger guard. The right side of the buttstock has a simple 2-pc oval patchbox which contained the lollipop peep sight for the top tang and the left side has a shallow cheek piece. Buttplate is crescent shaped iron. CONDITION: Good plus, the bbl retains a fairly even dark brown patina with vise marks on the back end. The stock is sound and retains most of an old finish. Good mechanics and bright shiny bore. 4-50556 JR78 (500-900)

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470

HILLIARD PERCUSSION UNDERHAMMER BUGGY RIFLE. Cal 40. SN 2434. Fine little rifle with 23-3/8” oct bbl, muzzle turned for a false muzzle with narrow original front sight and the broken base of an open rear sight in the dovetail with an attached long target sight at the rear of the bbl. The left flat is marked “DH Hilliard/Cornish/N.H.” and “cast steel” along with the serial number. It has striped maple stock with very stylish cheek piece and a crescent steel buttplate. The right side of the buttstock is fitted with a reverse opening simple 2-pc iron patchbox. It has a small trigger guard/grip with independent main spring and a shielded nipple. The bottom of the bbl has three iron guides with the original brass tip rammer. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% original brown, thin over the carry area. Hammer nose is chipped. Buttstock is sound, missing an oval star inlay from the cheek piece and retains most of its fine varnish finish – possibly an old re-do. Mechanics are fine. 4-50538 JR169 (1,500-2,500)

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471

NEW HAMPSHIRE STYLE PERCUSSION UNDERHAMMER BUGGY RIFLE. Cal 36. Unmarked rifle with 25” oct bbl marked on the top flat “Remington cast steel”, usual front sight with wide flat topped open rear sight and three iron guides on the bottom. It has a straight grain walnut stock, uncheckered with brass furniture and crescent buttplate. It has a fancy trigger guard with post trigger and brass, shielded nipple. The stock screws are through bone escutcheons. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and top tang are a clean, mottled silver-brown patina. Brass has a dark mellow patina. Stock has a repaired crack through the wrist and a couple of minor grain checks and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics. 4-50536 JR172 (750-1,250)

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472

FINE E. C. FISHER UNDERHAMMER TARGET RIFLE. Cal 60. Unusual long target rifle with 39” oct. smooth bore bbl, tiny front sight with fancy adjustable rear sight, no provision for a tang sight. Underneath the bbl is a full-length wood rib with six small internal brass guides that contains an iron and brass tipped ramrod. It has a straight grain walnut stock with cheek piece and faceted tang, German silver, crescent buttplate with brass toe plate. The right side of the buttstock has a plain German silver 2-pc patchbox. There is a German silver reinforcement where the stock meets the bbl. The trigger guard is hand forged steel extremely large and serves as the main spring. The trigger is unusually long and fish hook shaped. The makers name is stamped on the top flat just above the rear sight. CONDITION: Good. Iron retains a dark brown patina with moderate rust and a ding on the bbl. Buttstock is sound and retains most of a fine old refinish. Mechanics are fine. 4-50540 JR127 (1,000-2,000)

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473

UNMARKED UNDERHAMMER PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE. Cal about 42. NSN. Probably NH made rifle with 31” light oct bbl, two iron guides and one replacement brass guide. It has a tiny early front sight and what is probably an old period of use replacement rear sight. It has a brass trigger guard and buttplate with 4-pc brass patchbox having a heart shaped cutout. The left side of the buttstock has an early style German silver star inlay. This is a different style mechanism in that it has a separate main spring instead of using the trigger guard. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains an even dark brown patina with some light vise marks near the buttstock and heavy pitting around the nipple. Stock has a small chip near the hammer screw. Otherwise it is sound and retains most of a very old refinish. Good mechanics. 4-50537 JR97 (1,000-2,000)

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474

RARE HUDSON BAY MARKED PERCUSSION TRADE MUSKET. Cal about 60. Fine, light, smooth bore musket with 30” oct. to rnd bbl marked on the top flat “The Imperial No.1”. It is mounted in a straight grain half-stock with German silver nose cap and iron furniture. It has a bottom rib with two iron guides and decorative, short nose pipe. The bbl is secured with a wedge through oval escutcheons. The trigger guard, lockplate, and hammer are lightly engraved. The front action lockplate is marked “Hudson’s Bay Company” near the top edge. CONDITION: Good. Metal retains a medium to dark brown patina overall with scattered light surface pitting, nicks, and scratches. Stock is missing a chip at the toe, has a repair behind the lock and a crack through the forearm with a couple of chips missing around the lockplate. Overall it shows much handling and wear. 4-50345 JR146 (1,250-2,250)

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475

FINE AUSTRIAN SPORTING CARBINE. Cal about 75. Probably made from a surplus Austrian musket with 29” oct. to rnd bbl, bead front sight, no rear sight, in a fine 1-pc stock with German silver furniture with cheek piece, checkered wrist and sling stud. The bbl is secured with a single wedge through rectangular escutcheons. It has a heavy silver schnable nose cap with a single guide and plain nose pipe. The trigger guard is somewhat plain with pointed tips and a curved grip. The buttplate is simple with a short top tang. The lockplate is 5-3/4”, slightly curved, obviously from an old flintlock. The sideplate is flat with DBL curves engraved “No 147”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains an even dark brown patina with light pitting, heavier around the nipple and with very old wrench marks toward the upper end. Stock is sound missing a chip by the top tang and with a hairline by the lower lockplate screw. Front sling loop is missing. Otherwise the stock retains a fine old hand rubbed patina. Good mechanics. 4-50522 JR154 (500-1,000)

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476

SMALL PERCUSSION AUSTRIAN MUSKETOON. Cal 62. SN 87. Tiny little musket with 31-1/2” bbl and square base front sight with no provision for a rear sight. It has brass furniture with three bands, the front which is similar to early split front bands. There is a small square stud on the bottom of the muzzle for a bayonet lug. The ramrod is brass and iron with an acorn shaped head. The middle band and buttstock have military sling loops. It is in a 1-pc walnut stock with an unmarked front action lock. All the visible parts, including screws, are marked “87”. CONDITION: About very good. All the iron retains an even smooth medium brown patina with heavy pitting around the nipple and considerable burnout behind the nipple. Wood is sound and retains a fine hand-polished patina. Good mechanics, and lightly pitted bore. 4-50539 JR126 (500-1,000)

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477

SOUTHERN PERCUSSION KENTUCKY. Cal 50. Rather crude Kentucky with a 33-3/8” oct bbl, fixed sights, full stock with crude 2-pc silver colored patchbox. The ramrod guide and nosepipe are crudely made of silver colored metal. The buttplate is smooth iron with attached heel and toe plates. The trigger guard is very cleverly made from iron with a raised metal bar that forms a finger rest. It has DBL set triggers and a long slim sideplate. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbl, probably shortened to its present length during period of use, is a medium brown patina with heavy pitting around the nipple area. Stock has most of a recent refinish with visible sanding marks. Dbl set triggers function but the lock needs attention. 4-50736 JR50 (750-1,250)

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478

RARE SAMUEL MORRISON KENTUCKY RIFLE WITH INTERESTING SIDE HAMMER. Cal 50. Very rare, highly decorated side hammer Kentucky with 40-1/4” oct bbl, fine brass front sight and wide fixed rear sight with lightly engraved decorations around both. The muzzle is decorated with stars and dots. The top flat is signed with script “J M” separated by an engraved star. It is mounted in a full-length maple stock with applied striping and has brass furniture. It has a plain nose cap with 2 long faceted guides and a long plain nose pipe. It further has a 6” long narrow brass wear plate on the bottom of the stock. The trigger guard is typical of the period and very modest. The buttplate is brass with a faceted top tang and a filigree toeplate with four cutouts and a ball finial. The roach-back comb has a long, thin, decorative brass plate attached with iron pins. The lockplate screws pass through brass escutcheons, one of which is an elliptical shaped filigree with two cutouts. The forestock and buttstock have 22 sterling silver inlays in various patterns, some of which are quite elaborate, with the most prominent being a fine spread winged early American eagle with light engraving mounted on the small cheek piece. Below the cheek piece is an unusual brass shield shaped inlay with pick slot at the top. The right side of the buttstock has an extremely elaborate and delicate 4-pc brass filigree patchbox with a lightly engraved lid. It has DBL set triggers. The left side of the buttstock, between the cheek piece and buttplate, is lightly incise carved in arabesque patterns. The forestock has an incised line by the ramrod channel. This same rifle is pictured as item 2 on plate 3 in the book “THE KENTUCKY RIFLE” by John GW Dillin. It is accompanied by a letter signed by Mr. Walter O’Conner dated 3 Dec 03 where-in he states that he has examined this rifle and that it is the same one pictured in the book. One of the truly great rarities in Kentucky rifle collecting. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains a smooth dark brown patina with heavy pitting around the nipple area and on the lockplate. Stock is fine with an old crack on the left side, in front of the lockplate screw. There are several small chips missing by the bbl channel and a larger sliver is missing near the tip. Silver is bright and the brass a light yellow patina. The hammer will not hold at full cock. Strong dark bore. 4-50315 (15,000-25,000)

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479

UNUSUAL J. FORKER PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 45. Unusual Kentucky with 37” oct bbl, German silver front sight and fixed rear sight. It is mounted in a gorgeous full tiger striped stock with some applied striping. It has brass furniture with faceted ramrod guides and nose pipe. It has typical faceted trigger guard and crescent buttplate with short lightly engraved toe plate. The right side of the stock has a 4-pc daisy head, brass patch box that has light engraving. It has dbl set triggers and a very unusual enclosed top hammerlock with horse-head hammer. The maker’s name is perpendicular behind the hammer and on the top left. John Forker is mentioned as a maker of percussion full stock rifles in Mercer, PA 1816-1861. There is another John Forker in Philadelphia in 1875 and a Joseph Forker 1848-1857 in Mercer, PA. This information was obtained from the book: American Gunsmiths by Sellers. Ex Lewis Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal retains a dark brown patina overall. There is an old plugged dovetail about 10” in front of the current rear sight. Brass is a light mellow color and the stock has a crack on the left side by the action, otherwise appears sound and retains most of a fine old refinish. Patch box latch needs attention. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Period of use homemade ramrod is missing 4” or 5”. 4-51120 JR1032 (750-1,250)

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480

UNMARKED UNUSUAL PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal 44. Early percussion Kentucky with 42” oct bbl, silver blade front sight and wide fixed rear sight. It is mounted in a 1-pc maple stock with excellent tiger striping end to end. The forestock is raised carved with a diamond edge. It has brass furniture with a long nosecap, 2 guides, faceted nosepipe, long lightly decorated sideplate and narrow faceted trigger guard with a semi-crescent buttplate with faceted tang. It has an early style acorn finial, lightly decorated 4-pc patchbox on the right side and a very unusual small 4-pc patchbox underneath the cheekpiece on the left side. The lockplate is hand engraved “A PARKER” and it has DBL set triggers. There is a very old repair to the wrist using sheet brass and square iron pins. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and lockplate were cleaned a long time ago and now have a light patina. Area around the nipple is severely burned with moderate loss of wood. There is a repaired break at the toe and another on both sides of the forestock. Good mechanics. 4-50759 JR39 (1,500-3,000)

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481

DELICATE H. WRIGHT HALF-STOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal 42. Fine little rifle with 37” oct bbl, German silver front sight and fixed rear sight. There is a Roman Numeral “VII” behind the rear sight and the makers name is stamped on the top flat. The bbl has an iron rib down the bottom with two brass guides and a simple brass nosepipe with brass tipped rammer. The sideplate is brass and a half moon shaped with light edge decorations. The trigger guard is simple and typical of the period with brass buttplate and toeplate. The stock is very delicate and small with a tiny wrist and small cheek piece and pewter nose cap. The lockplate is unmarked with light engraving. There is a cup around the nipple, has DBL set triggers, and is without patchbox. CONDITION: Very fine. Iron retains a smooth even dark brown patina and the brass a light mellow patina. Stock is sound and retains most of an old refinish. 4-50528 JR131 (2,000-4,000)

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482

NICE HALF STOCK PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal 40. Long bbl rifle with 42” oct bbl, early style sights with a “VI” behind the rear sight and the name “EVAN —NSON” on the top flat. The first 3 letter of the last name are illegible. The lockplate is game scene engraved with the name “S & W.C BIDDLE & CO/PHILADELPHIA”. The bottom of the bbl has an iron rib that is lightly engraved with 2 brass guides. The stock is moderately figured maple with brass nosecap, trigger guard and buttplate. The top and bottom edges of the buttstock are lightly incise carved. It has 12 German silver geometric inlays that are lightly engraved around the edges. There is also a rectangular German silver wear plate on the forestock. The front retainer pin is missing. It has DBL set triggers and a replacement ramrod. CONDITION: Bbl and lockplate are a light gray patina, having been cleaned a long time ago. Brass is a light mellow patina. Stock is sound and retains most of an old finish. 4-50800 JR73 (800-1,200)

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483

SOUTHERN STYLE FULL STOCK PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal 46. Unmarked Southern Kentucky with a 47” oct bbl, tiny front sight and early buckhorn rear sight. It has iron furniture with two faceted guides and a faceted nose pipe, The bbl is secured in the stock with three pins. The lock, which may be a replacement, was originally engraved and is now worn nearly smooth. It has an iron crescent buttplate with short top tang and toe plate. The left side of the stock has a shallow cheek piece and there is a small rectangular grease hole in the right side. The sideplate is brass. The trigger guard is decorative iron and it has DBL set triggers. The muzzle end is decorated with circles and stars. CONDITION: Good. Iron retains an even dark brown patina with heavy pitting around the nipple area. Stock has a crack in front of the trigger guard and behind the top tang with some slight losses around the lockplate. There is a piece of white material set in front of the trigger guard giving the impression that something was broken away and replaced with this piece of stone. Front 3-5/8” of the tip of the stock has been replaced and a sliver is missing. That portion and down the stock a ways has been refinished. The ramrod is a replacement. 4-50543 JR121 (1,000-2,000)

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484

FULL STOCK PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal 36. Southern style Kentucky with 40” oct bbl, German silver front sight and fixed rear sight, with light engraved decoration around the sights and on the top tang. The left flat of the bbl, opposite the nipple, is engraved “*J*B*”. The iron trigger guard finial is identically engraved. The stock appears to be straight grain maple built in 2 pieces with iron band at the joint in the forestock. The bbl is secured with 3 pins in the forestock and a wedge near the end of the forearm. All the furniture is iron and it is without a patchbox. It has a severe crescent buttplate and DBL set triggers with a back action lock which is marked but illegible. The forestock has light incised carving and is also carved on the bottom edges of the buttstock. CONDITION: Fine. All the iron retains a medium dark patina, good mechanics and sound wood. There is substantial burnout behind the nipple. 4-50545 JR87 (1,500-2,500)

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485

MODERN MADE LEFT HAND FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 40. Unusual left hand Kentucky, modern made with 39-1/4” oct bbl, tiny brass front sight with fixed rear sight. The lockplate with gooseneck hammer is marked “Ashmore / Warranted”. It has brass furniture with two ramrod guides and nose pipe, square end Kentucky style trigger guard with dbl set triggers and a tiny square patch box on the left side. It has crescent buttplate with faceted tang and short toe plate. It has an elaborate star inlay on the cheek piece and a 5-pointed star thumb plate. The sideplate has a small spread winged eagle. The bbl is a recycled original old bbl, converted from right hand to left hand. CONDITION: Bbl retains an even dark brown patina with fine pitting all over. Stock, lockplate & furniture retain about all of their custom finish. 4-51912 JR912 (600-900)

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486

FRENCH FLINTLOCK COACH GUN WITH SPRING BAYONET. Cal Big. Early coach gun with 24” iron, oct to rnd cannon muzzle bbl with 2 proofs on the left flat. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with raised carved fan around the top tang, brass furniture with one guide and short nose pipe. It has a long brass sideplate with latch to release the long triangular shaped bayonet mounted on the left side of the bbl. It has a long, slim trigger guard with decorative finial that is possibly an old replacement, an oval thumbplate, and stepped tang on the buttplate. The lockplate is 6” long, slightly curved with a long teat, lightly engraved and marked “Galton”. It is accompanied by a notarized letter dated October 1, 1970 signed by Jacob Bosshart stating that he had purchased this gun in 1951 from a Mr. Riley of the Cumberland National Bank and that it was still loaded when found in a storage room. Mr. Riley reportedly stated that it had belonged to his father, Frank M. Riley, the former president of the bank and that his father had told him that this gun “had been left in the bank by General James Giles who was the 1st president of the Cumberland National Bank”. CONDITION: Fine. Iron retains a smooth, even, dark brown patina with some very fine pitting. Stock has a couple of repaired cracks, some grain checks in the butt, and retains most of an old refinish. Flash hole appears to have been bushed during a period of use. 4-50303 JR189 (2,500-3,500)

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487

FINE NOYES FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS. Brass bbl blunderbuss with 13-1/2” oct to rnd bbl with cannon muzzle and a 12-1/2” spring loaded triangular bayonet mounted to the top. The top flat of the bbl is marked “WARMINSTER” and the left flat has two English proof marks. The lock is extremely well made, marked “Noyes”, with reinforced hammer and safety, having a roller frizzen with boat shaped waterproof pan. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with brass furniture consisting of a ramrod guide and nose pipe, containing the original brass tipped rammer with worm on the small end. The trigger guard is flared wide in the middle and engraved with a long, nicely detailed pineapple finial. The buttplate has a narrow engraved tang. It has a fine checkered wrist and the bbl is secured with two wedges through the forestock without escutcheons. CONDITION: Bbl is extremely fine with some minor dents around the muzzle, otherwise retains most of its original polish. Bayonet, lock and top tang retain a light gray patina. Bayonet latch has a brazed repair. Stock has a stress crack on the right side of the forestock and a hairline in front of the trigger guard, otherwise is sound and retains most of its original finish with a moderate patina and minor nicks and scratches. There is a bruise on the right side. 4-51237 JR1062 (1,500-2,500)

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488

LATE EUROPEAN FLINTLOCK DAG OR BLUNDERBUSSS. Cal big. Small blunderbuss with 13-3/8” bell mouth iron bbl, 1-3/4” at muzzle, with brass furniture and a 1-pc stock. The lock appears to be old surplus military with an 1817 date at the rear and it is 7” long with a short teat. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal retains an even smooth gray brown patina overall. Stock is sound and retains most of an old refinish and the brass a light clean patina. Lock will not hold at full cock. 4-50302 JR357 (800-1,000)

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489

EARLY FLINTLOCK MID-EASTERN DAG. Cal. about 70. Small flintlock handgun with a 9” iron bbl that flares to 1-7/8” at the muzzle. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with brass furniture, checkered wrist and iron trigger guard. It has brass sling loops and a decorative copper inlay that wraps around both sides of the stock crossing over in front of the comb. It has a gooseneck hammer on a narrow lockplate that was engraved. The top of the muzzle has modern engraving and a it has a replacement ramrod. CONDITION: Fair to good. Iron has an overall dark brown patina. Stock has a repaired crack at the toe and a repaired section at the muzzle. Top jaw and screw are loose. 4-51160 JR927 (200-400)

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490

ALTERED GERMAN PERCUSSION MILITARY MUSKET. Cal. About 69. German percussion musket, cut down for movie use with a 22” bbl including an applied brass bell shaped muzzle to give the appearance of a blunderbuss. It has one brass barrel band and a button head ramrod with brass sideplate. The stock has been cut down to about 11” pull. CONDITION: As noted, about good. Dark brown patina overall. Mechanics are fine. 4-51910 JR913 (400-700)

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490A.

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE WITH STOCK. Cal 58. Usual configuration with 12” oct to rnd bbl with small front sight and 2-leaf rear sight graduated to 400yds, usual markings on the lockplate with 1856 date. It has brass furniture with a captive rammer and sling loops on the band, butt of the pistol and toe of the stock. The pistol has assembly no. 2 on the butt and the stock has assembly no. 1 on the lower tang. The heel of the brass buttplate is stamped US. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains, the iron being a silver-gray patina with scattered light pitting, heavy around the nipple. There is very fine pitting on the lockplate and primer cover. Stock has a crack through the wrist and another in front of the lockplate. Otherwise the wood retains most of an old refinish. Stock is sound with the wood retaining most of an old refinish. Strong bore with light pitting. 4-50504 JR294 (2,500-3,500)

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491

ENGLISH STYLE FLINT HOLSTER PISTOL. Cal. about 62. Early style with 8-1/4” oct bbl, 1-pc stock, with raised side panels, no sights, iron furniture with a ramrod guide & nose pipe and pineapple finial trigger guard. It has a plain wood, bag-shaped grip & a number “25” stamped on the left flat. It has a long narrow lockplate with a small teat at the rear and a gooseneck hammer. CONDITION: Bbl is a dark brown patina with fine pitting. Lock-plate & hammer are an even brown patina. There is a long splice by the left bbl channel and a short one by the right, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics. 4-51172 JR945 (300-500)

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492

V. LIBEAU PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOL. Cal. about 60 Smoothbore. High grade half stock target pistol with 8-3/4” oct bbl, marked “London” on the top flat. It has an engraved breech with a narrow gold and wide platinum band. The hammer, lockplate, trigger guard and tang are engraved to match. The hammer has dolphin head motif with a safety on the lockplate. It has single set trigger and a finger rest trigger guard with decorative pointed finial. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with raised sideplates and checkered bag shaped grip. It has German silver nosecap and oval wedge escutcheons. It also has an engraved small German silver oval on the bottom of the butt. The exposed part of the bbl has an iron rail on the bottom with iron guide and iron nose pipe that contain the original brass tipped rammer with concealed worm. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains a medium dark patina with some moderate pitting around the bottom rail and is cleaned on part of the top flat and on the lockplate. Trigger guard & hammer retain a dark patina. Smooth clean bore, good mechanics. 4-51236 JR1060 (800-1,200)

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493

LACY & CO PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOL. Cal. about 65 Smoothbore. Fine early target pistol with 8” oct bbl, fixed sights, with captive rammer and a single wedge through German silver escutcheons. The top flat is marked “Lacy & Co. London”. The breech end of the bbl is lightly engraved with narrow & wide silver bands. The lockplate is also lightly engraved and has the maker’s name. It has a stylish shielded nipple with engraved bolster. The hammer appears to be a replacement. It is mounted in a 1-pc full stock with checkered bag shaped grip. It has iron furniture with an engraved pineapple finial trigger guard. CONDITION: Good to very good. Iron retains an even dark brown patina with scattered light surface erosion and a few spots of heavy pitting near the muzzle. Stock has a crack near the tip, otherwise shows moderate wear with nicks & scratches. It retains 70-80% original varnish. Good mechanics. 4-51235 JR1063 (600-1,000)

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494

FINE CONVERSION KENTUCKY PISTOL. Cal. 45. Fine saw handle pistol with 10” oct bbl, dovetail German silver front sight with fixed rear sight attached to the top tang. It has a dainty lock plate, lightly engraved and marked “E B Weed / Warranted”. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with saw handle grip and flared butt. It has a small rectangular inlay at the top of the handle, two identical inlays on each side of the grip and a larger inlay on the bottom of the butt. It has a brass trigger guard with finger rest and pineapple finial, brass trigger & a brass band at the nose. The stock has raised side panels with an inlay of two silver birds. The bottom of the bbl has an iron rib with one iron guide and a period of use replacement hickory ramrod. CONDITION: About good. Bbl & lockplate retain an even dark patina. Stock is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are a little soft but functional. 4-51150 JR947 (400-700)

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495

ASTON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION MILITARY PISTOL. Cal 54, usual configuration with 8-1/2” rnd bbl with captive rammer, standard bbl proofs with 1846 dated tang and lockplate, small inspector initials on the various parts and has the outlines of 2 cartouches on the left flat. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is cleaned bright with scattered light pitting and the hammer and lockplate are artificially aged over light pitting. Stock has a crack by the upper lockplate screw with cracks before and after the lockplate and a few small nicks and dings. Brass is a light yellow patina. Good mechanics. 4-50335 JR287 (500-800)

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496

JOHNSON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 54. Usual configuration with 8-1/2” rnd bbl, brass front sight, captive rammer, brass furniture. The tang & lockplate dated “1853”. It has the outline of two cartouches on the left stock flat. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains, cleaned metal, moderately pitted bbl, dinged & chipped wood, mostly refinished. Good mechanics, strong, clean bore. 4-51151 JR943 (500-800)

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497

PAIR OF FRENCH OR ITALIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. Cal. about 58. Matched pair of pistols with 6” tapered oct to rnd cannon muzzle bbls. With iron furniture, raised carved stocks, long sideplates, with a very long decorative trigger guard finials and round butt caps. The locks are long & slim with a short teat at the rear and reinforced hammers. The butt caps have long langettes up each side and the stocks have raised teardrop side panels. They are equipped with trumpet head iron ramrods. Accompanied by a small nutcracker bullet mold for another pistol and a modern pistol flask, all mounted in a homemade glass front case. CONDITION: Cleaned bright. All the metal surfaces retain a bright metal finish. One of the stocks has a break through the wrist and the other a hairline at the nose, otherwise they are fine with moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine. Accessories & box are fine. 4-51185 JR966 (500-800)

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498

BELGIAN CENTER HAMMER PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. About 50. All brass pistol with 3-1/2” blunderbuss, cannon turned bbl, boxlock receiver, with light decorations and a checkered bag shaped grip with shield thumb plate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Brass polished bright. Checkering is sharp and mechanics are crisp. 4-51149 JR940 (200-400)

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499

NEW HAMPSHIRE STYLE UNDER HAMMER PERCUSSION BOOT PISTOL. Cal. About 40. Usual configuration with 7” oct to rnd bbl, marked on the top flat “Warranted Cast Steel”. It has saw handle grip with nicely figured walnut panels and an integral rear sight at the top of the grip frame, missing its blade. CONDITION: Good to very good. Iron retains an even dark brown patina with light edge wear and the brass a light yellow patina. Grips have shrunk leaving a gap near the front and there is a crack on the right side. Hammer spring is broken, otherwise the mechanics are fine. 4-51169 JR935 (300-500)

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500

TINY ITALIAN FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL. Cal. About 44. Small pistol with 3” tapered oct to rnd bbl, engraved over the chamber area with brass or gold inlays. It has gooseneck hammer on a long narrow lock with raised carved teardrop side panels and a birdhead ironclad butt. There is raised carved teardrop around the top tang. The trigger guard has a long pointed finial. CONDITION: Fair to good. Cleaned to bright, worn wood, crack in the forestock and chips around the back of the lockplate & top tang. Mechanics need attention. 4-51156 JR936 (300-500)

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501

WATERS MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal 54. Usual configuration with 8-1/2” bbl, small brass front sight, captive rammer, iron furniture with brass pan. Lockplate is dated 1843 and there are 4 notches on the bottom of the stock. The top jaw and screw are missing. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains the metal being a mottled silver brown patina with some fine pitting, heavier around the pan. Stock has a hairline in front of the lock and shows heavy wear with light handling use marks. Mechanics are fine. 4-50273 JR356 (500-800)

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502

FRENCH FLINTLOCK ARMY PISTOL. Cal. about 75. Usual configuration with 8” bbl, brass furniture with trumpet head iron rammer. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with two cartouches on the left flat. The lockplate has a brass pan with French writing on the plate. CONDITION: About good. Metal is cleaned bright with scattered light pitting. Lockplate is worn with light pitting. Stock has a hairline back of the lockplate and retain most of a refinish. Mechanics are fine. 4-51171 JR944 (400-700)

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503

MODEL 1842 EIG ARMY PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal about 65. Heavy military pistol with 8” rnd bbl, fixed sights, front action lock, nickeled brass furniture with captive rammer and a sling loop in the butt. The lock is dated 1867/Burningham and it has a large cartouche on the left flat. The left flat is also marked “B. WOODWARD & SONS”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong bright original blue, the lockplate and hammer retain case colors in sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Good nickel on the furniture. Fine stock. Strong bright bore. Good mechanics. 4-50907 JR328 (500-1,000)

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504

MODEL 1842 EIG ARMY PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal about 65. Heavy military pistol with 8” rnd bbl, fixed sights, front action lock, nickeled brass furniture with captive rammer and a sling loop in the butt. The lock is dated 1871/Burningham and it has a large cartouche on the left flat. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong original blue and the lockplate 15-20% faded case colors. Furniture retains most of its bright original nickel. Will not hold at full cock. Strong bright bore. 4-50905 JR324 (750-1,250)

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505

MODEL 1842 EIG ARMY PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal about 65. Heavy military pistol with 8” rnd bbl, fixed sights, front action lock, nickeled brass furniture with captive rammer and a sling loop in the butt. The lock is dated 1867/Burningham and it has a large cartouche on the left flat. The left flat is also marked “WOODWARD & SONS”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% original blue and the lockplate about 95% faded case colors. Furniture retains most of its original nickel with a few nicks and scratches. Strong bright bore. Good mechanics. 4-50906 JR325 (750-1,250)

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506

MODEL 1842 EIG ARMY PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal about 65. Heavy military pistol with 8” rnd bbl, fixed sights, front action lock, nickeled brass furniture with captive rammer and a sling loop in the butt. The lock is dated 1871/Burningham and it has a large cartouche on the left flat. The left flat is also marked “JOSEPH WILSON”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 90% strong bright blue with fine chemical spotting. Lockplate and hammer retain most of their original strong bright case colors. Fine wood. Furniture retains most of its nickel plating. Strong bright bore. 4-50904 JR327 (800-1,200)

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507

LARGE ITALIAN PERCUSSION NAVAL PISTOL. Cal. About 70. Large pistol with 13-1/4” oct to rnd bbl, elliptical front sight, brass trigger guard & butt cap with iron front band and wiping rod. It has a short belt hook mounted under the single lockplate screw. It is all mounted in a dark 1-pc stock. The right side, below the bolster, has proof mark of a crown over “RA” in a circle and two other proofs on the left bbl flat. Also on the right side is stamped “TA 1864”. CONDITION: Fine. Iron retains a cleaned light gray patina with light fine pitting around the nipple area and toward the muzzle end of the bbl. Brass is polished to a medium patina. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. 4-51187 JR983 (400-700)

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508

ELABORATE MIDDLE EASTERN OR RUSSIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. about 65. Very ornate pistol with 11-1/4” bbl, 1-pc stock with raised carvings and elaborate brass fittings. Deep engraved bbl, lockplate, hammer & frizzen. The hammer spring is a replacement, had slipped and could not be re-installed so is attached in a bag. CONDITION: Fair to good. Metal has a cleaned light gray patina with fine pitting. Stock is missing a sliver at the muzzle, has a crack in front of the sideplate and is missing some chips around the lockplate. 4-51183 JR948 (400-700)

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509

MODERN REPRODUCTION WHEELOCK PISTOL. Cal. 54. Made with a 15-1/4” oct to rnd bbl that has light engraved decorations. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with brass furniture and an iron & brass rammer that is too short for this pistol. The lock has three fleur-de-lis on the face and toward the back has a large stamped mark with a crown which also appears over the breech area. Accompanied by a spanner wrench. CONDITION: Very good. Non-functioning decorator item only. 4-51188 JR984 (250-400)

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510

FRENCH CONVERSION PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. about 75. Converted cavalry pistol with 8” octagon to round bbl, brass furniture with button head rammer. The conversion was done with a tumbler. CONDITION: About good. Lockplate is heavily pitted with moderate to heavy pitting on the bbl. Wood is sound with most of an old refinish. Polished brass. 4-51173 JR942 (300-500)

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511

UNMARKED BELGIUM DBL BBL PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal 12 bore. Late 19th C pistol with 9” Damascus bbls in a 1-pc stock with checkered round butt having a brass butt cap with lanyard stud and small trap. The bbls are secured with a wedge through the forestock and it has lightly engraved nosepipe and trigger guard. The back action locks and hammers are also lightly engraved. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their original brown Damascus pattern. Stock is sound and retains 85-90% original varnish. TRrest of the metal work is bright and the wrist is factory checkered. Good mechanics. Lightly pitted bores. 4-50301 JR354 (500-800)

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512

LEPAGE DBL BBL PERCUSSION HOWDAH PISTOL. Cal. About 69 or 14 bore. SN 18. Unusual pistol with 7” Damascus bbls, a small brass bead and captive rammer. It has a wide and narrow gold band at the breech end. It has front action locks marked with the maker’s name and is mounted in a 1-pc stock with iron furniture. The trigger guard has a finger rest and a fleur-de-lis finial. It has a swelled iron butt cap with checkered wrist. CONDITION: Fair. Bbls retain traces of original damascus pattern with the rest of the iron a mottled dark brown patina. Stock has a repaired crack in the wrist, is heavily worn and missing a large chunk below the left lock plate. Mechanics need attention. 4-51422 JR946 (450-650)

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513

FINE JOSEPH MANTON DBL BBL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal 20 ga. Nice quality early pistol with 10-1/8” bbls mounted in a nicely figured 1-pc walnut stock. It has raised side panels around the lockplate with a smooth round grip with knob at the bottom. It has a decorative nosepipe for the iron tipped rammer and an urn finial on the plain trigger guard. The lock plates and gooseneck hammers are lightly engraved and have the makers name and “LONDON” on each side. They locks are slightly curved with stepped ends without teats and have roller frizzens with separate pans and platinum flash holes. The bbls are secured in the stock with 2 wedges. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain a mottled silver brown patina, dark towards the muzzles. Lockplates are a silver brown patina. Stock has a crack in front of each lock. Otherwise is sound with a fine smooth medium patina. Nosepipe and trigger guard are a silvery brown patina, dark on the trigger guard. Good mechanics. 4-50300 JR355 (1,000-2,000)

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514

MODEL 1842 EIG ARMY PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal about 65. Heavy military pistol with 8” rnd bbl, fixed sights, front action lock, brass furniture with captive rammer and a sling loop in the butt. The lock is dated 1867/Burningham and it has a large cartouche on the left flat. The left flat is marked “B. WOODWARD & SONS”. CONDITION: Good. Iron has a clean bright finish with moderate to heavy pitting. Hammer screw is broken. Brass has a dark mellow patina. Good mechanics. Strong bore with pitting. 4-50909 JR329 (300-500)

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515

FINE SHARPS BERDANS SHARP SHOOTER RIFLE. Cal. 52 Perc. SN 55948. New Model 1859 rifle with 30” rnd bbl, square base front sight with bronze blade and “Lawrence” marked ladder rear sight. Usual bbl & receiver markings with a visible cartouche on the left wrist. It has case colored patch box on right side of the buttstock. Accompanied by the book “The Sharps Rifle” by W.O. Smith wherein plate NO. 27, between pages 74-75, is a picture of this exact rifle, identified by serial number, with the statement that it was issued to 1st Regt. U.S. Sharpshooters (Col. Hiram Berdan) during summer of 1862. CONDITION: Extremely fine, with completely restored finish to both metal & wood. Retains most of its bright bbl blue and brilliant case colors with minor edge wear and slight thinning over the chamber area. Stock has a small crack back of the top tang, otherwise is sound and retains most of a fine oil finish. Bright shiny bore with fine pitting. 4-51530 JR891 (17,500-27,500)

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516

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal 52RF. SN C8118. Fine early carbine with 22” 3-groove bbl, silver blade front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Usual markings on the chamber, lockplate, and receiver. The buttstock has two fine, crisp cartouches. The buttplate is from an earlier model with the patchbox cutout. CONDITION: Fine, as arsenal refinished. Bbl retains 93-95% thin finish with light pitting just above the bbl band. Receiver and lockplate retain most of their strong case colors with the lever and buttplate having dark case colors. Hammer is polished bright. Wood is extremely fine with the stock retaining most of its original oil finish. Forearm retains most of its arsenal refinish. Bore, with sharp rifling, has heavy pitting. 4-50518 JR158 (2,500-3,500)

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517

IDENTIFIED SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal 50. SN 13840. Standard carbine with 21-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, front sight blade replaced, carbine ladder rear sight and uncheckered wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. There is a sling bar and ring on the left side. This carbine was issued to William M. Barley of Co. I, 3rd MD Calvary, this record is in the descriptive roll books in the National Archives record group 94. CONDITION: About good. Bbl retains a mottled blue brown patina with fine surface pitting. Receiver is a silver gray brown patina. Stock has the outline of cartouches on the wrist and may be an old replacement. Forearm is heavily battered and all the wood retains most of a refinish. Strong bright bore with light pitting. Since 2 firms made Smith carbines there are duplicate serial numbers, so we cannot guarantee the identified soldier. 4-49603 JR212 (1,250-1,750)

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518

BALLARD MILITARY RIFLE. Cal appears to be 46RF. SN 12938. Military style rifle with 30” rnd bbl, barlycorn style front sight and two position flip rear sight. It has a full-length forearm with three bbl bands and straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. There is a repair around the ejector lever using sheet metal and small nails. CONDITION: Good to good plus. Bbl retains traces of original finish in the very sheltered areas with the balance a medium brown patina. Receiver retains traces of original blue with the balance a gray brown patina and light, fine pitting. Buttstock has a repair to the wrist. Forearm has some repaired cracks and the wood retains an old refinish with small use and handling marks. Hammer spur has had the checkering partially re-cut. Strong dark bore. 4-50548 JR99 (500-1,000)

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519

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 50681. Standard conversion carbine with 22” bbl, square base front sight with replaced blade, standard Lawrence marked carbine ladder sight with uncheckered wood and straight stock with carbine buttplate and a sling bar & ring on the left side. There are two visible cartouches on the left wrist, one of which is legible. There are intitials “A.S.” carved on the right side of the buttstock. Usual markings on the metal. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains being a light gray to medium gray patina overall, with some light, fine pitting on the bbl. Receiver markings are nearly gone. Wood is sound with a few nicks & scratches and a hairline in the forearm. Strong bore w/light to moderate pitting. Good mechanics. 4-51590 JR830 (1,500-2,500)

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520

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 73015. Standard conversion carbine with 22” bbl, square base front sight, “Lawrence” marked ladder rear sight, a sling bar & ring on the left side of receiver & stock and a patchbox on the right side. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and usual forearm. Left side of the stock has one legible cartouche near the receiver and another on the butt, and the left side of the receiver has a small stamped “C” which may indicate a condemned carbine. It has a replacement hammer spring, which has jammed the action. CONDITION: Bbl retains 65-70% original blue mixed with mottled brown patina and fine to medium pitting near the muzzle. Receiver & lockplate have case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Forearm has a replaced chip on the left side otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of its original varnish. Patchbox retains most of its strong, dull original case colors. Good mechanics, strong bright bore, moderate pitting. 4-51325 JR896 (1,500-2,500)

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521

SHARPS CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal 50CF. SN 90405. Standard carbine with 22” 3-groove bbl, square base front sight with carbine ladder rear sight missing the slide. It has standard arsenal replacement wood and a sling bar on the left side. The buttstock has a sling swivel and patchbox There are three crisp cartouches below the sling bar and another midpoint on the left side. CONDITION: Bbl retains a mottled blue brown patina with fine pitting. Receiver retains most of an old re-blue. Lockplate retains 75-80% fading case colors. Buttplate and patchbox retain most of their original faded case colors. Wood is sound and retains virtually all its original arsenal finish. Crisp mechanics. Strong bore with heavy pitting. 4-50505 JR171 (1,500-2,500)

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522

BURNSIDE 4TH MODEL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal 54. SN 20468. Standard model carbine with 21” bbl, pinched blade front sight and two-position rear sight. It has a sling bar and ring on the left side with highly figured buttstock and forearm. The top of the bbl is marked “CAST STEEL 1864”. There are no cartouches visible on the left side of the wrist and the wood has a fine varnish finish that appears to be original leaving one to speculate that this carbine may have been intended as a presentation. The top of the frame is without the usual markings. CONDITION: Bbl retains 50-60% original blue turning brown in areas with moderate rust pitting on the bottom of the exposed area. Receiver is mottled silver gray with traces of original case colors in the very sheltered areas. Highly figured wood has a couple of chips around the lockplate and another by the forearm screw. Otherwise retains 92-94% strong original varnish with usual handling and use marks and a couple of bruises on the buttstock. Bright shiny bore. 4-50310 JR182 (1,500-2,500)

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523

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1865 CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal 52. SN C41168. Standard carbine with 22” 6-groove bbl, silver blade front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Uncheckered wood with straight stock and iron carbine buttplate. Usual markings and inspector marks with “NEW MODEL 1865” over the chamber. The stock is not cartouched. There is a sling bar and ring on the left side. CONDITION: Very fine. All markings are sharp with the metal retaining an even smooth dark brown patina. Wood is sound with a fine dark patina. There are 2 holes on the right side of the wrist where something has been removed. Good mechanics and bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-50743 JR60 (1,250-1,750)

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524

SCARCE 1ST TYPE EVANS SPORTING RIFLE. Cal 44 Evans. SN 124. 1 of about 300 1st type sporting rifles made with 27-3/4” oct bbl, globe front sight and ladder rear sight with peep aperture. It has a nickeled lever and is made with lower half to the magazine tube exposed. It has walnut upper stock and splinter forearm. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbl, receiver and magazine tube retain a dark brown patina with scattered light pitting. Lever retains 40-50% original nickel. Stock and forearm have cracks and are missing slivers from the edges. Strong bright bore, dark in the grooves. 4-50557 JR160 (750-1,250)

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525

NEW MODEL EVANS LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal 44 Evans. NSN. Unusual mechanism. The only type of repeating firearm ever manufactured in the state of Maine. It has a 22” bbl with pinched blade front sight and reverse mounted ladder rear sight, missing the slide. The receiver and butt feed magazine are integral with 2-pc stock and splinter forearm with one bbl band. The bbl band and buttstock have sling swivels. No bbl marking are visible. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% blue with several tiny nicks by the band. Receiver retains about 75% of an old re-blue. Top stock piece has a crack and a couple of chips missing and all the wood retains most of an old refinish. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-50514 JR159 (1,000-1,500)

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526

SHARPS NEW MODEL 59 CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN C22475. Standard carbine with 22” bbl, square base German silver front sight and “Lawrence” marked ladder rear sight. It has usual carbine stock & forearm with a single band, a sling ring and bar on the left side and an iron patchbox on the right side. CONDITION: Fair to good. Dark blue/brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting, sanded refinished wood. Strong bright dirty bore with moderate pitting and good mechanics. 4-51113 JR1056 (900-1,500)

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527

ALTERED SHARPS CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal 50CF. SN C12933. Usual configuration, 30” bbl, dove tail front sight with thin Rocky Mountain blade and Sharps ladder sight missing the slide. It has full-length forearm and straight stock with smooth carbine buttplate. The left side of the wrist has a sling bar base and the left side of the receiver has the stud where the bar has been removed. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is a mottled silver brown color with minor nicks and dings and good legends. Receiver and lockplate retain traces of dark case colors in the very sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Forearm is missing two large slivers from the bbl channel. Buttstock is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-50527 JR128 (1,500-2,500)

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528

SHARPS MODEL 1853 SLANT BREECH CARBINE. Cal 52. SN 17037. Altered carbine with a 21-1/2” bbl, square base front sight, no rear sight or provision therefor. Appears to be an original forearm with replacement buttstock that has a military style sling loop inletted into the left side. The pellet priming mechanism appears to be intact. CONDITION: Fair to good as noted. Iron retains a medium gray patina with light surface pitting and what appears to be a deep sword cut in the left side about mid point on the bbl. Wood is sound with the forearm missing slivers at the tip and is much battered and used. Buttstock has a grain check or two and retains most of an old refinish. Bore appears to have been reamed smooth and has heavy pitting. 4-50753 JR72 (1,000-2,000)

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529

ALTERED NEW MODEL 63 SHARPS CARBINE. Cal 52. SN C10201. Standard carbine with 22” bbl, square base front sight and Sharps carbine ladder rear sight. Usual markings on the bbl, receiver, and lockplate, standard stock and forearm. The bore has been reamed smooth and is now about 54 cal. CONDITION: Fair to good – altered as noted. No original finish remaining being an even gray brown patina with spots of heavy pitting midpoint on the bbl. Wood is heavily worn with some battering but is sound. Bore is shiny with scattered light pitting. 4-50561 JR108 (750-1,250)

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530

SHARPS CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal 50CF. SN 84569. Standard carbine with 22” bbl, altered front sight, carbine ladder rear sight, and standard stock and forearm with sling bar and ring on the left side. The buttstock is carved on both sides with the name that appears to be “J C Gillbopio”. The right side of the buttstock is branded in 1/2” letters “T & P”. CONDITION: Fair to good. Metal all retains a very dark brown patina showing much wear with most of the lettering worn away. Wood is sound missing slivers from the forearm and overall shows very heavy wear. Lever latch is missing. Strong dark bore. 4-50503 JR174 (1,000-1,500)

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531

BURNSIDE 4TH MODEL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 18698. Standard carbine with 21” bbl, usual sights and markings, small forearm with bbl band and straight stock with carbine butt and sling swivel. There is the outline of a cartouche on the left wrist. The sling bar & ring have been removed. CONDITION: Fair to good. Metal has been cleaned and retains a mottled silver/brown patina with light surface rust. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-51122 JR1043 (800-1,200)

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532

PETTENGILL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal 44. SN 3406. Large Army revolver with 7-1/2” oct bbl, hammerless DBL action frame with 2-pc walnut grips. All the metal has been nickel-plated and the rammer assembly is missing. CONDITION: Cylinder and grips are matching. No other number can be found and apparently some internal parts are either damaged or missing. Overall it retains about 50% milky nickel. Grips have a visible cartouche on the left side with much bettering and 7 notches cut in the front edges. Strong dark bore. 4-50614 JR297 (400-700)

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533

SAVAGE NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 5353. Usual configuration with 7-1/8” oct bbl, and 2-pc walnut grips with outline of a cartouche on the left side. It has heart shaped trigger guard with usual ring cocking lever & separate trigger and usual markings on the top strap. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains being an even dark brown patina overall with some light pitting on the bbl and around the forcing cone. Grips are worn with a chipped toe and a replaced screw and right grip escutcheon. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-51147 JR970 (500-800)

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534

WHITNEY NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 15421. Appears to be a rare tin or nickel-plated, martially marked Whitney Navy, standard features, 7-5/8” oct bbl, small pin front sight with 2-pc walnut grips. There is a legible cartouche on the left grip and there are visible inspector marks on some of the parts. CONDITION: About good. All matching including the grips. Retains 75-80% milky nickel or tin plating that is bubbled & flaking over most of the surface. It has a couple of spots of pitting on the bbl and on the grip frame. Cylinder has light pitting. Grips are worn but fine with numerous small nicks & scratches. Crisp mechanics, strong bore with light pitting. 4-51159 JR973 (600-1,000)

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535

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal 31. SN 312768. Usual configuration with 4” 1-line NY address bbl, 6-shot cylinder, brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips and a stage coach hold-up scene on the cylinder. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching except the wedge and rammer, which are unnumbered. All the metal retains a blue-gray patina possibly old artificial aging. Backstrap and trigger guard are a light yellow patina. Grips are quite worn and retain about 25% original varnish. Cylinder retains about 25% stage coach hold-up scene. Strong dark bore, good mechanics. 4-50308 JR274 (500-800)

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536

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 24484. Usual configuration with 4” oct bbl, 2-line New York address, small brass front sight, with silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap and 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: About fine. All matching except the wedge which is numbered “515”. Bbl retains 75-80% thin blue/brown finish and the rammer lever traces of original case colors. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina and retains about 85-90% strong original stagecoach holdup scene. Frame is a silver/gray patina and the grip frame retains about 75% strong original silver plating. Left side of the trigger guard at the frame has a mashed spot. Mechanics are fine. Grips retain about 90% original varnish and it has a bright shiny bore. 4-51158 JR959 (500-800)

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537

CASED STARR DA ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 6806. Rare cased Starr revolver with blue finish, 6” bbl, and 1-pc wood grip. Has usual markings on each side of the frame and is a commercial model. Accompanied by a fine original purple velvet lined compartmented walnut case containing an original angled spout, dbl sided, eagle flask, an original Starr single cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter, and “L” shaped nipple wrench, a tin of Hicks caps and a small nickel oil bottle. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching. Revolver retains about 60% strong original blue with the balance worn & flaked to a light patina. Mechanics are fine and it has a shiny bore with moderate pitting. Top strap of the frame has a crack just above the forcing cone. Case is very fine to extremely fine with slightly faded interior and a worn spot at the front sight. Exterior is sound and retains most of its original finish with light scratches and storage marks. 4-51401 JR921 (4,000-7,000)

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538

GREAT STARR DA ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 4656. Usual configuration with 6” rnd bbl, usual dovetail front sight with case colored trigger, hammer and rammer lever. It has 1-pc walnut grips with sharp cartouche and small inspector initials on the various parts. It is accompanied by an original Starr double sided E Pluribus Unum eagle flask, an original Starr single cavity bullet mold and an “L” shaped nipple wrench. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, possible unfired. Retains about 90% glossy bright blue overall with minor flaking around the muzzle and flaked striation lines on the frame. Trigger, hammer and rammer lever retain most of their bright original case colors. Cylinder retains 93-95% bright glossy blue with the missing blue flaked to a light patina. There are some light scratches and a cylinder line around the back 1/4” of the cylinder. Grips are crisp with a small chip at the back edge, a few light nicks and bruises, bright shiny bore with a spot of rust. Flask is fine, no original finish and one small dent. Mold & nipple wrench are fine. 4-51510 JR988 (4,500-6,500)

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539

ALLEN & WHEELOCK SIDE HAMMER NAVY REVOLVER. Cal 36. SN 555. Standard model with 8” oct bbl, brass front sight, trigger guard rammer catch and 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains, dark brown patina overall with light surface pitting, heavier at the muzzle. Cylinder retains about 75-80% original scene. Good mechanics, fine grips, worn dark bore. Only approximately 750 of these revolvers were made. 4-50617 JR268 (800-1,200)

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540

ALLEN & WHEELOCK CENTER HAMMER ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 2165. Scarce limited production revolver with 7-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, homemade front sight with rear sight added to the top strap. It has rounded frame, with the trigger guard acting as a rammer lever and has 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Heavily pitted overall. Mechanics need attention, grips are worn, worn dark bore. 4-51153 JR962 (400-700)

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541

ROGERS & SPENCER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 2738. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” octagon bbl, cone front sight, with 2-pc reproduction walnut grips. It has small “B” inspector marks on the various parts. CONDITION: Very good. Retains 75-80% thin original blue overall. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. Reproduction grips are fine. 4-51155 JR929 (500-800)

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542

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 102175. Martially marked with blue finish, 8” bbl, 2-pc walnut grips. There is the outline of a cartouche on the left grip and small inspector initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Good. Retains an overall plum brown finish with traces of blue in the sheltered areas. Rammer lever retains about 80% original blue. Left grip has chips around the edge and a repaired crack and overall they retain most of an old refinish. Trigger guard is brass with an inspector initial but appears to be from a smaller frame Navy revolver. Cylinder pin is stamped with the number “24”. Fine mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-51145 JR977 (500-900)

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543

REMINGTON BEALS ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 722. Standard Beals Army with 8” oct bbl, dove-tailed cone German silver front sight with 2-pc smooth walnut grips. It has usual markings on the top flat and has a brass trigger guard. Only 1900 of these revolvers were ever produced and the early numbers were not martially inspected due to rush deliveries. CONDITION: About good. Retaining an even very dark brown patina overall. Worn but legible markings with old nicks & dings on the front part of the frame. Pitting on the hammer nose and around the forcing cone, having some nicks & scratches on the cylinder. Replaced rammer screw. Grips are sound. Missing a large chip from the right side with minor nicks & scratches. Strong bore with scattered moderate pitting. Fine mechanics. 4-51523 JR730 (2,000-3,000)

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544

REMINGTON NEW MODEL NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 29970. Standard martial Navy, 7-3/8” oct bbl, pinched blade front sight with 2-pc walnut grips and brass trigger guard. It has standard bbl markings with inspector initials “MB” on the left side of the trigger guard and “N” on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains being a mottled silver/brown patina overall with some fine pitting at the muzzle and slightly heavier pitting around the forcing cone & top strap. Inside of the frame, on the bottom, was filed a long time ago. Grips are sound with minor nicks & scratches and traces of original varnish, replaced rammer screw. Cylinder has light vice marks on each side. Timing needs adjustment. Strong bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. 4-51522 JR729 (1,750-2,750)

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545

STARR BELGIUM CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal 44CF. SN 12305. Built on a DBL action army with 6” bbl and 1-pc walnut grip. This revolver has been converted to its present configuration with a new cylinder with 5 chambers. Otherwise externally appears original. The cylinder has usual Belgian proofs and there are small Belgian proofs on the various other parts. The frame takedown screw is a replacement. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching including the new cylinder. Retains about 80% original blue turned dull on the frame. Cylinder retains about 60% of the Belgian blue. Bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. Good mechanics. 4-50664 JR237 (750-1,250)

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546

STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal 44CF. SN 23364. Usual configuration, martially marked with 8” rnd bbl and 1-pc walnut grip. The conversion was accomplished by attaching a recoil shield with captive firing pin and turning down the back of the cylinder. CONDITION: Fine to very fin. Overall retains 70-75% original finish with heavy pitting at the muzzle and fine pitting on the frame. Grip has a chip missing on the left side, the bottom edges are chipped and the butt is battered. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Good mechanics. 4-50665 JR234 (800-1,200)

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547

STARR DA ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 13623. Normal confirmation, 6” rnd bbl, original front sight with 1-pc walnut grips that have the outline of a cartouche on each side. There are small inspector marks visible on the various parts. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains, having been chemically stripped, leaving a dark gray patina with fine pitting over most of the surface. Grips are worn and retain most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-51148 JR976 (300-500)

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548

STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal 44. SN 24236, martially marked with small inspectors initials on the various parts. There is a faint outline of cartouches on both sides of the 1-pc walnut grip. It has an 8” rnd bbl. CONDITION: Fair. Crusty brown patina overall with one area of heavy rust on the cylinder. Grips are sound with a dark oil patina. Mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore. 4-50870 JR291 (500-800)

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549

ENGRAVED STARR DBL ACTION NAVY REVOLVER. Cal 36. SN 878. Usual configuration, 6” bbl with replaced front sight with engraving over the frame and cylinder with fine foliate arabesque patterns. It has the original type 1-pc walnut grip. All the nipples are broken. CONDITION: As noted. Retains a gray artificially aged patina overall. Battered screws and worn edges. Grips are chipped and worn and the bore is dark and crusty. Mechanics need attention. 4-50666 JR233 (800-1,200)

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550

ALLEN & WHEELOCK CENTER HAMMER LIP FIRE ARMY REVOLVER. Cal 44 lip fire. SN 350. Later model with narrow grip, 7-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, brass front sight with 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: About good. All matching including the grips. All the metal surfaces have been wire wheel cleaned bright leaving a very fine pitted surface with some scattered areas of deeper pitting. Grips are fine and retain 75-80% original varnish. Strong bore with scattered pitting. Good mechanics. 4-50616 JR271 (500-1,000)

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551

ALLEN & WHEELOCK BELT MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal 36. SN 537. Side hammer revolver with 4-3/4” oct bbl with German silver front sight and 2-pc walnut grips. The cylinder has a forest scene with deer and dogs. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains being a silver gray patina on the bbl and frame with the cylinder a dark patina. Good mechanics and strong bore with pitting. Grips are sound with chips and are slightly battered on the bottom. Nipples are hammered over. 4-50641 JR244 (500-800)

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552

ALLEN & WHEELOCK BELT MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal 36. SN 84. Side hammer revolver with 5-3/4” oct bbl with German silver front sight and 2-pc walnut grips. The cylinder has a forest scene with deer, dogs, and birds. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains being a light gray patina, cylinder scene is good, grips are good, mechanics need attention. 4-50629 JR251 (500-1,000)

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553

TWO CASED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVERS. Cal. 44. SN 54833 & 54189. Both have blue finish, 8” bbls with matching modern engraving through the finish, on the top flat of the bbl, top front of the frame, backstrap, trigger guard and over the serial number on the bottom flat. Both have military inspector initials over the various parts. Both have silver plated brass trigger guards & replacement 2-pc walnut grips. They are accompanied by a mahogany, fabric lined case with a rectangular silver plate in the lid inscribed “Presented to / Maj. Loring W. Muzzey / Lexington, Mass.” We cannot guarantee inscription. CONDITION: #54189 retains 60-70% strong original blue with the rammer lever & cylinder light patina mixed with blue. Mechanics are fine with strong bright bore & scattered fine pitting. #54833 retains about 50% blue mixed with light patina. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with fine pitting in two grooves. Case has a lost splinter on the bottom and has loose joints, otherwise is sound with a moth eaten lining. 4-51402 (2,000-4,000)

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554

ENGRAVED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 112872. Nickel finish, 8” oct bbl, with pinched blade front sight, and extensive after market very fine engraving. Engraving covers about 96% of the entire exterior surface of the revolver in very nicely executed intertwined foliate & floral arabesque patterns with punch dot background. It is fitted with nicely aged 2-pc ivory grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains most of its original nickel plating with a few small spots of secondary bright plating. Mechanics are fine. Grips are very crackled with lines and a small spot of fill on the right side, slightly shrunken and with a replaced chip on the right toe. Dark strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-50494 JR1011 (1,750-2,750)

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555

STARR BELGIUM CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal 44CF. SN 12211. Built on a DBL action army with 6” bbl and 1-pc walnut grip. This revolver has been converted to its present configuration with a new cylinder with 5 chambers. Otherwise externally appears original. The cylinder has usual Belgian proofs and there are small Belgian proofs on the various other parts. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as refinished at the conversion. Sound grip with chipped edges and a bright strong bore with moderate pitting. Good mechanics. An unusual conversion. 4-50663 JR232 (700-1,000)

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556

LEFECHAUX STYLE PINFIRE REVOLVER. Cal 11mm. SN 279. Nickel finish with 6” rnd bbl, typical open top frame with unusual 10-shot cylinder and articulated ejector. It has a bag shaped grip with smooth ebony panels and a Lanyard ring in the butt. The frame, cylinder, backstrap, and trigger guard are modestly engraved in foliate patterns. The front sight is a replacement. CONDITION: Very good. Retains 85-90% original bright nickel, good mechanics and good grips. 4-50650 JR235 (800-1,200)

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557

INSCRIBED ENGRAVED MOORES PATENT INFRINGEMENT POCKET REVOLVER. Cal 32RF. SN 7490. Fine 7-shot pocket revolver with 4” oct bbl that is marked on the top flat “Made for Smith & Wesson by Moore’s Pat. Firearms Co.”. It has brass frame and 2-pc rosewood grips with an ejecting rod under the bbl. The bbl, cylinder, and frame are very nicely engraved in arabesque patterns with punch dot background and the front grip strap is engraved in period script “MAJ. A. Rathkay/1st FLA. U.S. Cav.”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, cylinder, and hammer retain a light gray brown artificially aged patina. Frame and grip straps retain 40-50% thin silverplating. Grips are sound and retain 85-90% strong original varnish. Strong dark bore. Mechanics need attention, the cylinder doesn’t lock up. 4-50603 JR243 (500-1,000)

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558

MANHATTAN POCKET MODEL REVOLVER. Cal 36, SN 64165. Usual configuration with 4-1/2” oct bbl, brass post front sight, with 5-panel rolled cylinder scene and 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching including the wedge. Entire revolver has been refinished with fine blue bbl, case colored rammer and hammer with nickel plated frame, backstrap, and trigger guard. Grips have been revarnished. Strong dark bore, good mechanics, worn grips. 4-50306 JR275 (200-400)

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559

CIVIL WAR ERA PINFIRE REVOLVER. Cal. about 12 mm. SN 30595. Civil War era pinfire of the type used by the Confederacy with 6-1/2” round bbl, tall bead front sight, 6-shot unfluted cylinder, open-top frame with 2-pc walnut grips and a lanyard loop in the butt. Missing its loading gate. CONDITION: Overall gray/brown patina with traces of blue on the cylinder. Mechanics are fine. Grips are sound and retain 40-50% original varnish. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-50671 JR1138 (300-500)

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560

ALLEN WHEELOCK CONVERTED BELT REVOLVER. Cal 32RF. SN 156. Usual configuration 6” oct bbl, 2-pc walnut grips with converted cylinder. Rammer is still present. CONDITION: Good plus. No original finish remains, light gray patina with scattered surface rust. Grips have a hole in each side. Missing the grip pin. Strong dark bore. Cylinder will not lock. 4-50618 JR254 (400-600)

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561

ALLEN WHEELOCK BELT REVOLVER. Cal 32 lip fire. SN 319. Usual configuration 6” oct bbl, 2-pc walnut grips. Rammer is still present. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains, medium gray-brown patina with scattered light pitting, heavy around the forcing cone. Cracked right grip, no original finish remains. Strong dark bore. Good mechanics. 4-50619 JR255 (500-800)

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562

ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NO 1 2ND ISSUE REVOLVER. Cal 22 short. SN 121799. Usual configuration with 3-1/4” oct bbl, German silver front sight, beautifully engraved with very fine foliate arabesque patterns on the frame and geometric and arabesque patterns on the bbl. It has 2-pc rosewood grips. CONDITION: Fair to good, no original finish remains. Frame engraving is beautiful and extremely sharp. Bbl engraving and cylinder are covered in moderate pitting all over. Grips are fine and it has a strong dark bore. Mechanics are fine. 4-50599 JR242 (500-1,000)

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563

ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL 3RD ISSUE REVOLVER. Cal 22 Short. SN 99536. Very nicely factory engraved little revolver with 3-3/16” keyhole bbl and pearl grips. Bbl is engraved in geometric patterns with a long oval on each side, a starburst on each side of the ejector rod housing and wavy outline around the bbl address. Receiver is engraved with full coverage on both sides of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The hinge flat on top is engraved in a starburst pattern and the backstrap with a starburst and intertwining lines. Cylinder, hammer, trigger and ejector pin are all factory gold plated with the balance nickel plated. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains most of its original nickel finish and the receiver 60-70% nickel finish mixed with clean metal finish. Gold plated pieces retain most of their original plating with some losses and light pitting on the cylinder. Grips are fine and bright with good fire and a hairline on the left side. Bright shiny bore with a few spots of scattered pitting. 4-50386 JR404 (1,500-2,000)

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564

INSCRIBED SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL 2ND ISSUE REVOLVER. Cal 22 Short. SN 63761. Usual configuration with 3-1/4” blued keyhole bbl, slightly modified German silver front sight and silver plated frame with 2-pc rosewood grips. Right side of the frame is inscribed “TO / CAPT. L. J. TAYLOR” and on the left side, on the sideplate, “FROM / CO. K”. Accompanied by a reproduced photo of Capt. Taylor reportedly taken the day that he enlisted. Also enclosed is a biography of Lorison James Taylor; A.K.A. L. J. Taylor, which stated that he was born in 1842 in Michigan and died in 1890 in Michigan. He joined the Union Army on May 25, 1861 for three years and was assigned to Company K, 2nd Michigan Infantry Vol. as a Private. He was wounded on July 11, 1863 and was apparently a Sargent at the time. He re-enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant on Oct. 10, 1964 and again on March 16, 1865 as a Captain, all with Company K, 11th Michigan Infantry. He mustered out on Sept. 16, 1865. Taylor fought a number of famous engagements including Fair Oaks, the Peninsular Campaign, Knoxville and served with Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. He was wounded on three different occasions, once to his head. After the war, he returned to Michigan and was a state representative 1873-75 and a Senator in 1877. He later homesteaded in Dakota Territory in 1882-1888 when he returned to Michigan. He died in an insane asylum on July 29th, 1890 and his condition was ascribed to: “wounds to the head received in the line of duty, while patient was in the service of the U.S. Government during the war of the rebellion”. Also accompanying is part of his family tree which includes a descendent named Margaret Mary Detlor born in 1926 who was, at that time, the owner of this revolver. It was consigned by one of her direct family descendents. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 85% bright blue mixed with light surface rust. Receiver retains about 95% original silver plate. Right grip is missing a sliver, otherwise they retain most of their original varnish. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-50385 JR405 (2,000-3,000)

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565

SMITH & WESSON CIVIL WAR ERA #2 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 40081. Usual configuration with 5” keyhole bbl with German silver half-moon front sight and 2-pc rosewood grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All matching including the grips. Retains about 50-60% thin original blue turning plum. Grips are fine with most of their original varnish. Bore is strong & dark with light pitting, may clean much better. Hand is missing. 4-51179 JR925 (300-600)

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566

REMINGTON NEW MODEL POLICE CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 2976. Usual configuration with 4-1/2” oct bbl, half moon German silver front sight, standard factory conversion, 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & rammer lever retain 60-70% thin blue turning plum. Frame & cylinder are mostly dark brown patina with traces of original blue. Trigger guard retains most of its original silver plating and the grips are fine with most of an old restored finish. Strong dark bore. 4-51165 JR934 (300-500)

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567

REMINGTON MODEL 1871 ARMY ROLLING BLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 50 CF. Standard configuration with 8” rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight, tiny forearm and 1-pc walnut grip with legible cartouche. The various parts have small inspector’s initials. CONDITION: About good. Bbl retains most of a cold blue finish with scattered spots of deep pitting. Frame retains 30-40% silvered case colors with fine pitting. Grip is fine with minor nicks & dings. Forearm is worn, nicked & dinged. Fine mechanics, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-51146 JR969 (400-700)

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568

ALLEN WHEELOCK BELT REVOLVER. Cal 32 lip fire. SN 22. Usual configuration 5” oct bbl, 2-pc walnut grips. Rammer is still present. The right side of the ejector right housing has a small damaged area, possibly a bullet strike. CONDITION: Very good plus. Retains 10-15% bright original blue in the sheltered areas with the balance flaked to a light patina. Grips are sound with light edge wear and a couple dings on the bottom and retain 60-70% original varnish. Good mechanics with bright shiny bore. 4-50620 JR256 (800-1,200)

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569

ALLEN WHEELOCK CONVERTED BELT REVOLVER. Cal 32RF. SN 201. Usual configuration 5” oct bbl, 2-pc walnut grips with converted cylinder. Rammer is still present. CONDITION: Overall dark brown patina, scattered light pitting on the bbl and cylinder, heavier around the forcing cone. Right side of the rammer housing has a small oval hole. Chipped grips, no finish remains. Strong dark bore. Good mechanics. 4-50621 JR253 (500-800)

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570

SMITH & WESSON MARTIALLY MARKED 2ND MODEL SCHOFIELD REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Schofield. SN 6524. Nickel finish, 7” keyhole ribbed bbl with markings on both sides of the bbl lug strap. Fitted with 2-pc walnut grips having an oval “DAL” cartouche on the left side and the date 1877 and a rectangular “CW” cartouche on the right grip. Inside the right grip is numbered 6771, which is 247 numbers higher than the serial number of this revolver. Bottom of the butt is marked “US” and there are small “P” and “W” inspector marks over the various parts of the revolver. All numbers except the grips are matching. This is likely a Bannerman or Schuyler, Hartley & Graham surplus revolver. CONDITION: Very good to excellent as refinished retaining 95-96% strong bright nickel with only minor spotting and some losses at the muzzle and front of the cylinder. There is some light freckling on the sideplate and the right side of the frame. Grips are outstanding with some minor dents and dings and fit this revolver very well. Bore is strong and bright with some light pitting, crisp mechanics. 4-47905 (4,000-7,000)

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571

*CASEDKOLB BABY HAMMERLESS REVOLVER. Cal 22 short. SN 157. Nickel finish with 1-1/4” ovoid shaped bbl, half moon front sight with checkered “K” logo hard rubber grips. One chamber is cracked. Accompanied by a very rare black leatherette covered purple lined French fitted case. CONDITION: As noted. 95% original nickel, very fine grips, worn dark bore. Case is extremely fine. 4-50912 JR330 (300-500)

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572

SHARPS MODEL 3B 4-BBL DERRINGER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 11399. Usual configuration, 3-1/2” bbl cluster with Sharps & Hankins bbl address, Sharps patent markings on the right side of the frame, button bbl release and the bbls without extractor. It has smooth rosewood grip panels. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl cluster retains 93-95% bright glossy blue. Frame retains most of its muted case colors with the grip frame a gray patina. Grips are sound and retain most of their original finish. Fine mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-51180 JR924 (600-1,000)

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573

SMITH & WESSON #1 3RD ISSUE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 87599. Blue finish, 3-1/4” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight, with rosewood birdhead grips. CONDITION: Fine. All matching including the grips. Retains about 70% strong original blue mixed with brown patina, and a spot of rust on the bbl. Cylinder is mostly brown with blue in the flutes. Fine mechanics & grips with bright shiny bore, scattered pitting. 4-51182 JR932 (300-500)

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574

DERINGER SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 822. Very closely resembles a Smith & Wesson 1st model 3rd issue, 3” round keyhole bbl, half moon front sight, spur trigger and high spur hammer, having bird head ivory grips. It is factory engraved with foliate and arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The large blossoms on each side of the frame have a gold washed center. CONDITION: Fine. Hinge is a little loose, otherwise mechanically sound and retains about 90% original nickel finish. Grips are fine. Fine strong bore. A scarce little revolver. 4-51506 JR739 (500-1,000)

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575

ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL 2ND ISSUE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 53446. Beautiful little revolver with 3-1/4” oct bbl, having silver plated brass frame & ivory grips. The bbl, frame & cylinder are typically New York engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The backstrap is inscribed “Anna”. CONDITION: Bbl is a medium gray metal color with scattered spots of light surface pitting. Frame & grip frame retain about 75% original silver plating. Grips are fine and are a beautiful golden mellow color. Cylinder is worn with light pitting, mechanics need attention. Worn dark bore. 4-51505 JR740 (500-1,000)

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576

CASED PAIR OF MINIATURE BEATTIE PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOLS. Cal. 32. Tiny peanut pistols with 1” screw-bbls, 4” overall, with checkered bag-shaped grips. They have square, box-lock receivers decorated on both sides with light engraving, having the manufacturer’s name on the left side and “London” on the right. They have center dolphin decorated hammers with safeties and folding triggers. They are accompanied by an English manufacturer’s case which has recesses for the pistols, and also contains the bbl wrench/rammer and a tiny German silver bag-shaped flask with two rnd lidded compartments in the front that contain caps & balls. The case bottom is made from a single piece of oak and the lid with extended edges and has brass hinges and a mortised lock. Also accompanies is part of page 10 of the September 15, 1970 Shotgun News advertising a similar set of pistols. CONDITION: Pistols are fine. Retain no original finish being a light to medium gray/brown patina. Stocks retain most of their original varnish with minor handling and use marks. Mechanics are fine. One of the hammers is possibly a replacement. Tool and flask are fine, as is the case. 4-50911 (2,000-4,000)

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577

CASED PAIR OF WILKINSON PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS. Cal. About 46 Smoothbore. Small pistols with 2-1/4” oct bbls, rnd engraved receivers, center dolphin hammers with safeties & folding triggers. They have an extremely fine checkered 1-pc stocks with thumb plates and engraved buttcaps with trap in each pistol. They are cased in a typical English walnut casing with compartments for the pistols, a single cavity nut cracker ball mold, bbl wrench and a tiny brass & copper flask. CONDITION: One pistol has heavy pitting on the bbl and has been cleaned. No original finish remains. Grip is sound with moderate wear and a couple of bruises. Mechanics are fine and the safety is frozen. The other pistol has heavy pitting on the bbl. Retains 30-40% case colors on the receiver with a repaired break through the stock, sound mechanics. Top flat of this pistol has the maker’s name and “London”. Case has a slightly warped lid with faded green felt lining and a couple of loose partitions. Label is much yellowed and detached from the lid. Both bores are moderately pitted. 4-51406 JR735 (750-1,250)

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578

CASED ADAMS PATENT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 45. SN 91. Fine 5-shot DBL action/single action revolver with 5-3/4” oct bbl, rammer mounted to the left side of the bbl, the top flat marked “J.W. Edge. Manchester”. It has nicely checkered 1-pc wood grip with smooth butt cap, the cylinder & frame are marked with a patent number and there is a safety on the right side of the frame. The case is typical English oak construction, green felt lined, compartmented for the various accessories which include a wood & brass wiping rod, ebony handled nipple wrench, small “C&J.W Hawksley” bag flask with ring in the bottom, a matching nickeled round oiler bottle, a reproduction small caliber Colt type brass bullet mold and an Eley cap tin. It has a blue Adams label in the lid. The case has brass screws around the perimeter and a center round brass medallion. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Revolver retains about 95% bright high polish blue with light edge wear and pitting around the forcing cone and on the edge of the top strap. Trigger retains 75-80% bright blue and the trigger guard is flaked to a gray patina. Grips are extremely fine with very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine with bright shiny bore and scattered very fine pitting. Case is missing a sliver from the bottom and has a crack with two other grain checks in the lid. Lining is lightly soiled with one small break in a divider, otherwise fine. 4-51503 JR726 (5,000-6,500)

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579

FINE CASED ALLEN & THURBER PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX. Cal. 32. SN 369. Pocket size pepperbox with 3-1/2” fluted bbl cluster, bar hammer, attached nipple shield and bag shaped grip. The shield & receiver are typically engraved with arabesque patterns. It is accompanied by a fine blue velvet lined walnut box with coffin style raised, carved lid with fluted edges. Also accompanying is a small round brass flask, a wood handled ramrod/wiping jag with brass ferrule and a tiny iron 2-cavity mold. One of the cavities in the mold is for a round ball while the other is an elliptical ball. CONDITION: Bbls retain 95-98% dark original blue, beginning to turn. Nipple shield retains about 90% bright niter blue, and the receiver 15-20% bright original blue with the balance flaked to light patina. Grips are sound and retain virtually all their original varnish. This pistol is probably unfired. Case has a crack in the lid and may have been re-lined a long time ago. Mortised lock is missing one screw. Flask & tools are fine. 4-51504 JR736 (4,000-6,000)

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580

CIVIL WAR INSCRIBED SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 8215. Usual configuration with 6” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight, unfluted cylinder with 2-pc rosewood grips. The bottom of the right grip has the painted number “120B2Y”, which is probably an old museum number. At one time it was nickel-plated. The left sideplate is inscribed “Capt. W.H.H. Robins / Co. I 2nd Regt. / E.T.V.I.”. It is accompanied by a large volume of research in a 3-ring binder indicating that Robins enlisted with his brother in August 1861 in the 2nd Regt. East Tennessee Volunteer Infantry of the U.S. Army. They had previously been members of the Kentucky State Militia Lexington Rifles, but with the outbreak of war, joined the Union Army. He was mustered in as a 1st Sgt. of Company B, was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in September of 1861 and to 1st Lieutenant in early 1862. On May 10, 1862 he was commissioned Captain of Company I. His regiment was subsequently re-equipped as mounted infantry and participated in the pursuit of Morgan’s Raiders into Ohio and Kentucky. In November 1863, they were garrisoned at Rogersville, TN and were captured by the Confederates of the 4th Kentucky Cavalry. Robins surrendered his revolver at that time and was imprisoned until August 1864 when he was paroled and then mustered out in November 1864. Undoubtedly, this revolver then saw service for the rest of the war with the Confederate 4th Kentucky Cavalry. After the war he returned to Lexington, KY, married and settled down and died in the National Soldier’s Home in Dayton, Ohio, April 15, 1906. Also accompanies is a copy of the November 1966 issue of The Gun Report which has an article by Wiley Sword regarding this and another Smith & Wesson revolver.

CONDITION: Fair to good. All matching including the grips. Retains 25-30% original nickel-plating with the balance a dark patina with some light to moderate pitting. Cylinder is a little loose, otherwise mechanics are fine. Grips have chipped toes and show moderate to heavy wear. Bore is worn and dark. 4-51216 JR1229 (4,000-6,000)

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580A.

LARGE FRAMED LITHOGRAPH OF ANDERSONVILLE PRISON. Undated black & white stone litho, framed in oak, 59-1/4” x 39-1/2” horizontal image size, 68-3/4” x 49” overall size. It is an extremely detailed drawing of Andersonville Prison with hundreds & hundreds of figures, includes the palisade fences with guard towers in the foreground with the background occupied by a Confederate encampment including artillery, tents, buildings and marching troops. Three sides of the border are occupied with nineteen vignettes of prison life, undoubtedly depicting specific memorable scenes, particularly gruesome is number one showing a wagon load of bodies at a cemetery. The bottom of the print is inscribed “ANDERSONVILLE PRISON. CAMP SUMTER, GA. / AS IT APPEARED AUGUST 1ST 1864, WHEN IT CONTAINED 35,000 PRISONERS OF WAR / DRAWN FROM MEMORY BY THOMAS O’DEA. LATE PRIVATE CO. E. 16TH. REGT. MAINE INF. VOLS. / TO THE PARENTS, WIDOWS, ORPHANS, AND FRIENDS, OF THOSE WHO PERISHED IN THIS PRISON AND TO THE REMAINING SURVIVORS, IS THIS PICTURE RESPECTFULLY AND FRATERNALLY DEDICATED.” The left end of this inscription has the emblem of the National Association of Ex-Prisoners of War and the right side, the badge of the GAR. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Crisp and sharp, with little or no yellowing and no foxing. Frame has a small water stain on the bottom board and a few scratches and nicks here and there, otherwise is fine. 4-51322 JR (1,000-2,000)

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580B.

HAND COLORED CIVIL WAR PRINT. Large print, oak framed, vertical image 28-1/2” x 19-1/4”, titled “Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon”. The top 2/5 of the image is occupied with an exterior view showing a series of large multi-story brick buildings with several formations of soldiers marching with another line of soldiers entering one of the buildings, apparently for a draught. A red, white & blue bunting flag flies over that building & it is marked “Wm. M. Cooper & Co.” and on a small banner below that, “Union Now and Forever / Death to all Traitors”. There is a flag flying from a line on which is printed “Cooper Shop Volunteers Refreshment Saloon – Free”. This image is surmounted with a spread-winged American eagle, the American flag, and an Indian maiden, with a long ribbon inscribed in Latin. Also on the left side of this image is another banner inscribed “Merit where merit is due / Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon Supported by Contributors”. This banner is surrounded by stars. The bottom 3/5 of the image is an interior view depicting a long hall with tables seating numerous military officers & enlisted men with ladies serving, all in the background, with a group of prosperous looking civilians in the foreground, one of whom is probably Mr. Cooper in the center. That image has an actual photograph of a face over the image. CONDITION: Fine. Colors are vivid, albeit, slightly muted. It is lightly soiled and the matting is yellowed and dark. Frame is scuffed & nicked with loose corners, but intact. 4-51452 JR1100 (1,000-2,000)

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580C.

CIVIL WAR AND CAVALRY GROUPING. From the Putnam Family estate. It consist of: 1) 1840’s pattern military saddle with brass trim and original quilted, padded seat. Saddle complete with skirts, cinch/girth, stirrup leathers and one stirrup. 2) Enfield cartridge box with sling. 3) Carbine sling with attached pistol box. 4) Bridle and bit. Bit is plain iron, model 1859 missing rosettes. CONDITION: Saddle leather is very dry and cracking. Rats or mice have eaten edges of skirts of saddle and various other leather components to saddle. Cartridge box is dried and stitching is broken. A name, “DAVID B. BARRY”, is scratched into back of cartridge box. Box is missing tab but still retains original tin liner. Carbine sling is dry and cracking as is attached pistol box. Carbine sling is rusted. Brass sling buckle and tip are fine. 4-50196 (2,000-3,000)

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581

EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED FIRST MODEL CONFEDERATE GRISWOLD REVOLVERS. Cal. 36. SN 1346 & 1347. As rare as Griswold revolvers are, a consecutively numbered pair is extremely rare. Only about 50 of the approximately 1,500 First Model Griswold revolvers made have been accounted for. These revolvers have a history with #1346 from the well known Fred Slaton Collection and #1347 from the Stanley Diefenthal Collection, both important Confederate Collections. Both revolvers are described as having 7-1/2” stepped rnd bbls, with 6-groove gain twist rifling. They have Colt style attached rammers, 6-shot cylinders, with brass frame, trigger guard & back strap. Both have 1-pc walnut grips. Both have slightly curved triggers with #1346 being more thin than the one on #1347. Both have 3-screw Colt style frames with a bbl wedge through a slot below a screw. The grip on #1346 is substantially more angled than #1347 but this appears to be factory original as the grips fit perfectly. Both revolvers have all matching assembly numbers including the penciled two digits in the backstrap channel of the grips. #1346 has the assembly number “26” which appears on the ramrod pivot, left side of the trigger guard under the grip and on the wedge. The same number appears in the back strap channel. The backstraps themselves are unnumbered. Also appearing on the left side of the trigger guard is the Roman Numeral “VIII” and “BB” on the right side. The same “BB” appears on the back edge of the frame. It has the initials “CK” scratched on the bottom of the butt. #1347 has the assembly number “27” which appears in the same locations as above and the Roman Numeral “III” is on the left side of the grip frame and reversed “JJ” on the right side. The same “JJ” appears on the back edge of the frame. The cylinders are almost exact replications of an 1851 Colt Navy cylinder. CONDITION: Number 1346 is very fine. No original finish remains, being a mottled silver/gray patina with worn muzzle edge and hammer marks around the wedge slot. Frame shows moderate wear with light nicks & dings and retains a beautiful medium dark mellow patina. Frame screws are slightly battered and one trigger guard screw is missing. Grips are sound with a couple of bruises on the bottom showing moderate wear, with a fine hand polished patina. Strong bore, pitted in the grooves. Number 1347 is very fine. Shows less wear with a light silver/brown patina and light nicks & dings on the bbl with fine pitting around the forcing cone. Wedge is a modern replacement. Frame is fine with replaced frame screws and some casting flaws on the right side. Hammer has light pitting on both sides. Grips are fine and sound with light handling & use marks and retain 15-20% original varnish, mostly on the left side. Frame retains a light cleaned patina that is beginning to patinate. Strong dark bore with good rifling. 4-51219 JR1116 (55,000-75,000)

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582

EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE INDIAN TREATY FLAG OR BATTLE FLAG. This flag is one of three surviving specimens and the only one in private hands. During the early part of the Civil War the Confederate states formed an alliance with certain southern Indian nations; the Choctaw, the Chickasaw, the Seminole, the Creek and later the Cherokee nation, to fight on the side of the confederacy. Originally the flag was designed with four red stars to form a passion cross and to represent the four Indian nations that belonged to the confederacy. Later, when the Cherokee joined, a fifth red star was added. The other two flags in existence relating to this Indian alliance are both in museums. They are slightly different in composition, but all three maintain a unique construction aspect in that they are all made of cotton. None of the other Indian associated flags has five red stars in the center, but one of the horizontal bars has the text, “CHEROKEE BRAVES”. This was captured at Locust Grove in the Cherokee nation on the third day of July in 1862 and was carried by General Stand Watie’s Confederate Indians. Another related Indian flag has 15 total stars; 11 for the Confederate states and four for the four Indian nations that at that time had aligned, each of those stars, rather than being red, have the name of Indian nation it represents in the horizontal bar with the text, “STRIKE FOR YOUR ALTAR AND YOUR HOMES”. It is known that this flag was sewn by Mrs. Victoria Redwine, wife of Captain (and later Major) Hulum D. C. Redwine, commanding officer of Company E. This was donated to the Texas military Museum and was carried by the 10th Regiment Texas Volunteer Calvary. This flag being offered is similar to a flag described in the September 6, 1861 Alton Illinois “Telegraph”, which copied an article from the Fort Smith Arkansas “Times” of August 1861. In this article it describes a flag very similar to the example being offered except that at the time of this article the fifth star representing the Cherokee nation had not been added. “The Confederate Flag Floats Over Our Camp… Inside the circle the commissioner has placed four small red stars forming the four extremities of a passion cross – for the four nations, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole in token that these Christian tribes of ‘Redmen’ are encircled by our protection and are with and of us. When, if ever we deem fit to treat with the Cherokees, a fifth star will form the center of the cross…” This flag possibly a treaty flag, used at the time that the 5th Indian nation joined and/or very likely used as a battle flag in one of the Texas units. It was purchased a few years ago at an estate auction in San Antonio, Texas. It is an extremely rare flag and the only privately owned flag associated with these treaties. The five Indian nations fought on behalf of the confederacy and in fact the Cherokees distinguished themselves being led by one of their own General Stand Watie. Watie was the only Indian to attain the rank of General; his 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles were instrumental in disrupting Federal operations and cutting Union supply lines in the region. Watie was the last confederate General to cease hostilities and he never formally surrendered. The flag’s format is a standard Confederate 1st National with the blue field, white stars and alternating red/white/red horizontal bars the only difference here being the five red stars formed as the symbol of the passion cross within the circle of white stars. It is unquestionably a period flag and is accompanied by a letter of authentication from noted flag historian; Howard Michael Madaus dated August 20, 2003. Additionally, the flag is accompanied by a textile report by the nation’s foremost textile authority, Fonda Thompson whose findings also affirm that the flag is of the Civil war era. The flag’s history makes it extremely intriguing Confederate memorabilia. It’s size, bright colors and condition, make this a wonderful decorative specimen. A unique opportunity to own an extraordinarily rare Confederate/Indian associated item. SIZE: Flag is 97″‘ on the fly and 58″ at the hoist. CONDITION: Flag maintains strong color. It has scattered small holes from use although not of great detraction. There is a vertical repaired cut, which runs through the flag. Fonda Thompson’s textile analysis found that the repair was apparently done during the Civil War era, as the thread fibers are the same as the type produced in that period. (if we only knew why this was done – what an intriguing story this might also tell!). The flag loses no aesthetics in this repair and only a minute loss to the overall size of the flag. The original attachment is still here and Mr. Madaus’ details offer substantial details to its structure and history. The sale of this flag represents a singular opportunity to own what is, without a doubt, one of the more unique and extremely collectible artifacts of the little known portion of the Confederate/Indian alliance during the Civil War. Also offered with this flag is a copy of, “GENERAL STAND WATIE’S CONFEDERATE INDIANS”, by Frank Cunningham. 4-51301 (60,000-80,000)

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583

VERY RARE KRAFT, GOLDSCHMIDT & KRAFT STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS CONFEDERATE SWORD W/ SCABBARD. A rare early K.G. & K. sword. The guard and the pommel are decorated with K.G.&K.’s unique combination of laurel leaves and oak leaves, and the guard features a pierced “CS” embedded in the oak leaves, conforming to fig. 21-A in Albaugh’s “Photographic Supplement…”. The hilt, pommel, and especially knuckleguard are roughly finished, with casting marks, mold seams, and file marks evident. The grip is leather covered and wrapped with a single strand of wire. The blade is unmarked and not etched. The fullers exhibit variations in width/depth, possibly due to the pressures of getting into the sword business at the beginning of the war and the need to produce many swords in a very short period of time. The fullering and ricasso of this blade are atypical of this maker. The scabbard is iron, with brass throat, mounts, and drag. Size: 42” overall from pommel to drag. 34” long blade with 3/8” wide unstopped fullers. CONDITION: Overall good. Brass parts of the hilt are roughly finished, as they usually are, but in good condition. Blade is dark with mottled stains and cleaned pitting. Scabbard has a number of dents and the iron body has been refinished over pitting. Lower mount has a repair at its lower edge and some rust is visible between the mount and the scabbard. 4-51234 (18,000-22,000)

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584

IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE GENERALS 1861 FIELD SWORD AND SCABBARD WITH INSCRIBED PRESENTATION FROM THE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA. BRIGADIER GENERAL ARCHIBALD GRACIE, JR. C.S.A.-KILLED IN ACTION! We do not guarantee the inscription on this sword. One of the great opportunities in the market place to purchase the historic sword of Brigadier General Archibald Gracie, Jr. who was killed in action around Petersburg on December 2, 1864. This sword was presented to him by Alabama Governor Andrew Barry (A.B.) Moore who was the elected head of Alabama from 1857 through 1861 and played an important role in the first Confederate Congress assembled in Montgomery, Alabama in 1861. The presentation was made at the outset of War in 1861 when Gracie was appointed Major of the 11th Alabama Regiment.

The sword is a rather plain U.S. Model 1850 foot officer’s sword having a cast brass hilt, decorated pommel with sharkskin covered and twisted wire wrapped wooden grip. The slightly curved blade measures 30.25” and is decorated with etched patriotic designs including “U.S.” and a spread winged American eagle and shield. The blade is unmarked and may be the product of a Solingen manufacturer. The scabbard is of black bridle leather with plain brass mounts. The top mount is inscribed: Presented to Maj. A. Gracie / 11th Ala. Regt. / by Gov. A.B. Moore / 1861.

Archibald Gracie, Jr., was born in New York City, New York, on December 1, 1832. Gracie was born into a prominent New York family, and went to Heidelberg, Germany to study. He graduated from West Point in 1854, and served on the northwestern frontier. In 1856, he resigned from the army and joined his father in a cotton-brokerage business in Mobile, Alabama. Gracie became involved in the state militia. When the secession crisis began, Gracie’s father returned to New York, but Archibald, Jr. remained in Alabama as a militia captain of the Washington Light Infantry. Gracie seized the federal arsenal at Mount Vernon, Alabama, under the orders of Alabama Gov. Andrew B. Moore, before the state left the Union. Gracie and his troops joined the 3d Alabama Infantry, and were sent to Virginia. After being promoted to brigadier general to rank from November 4, 1862, he fought in the Battle of Chickamauga, the Siege of Knoxville and the fighting at Bean’s Station, where Gracie was seriously wounded. He recovered, and was assigned to duty under Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, fighting on the Petersburg siege lines. Gracie was killed by Union artillery on December 2, 1864, while he was observing enemy movements. His father had Gracie’s body moved to New York City after the Civil War ended. Francis O. Ticknor wrote a poem of eulogy, entitled “Gracie, of Alabama”. His father’s mansion serves as the official residence of the Mayor of New York City –commonly known as “Gracie Mansion.”

CONDITION: Good. This sword has seen a great deal of field use but no abuse. This condition makes this sword even more desirable and historic in that it is highly likely that this sword accompanied General Gracie through his war career until his death at the killing end of a Yankee artillery shell at Petersburg. Blade is worn with a medium gray patina overall. Etching is visible but light. Brass hilt is a bit loose and unpolished, and the grip shows wear. Scabbard has a repaired break in the leather scabbard just above the drag (relatively well done). Brass mounts are uncleaned with a dark patina and the engraved presentation clear and genuine. 4-50609 CW1 (20,000-40,000)

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585

LEECH & RIGDON CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICERS SWORD W/ SCABBARD. Nice officer’s sword. The guard, pommel and grip closely conform to that illustrated in Albaugh’s “Photographic Supplement…” Fig 22-C. The top left surface of the guard features a cast “CS” in oval, the grip is leather-covered and wrapped with dbl twisted strands of brass wire. The blade, with unstopped fullers, is plain with no stamps or etchings. The sheath is of one-piece leather construction, stitched at the spine, and fitted with brass mounts. The leather is embossed with two lines on each side, conforming to the shape of the sheath. The mounts are bordered with fine grooves and are otherwise unadorned. The throat and tip are each attached with a single screw at the back and the center mount is attached with a pin at the spine. Size: 37-1/2” overall incl. drag. 32” long blade. CONDITION: Leather wrap is worn through in two places on the right side of the grip – the wire wrap is intact. There are some dents in the pommel, though the hilt and guard are good overall. Blade exhibits light pitting and staining, but has no nicks or chips. Scabbard mounts have a dark reddish patina, and most of the leather’s finish is alligatored and/or flaked. Overall a nice sword, appearing well-used, but not abused. 4-51233 (11,000-14,000)

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586

HISTORIC CONFEDERATE USED CAVALRY SABER. Unmarked 1842 pattern saber with 35-1/2” slightly curved blade, small & large fullers, leather and twisted wire wrapped handle, 3-branch hand guard with original iron scabbard. Accompanied by an original leather sword knot. Also accompanies are several pages of provenance including that for CSA Brig. Gen. Beverly Holcombe Robertson and another for 1st Lt. George Eaton Priest.

Robertson was an 1849 graduate of West Point and served on the western frontier participating in several battles. He became a Captain in 1861 when he resigned and accepted a Colonel’s commission in the Confederate Army. He was the Commander of the 4th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. He fought throughout the war in several major battles including Gettysburg and several other lesser battles. He fought a rear guard action against Sherman’s troops in his march to the sea.

The sword is accompanied by a card of the “COMMANDERY OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS. / MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES” (MOLLUS) which has typewritten information on the front “REBEL SWORD”, and on the back – “Sword of General Holcombe Robertson C.S.A.” and a number. The front is inscribed in old ink “George Eaton Priest, / First Lieutenant, Quartermaster, / 57th Massachusetts Infantry, U.S.V. / Born 1843 / Died July 1897”. Lt. Priest served throughout the war and was discharged August 9, 1865. In 1886 the MOLLUS formed a Civil War Library & Museum to serve as a repository for their records, relics, souvenirs, etc. at 1805 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA. Apparently Lt. Priest donated this sword which accounts for the number designation on the back of the card.

CONDITION: Sword is fine with mostly bright blade and with some staining along the edge and toward the tip. Brass has traces of original gilding with the balance a dark brownish patina. Handle has slight losses to the leather with loose wire. Scabbard is mostly dark brown with traces of original nickel, no bends or dings. Sword knot is dry with crackled surface, the strap broken in the middle. 4-51413 (2,250-3,250)

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587

CONFEDERATE FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD. Usual configuration with 18-5/8” hour glass shaped blade, double edged with central unstopped fuller. It has a very crudely cast solid brass handle with “CS” in the center on both sides, a spiral casting into the handle and a star on each side of the pommel. There is a brass spacer between the blade & handle and the tang extends through the pommel and is peened over. Some of the casting flaws on one side near the hand guard are filled with lead or solder. CONDITION: Very crude casting with numerous holes & lines, has been cleaned in recent years but still has the remains of very old patination. Blade shows decent age with minor pitting & discoloration. Has been cleaned. 4-51191 JR985 (500-1,000)

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588

CONFEDERATE STYLE NAVAL SHORT SWORD. Short sword/naval boarding knife of unusual design. The blade has an asymmetrical cup-shaped iron guard riveted to the iron quillions. The back edge of the blade is sharpened from the tip of the blade, back 6 inches. We cannot guarantee this to be Confederate, but accompanying is a letter of appraisal from Larry Mealor of The Sword Depot, stating that this is the second such weapon ever seen by him. In the letter, he states that he sent the previous example to Mr. R. E. Neville, who also believed it to be of Confederate manufacture and photographed it for further study. He further states that similarity of the hilt to that of the Boyle Gamble McFee sword point to that firm as a likely manufacturer. SIZE: 19” overall. 14” long blade. CONDITION: Grip’s leather wrap is worn but nearly complete. Grip is wrapped with a single coarse strand of brass wire, which is complete. Guard and quillion are a bit loose. Blade is a very dark patina with some pitting and with numerous small nicks in the cutting edge. 4-51911 (1500-2500)

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589

CONFEDERATE MUSKETOON. Conversion from a Virginia Manufactory musket. This is a Richmond brazed bolster conversion (see Murphy & Madaus). Bbl is about 29”, smoothbore cut from musket bbl. Bbl is unmarked. Lock is marked “Virginia Manufactory/Richmond 1816” and is missing hammer. Hammer screw is broken off in seam. Stock is cut to fit bbl. Front band and middle band removed and front band moved back to accommodate new bbl length. Ramrod is cut to fit new bbl length. CONDITION: Stock is sound and has 1” x ½” piece burned out behind bolster. A 4” crack runs from rear band spring forward on both sides of stock. Stock has several large initials carved on front of buttstock. Some old shellac or varnish covers screws of buttstock and bbl tang. Bbl is pitted at bolster and breech and scattered pitting on lock near bolster. (Gun could be restored with hammer & hammer screw). 4-51408 (2,500-3,500)

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590

ROBERT E. LEE’S SILVER SERVING SPOON. Large coin silver serving spoon, about 8-3/4” long with a spade shaped spoonblade with ribbed handle and flared tip that is hand engraved “Lee”. The back has a single star with a stamped impression “HYDE & GOODRICH”. This was part of a presentation silverware set given to Gen. Robert E. Lee by Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. CONDITION: Very fine. Nicely polished, moderate wear on the Lee inscription with heavier wear on the Hyde & Goodrich stamp on the back. 4-51416 JR1125 (2,750-3,750)

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591

LOT OF THREE BOOKS FROM THE ESTATE OF GEN. J.E.B. STUART. Lot consists of 1) A small volume marked on the spine Evangelical Family Library / Doddridge’s Rise and Progress Volume I published by “The American Tract Society”, undated. This is a small prayer & devotion book consisting of 452 pages with embossed cardboard covers and leather bound spine. Inside the front cover is inscribed “To Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart 1863”. 2) A small book (leather bound volume) entitled Courts Martial by Alexander Macomb, published in 1841, a pencil notation on the fly leaf “Was with Gen. JEB Stuart’s book sent home with his body to Dundee” and signed, “Bill Turner 1985”. 3) A small book (red leather bound volume) Chambers’ Historical Questions, published 1875. Consists of 204 pages. The flyleaf is inscribed “Mrs. J.E.B. Stuart” and further down “Alma Stuart 1876”. Inside the back are a few pencil written notes. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good. Soiled with lightly yellowed edges & some losses to the covers with spots of something on the spine. Spine is intact, writing is legible. 2) Fair to good. Cover shows moderate to heavy wear but is intact with some water staining & foxing inside the covers. 3) Worn. With loose covers still attached Small loss at the bottom of the spine with the top 1/3 loose. Pages are yellowed, but intact, writing is clear. 4-51417 JR1131 (2,250-2,750)

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592

NICKEL-PLATED TEXAS UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS INSCRIBED POCKET WATCH. Made by the Elgin National Watch Co., this nickel cased, open face pocket watch is inscribed on the reverse with crossed Confederate Battle and Texas State flags. Immediately below is engraved: B. Hancock / Lt. Col. / U.C.V. Photocopies records accompany the watch showing that Bradford Hancock was a member of Company F, 26th Regiment Texas Cavalry. His death is noted in the hand written minutes of his U.C.V. camp in 1925. Other records regarding his service in the Confederate Army accompany from the National Archives. At the time of his death, he was serving as Adjutant of his U.C.V. camp. Accompanied by copy of photo of Lt. Col. Hancock in UCV uniform. CONDITION: Excellent. Watch is running, is in bright condition. Inscription and engraving on the reverse appears to date from the period following 1900 and shows appropriate wear. 4-51595 CW14 (1,200-1,500)

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593

HISTORIC INSCRIBED GOLD POCKET WATCH TO JAMES TURNER-TEXAS RANGER 1878. An exceptional and historic pocket watch authentically inscribed to James Turner, a member of the famous Texas Rangers. The watch was made by the Elgin National Watch Co. and is an open-faced watch with gold case. The outer case lid is decorated with scrolls, scallop shells and shading. A central rectangular panel is engraved “James Turner” in block letters. The interior case lid is engraved in period fancy script: To James Turner from his Comrades of Lane’s Texas Rangers 1878. Accompanying the watch is its original key and a gold watch chain having a bronze five point star fob with TEXAS on each point and a small relief portrait of General Joseph Johnston C.S.A. in the center. Extensive records accompany this watch from numerous sources detailing “Maj”. James Turner’s training in law, his entrance into practice, subsequent service in the Confederate States Army and other activities both personal and professional. Turner was also on the Board of the Southern Pacific and Texas and Pacific Railroads accumulating a handsome fortune and, after receiving his A.B. degree, became the Superintendent of Public Schools in Texas. During the Civil War Turner served under General Walter P. Lane as a Lieutenant in the First Texas Partisan Rangers. General Lane organized the troop of Texas Rangers that Turner served in. His service is Lane’s Texas Rangers is commemorated on this historic pocket watch. Accompanied by a copy of a CDV of Turner. CONDITION: Very good. Watch is bright and not in working order but repairable.. Period engraving is strong and clear. Chain and fob are nice and in good order. 4-49108 CW15 (3,500-5,000)

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594

LT. GEN. JUBAL EARLYS CASED PEPPERBOX PISTOL AND PUBLISHED WAR MEMOIR, PRESENTED TO, AND ANNOTATED BY, HIS ADJUTANT, BRIG. GEN. PAYNE. This historic lot contains a cased Allen & Thurber pepperbox pistol, a photograph of Confederate artillery emplacements at Petersburg, and best of all, a copy of Jubal Early’s book A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence in the Confederate States of America. The sepia-toned photograph is about 2-1/2” x 4” and shows an impressive array of artillery protected by earthwork. An ink inscription on the back identifies it as the interior of a fort near Petersburg. The book was printed in 1866 by Lovell & Gibson of Toronto, and is inscribed on the title page “General Payne with the compliments of J A Early” Early presented it to Brig. Gen. Payne January 10th, 1867, and the presentation is so dated in Early’s hand. The book is quite interesting since it gives Early’s interpretation of the battlefield activities in the waning days of the Confederacy. More compelling are the numerous notations, made by Gen. Payne, in the margins. While some of the notations are supportive of Early’s interpretations of events, many are not. For example, a notation made by Payne regarding Early’s account of the Battle of Cedar Creek, and a critical misrepresentation of the timing of the assault “came near making a break between Early and Gordon. I was sent for by both generals to give my recollection of time, and I remember that Early was anxious to convince me that I must be mistaken.” The margins surrounding Early’s accounts of Cedar Creek and the Valley Campaign are loaded with Payne’s notations – not all of them critical of Early. This book would be a wonderful primary resource for any historian seeking to better understand the controversies and criticisms that surrounded Lee’s “mean old man”, including questions of judgement and character. This lot was purchased at a Christie’s auction some years ago ex. collection of Rev. M. L. Steadman and is accompanied by a notarized letter from the lady from whom he acquired the items. The pepperbox is described as an Allen & Thurber percussion pocket size pistol with 3-1/2”, 6-shot, fluted bbl cluster. Cal. 32. SN 162. It has Allen’s Patent bar hammer with engraved attached nipple shield, round engraved receiver and bag shaped 2-pc walnut grips. It is accompanied by its original maroon velvet lined walnut case, compartmented for the pistol, a small iron 2-cavity mold, wood handled wiping rod, small round spring loaded brass flask and an open compartment containing loose balls, the key to the box and a Civil War era cannon ignitor. CONDITION: Book has been professionally conserved and is in quite good condition. Photograph is very good to excellent. Pistol is extremely fine, probably unfired, with the bbl retaining 96-98% strong bright original blue. Nipple shield & receiver retain 20-30% bright glossy blue with the balance flaked to light patina. Grips retain most of their original bright varnish. Accessories are fine. Case is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its original varnish. 4-50270 (20,000-24,000)

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595

EARLY TIN AMMUNITION BOX. Unusual curved box about 9” long x 4-1/2” wide x 2-3/4” high with hinged mortised lid and a hasp on one end and brackets on both ends. It is made of light sheet metal with all soldered edges with rolled edges around the top and on the edge of the lid. CONDITION: About good, scuffed and soiled with light surface staining and corrosion. Three of the corners of the lid are cracked. Interior has evidence that there may have been a divider about mid-point, crossways, which is now missing. 4-51442 (525-625)

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596

SCARCE KERR PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 1819. British made revolver of possible Civil War Confederate use. It has 5-3/4” ovoid oct bbl, 5-shot cylinder, with 1-pc checkered wood grips. It is a dbl action model. The left side of the frame has a small proof mark and another proof mark on the left side of the grip along with a large stamped number “4”. The right side of the frame has the serial number and an engraved number “30” which is upside down. The right forward side of the frame has a small “J” in a circle with a crown and there are other small proofs on the cylinder. The front of the cylinder has a stamped number “43”. CONDITION: About good. Retains an overall dark brown patina with very worn grips and mechanical problems. Hammer appears to be an old hand forged replacement. Bright shiny bore. 4-51161 JR971 (500-1,000)

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597

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CADET DRESS SHAKO-CIRCA 1870. This is a post Civil War example of the traditional dress shako worn by cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The cap of black felt on pasteboard is 5” tall with straight sides. The exterior crown is covered in tarred or patent leather and a ¾” leather band decorates the crown and the base of the shako body. On each side is a small tin ventilator. Mounted on the front is a large V.M.I. die stamped brass insignia consisting of the State Seal of Virginia surmounted by V.M.I. surrounded by a wreath. The chin strap is ¾ “ wide and is held in place with two brass shako buttons reading “Cadet” / “V.M.I.” The short turned down visor is of tarred leather. The shako retains its 2” wide sweatband but is devoid of any other interior linings or markings. CONDITION: Good. Dark black felt body has faded with a greenish tint and there are several cracks around the crown. Shako is in relatively good condition but is slightly bent out of shape. Plate on the front has a medium patina. Pompom, and other interior fittings are missing. 4-50699 CW19 (400-600)

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598

RARE CLOSED “C” CONFEDERATE BELT BUCKLE. Solid brass buckle, 2-3/4” x 1-7/8”, slightly curved with three hooks on the back. The front has a raised border with raised lettering inside “C.S.A.” with the “C” almost appearing to be an “O”. CONDITION: Dark patina showing moderate wear. 4-51415 (1,200-1,500)

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599

CIGAR BUTT SMOKED BY GENERAL GRANT. Framed Stogie butt, 2-1/4” long x 5/8” diameter, one end obviously chewed, mounted on board in a glass front frame. With a hand written note stating “Cigar smoked by Gen’l U.S. Grant before Vicksburg 1863” and signed “Charles Brooks, Orderly to Gen’l Grant, Groton, N.Y. 1887”. CONDITION: What can you say about a chewed on cigar butt? The frame is fine. 4-51412 (2,000-2,500)

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599A.

FINE DETAILED WOOD BURNING ON BOARD. The board measures 23-1/2” x 19” vertical with the image of a fanciful Gen. Grant astride a magnificent charger holding a tattered U.S. flag aloft. It is obviously set in a battlefield, as there is a broken cannon cascabel in the foreground. The back is marked with burnt inscription “This picture of Gen. Grant proclaiming the surrender of Richmond, was burnt with a red hot poker expressly for P.E. Gay, Esquire, July 4, 1856.” and signed “Ball Hughes. Lieut. Boston. Massu U.S.” The date “1856” is apparently a mistake on the artist’s part as the inscription certainly looks authentic. The frame is made of very nicely grained walnut, 3-3/4” wide with nicely molded inside & outside edges with carved decorations all around. It is 31-1/2” high x 27” wide. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Great detail with light soiling, with a fine aged tone for the entire surface. Back has a wonderful dark aged patina. Frame is fine with loose corners. 4-50294 JR1169 (500-800)

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599B.

RARE &WONDERFUL CIVIL WAR MOTIF CAST IRON HALL TREE. Fantastic cast iron item. Approximately 6’5” high x about 27” at the widest point. Cast in great detail with two 1861 style muskets with fixed bayonets, four swords, the two in the center are artillery hangers with eagle heads and the two outside are straight swords. The rifle slings & sword straps are part of the casting, along with sword knots. There is an American shield crest at the top center and a large American shield with mirror centered at about 5’. There are seven hooks for hats & coats over the top. About 20” off the floor is a casting of a Civil War Officer’s belt with eagle buckle, which serves as a holder for umbrellas or canes, and the base is very detail casting of broken bayonets & cartridge boxes with oval “US” plates. Inside the base are beveled edges where there might have been a pan to hold umbrellas & canes, now missing. CONDITION: Very good. Retains 85-90% original black finish with about 90% of the gold paint on the eagle heads, the two straight sword handles & the sword knots. Two of the hooks are broken and there is a crack in the left musket and two swords, otherwise it is sound & fine. A most rare & unusual Civil War related item. 4-51454 JR1163 (17,500-22,500)

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600

G. A. R. FLAG. SIZE: 60”x69” (on fly). All silk flag with gold fringe and silk ties. Gold hand-painted stars, and “JOHN B HUBBARD POST 20 G. A. R.” painted on both sides of stripes. CONDITION: Red and blue silk sound. White silk is shredding. All in all a sound flag. Very displayable. 4-50380 JS85 (500-1,000)

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601

LOT OF CIVIL WAR ARTIFACTS. This lot consists of a large handmade D-guard Bowie knife, a French centerfire revolver and an early photograph. The Bowie knife has a 13-1/2” clip point blade and it is 3/8” thick at the ricasso. It is hand forged and 18-1/4” overall with a 4-1/2” D-shaped handle with hook shaped quillion. It has a stacked leather handle with the tang pulled through the top and peened over. The handle was whittled on during the period of use and now has a dark even patina. The revolver is of unusual French design, caliber 45 center fire, 5-1/2” oct bbl, fixed sights, unfluted 6-shot cylinder with fancy trigger guard, straight spur hammer and 1-pc walnut grip with lanyard loop in the butt. It has an unusual feature of a lever under the bottom of the bbl that, when pushed left, allows the bbl to tip down for removing the cylinder. The cylinder has no stops and relies only on the hand for timing and locking. The third item is an oval photograph, with about 5-1/2” image in a Bakelite frame with a paper label on the back identifying the lady as “Johanna Nilsson” with the dates “1841” and “1920”. Accompanying this lot is a notarized statement from Edna R. McKeen dated April 22, 1987 of Lake Worth, FL certifying that the Bowie knife and revolver had belonged to her husband’s grandfather, Cpl. Matthew J. McKeen, who had served with the 2nd Arkansas Volunteers in the Confederacy. She states that the knife was blacksmith made from a wagon wheel rim. CONDITION: Knife has been sharpened in the recent past with the edge showing grind marks and the balance a very dark patina with very heavy rust pitting. Revolver is a silver patina with heavy pitting on the frame & cylinder. Bore is bright, grips are fine, mechanics are loose. Picture is faded, frame is good. 4-50755 JR1137 (2,000-3,000)

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602

FINE PAIR OF CIVIL WAR ERA POMMEL HOLSTERS FOR 1851 NAVY SIZE REVOLVERS. Black leather flap holsters attached to a center band of leather that about 13-1/2” long that is slightly curved, about 4” wide at the holsters and tapers to 2-1/2” at the center. The center of this strap has a small strap and buckle for attachment to a McLellan saddle. Each holster has a sewn in toe plug and a loop for the flat closure tab. Off the edge of each holster, near the toe, is a small tab of leather for a strap to attach to the saddle. CONDITION: All original with very dry and crackled surface with some losses of finish on the center strap and minor losses on the holster body. Both holsters have some white paint splatters. A very rare Civil War accessory, seldom encountered in complete, original condition. 4-50874 JR337 (500-800)

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603

LOT OF CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY UNIFORM JACKET AND POST-CIVIL WAR RED KEPI. The jacket is a standard Civil War contract U.S. Artillery short jacket. It conforms to the uniform regulations with 12 small buttons down the single-breasted front, 4 on the collar, and two at each cuff. The jacket is decorated in red worsted tape according to regulation. Interior body lining is missing. The sleeves are of white linen, the left having its original sub-inspector’s stamped marking. CONDITION: Fair. This jacket, likely, surplus from Bannerman’s, has seen some hard use either through use as a re-enacting uniform or a costume house. Red worsted tape has been replaced on each cuff and repaired here and there. All of the buttons have been re-sewn and one 4” and one 6” tear has been repaired on the back. It also appears as though additional decorations were once added to this jacket but now removed. It still makes a nice and colorful appearance. The kepi of red wool dates to the period 1875-1890. A bold label in the crown is stamped in silver: M. SLATER / Band Instruments & Military Goods / 42 Courtland Street / New York. Body and crown of the kepi are of bright red wool. Visor is tarred leather with edge binding and the black leather chinstrap is held in place with two, cuff sized, Georgia State Seal buttons. Interior is lined with a brown polished cotton material with drawstring. CONDITION: Good. Sweatband is missing. There is slight wear and some age discoloration. Visor is beginning to separate from the kepi and the chinstrap is missing one retainer. 4-50697 CW12 (900-1,300)

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603A.

POST CIVIL WAR U.S. CONTRACT 7TH CAVALRY KEPI. Dating to the period 1870-80, this dark blue wool forage cap matches U.S. regulations for the period. The paper label on the interior crown indicated manufacture on “CONTRACT” by Horstmann Bros. & Co., Philadelphia. The cap has a 1.5” wide sweat band and no other interior lining. The visor is tarred leather with edge binding and the chin strap is retained by two cuff sized eagle buttons and adjusted with a small square brass buckle. Mounted on the front of the cap is the Model 1872 Cavalry insignia of stamped brass (crossed sabers) with the regimental number “7” mounted above. This insignia appears to have been mounted on this cap during its period of use. On the sweatband is penned a name in period ink which appears to be “McGregor.” A very nice early U.S. regulation contract kepi by a famous maker. CONDITION: Very good. Light mothing is apparent in the body of the cap. Label is worn but readable. Interior lining material is missing but the sweatband is strong. Approximately 4” of the visor edge binding is lost. 4-50276 CW17 (900-1,200)

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603B.

38 STAR AMERICAN FLAG AND CENTENNIAL ERA REVOLUTIONARY WAR JACKET. 1) Nice 38 star American flag, hand sewn of wool bunting with applied cotton stars. Hoist is cotton canvas with 4 brass grommets. SIZE: Approx. 45” on the hoist by 90” on the fly. CONDITION: Flag has some minor tears and mothing, but is in good condition overall. Blue canton has faded to a bluish/green shade. 2) Well-made reproduction Revolutionary War uniform jacket, likely to Centennial period. Jacket is made of blue and white wool felted materials lined with cotton, and is constructed with a mix of machine and hand stitching. CONDITION: Jacket is very faded and exhibits moth damage. Amount of wear and sweat staining around the neck is indicative of more use than one might expect had this jacket been made for use at a single event. Buttons are plain brass secured by brass wires with more than half of them missing. 4-51360 SO (1,000-1,200)

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603C.

SADDLE AND REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF BUGLER ESAU WELLS, 1ST MAINE CAVALRY. 1) Standard Cavalry saddle of the McClellan type with skirts and cinch. Small brass escutcheon affixed to front of tree is embossed “12 INCH SEAT”. CONDITION: Staples and rings for attaching gear and stirrup leathers are all present. Skirts and cinch are somewhat dry and cinch has been crudely repaired with cloth tape at several locations. Rawhide covering of tree is split and peeled away at several locations, exposing the wood beneath. 2) “HISTORY OF THE FIRST MAINE CAVALRY” by Edward B. Tobie, published 1887. The book is inscribed in pencil, “Esau Wells, Co I 1st Maine Cav/Biddeford/Me”. This volume of over 730 pages, details the history of the 1st Maine Cavalry and is profusely illustrated with copies of photographs of the personnel-some wartime and some post-war. Essau Wells is listed in the book as a bugler for Co. I with the notation that he had previously served with the 17th Mass. Infantry. CONDITION: Book is fine with minor foxing. Binding is crisp, showing little wear. 4-51359 SO (900-1,200)

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604

IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR GROUPING OF LIEUTENANT J. S. SNOW, 1ST MAINE BATTERY. Grouping consists of 43”x19”x18” tall dovetailed trunk, which has painted on the front “LIEUT. J. S. SNOW. 1ST ME.BATTERY”, and large framed albumen photograph of Lt. Snow wearing 2nd Lt. straps. Also included is small frame oil painting of Lt. John Snow’s brother William Snow, Lt. Snow’s Civil War blanket (well-used with several large holes), an officer’s sword belt (missing sword hangers), and a sash belt and buckle with two-piece, interlocking, eagle sash buckle (old knife scabbard is attached to this belt). Also in box is Civil War rifle sling and a Spanish-American or WWI rifle sling. Trunk also contains an old down comforter, various leather fragments from belts and scabbards, 17 letters written to family (most in the 1850’s), and a 9th plate daguerreotype of one of the Snow women. Also included is a pair of Lt. Snow’s 1st Lt. shoulder straps and an extra loose 1st Lt. strap. 4-51031 JS36 (4,000-5,000)

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605

LARGE ZINC AMERICAN EAGLE. Spread winged American Eagle, about 41” wide x about 14” high, made of cast base metal with the eagle looking to its right, clutching arrows and a shield in its talons. Reportedly it hung in an old GAR hall. CONDITION: Traces of original gilding remain in the sheltered areas with some green toning a couple of small areas of exposed metal. Overall about good. 4-50381 JR1170 (1,000-1,500)

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606

PHOTOGRAPH OF FOUR MILITARY DRUMMERS. Large frame of military drummers. IMAGE SIZE: 16”x13”. Seated are four young men in musicians coats with eagle sword belts and their four drums sitting in front of them. Reverse of photographs states, “GREAT GRANDFATHER QUIMBY WHO WAS A DRUMMER IN THE CIVIL WAR, 1862-1863”. 4-50384 JS83 (750-1,500)

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607

CIVIL WAR ERA DRUM. SIZE: 15”x16” diameter. Label inside drum reads, “DRUMS AND FIFES MADE AND SOLD BY J. & G. DENNISON, FREEPORT”. Drum body is decorated with a painted drooped-wing eagle and on opposite side “THIRD MAINE REG. INFANTRY”. CONDITION: Both heads are shattered and partially missing. Ropes appear old as do tighteners. Hoops retain remnants of original red paint. Eagle painting is not typical of Civil War and could be commemorative. 4-50379 JS82 (1,500-3,500)

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607A.

CIVIL WAR OFFICERS FROCK COAT. A dark navy blue wool frock coat, made by the “Horstmann Co.”, Philadelphia for “W.H. Keene” and so marked on a label sewn inside of the pocket. Also in that pocket is embroidered the initials “WHK”. It is a standard officer’s dress coat with nine “Horstmann & Allien” eagle buttons with a “I” on the breast shield. The cuffs have three identical smaller buttons. There are epaulets on the shoulders with powder blue background and gold braid. Without insignia of rank. CONDITION: Extremely fine. No evidence of mothing, light wear to the lining of the sleeves with some loose stitching. 4-50698 JR1154 (1,500-2,500)

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607B.

COLORED PENCIL CIVIL WAR DRAWING. A fine drawing 7-1/2” x 10-1/2” image size, in red and blue colored pencil on white lined paper. Very fanciful, drawn in the form of a crest listing the battles of the 2nd Brigade 1st Division, Army of the Cumberland. It has two American flags down each side with a small scroll bearing the name & date of each battle. The top has a mounted soldier on each side holding a flag and the bottom has the name “Herbert Edwards / 2d-Brig-Band” and a small panel “War of 1861”. It is surrounded by red, white & blue bunting which bears the initials “J.W.B.”. In the center is Lady Liberty wrapped in a flag, holding the scales of justice with a shield imprinted “Uncle Sam”. CONDITION: Red & blue colors are still vivid & bright with the paper having faded and yellowed. There appears to be two breaks where it was folded, with evidence of old tape at those points. Frame is chipped & dinged with losses of plaster. Original bubble glass is fine. 4-50264 JR1160 (1,000-2,000)

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608

SMALL CAST IRON HOWITZER ON CARRIAGE. Cast iron Naval style bbl, 38” overall length including a 2-1/4” cascable, about 6” diameter at the breech end. It has a 2-1/4” sleeved bore and about 2-1/2” trunions. The breech end has several holes and a slot, apparently for a mechanical firing device. The carriage has wooden axle with wooden trail with iron mountings. Overall width is 52”, wheel diameter is 38-1/2”. Accompanying are four wooden accessories including a singletree, a 5-1/2’ swab/rammer and two 41” tapered round poles. CONDITION: Bbl has several layers of old paint, missing the firing device and front sight but appears sound. Carriage has several layers of old paint that is dry, chipped & peeling. Trail has rotted and about 20” of the end is broken away. Accessories show moderate wear. 4-51418 (8,000-12,000)

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609

SMALL EARLY EUROPEAN HOWITZER ON CARRIAGE. Bronze barreled cannon with 39” tapered rnd bbl, having a 2-3/4” rifled bore with mechanical breech and elevation screw. It is mounted on original carriage with iron axle and 4-1/2’ iron trail. It has iron rimmed, spoked wheels, outset like American cannons. Overall width is 44” and wheel diameter is about 36”. CONDITION: Good. Bbl has a dark red-brown patina with light green verdigris. Iron axle has crusty rust. Trail & wheel hubs retain generous amounts of original black paint. Wheels & rims are fine. 4-51253 JR1171 (7,500-15,000)

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609A.

NAVAL CANNON FROM SUMMER HOME OF DIRECTOR JOHN HUSTON. This large naval cannon once sat in the back yard of John Huston’s summer home in Cape Elizabeth Maine, commanding a view of the ocean on three sides. Huston directed some of the best movies of all time, including The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Key Largo, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The cannon is quite massive, being over a foot in diameter at it’s widest, 58” in length, with a 5” bore. We estimate that it weighs in excess of 1000 lbs. It is covered in black paint and has an interesting grooved protrusion between the trunnions that was probably used as a sight. The cannon is currently located in Kennebunkport Maine. The successful bidder will be responsible for making all arrangements to pick up and ship this cannon. The consignor will provide a signed statement to the buyer establishing provenance to the John Huston estate. CONDITION: Good, with corrosion and weathering, painted as noted above. 4-51419 SO4 (6,000 – 10,000)

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610

MINIATURE MODEL OF A GATLING GUN. Constructed of brass & copper with 8” eight bbl cluster. Attached to a boxy 4” wide housing with a removable simulated magazine in the top and a crank on the right that when turned rotates the bbls. It is mounted on a pin in a socket in a 2-1/4” x 2” block of brass with three legs and pad feet. There is a ring protruding from the back of the housing that is spring-loaded but does not seem to serve any purpose. CONDITION: Fine. Polished over the years, now beginning to patinate, mechanics are fine. 4-50269 (1,000-2,000)

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611

CIVIL WAR ERA WOODEN ARTILLERY WATER OR GREASE BUCKET. Handmade of soft wood about 10-3/4” high and 5-1/4” diameter, tapering toward the bottom, with hand forged staples & bail. It has a heavy raised carved bottom and a hole on each side, one of which has the remains of a hide cover, and the other only the nails remain. CONDITION: Worn and dark with a large grain check in the bottom. One side around the hole is worn thin with numerous small grain checks and nail holes. Staples and bail appear to be a more recent addition. 4-51429 JR954 (350-450)

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612

LOT OF 10 CANNON RELATED ITEMS. Including: 1 Friction primer, 1 primer gimlet, 1 Borman time fuse cut at one second, 3 fuse setting wrenches. One 3-1/2” cannonball gauge with Navy anchor on the wooden handle, 1 unmarked reproduction brass level with broken bubble, 1 pair small iron calibers and 1 fragment of exploded Confederate shell. CONDITION: Excavated to fine, mostly good. 4-49522, 4-49546 (500-1,000)

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613

GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD CONFEDERATE SHELL WITH PROVENANCE. A cast iron Read shell casing obtained from the Gettysburg Battlefield by Maj. Gen. Oliver Otis Howard in 1902. Gen. Howard served throughout the Civil War and fought at Gettysburg all three days of the battle. On the first day of the battle, he briefly took command of the 1st and 11th Corps and a cavalry division after the death of Maj. Gen. Reynolds. After assessing the situation he withdrew his troops to Cemetery Ridge and set up a defensive line there which later became critical in the ensuing battle. He was shortly relieved by Maj. Gen. Hancock and was reassigned to other duties. He retired from the Army in 1894 as a Major General in the regular Army and in 1901, during one of his frequent visits to Gettysburg with his son James, obtained this shell. It remained in the family until just recently. The shell is described as being 7-1/8” in length by about 3” in diameter of hollow cast iron with a brass, rotating band attached to the base. The shell has definitely been fired, as the rifling grooves are visible in the rotating band. It apparently had a defective fuse and did not explode. It presently has a brass fuse body that is marked “Gettysburg July 1” and an indecipherable year. This information was extracted from an article that appeared in the North South Trader Volume 27 Number 26. CONDITION: Overall crusty brown patina with pitting. Rotating band is a dark blackish patina with some verdigris. 4-51411 JR953 (1,250-1,750)

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614

3” SCHENKL PROJECTILE. Complete with Schenkl percussion fuse. Non-excavated, fuse unscrews. Fuse has wrench marks on rim, body of projectile has 1/2” hole drilled through and plugged. CONDITION: Smooth iron surfaces with black paint. Fuse markings partially readable. 4-49553 (300-400)

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615

MAGNIFICENT AND HISTORIC CIVIL WAR MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL OFFICERS SWORD BY AMES-TO BRIGADIER GENERAL HENRY LAWRENCE EUSTIS-10TH MASS. An important unique presentation U.S. Model 1860 Staff & Field Officer’s Sword by Ames of the highest grade. The only other sculpted hilt Ames swords of the Civil War period known were those of General U.S. Grant and the sword of General Jesse Reno (sold by James D. Julia in 2001 for $109,000). Of great significance is the similarity to the U.S. Grant sword, which is the most famous and important of all Ames swords (Hamilton, pg. 169), which was designed by master sculpture John Q. A. Ward of New York. All 3 of these swords, Eustis, Reno and Grant, have floral decorated shell guards with the General’s initials. This sword, like Reno’s and Grant’s, is totally custom made. Most features are unique and not seen on any other sword. There is no higher quality in Ames swords.

The sword is a variant pattern of the U.S. Model 1860 Staff & Field Officers sword and was made by the Ames Mfg. Co. The blade is straight, double edged, with a central fuller and measures 31” long. Bold etching covers 95% of the blade’s length. A very rare and unusual feature for an American sword. In fact, if the blade were not signed “Ames Manf. Co., Chicopee, Mass”, its maker would be unknown, as this quality of fine, profuse etching has not been previously encountered in other Ames swords. The etching incorporates Victorian floral designs, an American shield, intertwined “US,” and classical stands of arms. At the ricasso the blade is signed, “Ames Mfg. Co./Chicopee, Mass.” The hilt is gold washed cast brass in high relief. The clamshell counterguard is edged with rococo scrolls of the finest qualityand has Eustis’ initials intertwined in gold. The reverse clamshell is diminutive and undecorated. The quillion is a unique design of a Roman warrior’s head with helmet. The face of the warrior appears to be that of Eustis himself!! (To our knowledge, this head does not appear on any other Ames sword). The single knucklebow is highly decorated on the obverse with an American shield, traditional Roman armor and arms and a cameo relief head of a Union soldier in Bummer kepi in an oval cartouche, again with the same image of Eustis himself? This knucklebow is identical to another unique solid gold Ames sword presented to Franklin Pierce by the state of New Hampshire in 1849 (see John Hamilton, p. 97, “Ames Sword Company”. The only difference being the lack of the oval cameo of Eustis. The Pierce sword has a plain undecorated oval). The pommel is a Roman warrior’s head with crested helmet and again in Eustis’ image. The grip, which is identical to the Reno sword, is unseen elsewhere, having white sharkskin banded in a gilted geometric pattern on wire. Equally magnificent is the scabbard, which is gold plated and signed by Ames on the reverse near the throat. The mounts and profuse engraving are again some of the finest found on an Ames sword. The top mount has two carrying rings and represents a sunburst and acanthus leaf spray with a Greek God’s face in the center. The middle mount is similar, however, the Indian figure from the Massachusetts state seal is imposed in the center. The drag is decorated with a stand of flags and also framed as the previous two are. In addition to these cast elements applied to the scabbard body, approximately 30% of the scabbard is decorated with engraved military trophies.

Between the top and middle mount is the General’s name “H.L. EUSTIS” in large block letters. To the top and bottom, intertwined with floral engraving is a ribbon reading: “Presented to Brigadier General [H.L. EUSTIS] by the 10th Mass Infantry”. This inscription is in the most deluxe style!

The sword is accompanied by its original wooden presentation case with the script initials “HLE” in nicely engraved, solid, sheet-silver inlaid in the cover. The case retains its original blue velvet lining and is fitted with a hinged lidded compartment, which contains a wine-red fringed silk sash.

Henry Eustis was a brilliant man, educated at Harvard and West Point and instructor of engineering of both. Generals Newton and Sedgwick both praised him in their reports from the Chancellorville Campaign for “gallant service”.

Eustis was born in Fort Independence, Boston, Massachusetts on February 1, 1819, the son of Brigadier General Abraham Eustis an officer in the garrison for whom Fort Eustis, Virginia was named. Also named after him is the village of “Eustis” in Northwestern Maine. He attended Harvard, graduated in 1838, and went to West Point, graduating first in his class of 56 in 1842 ahead of such notable classmates as Richard Anderson, Abner Doubleday, A. P. Stewart, D. H. Hill, James Longstreet, Lafayette McLaws, John Newton, John B. Kurtz, George Sykes and Earl Van Dorn.

Eustis could choose his appointment, by virtue of his class ranking, and elected to go into the engineers. He served on projects along the east coast, including the construction of Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. He also spent two years (1847-1849) as an instructor of engineering at West Point. In 1849 he resigned to become professor of engineering at the new Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard.

In August of 1862 Eustis became Colonel of the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Eustis was in temporary command of the brigade (at the time the Second Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps) for a month before receiving permanent command and promotion to Brigadier General (USV) in September 1863. In the regimental history of the Tenth Massachusetts Infantry it is cited that the men of the Tenth Massachusetts raised $300 towards the purchase of this great sword, sash, and belt, which they presented to Eustis at Brandy Station on February 19, 1864. He led his brigade at Fredericksburg (after Colonel Brown of the Thirty-sixth New York was wounded), Marye’s Heights, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run and the Wilderness.

Eustis apparently used and became addicted to opium. He resigned on June 27, 1864, one week after the Tenth Massachusetts left for home, citing reasons of “ill health”. Eustis returned to his professorship at Harvard, authoring a number of technical and scientific articles. He died on January 11, 1885, and is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

CONDITION: Sword and scabbard are excellent. The blade exhibits its factory frosty etching over all with no flaws. The hilt retains about 100% of its bright gold wash, as does the scabbard. Only a few small dark, age spots appear. The carrying ring is missing from the middle scabbard mount. The hilt, particularly the pommel, could be tightened. The sash is worn and the silk is brittle with deterioration, especially at the fringe. The case is missing the lock and escutcheon and has some scuffs. There are some cracks in the bottom panel and some joints are loose, but the wood is all present. This is a unique opportunity to acquire one of the finest Ames presentation swords in existence, a spectacular find. 4-51300 JS, CW, JJ (75,000-125,000)

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616

RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT CASED STATE OF NEW JERSEY MEXICAN WAR PRESENTATION SWORD FOR GALLANTRY-LT. HAMILTON, 2ND REGIMENT U.S. DRAGOONS. A rare opportunity to purchase a cased State of New Jersey Mexican War period presentation sword inscribed to one its heroes, Lieutenant Fowler Hamilton, for gallantry in action. A significant original newspaper article is included from the New York True Sun details the events surround the presentation of this sword by the New Jersey legislature. The sword is unmarked (the accompanying newspaper article states that the swords were made by “Wilson’s of Trenton), but undoubtedly made by a very high quality swordsmith. The straight, double edged blade with central fuller measures 31” and is covered in patriotic etching over 90% of its length. The etching includes an American eagle, crossed cannon, stands of arms and rococo scrolls. Both sides are identical. The cross guard is fashioned as two, heart shaped leaf clusters, open in the center. The obverse, shield shaped languet is gold washed with an applied state seal of New Jersey in the center. The reverse languet carries the engraved motto: “Militi De Republica Bene Merente Nova Caesarea Honores Decer Nit” The grip is of sterling silver, sexagonal in cross section with engraved panels. The grip panels are decorated with heavy scrollwork, flowers, baroque decoration and one American shield. The pommel is a closed, crested, knight’s helmet with a heavy triple heavy chain attached to the cross guard. The scabbard is gold washed and highly decorated. The top mount incorporates two carrying rings each clutched in a closed hand. The middle mount has a single ring in clutched hand. The drag, with traces of silver plating, is cast with scrollwork. A broad rectangular panel contains the inscription, which reads: “Presented by the State of New Jersey to Lieut. Fowler Hamilton / of the 2nd U.S. Dragoons, for gallant conduct displayed in the / battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma and Monterey. / Subsequently distinguished at Vera Cruz and at the Bridge of Madeline”. The remainder of the scabbard’s obverse is heavily decorated with engraved scrolls and a scallop shell. The presentation case is of walnut with Rosewood veneer and measures 40.5” X 6” X 3”. A fancy brass escutcheon is inlaid on the top. The corners are bound in brass. The interior is lined in dark blue velvet and fitted in French style. Lieutenant Fowler Hamilton graduated from the USMA at West Point in 1836. He was appointed 2nd Lt. in the 2nd U.S. Dragoons on July 1, 1840. On august 31, 1843 he was promoted to 1st Lt. Following the War with Mexico, Hamilton was appointed Major of the 10th U.S. Infantry in 1847, Lt. Colonel of the 16th U.S. Infantry May 1848. Hamilton was honorably discharged on August 5, 1848 and reverted to his rank of Captain, 2nd U.S. Dragoons through July 25, 1850. He died August 8, 1851 on the San Saba River in Texas while in pursuit of a band of Indians.

A newspaper article dated March 8, 1849 accompanies, which details the presentation of this sword to Fowler Hamilton as well as those presented to Capt. William R. Montgomery, Lt. N. Beakes Rossel and Samuel G. French. The ceremonial presentation was made in the Assembly Room of the State Capitol in Trenton. The legislature authorized the purchase of these presentation swords (presumably identical) at a cost of $175.00 each. General Samuel R. Hamilton (presumably a relative) of the New Jersey Militia accepted Fowler Hamilton’s presentation sword in his absence, making a long acceptance speech on his behalf. Governor Haines lauded Hamilton’s service by saying: “Of Lieut. Hamilton, it is but just to add, that during the engagement at Palo Alto his squadron was prompt to repel an attack of the lancers on our left; and that on being dispatched with a message to Gen. Taylor, he rode in pursuit of him along the almost entire line of the army, under the fire of the enemy, with all the coolness of an officer on review. At Matamoras, he led the advanced guard, and with great credit discharged the duties, endured the fatigues, and encountered the perils of that important service, pursuing the enemy for many miles; capturing some of his rear guard and munitions of war. At Monterey, in taking the reconnaissance of the town, his corps was much exposed, being often under the guns, and the especial object of the enemy’s fire.”

CONDITION: Very good. Sword is quite nice. Etching on the blade is light with minor staining here and there. Hilt is very good with some wear to silver and gold plating. Scabbard is undented, sharp with minor wear to the gold wash in one area. Presentation case has losses to the veneer top and wear to the edges of the French fitting for the sword. Brass lock escutcheon is missing. 4-50266 CW11 (17,500-27,500)

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616A.

BEAUTIFUL INSCRIBED SWORD OF INVENTOR AND GEN. JAMES DURRELL GREENE. This beautifully etched sword was the property of James Durrell Greene, who invented the first bolt-action breech-loading rifle adopted by the U. S. military. The Greene rifle was produced by the Waters Armory and, though it appears unrifled, it features an ovoid bore to spin the bullet. Greene served as a Colonel with the U. S. 7th Infantry from June of ’61 until Sept. of ’63. This hard-fought unit participated in most of the major battles of the Civil War, including the Wheatfield at the Battle of Gettysburg. In Sept. of ’63, Greene was commissioned into Field & Staff U. S. 6th Infantry and was brevetted to Brigadier General at war’s end. British pattern officer’s saber with 35-1/2” blade and gutta percha grips. The scabbard is iron with plain mount. The sword’s blade is etched on the obverse with an eagle and shields surmounted by a sunburst, surrounded by a vine and foliate design. There is similar foliate and floral etching at the ricasso. The reverse is etched similarly with an elaborate etched and engraved “U. S.” in the place of the eagle and with a ribbon bordered shield at the ricasso bearing the inscription “COL. J. D. GREENE/17th/U. S. INFANTRY”. The etching is of very high quality with a fine, frosted background, and finely, detailed engraving on the raised surfaces. Although the mounts are plain, the blade is spectacular. The hilt is of iron, adorned only with simple, incised outlines, and the pommel is a simple sculpted, tiered design with a button tang. Accompanied by provenance, which includes photocopies of Greene’s military records and some research materials from Internet sources, including a notation that President Lincoln occupied Col. Greene’s private box at the theater on Jan. 2, 1864. CONDITION: Blade is fine, retaining most of its high polish and virtually all of its fine frosting in the etched areas. Grips are fine, showing some wear but no losses. Scabbard is fine with only light corrosion, primarily at the drag, and no dents. 4-51355 SO (7,500-12,500)

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617

SPECTACULAR MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS SWORD. 32” blade and scabbard both marked “Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee, Mass”. CONDITION: Grip is near perfect, retaining 100% sharkskin and gilded, twisted wire. Blade is about mint retaining 100% of its original frosting. Scabbard mounts and hilt retain about 100% original gilding. Scabbard body retains about 100% of its original browning. Sword is dated 1862 and government inspected “J.H”. This is the finest example we have ever handled. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to find a better example of this sword. 4-50364 (10,000-15,000)

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618

OUTSTANDING MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. 30-1/2” blade and matching scabbard both marked “Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee, Mass”. Grip is about perfect, retaining 100% sharkskin wrap and gilded, twisted wire. CONDITION: Grip has a longitudinal crack about three inches long which does not affect aesthetics. Blade is near mint retaining about 100% original frosting. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain 90% plus original gilding. Leather scabbard body retains 95% plus original black surface. Scabbard body has three cracks in surface between drag and middle mount, which doesn’t affect structure. 4-50365 (3,500-4,500)

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619

CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD, CAPTAIN WILLIAM BUCK 39TH REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY. A good upper quality unmarked regulation U.S. Model 1850 foot officer’s sword presented to Captain William C. Buck, Company F, 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The brass hilt is cast in high relief with a decorated pommel, including stars and an American shield on the back. Sharkskin and twisted wire covered wooden grip. The slightly curved blade measures 30.5” and is decorated with and etched panel including “U.S.” and a spread winged American eagle and shield. The blade is unmarked and may be the product of a Solingen manufacturer. The scabbard is of black bridle leather, stitched up the back with plain brass mounts. The top mount is inscribed: Presented to / Capt. William C. Buck / Co. F, 39th Regt. / Ohio Inf. / By those serving / under his command / 1864. The 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was mustered into service at Camp Dennison in August 1861, with John Groesbeck as Colonel. It went to St. Louis the same month and reported to General Fremont, taking part in the operations at New Madrid and Island No.10. Leaving that vicinity in the spring of 1862, it joined Halleck’s movement against Corinth. In the fall, joining Grant’s army at Grand Junction, it engaged in the numerous skirmishes in the advance on Oxford, Mississippi. The following spring found it in the Tuscumbia Valley under General Dodge, and in May at Memphis. Returning from veteran furlough in February 1864, to Nashville, in May, it formed part of the 16th Corps on the Atlanta campaign. It lost one-third of its strength on July 22nd, at Atlanta, and terminated its fighting only at Bentonville, North Carolina, after passing through the various battles and skirmishes of the Savannah and Carolina campaign. The Regiment was a member of the famous Fuller’s Ohio Brigade and re-enlisted more veterans than any Ohio unit. It mustered out at Louisville in July 1865. During the war the regiment lost 2 officers and 62 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 129 enlisted men by disease. Captain Buck was discharged May 15, 1865.

CONDITION: Very good. Sword shows field use and age. Blade has a dark gray patina, etching is clear but worn. Hilt is loose and all brass hardware is uncleaned and dark. Traces of gilt appear on the hilt and scabbard mounts. Sharkskin grip is good but shows wear and minor losses. 4-50607 CW4 (2,000-3,500)

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620

ROBY CAVALRY SABER REPORTEDLY USED BY BVT. BRIG. GEN. JOSEPH DICKINSON. 1860 pattern saber with 35” slightly curved blade, marked on the left ricasso with the Roby stamp on the left ricasso and on the right “U.S. 1863” with inspector’s initial “M”. It has a 3-branch hand guard with wire & leather wrapped handle and its original iron scabbard. Dickinson enlisted as 1st Lieutenant with the 26th Pennsylvania Volunteers in May of 1861 and received a Presidential Commission by Abraham Lincoln to Captain in August of 1861. He was subsequently promoted to Major and Lt. Colonel for gallantry in battle and turned down a General’s star to stay in combat. He was wounded three times: at Williamsburg, at Fair Oaks and Gettysburg. The Gettysburg wound was most debilitating and caused his eventual resignation from the Army in 1864. Dickinson fought in a number of the major battles up to and including Gettysburg. It was in late June of 1863 that Gen. Dickinson, acting as Adjutant General to Gen. Meade surveyed the field and selected a little farmhouse on a Taneytown road for Mead’s headquarters which subsequently precipitated the Battle of Gettysburg. He died in 1904 as the result of complications from his wounds. Accompanying the lot is a signed letter from Thomas L. Gulick, who was Gen. Dickinson’s grandnephew from whom the sword was purchased. Additionally accompanies is pension requests and other documents from Dickinson as well as the military record of Robert H. Gulick (General Dickson’s nephew). CONDITION: Blade retains much original polish with some light surface staining and a few nicks toward the end. Hand guard is fine, the handle retains most of its original leather & wire wrap, the scabbard is dark brown patina overall, with no dents or damages. 4-51414 JR1173 (1,000-1,500)

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621

CIVIL WAR MILITIA SWORD. 30” straight blade etched with American motifs including “US” and an eagle with “E. PLURIBUS UNUM”. This sword is in the form of a medical staff but has cast eagle motif and languet instead of “MS”. Brass scabbard with decorated mounts. CONDITION: Overall sword retains most of its original gilt on mount and hilt. Blade is near mint, exhibiting almost all of its original frosting. 4-51067 JS27 (1,000-1,500)

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622

SWORD AND DOCUMENTS OF GENERAL WM. LARIMER, JR – FOUNDER OF DENVER, CO. Purchased from family descendent. Civil War foot officer’s sword in fine condition with bright blade and etched panels with “US” and eagle holding ribbon with “E Pluribus Unum”. Scabbard is also fine with only some flaking to black finish of leather. Commission as Brigadier General of Pennsylvania Militia, signed by Governor Wm. F. Johnson in 1854. Commission is split at one fold. Appointment to Treasurer of Arapahoe, Kansas Territory (Arapahoe County at this time contained what is now Denver, CO). This appointment was signed by Governor James Denver on Sept. 21, 1858. Just 2 months later Larimer built the 1st house on what is now Denver and named the town for his political friend James Denver. The 1st main street was named, and still is, Larimer Street. A history district “Larimer Square” is still at the city’s center. Another document concerning Denver in 1931 accompanies as: docs from antique dealer who purchased these items from descendent; grouping of Denver signed appointment; commission as general and Civil War foot officer’s sword. Larimer was captain in Kansas cavalry unit in war for a short time and this sword shows little use. Though his name is not on the sword, this sword descended in his family with the accompanying documents. 4-51225 (2,000-3,000)

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623

NAPOLEONIC FIRST EMPIRE OFFICERS SWORD. Classic Napoleonic officers sword in overall fine condition. Grip is checkered ebony and exhibits only one small dent and minor chipping at top of grip. Pommel of hilt shows lion holding knuckle bow in his mouth. Languets show faces of helmeted soldier. Scabbard is brass mounted leather exhibiting classic raised relief Napoleonic mounts with panoplies of arms. Scabbard shows separation at stitching above drag for about 3”. Does not affect the overall aesthetics of this sword. CONDITION: 30” slightly curved blade is excellent with blue and gold panels exhibiting flora motifs. Blue and gold is 90% complete. Overall a very fine example exhibiting 90%+ original gilding on mounts and hilt. Drag exhibits wear to bottom from rubbing. 4-51081 JS49 (2,000-3,000)

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624

RARE, UNUSUAL, UNIQUE AND HISTORIC TIFFANY & COMPANY SILVER PLATED HIGH GRADE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION ARTILLERY OFFICERS INSCRIBED SWORD-CAPT. W.A. TREADWELL 14TH N.Y. HEAVY ARTILLERY. One of the most spectacular Civil War presentation swords to come to market in some time. This represents the epitome of the sword-maker’s art and is an unusual, unique and rare silver-plated presentation sword and an historically important object of art. Styled after English Household Cavalry sabers of the Victorian period, this uniquely American sword carries all the elegance and sophistication of European design while incorporating all of the important patriotic symbols of the United States. Inscribed to Captain William A. Treadwell of the 14th New York Heavy Artillery, this sword is also historically important belonging to a fine officer from a well fought unit which distinguished itself in a number of important battles with the Army of the Potomac.


This sword is silver plated from head to toe. The blade was manufactured by Collins & Co. of Hartford, Connecticut and is so marked on the ricasso along with the date “1861” on the reverse. The curved, single edged blade is covered with deep etching over 60% of its length. Most of the decoration is floral with a standing artillery officer on one side and a standing infantryman on the other. Within the floral sprays is a fancy “US.”, above the ricasso in a small shield is “Tiffany & Co./N.Y.”. The hilt is silver-plated with a full basket guard in the English style. The openwork hilt is of rococo scrolls, beautifully shaded with engraving, and a gadrooned edging. Just above the counterguard is a classic Federal period style American eagle and shield, all hand engraved in the most elegant style. The eagle is surmounted by a fleur-de-lis and scroll up to the pommel. The quillon is most unusual being a fierce panther head with teeth bared. The pommel is of bird’s head style with a backstrap. Atop the pommel is a deeply cast Medusa head in high relief. Down the backstrap are engraved oak leaf fronds and acorns. The grip is of sterling silver with wide silver band wrap. The scabbard and mounts are also entirely silver plated. The throat has applied to the reverse and very small ribband and cartouche reading: “Tiffany & Co. / quality ___ 1000”. Immediately below is an Old English “M” in an oval cartouche. The top and middle mounts are cast high relief oak leaf clusters with ribbon knots near the rings. The drag is engraved with oak leaves and acorns terminating in a stylized scallop shell pattern. Between the top and middle mounts is inscribed: Presented in behalf of / Co. “G” 14th Regt. N.Y.V.A. / to / Capt. W.A. Treadwell / “Vera amicitia est sempiterua”.

Captain Treadwell enlisted as a Captain of the 164th Infantry Sept. 13, 1862. He joined the 14th NYHA as Captain of Company G in September 1863. He was discharged on December 14, 1864. Organized in Rochester during August and September 1864, the 14th NYHA saw service in the Rapidan Campaign, Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna River, Pamunkey, Totopotomy Rivers, Cold Harbor, Bethesda Church, Siege of Petersburg, Mine Explosion, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Poplar Springs Church, Hatcher’s Run, Fort Stedman, Appomattox Campaign, Assault on and fall of Petersburg, and the Occupation of Petersburg. After which the 14th moved to Washington, D.C. and ended their duty there until the Grand Review on May 23. The unit was mustered out August 26, 1865. During their term of service the Regiment lost 6 officers and 220 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 299 enlisted men by disease.


An incredibly spectacular Tiffany presentation sword of the Civil War period! CONDITION: Excellent. Sword retains most of its original quality and is spectacular in appearance. Blade shows areas of peppery pitting, mostly near the edge, now cleaned bright. Full basket guard is slightly bent and the scabbard has one crease just above the drag. 4-51048 CW9 (10,000-15,000)

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625

PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR OFFICERS SWORD. French import, non-regulation, foot officer’s sword. American eagle surrounded by Panoply flags. Solid floral decorated backstrap and sharkskin grip with triple wire. Blade is etched with American motifs including a large “US” and an American eagle with “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. Blade etch is 100% discernable. Overall blade is fine with some black staining. Brass scabbard has typical French decorated mounts. Inscription between top two mounts reads, ‘PRESENTED TO THOS. HAY OCTOBER 1ST, 1864”. CONDITION: Brass scabbard and hilt exhibit fine patina. 4-51059 JS43 (1,500-2,000)

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626

INSCRIBED MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. 31” blade is marked “PARIS” and etched with patriotic motifs. Etch is crisp with minor pitting and traces of original frost remain on blade. Sharkskin grip is intact showing only a 1/4” x 3” separation from drying. Original wire is present. Hilt and pommel exhibit light mustard patina and top of hilt is inscribed “TO C. RAWLING FROM CHAPLIN J.H. BROWN”. CONDITION: Brass mounted leather scabbard is broken between drag and middle mount – could be repaired. 4-50657 JS20 (1,500-2,000)

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627

HORSE HEAD HORSEMANS SABER. 31-1/2” blade. Blade is tricolor: blue/gold and white with military motifs. Hilt retains traces of silver plating. Checkered bone or ivory grip. CONDITION: Associated brass-trimmed, leather scabbard is not original to this sword and is two inches too short. 4-51069 JS39 (3,000-4,000)

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628

INSCRIBED MODEL 1850 OFFICERS SWORD. Probably made by Saurbaer of Newark, NJ, though blade is not maker-marked. Sword exhibits typical Saurbaer pommel with threaded nut on capstan. 31” blade is etched with a large “U.S.”, an eagle holding a ribbon with a “Union”, and other floral motifs. CONDITION: Blade etch is over 90% discernable. Grip lacks wire but retains about 90% of original leather. Hilt and pommel exhibit mustard patina. Hilt is inscribed “Col. W. W. Brown”. W.W. Brown and his partner published the Centre Democrat, a Bellefonte, PA“Know-Nothing Party” newspaper, until the outbreak of the Civil War, at which time both publishers and their entire staff enlisted for duty with the Union Army. At the end of the war Brown returned to the newspaper business, later moving to Kansas. Sword lacks scabbard. 4-50841 JS7 (800-1,200)

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629

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. 29” slightly curved blade in matching brass scabbard. Sword appears to be French made. Hilt and scabbard are Napoleonic in style. CONDITION: Carved, bone handle missing about 1-1/2” x 1-1/4” chip. Scabbard and scabbard mounts are engraved with floral motifs. Hilt is decorated with arms and floral. Scabbard and hilt exhibit dark chocolate patina though scabbard has been cleaned in some areas. Blade was once blue and gold but now only exhibits blue and gold under languets. 4-51060 JS44 (1,000-1,500)

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630

EAGLE HEAD HORSEMANS SABER. 32” tri-colored blade. CONDITION: 20% original blue, 20% original gold exists in various general military motifs on blade. Grip is carved bone. Scabbard is black leather with brass mounts. Brass mounts and hilt exhibit 50%+ original gilt. 4-51068 JS31 (1,200-1,500)

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631

MILITIA SWORD. Circa 1830. Blue and gold blade. Blade is etched with patriotic shield over a cannon, flag, and liberty cap. Only traces of original bluing remain on blade but most of the gold is still present. Hilt is stirrup guard with languets exhibiting stars. Grip is carved bone. Brass scabbard exhibits floral motifs and an eagle with 17 stars above his head. CONDITION: Scabbard exhibits numerous small dents and scratches. 4-50613 JS10 (800-1,000)

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632

EUROPEAN SMALL SWORD. 29-1/2” blade marked, “XX FNIOIEIOXX” longitudinally down single fuller on both sides. Highly decorated brass hilt. Ornaments on guard handle and pommel and knuckle bow of apples and flowers motifs. Circa late 18th C., early 19th C.. CONDITION: Accompanies leather scabbard with brass throat and frog button which appear later than the sword. 4-50809 JS14 (400-500)

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633

EAGLE HEAD HORSEMANS SABER. 32” blue and gold blade. Etching exhibits American eagle with other patriotic motifs. CONDITION: Blue and gold are brilliant, exhibiting about 90% blue and gold. Brass trimmed, leather mounted scabbard retains traces of silver wash as does hilt. Carved bone grip. 4-51070 JS30 (1,500-2,000)

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634

MILITIA STAFF SWORD. Circa 1850. Sword has cruciform guard with carved bone grip and knight’s head pommel and brass scabbard. 31” blade is un-etched. CONDITION: Blade exhibits light pitting overall with sharpening and cleaning. Blade may have been removed from sword at some point, evidenced by new peening of blade tang at pommel. Bone grip has a couple of small glued repairs. Pommel and hilt exhibit traces of gilt. Scabbard is broken and soldered. Scabbard is over-cleaned exhibiting numerous dents. Drag appears replaced. 4-50855 JS8 (400-500)

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635

AMERICAN MILITIA SWORD. 31-1/2” straight blade embellished with various military and floral motifs. Blade etch is very light but mostly discernable if glinted in the light. Areas of original frosting remain with black and gray staining. Cruciform guard is decorated with central stars. Carved bone handle and knights head pommel with original chain. Decorated brass scabbard, probably not original to this sword. Marked, “AMES MFG CO, CHICOPEE MASS”. CONDITION: Scabbard retains about 90% original gilding. Hilt and pommel exhibit traces of original gilt. 4-51088 JS67 (500-600)

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636

AMERICAN MILITIA SWORD. 32” straight blade with single fuller etched with various patriotic motifs marked :HORSTMANN & SONS PHILADELPHIA:. Etching only about 25-50% discernable. Blade is over cleaned. Scattered pitting. Cruciform guard with detailed spread winged eagle languets. Solid brass decorated grip. Knights head pommel with original chain. Brass scabbard engraved with floral and military motifs. Relief ring mounts decorated with leaves. Scabbard has plaque marked, “HORSTMANN & SONS PHILADELPHIA”. CONDITION: In the scabbard sword exhibits nice untouched patina to hilt and scabbard. 4-51089 JS66 (800-1,200)

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637

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. Classic five-ball pattern. Carved bone handle. Handle is cracked exhibiting 1/4’ longitudinal crack the entire distance of the grip. 29-1/2” blade is plain but still exhibits most of its original polishing. Light pitting at ricasso. CONDITION: Hilt exhibits 50%+ original gilt. Initials, “MD” are scratched in bottom of guard. Brass mounted leather scabbard in fine condition. Some cracking to black surface of body. Mounts retain approximately 50% gilding. 4-50610 JS21 (400-500)

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638

POST CIVIL WAR FANCY PRESENTATION GRADE INSCRIBED STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD-NATIONAL BLUES. A fine example of a high-grade post Civil War National Guard presentation sword. Manufactured by Clauberg, Solingen, the slightly curved singled edged blade measures 33” and is plated and etched with patriotic designs including a spread winged American eagle and shield and the motto “Union Forever.” The gilt brass half basket counterguard is regulation style but decorated with intertwined oak leaf clusters and acorns and “US.” The pommel is cast in high relief with 16 purple paste jewels around the oval cap and a tortoise shell inlay on top. An eagle and shield grace the back of the pommel. The grip is of Sterling silver triple wrapped with gilt wire. The scabbard is nickel plated with very fancy mounts cast in high relief. The top and middle mounts are Victorian floral clusters, the rings simulated rope. The drag is engraved with rococo scrolls and a cornucopia spilling a laurel wreath. Just below the throat on the reverse side of the scabbard in the inscription: Presented to / Capt. Elizar Cook / of the / National Blues / by his command / Sept. 11, 1868. No post war records of National Guard units are available to me; therefore, this sword deserves some in depth research to reveal the details about its owner. His first name is unusual enough that the search will be definitive. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade plating is flaking in a few spots. Much original gilt remains on the hilt although it is patinated and the grip is tarnished. Scabbard is about perfect. 4-50976 CW5 (3,000-3,500)

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639

CIVIL WAR HIGH GRADE MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD PRESENTED TO LT. COL. CHARLES HAMMOND, 100TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY. A wonderful, untouched, superior grade presentation sword to this Illinois Lt. Colonel in absolute attic condition! This is a regulation style 1850 staff and field officer’s sword. Manufactured in Solingen, the slightly curved singled edged blade measures 31” and is etched with patriotic designs including a large “US” and a standing Union soldier with a rifle. The gilt brass half basket counterguard is regulation style but decorated with oak leaf clusters around the “US” in high relief. The pommel and backstrap are cast in high relief with rococo scrolls, laurel leaf up the back and a standing spread winged eagle as the capstan. The grip is of Sterling silver ribbed vertically. The scabbard is iron with very fancy and unusual mounts cast in high relief. The top mount has a cast American shield amongst military trophies and the middle mount is cast with stands of classical military swords, fasces, including a SKULL AND CROSSED BONES! The drag has a standing Union soldier in overcoat, knapsack and Hardee hat. Between the top and middle mounts is a large oval Sterling silver plaque with the inscription: Presented to/Lt. Col. Charles M. Hammond/100th Regt. Ill. Vols./By the Citizens of Wilmington & Vicinity/As a testimonial of their appreciation of his Patriotism/Official Merit and Personal Worth/April 1865. This unit was organized at Joliet, Ill., and mustered in August 30 1862. They left Illinois for Louisville, Ky. operating mostly in the Western Theater. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky, advance on Murfreesboro, Battle of Stone’s River, Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., Missionary Ridge, Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign, Siege of Atlanta, Nashville (Tenn.) Campaign. The regiment was discharged at Chicago, III, June 16, 1865 and lost during service 7 officers and 73 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 134 enlisted men by disease. Hammond achieved his rank as Lt. Colonel in September 1864. CONDITION: Very good. Entire sword is dark, untouched and in attic condition. Patina covers all of the surfaces and does not appear to have been disturbed. No notable damage or flaws were observed. 4-50974 CW7 (3,000-3,500)

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640

CIVIL WAR TIFFANY & COMPANY PRESENTATION FOOT OFFICERS SWORD AND SCABBARD-NEW YORK. A very nice Civil War U.S. Model 1850 foot officer’s sword, presented to the well fought New York officer Captain Dennis Flynn, 138th Infantry Regt. later 9th Heavy Artillery and accompanied with much documentation on his war service. The sword is a rather fancy U.S. Model 1850 foot officer’s sword having a standard cast brass hilt enhanced with laurel leaf engraving on the underside and decorated pommel with sharkskin and twisted wire covered wooden grip. The slightly curved single edged blade measures 32” and is decorated with etched patriotic designs including a stand of arms, a spread winged American eagle and a shield with the motto “Stand by the Union.” The presentation is made within a rectangular panel on the obverse of the blade. The blade is marked “Collins & Co./Hartford/Conn./1862” on the ricasso. At the base of the fuller is a shield with the etched inscription “TIFFANY/& Co./New York”. The scabbard is of black bridle leather with decorated brass mounts. The top mount is engraved with a rampant eagle on shield, the middle mount decorated with scallop shells and the drag similarly enhanced with a large intertwined “US.” The presentation etched on the blade is as follows: DENNIS E. FLYNN / Presented by his Friends / In CLYDE. At age 30, Flynn enrolled in the 138th New York Infantry, later re-organized as the 9th New York Heavy Artillery. He was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company K in August 1862 at Auburn, N.Y.. On October 15, 1864 he was promoted to Captain of Co. K. He served with the regiment until it mustered out in Washington D.C. on July 6, 1865. His unit served at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Monocacy, Sheridan’s Shenandoah Campaign and at Appomattox. Toward the end of the war Flynn was under Court Martial for intoxication and disorderly conduct presumably with a light sentence and honorable discharge. Much information accompanies the sword, which reveals other details of his service. CONDITION: Very good. All metal surfaces are uncleaned and show moderate age patina. Etching on the blade is very strong with a few dark spots here and there. Hilt is tight. Grip slightly worn and the leather scabbard flexible. 4-50973 CW2 (2,500-3,500)

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641

CIVIL WAR NON-REGULATION STYLE HIGH GRADE INSCRIBED PRESENTATION MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD-50TH NEW YORK ENGINEERS. A fine example of a high grade Civil War presentation sword. This is a non-regulation style 1850 staff and field officer’s sword. Manufactured in Solingen, the slightly curved singled edged blade measures 33” and is etched with patriotic designs including an intertwined US, a battle scene and the motto “Our Cause is Just.” The gilt brass half basket counterguard is non-regulation style decorated with a spread-winged eagle atop a shield with a stand of flags in the background. The quillion is in the form of an eagle’s head. The pommel is cast in high relief with oak leaf clusters. The grip is of Sterling silver, with an embossed acanthus leaf decoration and triple wrapped with gilt wire. The scabbard is iron with very fancy mounts cast in high relief. The throat incorporates classical designs with a “U.S.” en cartouche on both sides. The top mount has a cast spread winged eagle over a shield and the middle mount and drag are decorated with Victorian floral clusters. The mounts of the scabbard are some of the most attractive features of this sword. Between the top and middle mounts is an oval Sterling silver plaque with the inscription: PRESENTED TO / Capt. A. Manger / by the Employees of / Q.M. Dept. / 1st Bat. 50th NYVEng’r’s / before Petersburg, Va / Jan. 8th 1865

This unit of Engineers was organized at Washington, D.C., from the 50th New York Infantry on October 22, 1861. Attached to Woodbury’s Brigade, Army of the Potomac and Engineer Brigade, Army of the Potomac. Their service began at Alexandria, Va. when they moved with Army of the Potomac to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown. Advance up the Peninsula and constructing bridges on the Chickahominy River, Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, Seven days before Richmond, Battle of Seven Pines. White Oak Swamp and Charles City Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, at Harrison’s Landing. North to the Maryland Campaign operating about Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., and Berlin, Md., during and after the battle of Antietam. They threw two pontoon bridges over the Potomac River at Berlin, Md. for the crossing the Army of the Potomac in their pursuit of Lee from Antietam. Rappahannock Campaign, Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., “Mud March,” Chancellorsville Campaign. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, Salem Heights, operations at Deep Run, Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., Bristoe Campaign, Mine Run Campaign. This unit laid all bridges for Army of the Potomac during the Rapidan Campaign. Battles of the Wilderness; Spotsylvania Court House. To expedite the transportation of wounded three companies made a forced march to Fredericksburg on May 10, starting at 11:30 a.m. and built a bridge over the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg Lower Crossing. Having it completed and ready for use at 4:30 p.m., having marched 8 miles and built bridge 420 feet long in 5 hours. North Anna River, before Petersburg, Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond. Appomattox Campaign, Fall of Petersburg Appomattox Court House, surrender of Lee and his army. Mustered out at Washington, D.C., June 13, 1865. A very famous unit with an inscribed sword of undoubted authenticity-yet-I could not locate Captain A. Manger listed as an officer in this, or any other New York regiment. In depth research may reveal the secret behind this beautiful sword! CONDITION: Very good. Etching is visible but the blade has turned to a medium gray patina. This hilt and all brass furniture appear to have been lightly polished to enhance the high spots in the cast relief. Grip is tarnished and scabbard dark but without dents or creases. 4-50975 CW6 (3,000-3,500)

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642

NATIONAL LANCERS-BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS. EXTREMELY RARE U.S. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SWORD MARKED “NATIONAL LANCERS” AND LATER PERIOD UNIFORM COATEE AND BELT. This sword and uniform from very different periods of history are linked to the National Lancers from Boston Massachusetts. The first item is an extremely rare U.S. Model 1833 Dragoon saber, which is inscribed “National Lancers” on the reverse side of the blade. A standard regulation model, made by Ames and thus marked “N.P. Ames Cutler/Springfield/Mass” and dated “1837” on the ricasso. The sword has a quill backed single edged blade measuring 33.5”. The hilt is of brass with a three-branch counterguard and the turned down quillion is stamped “37”. Bird’s head pommel and backstrap. The scabbard is of iron with a large drag. The grip is of wood covered with brown leather. Only a small group of these were made on contract to this historic militia cavalry troop. CONDITION: Good. Blade is gray with light pitting, markings are clear. Hilt is uncleaned and the counterguard slightly bent. Grip is missing its wire wrap and 1” piece of wood is missing near the pommel. Scabbard is dark, uncleaned and has numerous creases near the drag. The second item is an early to mid 20th century National Lancers uniform coat and belt. Custom tailored by the Rosenberg Uniform Company, Boston, Mass, the red wool coatee is of European style, double breasted with a dark blue plastron, collar and cuffs. On the collar is “NL” embroidered and applied in gilt wire. Welts of dark blue follow the back of the sleeve and rise from the tails in the back. Dark blue shoulder knots accompany. The coatee is lined in a white polished cotton material and the maker’s label is on the interior left breast pocket. Accompanying the coat is a white buff leather Sam Browne belt dated to the approximate age of the coat. Most of the buttons, except for a few replacements, were made by D. Evans & Co. Attleboro, Mass. There is a two-piece brass uniform button with “NL” in Old English on the face. CONDITION: Good. Some fading has occurred and rank insignia has been removed from the sleeves. Interior is stained. Some buttons re-sewn and/or replaced but overall it provides an impressive appearance. The National Lancers has a long and distinguished history as a volunteer troop of militia cavalry. The Lancers were organized on 31 October 1836 at the request of Gov. Edward Everett of Massachusetts. In 1845, the National Lancers adopted a uniform consisting of a red tunic with a blue plastron, blue breeches adorned with the “czapka” and the Polish lancer shako. In 1852, the unit was redesignated as Company A, 1st Battalion of Light Dragoons. However, the unit kept its distinctive designation as the National Lancers. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, the Lancers organized two war service troops; Companies C and D, 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry. These companies fought with the Army of the Potomac taking part in campaigns in South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. During the Boston Draft Riot in July 1863, the National Lancers, in its home guard role, helped put down the rioting and stopped a mob from seizing the guns and armory of the Boston Light Artillery. Present day Massachusetts National Guard units claim descent from this historic group and there exists a “ceremonial” troop of National Lancers, which are organized as a private non-profit group. 4-50972 CW8 (1,500-2,500)

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643

WONDERFUL CASED STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 35332. Spectacular martial revolver with 8” bbl, 1-pc wood grip with small “M” & “W” inspector marks on the various parts including the bottom of the grip and back strap. It is accompanied by an original purple velvet lined compartmented case containing a small angled spout, dbl-sided eagle flask, an original Starr single cavity brass mold with sprue cutter & wood handle, an L-shaped nipple wrench, two tins of Eley Bros. caps, and an empty packet for combustible cartridges. Also included is an original instruction sheet for Starr revolvers. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. All matching. Retains most of its bright original factory finish. Bbl has slight muzzle wear and very fine edge wear on the frame. Hammer lever retains most of its brilliant case colors and the hammer about 70% faded case colors. TGrips are sharp & strong and retain most of their original oil finish, brilliant shiny bore & crisp mechanics. Flask retains about 60% original finish and all the other accessories are fine. Case is extremely fine and sound retaining most of its original varnish with a few light scratches & minor soil. 4-50968 JR919 (5,000-8,000)

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RARE HISTORIC CASED COLT 1860 FLUTED ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 2752. Fine fluted army with 7-1/2” rnd bbl, German silver front sight, brass trigger guard and iron backstrap, 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat-head hammer screw. Accompanied by an original Colt case (green velvet lined) with compartments containing an angled spout, DBL sided, Colt’s Patent flask; an iron Colt’s 2-cavity mold, marked on the right side “44H”; an “L” shaped nipple wrench; an Eley’s cap tin, and a packet of skin cartridges. The case appears to be for an Army revolver with 8” bbl and Navy grip. Accompanied by Colt factory letter indicating shipment to Peter Williams & Company of Richmond, VA, April 15,1861 in a shipment of 372 guns. This is the date President Lincoln issued a proclamation announcing the existence of an insurrection in the South, calling up 75,000 militia and ordering congress back into session. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the wedge, with unnumbered cylinder. Bbl retains 25-30% thin scattered blue mixed with light patina; cylinder retains 25-30% flaked blue mixed with light patina; frame has traces of dark case colors in the very sheltered areas; trigger guard is a mellow brass patina and the backstrap a medium brown patina. Grips are very fine with a fine hand rubbed patina. Bore is bright & shiny with one or two small spots of rust. Cylinder has four of the six good safety pins and the flask has a couple of small dents with some original finish in the sheltered areas. Mold is extremely fine with some flaking on the sprue cutter. Top of the cartridge box is cracked but solid and intact. Case is extremely fine with one scratch and a series of tiny dents on the lid and a crack in the bottom. 4-50998 JR560 (5,000-8,000)

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645

INSCRIBED COLT 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 204792. Usual configuration, 6” oct bbl with 2-line Hartford address. It has 6-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene, brass trigger guard & backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. The backstrap is inscribed “J. Thompson / 1205 Pine St. Philada”. It is accompanied by an original red velvet lined compartmented Colt casing that contains an E Pluribus Unum eagle flask with 3-position spout, a brass Colt marked bullet mold with iron sprue cutter, an “L”-shaped nipple wrench, a tin of Eley Bros. caps, and a packet of original skin cartridges. Also accompanies is page 471 of the History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 by Samuel P. Bates, Volume III, in which there is a listing for James E. Thompson, who enlisted as a Private on March 11, 1864 and was wounded at the Wilderness Battle, May 6, 1864. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching except the properly unnumbered wedge. Revolver retains 20-30% thin original blue on the bbl & cylinder. Frame retains traces of dark colors in the very sheltered areas. Trigger guard & backstrap were polished a long time ago and coated with a lacquer-like substance. Trigger guard retains 30-35% thin silver plating. Cylinder retains 75-80% original scene and the grips about 90% original varnish. Grips are fine and it has a strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Case is very fine with a crack in the lid. Lining is extremely fine and slightly faded. . Flask & mold show moderate use and the box of cartridges are extremely fine. 4-50997 JR558 (2,000-4,000)

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646

BELGIAN COPY OF A COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 9390. Fine rendition of the famous 1851, with 7-5/8” oct bbl, brass cone front sight, unfluted cylinder, with soldier & Indian fight scene. Case colored frame with brass trigger guard & back strap and nicely figured flared-butt 1-pc walnut grips. The top flat is marked “Colt Patent” and the cylinder, in addition to Belgian patents and engraved scene has lightly engraved “Colt’s Patent”. The grip has a very distinctive hump back style with widely flared bottom edges. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to be unfired. Bbl retains about 90% thin original glossy blue, with scattered light surface spotting. Rammer & lever retain about 60% case colors; the cylinder retains about 95% thin original blue and about 98% cylinder scene. All six safety pins are intact. Frame retains about 75% faded case colors with 10-15% silver plating on the grip frame & trigger guard. Grips are fine and retain most of their original strong varnish, slightly shrunken with scratches & dings. Bright shiny bore. 4-51012 JR670 (1,250-2,250)

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COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 27870. Fine little revolver with 6-1/2” rnd bbl, 5-shot fluted cylinder, with case colored frame, brass trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching including the wedge & cylinder. Bbl retains 95-97% strong bright glossy blue with a series of small hammer marks by the wedge slot. Rammer & lever retain most of their original case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas. Cylinder retains about 60% glossy blue, with the balance flaked to a silvery patina. Frame retains most of its original case colors, fading on the right side, strong & bright on the left side, with the recoil shields turning dark. Hammer retains most of its bright case colors. Trigger guard & back strap retain 30-40% silver plating and the grips about 98% bright original varnish. Bright shiny bore with some light pitting. 4-51011 JR671 (3,000-4,000)

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CASED, ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL. Cal. 31. SN 174857. A fine Gustav Young engraved revolver with 6” oct bbl, dovetail front sight, engraved on the top flat “Saml Colt”. Very typical Young engraving with his trademark dog’s head on the left bbl flat and flowers on the right bbl flat with beautiful foliate arabesque patterns covering about 30% of the bbl and both sides of the rammer pivot. The frame, trigger guard, and backstrap are extensively engraved with his typical patterns and the hammer nose has his trademark wolf’s head on each side with “Colt’s Patent” engraved on the left side of the frame. The backstrap is inscribed in script “J.J. Dennison”. It is fitted with 1-pc smooth ivory grips. The case is typical Colt’s pattern with dark green velvet lining, compartmented for an iron Colt’s mold, a Colt’s patent single sided eagle flask, an “L” shaped nipple wrench, a tin of Eley’s caps, and a box of six skin cartridges. CONDITION: About fine. All matching including the wedge. No original finish remains on the bbl, cylinder, or frame with it all being a fine dark brown patina with light pitting around the muzzle and forcing cone areas and front of the cylinder. . Trigger guard & backstrap retain about 80% original silver plating. Cylinder retains about 50% original scene. Mechanics are slightly loose but acceptable and the bore is strong and bright with scattered light pitting. Two or three screws are old replacements. Case & accessories are very fine with the case showing light wear to the lining and some grain cracks in the pine bottom. Grips have an old chip on the left side, otherwise are sound and retain a beautiful gold patina. One frame pin is broken. 4-50986 JR559 (3,000-5,000)

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CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 54579. Beautiful Young engraved 5-shot pocket revolver with 6” oct bbl, engraved on the top flat “Saml Colt” with light arabesque patterns. The bbl lug, frame, hammer, back strap and rammer pivot are typically Young engraved in his No. 1 pattern with extensive floral & foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. It has its trademark wolf’s heads on each side of the hammer nose, the top of the hammer engraved in fish scale pattern and his trademark dog’s head is incorporated in the engraving on the right side of the bbl. The trigger guard, back strap & butt are matching engraved with his usual fan at the top of the back strap. The left side of the frame has “Colt’s Patent” engraved in a ribbon. The edges of the trigger guard flat are engraved in rope pattern and the serial numbers have surrounding light engraving. It is fitted with 1-pc walnut grips. It is accompanied by an original casing with faded brown velvet lining compartmented for the revolver, a 2-cavity brass Colt’s Patent mold, a single sided Colt’s Patent eagle flask, an “L” shaped nipple wrench, a tin of Eley’s caps and a packet of combustible cartridges. The original key is included. The inside top back edge of the casing is marked “Manufactured / Soley by W. Kidder” and “Patent Apr 1854”. The case has had metal corners added and has a brass shield lock escutcheon. CONDITION: Fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 40-50% blue turning brown with light edge wear. Cylinder is a brown patina with nicks & dings and retains 30-40% cylinder scene. All five cylinder pins are intact. Frame retains dark case colors overall and the screws are slightly battered. Grip frame retains about 90% original silver plating and the grips about 90% varnish. Mechanics are fine with strong dark bore. Case, with its reinforced corners and slightly faded interior, is sound and retains most of its fine original finish, with slightly warped lid and some grain checks around the lock escutcheon. Accessories show wear but are fine. 4-50969 JR991 (6,500-9,000)

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CASED WARNER 2ND MODEL POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 3391. Blue finish with 3-1/8” rnd bbl, 6-shot round cylinder with 2-pc walnut grips and brass trigger guard. The maker’s name is on the top strap. Accompanied by an original casing with faded rose colored lining, compartmented in the bottom for an original 2-cavity brass mold marked “Mass Arms Co. / Chicopee Falls”. Also accompanies is an original double sided Mass Arms copper & brass flask with the company name embossed inside a wreath surmounted by flags & an arm holding a revolver and a tin of Eley caps. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% glossy blue and the cylinder about the same. Frame retains about 50% glossy blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Grips retain 97-98% strong bright original varnish, mechanics need attention, the tip of the hand is broken, and otherwise the mechanics are crisp. Case is fine, lightly soiled, with slight shrinkage in the lid. Mold & flask are fine. 4-50964 JR989 (3,500-5,000)

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CASED ENGRAVED COOPER NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 8788. Nickel finish, dbl action, 4” oct bbl with usual markings on the top flat and with a small cone front sight. It has New York style engraving of foliate & floral patterns with punch dot background and about 50% coverage. It has 5-shot rebated cylinder with 1-pc ivory grips. It is accompanied by original red velvet lined casing with compartments for the revolver, a double-sided early American eagle flask, 2-cavity iron mold with sprue cutter and a cap tin with reproduction label. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine with the bbl & frame retaining 95-97% strong bright original nickel plating. Cylinder is a brown patina, the grips are sound, slightly shrunken and retain a beautiful mellow golden color. Flask & accessories show wear but are fine. Case is sound with two holes in the lid and faded lining with a loose small partition. 4-50971 JR992 (3,500-5,500)

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652

ENGRAVED CASED COOPER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 6515. Philadelphia made 2nd Model revolver with 6-shot cylinder, 4” oct bbl with cone front sight. Beautifully engraved in fine New York style engraving with about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the bbl, frame and rammer pivot with lighter patterns on the back strap & trigger guard. The left side of the bbl has an eagle head incorporated in the engraving. It has a nickel-plated bbl, frame & grip frame with gold plated rammer & lever, cylinder, trigger & hammer. It also has spectacular full-checkered ivory grips that were originally dyed purple. It is accompanied by its original walnut presentation box with red velvet lining, that contains a nickel plated dbl sided eagle E Pluribus Unum flask, a 2-cavity Colt’s Patent bullet mold and “L” shaped nipple wrench. The case has a rectangular shaped silver plate on the lid and is inscribed “Presented to / William Warnock / by the / Philad. Police Benft. Socy. of Penna. / for returning $1014.50 for tickets sold / for their benefit / Dec 19th. 1865.” Also accompanies are copies of three pages of directories of 1865, 1870 and 1880, all listing William Warnock as living at “1006 Anita”. In 1865 and 1880 he is listed as “Police”. In 1870 he is listed as a painter. CONDITION: Fine. Revolver retains 95-96% original nickel finish overall, with slight losses at the muzzle, some light pimpling on the bbl. Rammer & lever retain about 90% original gold plating with some minor losses on the rammer. Trigger retains about 95% gold and the hammer about 90% gold on the sides & edges and about 90% nickel on the top. Cylinder retains about 75% gold plating with a large patch of deep rust pitting. Grips are very fine with a minor chip at the left toe and a small chip on the right side and retain about 75% of the original purple dye. Mechanics are dry & sticky but fine. Bore is strong & bright with scattered pitting. Case is very fine retaining most of its original bright varnish with slightly fading interior. Flask retains virtually all of its bright plating with one small scratch on the side. Mold was plated over several old dents, otherwise is fine. Nipple wrench retains about 50% plating. 4-50961 JR993 (9,000-15,000)

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653

CASED CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION COLT 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal 31. SN 189505. Usual configuration, 4” oct bbl, 1-line New York address, with 5-shot cylinder and brass trigger guard & back strap, 1-pc walnut grips. It is accompanied by an original red velvet lined Colt casing with compartments containing an “E Pluribus Unum” DBL sided eagle flask, iron 2-cavity Colt’s Patent mold and a tin of Hicks caps. The back strap is inscribed “To 2nd Lieut. Samuel J. La Rue of / Montgomery Guards by the Ladies of Bristol” and the butt is engraved “May 2, 1861”. At the same time he was also presented a sword, which at this time, is unknown. Also accompanies is a large packet of information regarding La Rue’s Civil War service. He enlisted May 2, 1861, and was elected 2nd Lieutenant, Company I, 32nd Regiment Infantry of the Third Reserves and was enrolled May 29, 1861. At the time of enrollment he listed his age as 36 years and resided in Bucks County, PA as a hotel keeper and was listed as 5’ 4-1/4” with black hair, gray eyes and dark complexion. Along with his unit he was mustered into service at Harrisburg, Pa on July 29, 1861 and was promoted to Captain on October 1, 1862. He was mustered out with his unit on June 17, 1864. During his term of service he fought in several battles including Dranesville, Fredricksburg, Bull Run and apparently several other lesser fights. In February 1863 his unit was recalled for the defense of Washington and remained there until May 1864 when they participated in the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain and at Blacksburg and a month later were mustered out of service. After he was mustered out little or nothing is known about Capt. La Rue. Also accompanies is an article from the December 1958 Gun Report by Paul A. Matthews on this revolver. Additionally there are numerous pages regarding historical society research and military records research. CONDITION: About very good. All matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. No original finish remains with the iron being a mottled medium silver/brown patina. Brass has a medium mustard patina and retains traces of silver plating in the very sheltered areas. Grips are sound and retain about 20% original varnish. Cylinder retains about 50% stagecoach holdup scene. Mechanics are fine with strong bright bore and scattered moderate pitting. Both frame pins are broken. Case has both lower rear edge joints loose, otherwise is sound with a slightly warped lid and a grain check in the bottom. Lining is much faded, but intact. Flask has a broken spring, otherwise the accessories are fine. 4-50970 JR732 (3,000-4,000)

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654

COOPER 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 67. Similar in appearance to an 1849 Colt with 4” oct bbl that has the Pittsburgh address, brass cone front sight, 5-shot cylinder with square notches, iron trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Very good. All matching except the wedge which is numbered “38”. Bbl retains 25-30% thin original blue in the sheltered areas with the balance a light patina. Cylinder is mostly a light brown patina with traces of blue. Frame retains about 95% bright glossy blue and there are a couple of battered screws. Grip frame retains traces of blue with the balance a dark patina. Grips are sound and retain about 90% original varnish. Mechanics are fine with a strong dark pitted bore. 4-51000 JR673 (1,000-2,000)

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655

WHITNEY NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 20137. Tinned or nickel finish, with 7-3/4” oct bbl, tiny cone front sight with 6-shot unfluted cylinder without cylinder scene and 2-pc walnut grips. All the serial numbers in the various places are preceded or followed by an “S”. CONDITION: About fine. Retains about 85-90% original plated finish with fine freckling on the frame and light wear on the cylinder. Serial numbers are all matching including the grips & cylinder. Trigger guard retains about 85% plated finish and the grips about 90% original varnish. Will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are about good; strong dark bore. 4-51021 JR679 (1,000-2,000)

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656

PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 12706. Usual configuration with 6-1/2” round bbl, brass cone front sight, 5-shot fluted cylinder, with brass trigger guard & back strap and beautiful full checkered 1-pc ivory grips. The back strap is inscribed “T.L. Haydn from H.W. Hubbell Jr.” and the butt is engraved “Dec. 25th 1862”. CONDITION: Good. All matching. Traces of blue remain in the flutes on the cylinder and traces of dark case colors in the very sheltered areas on the frame remain. Otherwise the iron is a gray metal color with fine light pitting. Brass is a medium mellow patina with the inscription completely legible. Grips are exceptionally fine with a replaced chip at the right toe, otherwise they have a fine mellow color. Good mechanics and strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-50987 JR524 (2,000-4,000)

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657

RARE RUSSIAN CONTRACT COLT POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 42. These rare revolvers were made in Russia under contractual agreement with Colt at the Norlin Plan in the City of Tolski. It has 6” oct bbl, with brass cone front sight, with script Cyrillic markings on the top flat. The only other markings, besides the serial numbers, are what appear to be “JC” on the bottom of the grip. It has a Colt shaped frame with brass trigger guard & back strap and a slightly flared heel. It has a 6-shot unfluted, unmarked cylinder and it has a brass stud & lanyard loop in the butt. It is accompanied by a very fine chamois lined soft leather flap holster. CONDITION: Bbl retains 50-60% thin original blue with a spot of deep pitting, the cylinder about 75% strong original blue. Frame retains 30-40% thin case colors. Grips are fine with 75-80% original varnish. Mechanics are fine with strong bright bore. Scattered pitting. Hholster is fine. 4-50996 JR683 (3,000-4,000)

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658

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 11181. Lot of Civil War items belonging to Major James M. Fisher. The lot consists of the referenced 1861 Navy, a brass military cavalry spur, a Masonic ring, and a reunion pin. The revolver is usual configuration with 7-1/2” round bbl, German silver front sight and 1-pc walnut grips. It has brass trigger guard and back strap and the butt is inscribed “Majr J.M. Fisher”. CONDITION: No original finish remains, being a cleaned medium gray metal color. Trigger guard retains about 50% thin silver plating with the balance of the brass a light mellow patina. Grips have a chipped toe, otherwise retain 60-70% original varnish. All matching with a strong bright bore having scattered pitting, good mechanics. Accompanying is a brass cavalry spur with small rowell that has a bent fork. Ring is a small silver man’s ring with gold top that has an engraved Masonic emblem surrounded by “Maj. J.M. Fisher / 93d Ill. Vol.” and a 1-3/4” pinback, a souvenier of the 8th Annual Reunion Bureau County Soldier’s Association, Princeton, Illinois, September 22-23, 1904. Unless otherwise noted these items are in very good condition. Also accompanying are reproduced pages 238 & 239 of the History of the Ninety-Third Illinois. One page has a picture of an elder Maj. Fisher and the other a short biography. Also accompanies is a hand written letter relating how the revolver was found when Maj. Fisher’s home was cleaned after his death. Also included are reproduced pages 521 & 522 of the Biographical Sketches of the History of Bureau County and includes and entry for Maj. Fisher. Additionally is reproduced page 250 of the Roster of Ninety-Third Illinois which includes a paragraph for Maj. Fisher which indicates he was Captain of Company I August 1862 and was elected Major on September 8, 1862 and mustered into service October 13, 1862. He was wounded at Champion Hill, Mississippi in 1863 and again in October 1864 at Alatoona, Georgia. He was commissioned Lt. Col. by the Governor of Illinois, but was unable to serve in that commission as there was no vacancy in his Unit. He was discharged at Chicago, July 6, 1865. Also included are several pages of his military & medical records. 4-50989 JR526 (3,000-5,000)

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659

SCARCE COLT BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 13485. Late production Baby Dragoon with 4” oct bbl, brass cone front sight, with 2-line New York City address with brackets. It has the stagecoach holdup cylinder scene with silver-plated, brass, square back trigger guard and back strap and 1-pc walnut grips. It has attached loading lever and the number “4” stamped on the left side of the bbl lug and by the serial number on the cylinder. There is a small “X” stamped on the left flat of the trigger guard. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 85-90% original blue, thin on the edges and mixed with light patina. Rammer lever retains most of its original case colors, faded but strong. Cylinder is a medium gray patina with scattered light pitting and a couple of spots of deep pitting around a nipple recess and retains about 75% original stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains traces of faded case colors, being mostly a light gray patina. Trigger guard and front strap retain about 70-75% silver plating and the back strap 80-85% plating. Grips are extremely fine with good edges, light wear and retain most of its original strong varnish. A couple of battered screws, timing needs adjusting, strong bright bore with light pitting. A rare and seldom encountered little Colt. 4-51028 JR685 (3,000-5,000)

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660

EXTREMELY RARE & VERY EARLY COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 86. Very rare Army with Navy frame having a 7-1/2” rnd bbl, rebated cylinder, with “Colt’s Patent” on the left side of the frame. It has a brass trigger guard & back strap with the left flat of the trigger guard stamped “36 CAL” and it has Navy size 1-pc walnut grips. It has a 3-screw frame with flat head hammer screw. According to The Book of Colt Firearms by R.L. Wilson, about 55 of the first 100 of these revolvers were configured as is this one and none of them had capping channels in the recoil shield cutouts. Neither does ours. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All matching except the wedge, which is numbered “8924”, no original finish remains, being an even smooth dark brown patina overall. It appears that this revolver was cleaned many, many years ago and possibly refinished removing the bbl address & cylinder scene. Trigger guard & back strap are a cleaned light patina and the grips are sound, worn with an old refinish. Bore is very strong but dark and may clean a lot better. One of the frame pins is missing, mechanics are fine. A very rare & seldom encountered Colt. 4-50995 JR999 (4,500-7,500)

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661

WHITNEY-BEALS PATENT POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 375. Rare dainty little revolver, 3” oct bbl, brass cone front sight, 6-shot unfluted cylinder with 2-pc walnut grips. It has the unusual “Walking Beam” action. Top of the frame and side of the receiver have usual markings. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 95-97% strong bright original blue, the frame about 50% original blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Cylinder retains about 75% thin blue with a fine cylinder scene and a couple of minor scratches. Left grip retains about all of its original finish while the right has a repaired stress fracture and has been refinished. Walking Beam action needs attention, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-51010 JR682 (1,500-2,500)

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662

WHITNEY-BEALS PATENT POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 4. 1st model with a 7-shot cylinder instead of the usual 6-shot cylinder, having a 4” oct bbl with brass cone shaped front sight. It has brass frame & brass cylinder shield with 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All matching including grips. Iron retains an even dark brown patina and the brass a fine medium to dark patina. Grips are sound and retain most of an old refinish. 4-50999 JR689 (3,000-4,000)

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663

FINE RARE MORRILL ELGIN SMALL FRAME CUTLASS PISTOL. Cal. 36. SN 42. Wonderful authentic cutlass pistol with 9-3/8” blade having an integral trigger guard. It is attached to a small frame box lock side hammer pistol with 1-pc bag shaped walnut grip. The blade had etched panels on both sides with early spread winged American eagles. The eagle on the left side has a ribbon in its beak inscribed “Liberty” and has 17 stars over the top. Below the eagle is the inscription “Morrill Mosino– / & Blair / Amherst, Mass.” with a spray of flowers below. The right side of the blade has the eagle with another inscription that appears to read “Elgin’s Patent” and another spray of flowers. The pistol bbl is 4” and has a thin half moon sight with a fixed rear sight. The blade is dovetailed into the bottom of the bbl and held in place with a screw through the frame. CONDITION: Good. Blade has four chips from the edge, has been sharpened but retains most of its etched panel on the left side and about 60% of the panel on the right side. Both sides have scattered moderate to heavy pitting. Pistol retains 50-60% of its original blue finish turning plum. It has light pitting on the bbl and a little heavier around the nipple area. Screws are battered, the grip is sound, mechanics are fine. A truly rare and seldom encountered pistol. 4-50966 JR987 (7,000-12,000)

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664

UNUSUAL WHITNEY NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN L923. Appears to be a 2nd model Whitney Navy, with 7-1/2” octagon bbl, brass trigger guard and walnut grips. The bbl has a tall cone front sight mounted on a tiny dovetailed insert that is 1-1/8” from the muzzle. The conversion consists of a new cylinder with thumbnail notches and a floating spacer at the back with a crude loading gate. The rammer assembly has been replaced with an extended cylinder pin which is mounted a sliding ejector rod. The hammer has a long firing pin mounted underneath the percussion hammer nose with corresponding hole cut into the frame. All the markings have been either worn away or cleaned away. The serial number is found on the top flat just in front of the frame and again inside both grips. The trigger guard and bottom of the frame under the trigger guard are stamped with a matching number. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains being a dark gray patina with light to moderate pitting overall. Mechanics are a little sticky but functional. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-51007 JR665 (500-1,000)

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665

WHITNEY POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 16376. 2nd model 3rd type, with 3-1/2” oct bbl, brass pin front sight, 5-shot unfluted cylinder with eagle, shield, lion & naval engagement scene and 2-pc walnut grips. It has a brass trigger guard. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 80% bright glossy blue with a couple spots of pitting. Frame retains traces of original blue with the balance flaked to light patina. Grip frame is silver/gray color, the cylinder retains 50-60% original scene and the trigger guard about 60% of its silver plating. Grips are fine and retain about 80-85% of their original varnish. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-51013 JR690 (500-1,000)

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666

RARE W. IRVING PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 32. SN 2360. Rare small frame pocket revolver that resembles a Whitney with 5-1/8” rnd bbl, brass post front sight, with ball detent rammer, 6-shot cylinder, iron frame with Remington style trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 75% original thinning glossy blue, the cylinder about 75% thin original blue and the frame about 20% original blue in sheltered areas. Grips are sound with crazed varnish, probably an old refinish. Fine mechanics; strong bore with scattered light pitting. 4-50991 JR668 (750-1,500)

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667

WHITNEY POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 15871. 2nd model, 3rd type, with 6” oct bbl, tiny brass front sight with silver plated brass trigger guard, 5-shot cylinder & 2-pc walnut grips. There are no exterior markings anywhere on this revolver. The serial number is on the frame under the trigger guard. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 60-70% flaked original blue mixed with patina and light scattered surface pitting. Frame retains traces of original blue with the balance a light patina. Grips are fine and retain most of their original bright varnish. Trigger guard, which is numbered “14513”, retains most of its original silver plating. Cylinder pin wing nut is missing its retaining screw. Crisp mechanics; bright shiny bore. 4-50993 JR677 (500-1,000)

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668

RARE W. IRVING PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 32. SN 2341. Rare small frame pocket revolver that resembles a Whitney with 4-1/2” oct bbl, pin front sight, with ball detent rammer, 6-shot cylinder, iron frame with Remington style trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains being a mottled gray/brown patina overall. Grips are old replacements and retain most of their fine custom finish. Strong dark bore; good mechanics. 4-50990 JR691 (500-1,000)

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669

SAVAGE & NORTH FIGURE 8 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 243. Appears to be a transition model as it has all the features of the second variation of the first model, but has the iron frame of the second model. Our revolver has the early type rammer instead of the creeping rammer lever as is found on a true second model. It has a 7” octagon bbl, with smooth 6-shot cylinder, round iron frame and 2-pc walnut grip with brass escutcheons. CONDITION: No original finish remains being a silver/gray/brown patina with moderate rust on the bbl and bbl lug. Cylinder has been cleaned and artificially aged. Grips are sound and retain most of an old refinish with blocks placed in the inside. Good mechanics; battered screws. 4-51006 JR636 (3,000-5,000)

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670

PROTECTION 1ST MODEL PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 702. Rare & unusual little revolver with 3-1/4” oct bbl, brass front sight, unfluted 6-shot cylinder, spur trigger with 2-pc walnut grips. The cylinder roll scene is in two panels depicting a traveler shooting at two highwaymen and a policeman shooting at two burglars. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains being a light cleaned gray metal color, about 50% of the cylinder scene remains. There is light pitting on the hammer and around the forcing cone with a few spots on the bbl. Grips are fine and retains traces of original finish. Mechanics are good; cylinder is a little loose. 4-51001 JR686 (500-1,000)

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671

PROTECTION 1ST MODEL PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 625. Rare & unusual little revolver with 3-1/4” oct bbl, brass front sight, unfluted 6-shot cylinder, spur trigger with 2-pc walnut grips. The cylinder roll scene is in two panels depicting a traveler shooting at two highwaymen and a policeman shooting at two burglars. CONDITION: About very good. All matching, except the grips which are unnumbered, but undoubtedly are original to this revolver. Bbl retains 50-60% original blue, thin & mixed with scattered patina. Frame retains traces of original blue with the balance a silver patina. Hammer will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Grips retain about 90% original varnish with stress fractures inside the right side. Strong dark bore. 4-51005 JR681 (500-1,000)

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672

PROTECTION 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 799. Rare & unusual little revolver with 3-1/4” oct bbl, brass front sight, unfluted 6-shot cylinder, spur trigger with 2-pc walnut grips. It is without the cylinder roll scene. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 60-70% thin original blue with traces of finish on the frame, the balance a gray patina. Rammer lever & grips are matching, but it could not be disassembled to determine if the cylinder matches or the condition of the bbl. Grips are fine with a chipped toe and retains most of their original varnish. Mechanics are fine. 4-50992 JR694 (500-1,000)

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673

IXL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. Small Adams style revolver with 3-1/4” oct bbl, 5-shot percussion cylinder, dbl action only, hammer is made without a spur. It has a flat-sided engraved frame with 2-pc smooth walnut grips and it has Allen style ball end rammer lever. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains being a cleaned metal color on the frame & grip with medium patina on the bbl & rammer. Good mechanics. 4-51009 JR678 (500-1,000)

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674

IXL PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH ALLEN & WHEELOCK BBL. Cal. 31. Small Adams style revolver with 4” oct bbl, 5-shot percussion cylinder, dbl action only, hammer is made without a spur. It has a flat-sided engraved frame with 2-pc smooth walnut grips. The left side of the frame is mounted with a hammer-block safety, it has Allen style ball end rammer lever. CONDITION: Fair to good. No original finish remains, being a medium gray cleaned patina. Hammer nose is broken away as is one edge of the hammer. Grips are worn; mechanics are loose. 4-51002 JR667 (500-1,000)

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675

RARE W. IRVING PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 32. SN 1415. Rare small frame pocket revolver that resembles a Whitney with 4-1/2” oct bbl, brass post front sight, with ball detent rammer, 6-shot cylinder, brass frame with Remington style trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips. The lower left side of the frame has the name engraved “Rettig”. CONDITION: About good. Iron is a silver brown metal color with moderate to heavy pitting in scattered areas and vice marks on the side flats of the bbl. Frame has been cleaned and coated with a lacquer type substance. Mechanics are fine; strong bore and fine pitting. Grips have large chips from the toes, otherwise retain about 50% original varnish. 4-50988 JR669 (500-1,000)

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676

SCARCE PETTENGILL POCKET MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 28. Unusual solid frame hammerless percussion revolver with 4-1/2” oct bbl that is engraved on the top “Pettengills Patent 1856” and on the bottom of the frame “Raymond & Robitaille Patented 1858”. It has an unusual split loading lever and full coverage engraved frame with about 60% coverage on the bbl. It appears to be engraved by Young with flowing intertwined foliate arabesque & geometric patterns with a demon dog incorporated on the left side of the frame. It has a large half sunburst at the top of the frame. It is fitted with 2-pc rosewood grips with silver escutcheons and an engraved screw head. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains being an even dark gray patina overall. Cylinder is a little loose, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bore is bright & shiny with moderate pitting. 4-50965 (4,500-7,500)

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677

WHITNEY-BEALS PATENT POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN I19. Referred to as the “Walking Beam” model, this is the 7-shot version with 4” oct bbl, usual frame & top strap markings with 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fair to good. No original finish remains. It has a worn gray/brown patina with battered screws. Grips are matching numbered with the right side missing a chip at the heel. Mechanics need attention; strong dark bore. 4-51018 JR680 (1,500-2,500)

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678

A. WATERS MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 54. Usual configuration with 8-1/2” rnd bbl, usual markings on the breech & lockplate, which is dated “1839”. It has iron furniture with captive rammer, brass pan on the lock and two legible cartouches on the left flat. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains traces of original bright finish, being mostly a light cleaned silvery patina with moderate to heavy pitting around the pan area. Stock has a crack in the left flat, otherwise retains a fine hand rubbed patina with good edges on the flats and the aforementioned good cartouches. Mechanics are fine; lightly pitted bore. 4-50985 JR666 (1,500-2,500)

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679

JAMES WARNER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 382. 2nd model, 1st variation, 3” rnd bbl, 6-shot unfluted cylinder, with 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine. No original finish remains, being a silver/gray patina, with a few spots of scattered light surface rust. Grips are fine, matching numbered and retain most of an old refinish. Mechanics need attention. 4-51004 JR692 (500-1,000)

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680

SCARCE CHARLES WARNER POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 180. Small pocket revolver with 3” rnd bbl, half moon brass front sight, 6-shot unfluted cylinder with 2-pc walnut grips. It has a rare engraved cylinder of dueling men in a woodland scene and the maker’s name with “Windsor Locks, Conn” at the rear edge. CONDITION: Very fine. No original finish remains being a cleaned light silver metal color overall. Grips are sound and retain 93-95% strong original varnish. Good mechanics. 4-51003 JR684 (500-1,000)

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681

JAMES WARNER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 3927. 2nd model, 1st variation, 3-1/4” rnd bbl, engraved frame & back strap with etch engraved 6-shot cylinder. It has fine 2-pc ivory grips. The left grip is raise carved with a warrior & shield. It has a brass trigger guard and part of the frame markings are visible. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains, being a medium dark gray patina overall. Trigger guard retains about 25% thin silver plating with traces of silver plating under the grips. Grips have age lines on the left side, missing a chip at the heel, another large chip near the top of the back strap, a couple of small chips near the upper tip and a repaired crack. Right side is missing a chip around the escutcheon. Mechanics need attention. 4-51008 JR693 (1,000-2,000)

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682

INSCRIBED WESSON & LEAVITT BELT REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 620. Usual configuration with 5” round bbl, German silver cone front sight, engraved receiver and hammer with 2-pc walnut grips. The back-strap is inscribed “Comp. K. E. F. Allen. 12th Regt. Mass. Vols Manchester Mass”. Accompanying this revolver is a short biography by Washington Lee & Associates which states that Allen enlisted on May 20, 1861 as a Private, was wounded twice in 1862 at Antietam and Fredericksburg. He was captured on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg and died as a POW on December 5, 1863 in Richmond, VA from disease. Also accompanies is a regimental personnel listing which identifies Allen as having been in Company K and died as mentioned above. Additionally accompanying are copies of the military records of Pvt. Allen. CONDITION: Good. Receiver, bbl and cylinder retain no original finish being a gray metal color with light surface pitting. Back strap retains 40-50% thin original nickel plating with the exposed brass a very dark patina. Trigger guard appears to be silver plated and retains most of that finish. Grips are lightly dinged and scratched with a chipped toe and retain 70-75% original varnish. Fine mechanics and strong dark bore that may clean better. 4-51015 JR527 (3,000-5,000)

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683

SPRINGFIELD ARMS WARNER PATENT NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 27. Very scarce revolver, 1 of only about 100 made, with 6” rnd bbl, single trigger model, with rammer attached to the lever, the cylinder is etch engraved and the frame engraved on both sides with trophies of flags with the patent markings on the right side. It has 2-pc walnut grips. The frame, cylinder & bbl are all marked “3c”, while the right grip is stamped “27” on the inside. CONDITION: Bbl retains 50-60% very thin original blue, stronger in the sheltered areas and the frame, traces of dark case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance a silver/gray patina. Cylinder scene is worn but mostly visible. Grips are sound with some battering on the bottom and retain 85-90% original varnish. Fine mechanics; strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-51019 JR675 (1,250-1,750)

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684

SPRINGFIELD ARMS WARNER PATENT NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 17. 2-trigger model with 6” rnd bbl, cone shaped brass front sight, etch engraved cylinder with plain iron frame and “Warner’s Patent” on the left side. It has 2-pc walnut grips. The front trigger rotates the cylinder while the hammer is fired with the smaller rear trigger. CONDITION: Good. All matching including the grips. However, the right grip is hollowed out on the inside. Bbl retains 20-25% thin original blue, with the balance a medium patina with scattered light surface rust. Cylinder retains about 75% strong scene with battered nipples. Frame retains a medium gray/brown patina. Grips are fine and retain about 90% original varnish. Good mechanics with strong bright bore & scattered light pitting. 4-51020 JR676 (2,000-3,000)

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685

WHITNEY HOODED CYLINDER POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 79. Brass frame with hood over the top of the cylinder, 6” oct bbl with brass bead sight, maker’s name & address on the top flat, with 2-pc bag shaped walnut grip. The sides of the hood are marked “Patent Applied For”. It has a curious button on top of the grip strap that must be depressed to permit the cylinder to rotate. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains. All the iron is a gray patina with light pitting; some nicks & dings on the bbl. Frame has various tiny casting flaws, otherwise has a medium mustard patina. Mechanics appear to function and the grips are sound without finish. 4-50994 JR1000 (2,500-3,500)

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686

ALSOP PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 592. Blue finish with 4” bbl, pointed post front sight, usual markings on the top flat & cylinder, unusual 6-shot cylinder with 2-pc walnut grips on hump back frame. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching including the grips. Overall retains 80-85% original blue, glossy & bright on the bbl, rammer housing & cylinder with the rear part of the frame & grip frame mixed with flaked light brown patina. Rammer lever & hammer retain most of their original bright case colors. Grips are fine with light nicks & scratches & retain 95-97% bright original varnish. Screws are all fine, the bore is dark & pitted. 4-51014 JR998 (3,000-4,000)

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687

VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION #2 NAVY PISTOL. Cal. 41. SN 2168. Scarce 6” bbl with integral magazine tube, with the only bbl markings “Patent Feb. 14. 1854 / New Haven Conn.”. It has a cone brass front sight with iron rear sight and 2-pc walnut grips. The receiver is typically engraved in large foliate arabesque patterns, the follower spring is missing. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All matching. Bbl retains 88-90% strong bright blue with scattered spots of rust pitting and some light surface etching. Frame & side plates have sharp edges and retain a medium to dark mellow patina with 15-20% silver plating in the sheltered areas. Grips are extremely fine and retain most of their original varnish with light edge wear and some minor nicks & scratches. Good mechanics; bright shiny bore. 4-51017 JR674 (5,000-6,000)

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688

NEW HAVEN ARMS LARGE FRAME VOLCANIC PISTOL. Cal. 41. SN 1570. Brass & iron construction, 8” oct bbl with integral magazine tube. It has a small cone front sight and the top flat is marked “THE VOLCANIC/REPEATING ARMS COMPANY / PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB. 14 1854″. It has walnut grip panels with brass escutcheons. CONDITION: Fine. All matching including the grips. Bbl, lever & hammer retain a medium to dark brown overall patina with traces of plum finish in the bbl gullet. Bbl has scattered very fine, light pitting, the receiver & side plates are a medium to dark patina with good edges, slightly rounded and fine grips that retain 50-60% original varnish. Mechanics are fine with a bright strong bore, fine light pitting. 4-51016 JR643 (3,500-5,500)

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689

CASED VOLCANIC NAVY PISTOL. Cal. 41. SN 884. Usual configuration with 6” oct bbl, integral magazine tube with small cone front sight and fixed rear sight at the back of the frame. It has a brass frame with 2-pc walnut grips. It is accompanied by an original walnut casing with dark green velvet lining & compartments for the pistol and a large cartridge box. Also is a small rectangular compartment. Included is an original lacquered tin cartridge box bottom that contains 13 original 41 caliber rocket balls. Also included is a spare magazine follower spring. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains an even light gray/brown patina with a spot or two of light pitting. Receiver & side plates have good edges & corners that show light wear and overall retain an even medium mustard patina with a few scattered minor nicks & scratches. Hammer retains 60-70% thin dark case colors and the bolt traces of its original blue. Grips are fine with light edge wear, nicks & scratches and a small stress crack on the left side and retain about 75% original varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Case is very fine and retains about 90% of its original varnish, has one loose corner with slightly faded & worn lining. Rocket balls are fine. 4-50963 JR995 (5,500-7,500)

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690

RARE CASED NO. 1 VOLCANIC PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 1421. Wonderful small frame volcanic with 3-3/4” oct bbl, with integral magazine and iron blade front sight. It has brass frame with fixed sight at the rear edge, a blue lever with case colored trigger & hammer. It is fitted with 2-pc walnut grips. Accompanied by an original, red velvet lined walnut compartmented case with spaces for the pistol and a box of cartridges, along with two triangle shaped spaces. Included in the case is an original black lacquered tin cartridge box containing seven original 31 caliber rocket balls. The inside of the lid has the original label indicating that this was originally a box of 200 No. 1 pistol cartridges. The label further states, “the balls should be kept in a box, and well greased. If by accident, a ball should miss fire, it must be carefully pushed back with the rod, leaving the carrier down. The too frequent snapping of the hammer when the arm is not charged, may injure it.” Also included is an 8-5/8” tapered hard wood rod. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & lever retain about 80-85% strong bright original glossy blue with a spot of rust on the bbl and the balance of the lost blue flaked to a light patina. Hammer retains most of its dark case colors and the trigger is faded to silver. Frame & sideplates are crisp with sharp edges and the screws retain most of their original blue. Grips are crisp and retain 98-99% original varnish. Lever is typically loose, but mechanics are crisp. Bolt & carrier retain most of their original bright glossy blue. Bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. Case is fine with minor nicks & scratches, slightly warped lid with a grain check around the key escutcheon, and retains most of its original finish. Cartridge box retains most of its lacquer finish with a few chips in the lid. Balls are fine. 4-50962 JR990 (9,000-15,000)

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691

ENGRAVED INSCRIBED SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL 2ND ISSUE REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 72939. Fine little revolver, with 3-1/4” oct bbl, gold washed, silver plated brass frame with pearl grips. The frame and side flats of the bbl are beautifully engraved in New York style foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The top flat has simple line engraving. The back strap is period engraved “N and C” (Inscription is not clear and could be something else.) Accompanied by an original Smith & Wesson gutta percha case with purple velvet lining and cartridge block containing several early cartridges. The top of the lid has the usual Smith & Wesson information plus a likeness of a first model revolver. The cylinder is matching engraved over the patent dates. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching except the grips which are unnumbered. Bbl retains traces of original blue with the balance flaked to a silvery patina. Frame & cylinder retain traces of gold wash with most of the base coat silver intact. There is some brass showing through on the grip frame. Cylinder is mostly bare metal. Mechanics are crisp & tight with a bright shiny bore. Case is sound with no discernable breaks having faded bottom lining while the top lining retains most of its wine color. 4-50967 JR727 (4,000-5,000)

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692

EXTREMELY RARE BERDAN CONVERSION OF COLT MODEL 1861 SPECIAL MUSKET. Cal. 58 Centerfire. SN 11. Reportedly the only known example extant. This rifle has its original 40” bbl with square base front sight/bayonet lug, three bands with 2-blade musket rear sight. It is mounted in its original 1-pc walnut stock with musket buttplate and a small metal tag on the toe with the number “7” embossed upon it. The conversion was accomplished by cutting away about 3” of the rear of the bbl and fitting a lifting breechblock. The block is attached to the bbl by means of a female dovetail sliding over a male block, which engages a flat spring-loaded pin that locks into the front of the slide. The breechblock resembles a later Springfield style with 2-pc firing pin and a solid handle protruding from the right side. It is only secured into the recess with the hammer when in the down position. The bottom of the breechblock, the inside of the slide and hinge pin are all numbered “11”. The muzzle is counterbored about 5/8” and has a small brass & leather tampion which has a patent date of “1863”. This exact rifle is pictured on page 472 and again on page 476 of The Book of Colt Firearms by R.L. Wilson. At the time of printing it was in the collection of Robert Q. Sutherland. It is accompanied by an original black leather sling with brass hook. Also accompanies is an unmarked Enfield style triangle socket bayonet. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains most of its bright original finish to the metal and fine oil finish on the wood. Stock has minor nicks & scratches, otherwise is sound. Brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is fine. 4-50982 JR909 (4,500-6,500)

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693

SAVAGE MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal 58. Standard Civil War rifle musket with a 40” bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with two-leaf, three-position musket rear sight. It has usual bbl and lock markings with both being dated 1863. The stock has a crisp cartouche on the left flat. The entire rifle has been cleaned to bright and the wood given a beautiful restored finish. CONDITION: As noted, fine. Retains most of its cleaned bright finish with fine pitting around the nipple area. Stock has a hairline back of the lockplate and a crack below the lockplate, chips along the ramrod channel, and a missing sliver near the tip. Otherwise, is fine and retains most of its custom finish. Mechanics are fine and has a strong bore with scattered deep pitting. 4-51022 JR868 (2,500-3,000)

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694

COLT MODEL 1861 SPECIAL RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. Usual configuration with 40” bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, 2-leaf, 3-position musket sight, usual markings with “1863” dated bbl & lockplate. It has two sharp cartouches on the left stock flat. It is accompanied by an Enfield bayonet without scabbard. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains about 95% original bright finish on the bbl, more on the bands. Lockplate retains 93-95% original bright finish. Stock has a chip in front of the trigger guard with a few light bruises & scratches, otherwise retains most of its beautiful original red oil finish. Bright shiny bore with scattered pits. Tip of the forestock has 3 or 4 scratches from having a band improperly removed, crisp mechanics. Bayonet is fine. 4-50983 JR840 (1,500-2,500)

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695

1863 DATED SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. Usual configuration, 40” bbl, square based front sight/bayonet lug that has an added brass blade, with standard 2-position musket rear sight with a walnut stock, having three bbl bands and a tulip head ramrod. The left stock flat has two visible cartouches and the left bbl flat is stamped in small letters “W.H. Beigle. Co. F. 143. P. V.” American Civil War Research data base search discloses that William H. Beagle (sp) enlisted 8/13/1863 as a private in “F” company PA, 143rd Infantry and was mustered out 6/12/1865 at Harts Island, NY. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains an even medium gray patina with scattered light surface rust. Lockplate is a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with a fine hand rubbed patina. Crisp mechanics and strong, pitted bore. 4-50984 JR834 (2,500-4,000)

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696

A CHILDS OR CADET PERCUSSION MUSKET. Cal about 54. SN 17. Small Belgium percussion musket with 32” rnd bbl, three bands, iron furniture, with sling swivels. It has a brass front sight on the rear strap of the front band, an integral rear sight on the top tang, and has its original trumpet head ramrod. The lock is marked “BEURET FRERES/A LIEGE”, and the left flat of the chamber area is marked “CADETS/CHAUX DE PONTES” and has a similar mark on the buttstock. Accompanied by a correct short triangle socket bayonet .The lockplate is about 5” long with square front edge and a short teat at the back. It is mounted in a one-piece stock and is 44-1/2” overall with an 11” pull. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Metal retains traces of original bright polish under a coating of old smoke and dried oil. Wood is sound with only a small crack by the side plate and has numerous small nicks and scratches, and retains a nice hand-rubbed patina. Good mechanics. Bayonet is fine. 4-50977 JR850 (500-1,000)

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697

SCARCE FLOBERT CADET RIFLE. Cal 32RF. SN 3135. Unusual little rifle with 28” oct to rnd bbl with square base front sight/bayonet lug, and a typical Flobert-style full length stock with iron furniture, three bands, and button head ramrod. It has sling swivels and a smooth musket style buttplate. It is accompanied by and original socket triangle bayonet bearing SN2947. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 75-80% original blue with scattered pitting. Front band retains about 50% blue with heavy pitting on one side. Stock has a hairline through the wrist and a crack by the action and retains most of a fine old patina. Bright shiny bore, good mechanics. 4-50980 JR860 (500-800)

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698

SMALL DUTCH CHILD’S MUSKET. Cal. 54. SN 137. Child’s or young cadet musket with brass furniture, 30” bbl with iron front sight and a square lug on the bottom with bayonet lock. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with finger grip lower tang, sling swivels and an iron button head ramrod. Overall length 42-3/4” and length of pull is about 10-3/4”. The top of the bbl is marked “G. BENTZ” and the tang with integral sight is stamped with the serial number. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains. Mixed numbered parts. Moderate pitting over the bbl and lock, nicked & dinged wood and chipped along the bbl channel with a small repair. Otherwise is sound with an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. 4-50978 JR837 (500-900)

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699

SMALL DUTCH CHILDS PILL LOCK MUSKET. Cal. 54. SN 172. Child’s or young cadet musket with brass furniture, 33” bbl with iron front sight and a square lug on the bottom with bayonet lock. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with finger groove lower tang, sling swivels and an iron ramrod. Overall length 46-1/2” and length of pull is about 11-1/2”. The top of the bbl is marked “GARD HEISER” and the tang, with integral sight, is stamped with the serial number. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Cleaned bbl and lightly refinished wood. Wood is sound with no appreciable damage or wear. Good mechanics, lightly pitted bore. 4-50981 JR848 (500-1,000)

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700

TANNER & CO. CADET SIZED PERCUSSION MUSKET. Cal. About 62. SN 225. European style musket with 33” rnd bbl, square base barleycorn front sight, saber bayonet lug on the right side of the bbl, with an iron ramrod. It has an 1100 meter musket sight and a back action lock bearing the maker’s name. It is in a full length 1-pc wood stock with three bbl bands, iron furniture, sling swivels and a smooth iron buttplate. CONDITION: Cleaned, with a restored finish, under a coating of old smoke and dried oil. Wood is sound with most of a fine restored finish. Good mechanics. 4-50979 JR828 (500-800)

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701

COLT IMPROVED 2ND MODEL 1836 RING LEVER RIFLE. Cal 36. SN 151. Fine early Paterson rifle in a scarce caliber with 32” oct bbl, 8-shot cylinder with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with faceted tang and a shallow cheek piece on the stock. It has a long top tang with German silver rectangular inlay. The lower tang has a small, attached iron curl making a shallow grip. It has an attached loading lever and rammer on the right side of the bbl lug. The bbl has a small German silver Rocky Mountain front sight with the rear sight broken and missing for a long time. CONDITION: About good. Retains a mottled silver & dark brown patina with light to moderate pitting over all the iron surfaces. Cylinder retains 10-15% visible scene and the mechanics seem to function well. It has several battered screws, but all appear to be original. Stock is slightly loose on the frame but is sound and retains most of an old refinish with dark stains near the buttplate. This rife was not disassembled, so it has not been determined if all parts are matching. Nor has the condition of the bore been determined. 4-50500 JR866 (12,500-17,500)

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702

EXTREMELY RARE ALEXANDER HALL REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. About 45. Unusual and rare 15-shot revolving rifle with 28-1/4” stepped oct to rnd bbl with slight cannon muzzle and a brass half moon front sight. The unusual receiver is about 10” long, flat sided with a hinged floor to permit installing & removing the cylinder. It has a very long sheet metal trigger guard with a large tapered screw inside the front, which is the cocking lever and a straight flat sided trigger at the rear. It has a simple sheet metal rear sight mounted over the cylinder area on top of the frame with a pin from the sight and through a hole in the frame which serves as a cylinder stop. The cylinder is 3-1/2” diameter X 2-13/16” long. It has a 1-15/16” hole through the center, which pivots around the hinged receiver floor plate. The cylinder is apparently advanced by hand as there is no apparent means of mechanical advancement. The receiver has long top & bottom tangs attached to a straight stock with crescent brass buttplate. The stock appears to be a modern replacement. Overall this appears to be a crude prototype, no markings remain, if there were ever any present. Accompanied by a very old homemade wooden case. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Bbl and all the iron parts have been cleaned to bright along time ago and are now beginning to patinate. Bbl still has rough machine marks and fine pitting. Receiver is pitted and stained with some heavy pitting along both sides. Stock appears to have been aged with a torch. Cylinder is mostly a gray/brown patina with light pitting. Bore is crusty and dark. Case has no finish, is soiled and stained. Crude leather latch & handle are crackled but still supple. 4-50690 JR1055 (10,000-15,000)

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703

RARE AND UNUSUAL ROTATING BREECH PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal 54. Very unusual single shot rifle with 27-5/8” rnd bbl, narrow front sight, and a Sharps style ladder rear sight. It has a brass frame similar to a revolver that when the trigger guard is lowered allows the single shot chamber to be rotated to the left for re-loading. The hammer is mounted on the right side on an unmarked back action lock. It has a straight stock with cheek piece and crescent iron buttplate with toeplate. The trigger guard release mechanism is a button and latch on the bottom of the stock. CONDITION: Bbl is a dark brown patina with heavy pitting as is the rotating chamber, which is missing its nipple. Hammer, lockplate, and trigger guard are a dark brown patina with light rust. Stock has a crack in the toe, another behind the latch release and is missing a long sliver by the top tang and retains a dark black patina. Strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-50735 JR28 (1,500-2,500)

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704

EXCEPTIONAL CASED PAIR OF LE PAGE TARGET PISTOLS. Cal. About 50. Extremely fine pair of cased pistols with 10-1/2” fluted oct bbls, Metford style rifling, marked on the top flat “FM P Le Page Moutier”. They have a small dovetailed bead front sight at the muzzle and a tiny fixed blade rear sight on the top tang. They are numbered “1” and “2”. They are mounted in ebony stocks with deep relief carvings at the forend tip, left side of the stock and wrist consisting of vines & flowers in intricate patterns with stippled backgrounds. The butts are fluted with an elaborate matching fluted butt cap with turned finial. The lockplate, trigger guard, breech plug, tang, butt cap, escutcheons & screws are all elaborately deep relief engraved in matching vine & foliate patterns with stippled background. The bbls are finished in bright high polish blue with the wide flutes having blue and the narrow flutes left bright. All of the other metal has coin finish. The pistols are in their original French fitted green velvet lined gorgeous wood case with the maker’s name & address embossed in gold in the fabric inside the lid. It contains an original case colored round ball bullet mold with sprue cutter, ebony handled turn screw and nipple wrench, an ebony mallet, an ebony handled wiping rod and two ebony handled ramrods. Also included is a fine, original Le Page copper & brass powder flask. The front right corner of the case has a covered compartment with ebony knob. The case, made of beautifully grained dark exotic wood has three brass inlays around the edge of the top of the lid and an elaborate filigree and engraved plate in the center with the initials “AU”. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, probably unfired. Pistol #1 retains about 85% original bright blue on the bbl, having been cleaned sometime ago. Stock and all the other furniture retain virtually all of their original beautiful finish. Brilliant shiny bore. Pistol #2 retains 95-97% bright original blue on the bbl, also having been lightly cleaned. Balance of the pistol, stock & furniture retain virtually all their original finish. Brilliant shiny bore. Bullet mold retains virtually all of its original case colors, faded on the handles. Balance of the accessories are about as new. Case has three or four grain checks and hairline cracks in the lid, is missing a small chip of veneer from the back edge, otherwise retains most of its beautiful original finish. 4-51501 JR1007 (27,500-32,500)

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705

NEW HAVEN ARMS VOLCANIC PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 255. Small frame pistol with 3-1/2” bbl, integral magazine tube, tiny pinch blade front sight & fixed rear sight. It has 2-pc walnut grips and the brass frame & sideplates are typically engraved in large foliate arabesque patterns. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 30-35% thinning original blue, mostly in the gullets & sheltered areas with the balance a medium brown patina. Frame is a light to medium mustard patina with numerous nicks & dings along the bottom & top edges of both sideplates, traces of silver plating remain behind the trigger with generous amounts under the grips. Mechanics are a little stiff but functional. Grips have a stress fracture in the left side, otherwise are sound and retain traces of original varnish. Strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-51520 JR738 (3,500-4,500)

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706

EXPERIMENTAL 1ST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 7907. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, usual address on the top flat and a tiny “US” on the left side of the frame below “Colt’s Patent”. All of the serial numbers on the bbl, frame, trigger guard & back strap have a tiny “0” stamped underneath. This revolver was the experimental piece used in an attempt to fit a shoulder stock. They initially tried to retrofit an 1855 Springfield type stock and in order to determine the proper angle had drilled four different holes in the back strap before giving up on the project as being too flimsy and going to the system of cut outs under the recoil shields that we know now. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains being an even light gray brown patina overall, probably cleaned a long time ago. There are some scattered spots of pitting near the muzzle and a spot or two on the frame & cylinder. Cylinder is smooth with no scene remaining and appears never to have had any. Trigger guard & back strap are a medium mustard patina. Grips are fine, slightly undersized and retain most of an old refinish with a chip at the right heel. Strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. A truly unique & rare dragoon. 4-51513 JR996 (15,000-25,000)

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707

RARE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 18530. Rare dragoon with 8” oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight, muzzle to cylinder address on the top flat and “Colt’s Patent” on the left side of the frame. It has silver plated trigger guard & backstrap & 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains a mottled dark brown patina with scattered spots of rust and light pitting elsewhere. Cylinder is a mottled gray patina with traces of the Indian fight scene. Frame is an even dark brown patina with traces of silvered case colors. Trigger guard & backstrap retain about 50% original silver plating. Grips have a chipped left toe, show heavy wear and have a nice smooth hand rubbed patina. Bore is strong with moderate to heavy pitting. A very rare & seldom encountered dragoon, allegedly only 50 ever made. 4-51514 JR1001 (15,000-25,000)

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708

MARTIALLY MARKED 1ST MODEL DRAGOON SPECIAL TEST REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 8698. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, with German silver front sight, muzzle to cylinder address on the top flat and small “US” under the “Colt’s Patent” on the left side of the frame. It has 1-pc walnut grips with legible cartouches on each side. It is double inspected by William A. Thornton and also by John Braggs. Additionally it has a large “B” stamped in five places over the revolver signifying that this is one of the Brevette Commission test revolvers. When dragoons began failing, they were recalled for additional testing. When some of that test failed, they were modified and tested again. A number of that test failed and the third test was called the Brevette Commission. When they made the third & final test all the revolvers passed and were stamped with the large “B” in five places. CONDITION: Very fine plus. All matching, except the wedge which is unnumbered and the rammer lever which is numbered “8399”. Bbl retains 30-40% original blue in sheltered areas turning plum mixed with light patina and fine surface pitting. Bbl lug is moderately battered with hammer marks on all four sides. Cylinder is very fine and is mostly a medium gray patina and retains about 80% of the Ormsby Indian fight scene. Its original safety pin is completely intact. Frame retains about 80% dark case colors on the left side; traces on the right side with the recoil shield and balance of the frame a mottled silver brown patina. Entire grip frame is a cleaned mustard color. Grips, with their legible cartouches, are fine and retain a fine hand polished patina. Fine mechanics and bright shiny bore with scattered moderate pitting. 4-51511 JR997 (15,000-30,000)

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709

SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 7588. Very scarce martial ’61 with 7-1/2” round bbl, 1-line New York address with German silver front sight. It has case colored frame with brass trigger guard & back strap and 1-pc walnut grips with clear “OWA” cartouche on the left side. It has small inspector’s initials on the various parts with an “L” on the bottom of the grip, a “C” on the bbl and an “I” on the cylinder and back strap. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including the wedge, the bbl retains about 75% strong bright original blue mixed with flaked patina and light surface spotting. The rammer & lever retain most of their original dark case colors, thinned on the lever arm. The cylinder retains 15-20% thin original blue with the balance a light patina mixed with light surface spotting and an area of light pitting. All six cylinder pins are still fine and the cylinder retains 60-70% original Ormsby naval battle scene. The frame and hammer retain 75-80% original case colors strong & bright in the sheltered areas with the balance fading to silver mixed with patina, the right side of the frame is mostly bright. The trigger guard & back strap were cleaned a long time ago and are beginning to patinate. The grips show light edge wear, otherwise are sound and retain most of their original oil finish with its clear cartouche. Mechanics are fine, bore is bright & shiny with scattered light pitting. 4-50362 (18,000-28,000)

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710

SPECTACULAR MARTIAL COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 57122. Fine early ’51 with 7-1/2” octagon bbl, 1-line New York address with small brass trigger guard and back strap. It has 1-pc walnut grips with fine cartouches on each side, “JH” on the left grip and “RHHW” on the right grip. There are small inspector’s initials on the various parts including a large “A” at the top of the left grip, an “A” on the bbl and an “H” on the cylinder and back strap with a “K” on the left trigger guard. There is a small “U.S.” below “Colt’s Patent” on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including the wedge, retaining about 95% original blue on the bbl with light edge wear and some thinning toward the muzzle. The bbl lug has light hammer marks around the wedge slot on the right side. The rammer & lever retain most of their original case colors, strong & bright on the pivot, turning silver elsewhere. The cylinder retains 30-40% thin original blue with scattered light surface spotting and has 95-98% of its original Ormsby Naval battle scene. All six pins are still fine. The frame & hammer retain virtually all of their original case colors, bright on the sides of the frame & hammer, slightly faded on the recoil shield. The trigger guard and back strap have crisp edges and retain a light mellow patina. The grips are crisp with fine legible cartouches and retain most of their oil finish. The screws are all fine and retain most of their bright original blue. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore with light pitting just above the forcing cone. A truly magnificent and seldom encountered early Navy that undoubtedly saw Civil War service. 4-50363 (28,000-38,000)

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711

EXQUISITE TIFFANY GRIPPED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 23630. Fine & rare little Colt with 4-1/2” rnd bbl, 1-line New York address, with extensive intertwined foliate & floral engraving with punch dot background over the bbl, frame, cylinder & hammer. This is unquestionably Young engraving with his trademark wolf’s heads on each side of the hammer nose. The bottom of the frame, bottom of the barrel lug & front end of the trigger guard are lightly engraved also, as is the bottom of the rammer lever and the ends of the wedge. The rammer & lever, cylinder & hammer are gold washed. The back strap and grips have been replaced with a beautiful Tiffany spread-winged Federal eagle grip. The eagle is clutching laurel leaves in each talon, which extend completely around the base of the grip and flows up each edge to the top of the grip. The eagle and all the decorations are in bas-relief. At the top of the backstrap is an integral oval initial plate bearing the initials “AJS”. The rim of the butt is beaded and has flower blossoms quadra-spaced around the rim. The butt cap is the typical Tiffany rosette with a decorative finial. Accompanied by a series of letters dating from January 1973 through December 1975 from Norm Flayderman, Robert L. White and Frank E. Hendricks attesting to the authenticity of this revolver. Mr. Hendricks, of San Antonio, TX, was, at that time, apparently considered to be an engraving expert and certified without question that the grips are authentic Tiffany manufacture. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the wedge. Overall it retains about 95-97% strong silver plating that may be an old restored finish. Gold plating on the rammer & lever, cylinder and hammer is probably a later addition. Grips retain most of their fine silver plating except on the initial oval at the top of the back strap where there is considerable wear and the parent brass is showing through. One of the letters, above, speaks of the rosette in the butt being missing at that time and having been replaced with a piece of bone. That being the case in 1975, an original type rosette was apparently found and returned to its rightful place. Mechanics are fine. Cylinder still has most of five safety pins. Bore is strong but dark with moderate pitting. 4-51222 JR1004 (25,000-35,000)

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712

RARE AND UNUSUAL COLT ARMORY SIGN. This is the authentic arch sign from the Colt Armory. This very sign was affixed to the Colt Armory entrance in the 19th Century. An image of this sign (very small) can be seen on page 262 in the book “The Colt Heritage” by R. L. Wilson. 7’ 11” wide x 4’ 4” high. Constructed of three pieces of 12” wood cut in their current arch shape with gold lettering “COLT’S ARMORY.” on a black background. The facing boards are held together with four iron straps on the back side, two of which are mortised and two aren’t. The inside frame is 3-1/2” wide and curved to match the inside radius. This wonderful sign is a part of Colt history having been mounted at the entrance to the Colt Armory for many years. A letter documenting the former ownership of the sign will accompany this lot. CONDITION: Fine. Missing a few chips from the facing board with some weathered grain checks. Apparently an old repaint and retains most of the black background and bright gold lettering. A wonderful and unique addition to any serious Colt collection. 4-50499 JR853 (17,500-27,500)

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713

SAMUEL COLT’S SILVER BEAKER. Early silver beaker, about 4” high and 3-3/8” in diameter at the top, with a flared edge and rounded corner flat bottom. The bottom is marked “C. Aldis” for Charles Aldis of New York. The side of the cup is inscribed “SAC” in early script and the bottom is likewise engraved “Colt”. The consignor states that he purchased this cup many years earlier from a family who claimed they were related to Samuel Colt and that this was from his personal set. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Light handling & use marks with some dents along the bottom edge. Inscribed letters on the side show moderate wear. 4-51208 JR745 (750-1,250)

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714

COLT MODEL 1860 REVOLVER. Cal 44. SN 42201. Usual configuration with 8” rnd bbl, German silver front sight, stepped cylinder with Naval battle scene, brass trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grips. It has the 4-screw frame with flat-headed hammer screw and notch in the butt for shoulder stock and small inspector initials over the various parts. CONDITION: Good. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 25-30% original blue in the sheltered areas, the frame and backstrap are a medium to light gray with a trace of case colors in the very sheltered areas, the trigger guard is a light yellow patina. Grips are very worn missing a couple of chips on the left side with a dark oil finish. Cylinder retains 50-60% Naval battle scene. Good mechanics. Strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-50307 JR273 (1,000-2,000)

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715

COLT 1861 NAVY NAVY CONVERSION. Cal. 38 CF. SN 2160. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” rnd bbl, 1-line New York address, 2-line patent date on the frame with brass trigger guard & back strap and 1-pc walnut grips. The bottom of the bbl is marked “R.W.M.” with an anchor. The rammer slot has been filled and the standard ejector rod housing attached. It has the usual conversion with loading gate. The numbers are all matching with the cylinder number having been stamped below the original mismatched serial number. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped to the Boston Navy Yard on Oct. 4, 1861 in a shipment of 100 revolvers. The letter further states that it was returned on April 29, 1875 for conversion by the Mare Island, California Navy Yard. CONDITION: Very good. All matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. No original finish remains being an even dark brown patina overall with a couple of areas of heavy pitting on the bbl and rear of the frame. Cylinder retains traces of the original scene. Grip frame is a cleaned mellow patina, the grips are sound with a fine hand polished patina. Strong bright bore, dark in the grooves, possibly a couple of replaced screws, timing needs adjustment. 4-51112 JR731 (1,750-2,750)

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716

RARE COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER WITH SHOULDER STOCK. Cal. 44. SN 62738. One of the 1,000 1860 Armys delivered to Lt. Col. G.D. Ramsey at the Washington Arsenal, Washington, D.C. in September 1862. It is a standard ’60 Army with 8” rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 3-screw frame, flat head hammer screw with 1-pc walnut grips. It is accompanied by a matching numbered shoulder stock with brass furniture. Normally such revolvers were issued in pairs with the numbers of both revolvers stamped onto the lower tang of the stock. In this instance only the one number is present. The stock is made of walnut with flat top comb, brass attaching socket with iron hook and screw. The buttplate is carbine style, made of brass with short square-edge top tang. The left grip of the revolver has a clear cartouche and there are small inspector marks on the various parts. Accompanied by two identical Colt factory letters identifying this revolver as having been sold to the United States War Dept. and shipped to Lt. Col. G.D. Ramsey, Washington Arsenal, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 5, 1862 in a shipment of 1,000 same type revolvers. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl is a mottled silver/brown patina with heavy pitting on the left side of the muzzle and some light pitting around the forcing cone area. Cylinder is also a mottled gray/brown patina and retains about 75-80% original Naval battle scene and has two good safety pins. Frame retains 30-40% dark case colors and the back strap is a blue/gray patina. Trigger guard is a mellow mustard patina. Grip has a replaced chip at the right toe, otherwise is sound and extremely fine with most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine with a strong dark pitted bore. Wedge is missing its spring. Stock is sound with 15-20% original finish and the balance a dark patina. There are small bruises along the comb and a few others scattered about the body. Brass was apparently cleaned a long time ago and now it retains a fine mellow patina. An exceptional and rare set. 4-51221 JR1006 (10,000-15,000)

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717

COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 19217. Usual configuration with rare 8” oct to rnd bbl, with German silver front sight, brass trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fair to good. No original finish remains having been severely cleaned, removing all markings from the bbl, cylinder & frame. Serial number was also removed from the bbl lug and nearly obliterated on the frame. Trigger guard & back strap numbers are sharp. All the numbers that are visible are matching. Grips are fine and retain most of an old refinish. Fine mechanics, strong bright bore with light pitting. A rare dragoon. 4-51175 JR972 (1,500-3,000)

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718

COLT 3RD MODEL MASSACHUSETTS DRAGOON TEST REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 10514. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, muzzle to cylinder address, German silver front sight, small “US” below “Colt’s Patent” on the frame, with brass trigger guard & back strap. The top of the back strap is stamped “MS” signifying issue to the Mass Militia. Additionally it has a large “B” stamped in five places over the revolver signifying that this is one of the Brevette Commission test revolvers. When dragoons began failing they were recalled for additional testing. When some of that test failed, they were modified and tested again. A number of that test failed and the third test was called the Brevette Commission. When they made the third & final test all the revolvers passed and were stamped with the large “B” in five places. CONDITION: Fair to good. No original finish remains being a dark gray brown patina overall. All matching except the wedge which is a homemade replacement and the cylinder which is numbered “10537”. Frame has silvered case colors on the recoil shield and a spot of rust near the front. Grip frame has a light yellow patina. Grips are worn with slightly chipped toes and have a fine hand rubbed patina. Most of the screws are battered and there are some hammer marks on the bottom of the grip. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-51512 JR1002 (10,000-12,000)

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719

RARE CALIFORNIA CLIPPER SHIP TRADE CARD. This clipper ship trade card is for Coleman’s California Line for San Francisco it is the ship Mary Robinson and designated as the first class “extreme”! It is dated Wednesday, July 13th. Someone has penciled in just above 1858. Most of the text is on the right, and on the lower left is an image of a clipper ship on hand-colored water. Above it is a red and blue flag for the Coleman Line. It also indicates agents in San Francisco Mr. William T. Coleman & Co. Text is in black, red, and gold with a gold trim around the bottom. SIZE: 6-3/8” wide x 3-7/8” high. CONDITION: Color is generally good. Some dark discoloration on the lower portion of the card, and the lower right hand corner has a small very old repair framed in a small Victorian walnut frame. 4-51409 JJ2 (400-600)

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720

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 13498. Civil War era Colt, with 8” rnd bbl, 1-pc walnut grips with 4-screw frame, cut for shoulder stock with extended frame screw. Accompanied by a reproduction shoulder stock with brass furniture. The revolver has tiny inspector initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Fair to good. All matching except the wedge which is an unnumbered replacement. No original finish remains being a medium gray patina overall with light to moderate pitting overall. Replaced framed screws. Grips are replacements. Bore is strong with good shine and moderate to heavy pitting. Reproduction stock retains most of its finish. 4-51184 JR930 (500-800)

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721

CIVIL WAR MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 78119. Standard Army with 8” rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 1-line New York address, brass trigger guard & iron back strap with 1-pc walnut grips. It has a 3-screw frame cut for shoulder stock. The grips have visible cartouches on each side and there are small inspector’s initials on the various parts. The wedge is missing its spring. CONDITION: About very good. All matching including the wedge. No original finish remains being mostly an even dark brown patina. Trigger guard is a fine mellow patina and the cylinder retains 60-70% original naval battle scene. Grips are fine with their aforementioned cartouches and retain traces of original finish. Crisp mechanics with strong dark bore and moderate pitting. 4-51405 JR737 (1,250-1,750)

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722

IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal .44. SN 29232. 8” bbl, serial numbers occur on bbl, frame, trigger guard, no number on backstrap, backstrap and stocks may be replaced. Bbl address only half visible. Springfield research records show the gun was used by the 1st Maine Cavalry. CONDITION: Gun has been cleaned and refinished. Cylinder does not appear to be original. 4-49798 (4,000-6000)

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723

19TH CENTURY FRAMED SMALL ORIGINAL WATER COLOR OF THREE SAILING SHIPS IN HARBOR. Two of the ships are 3-masted and the third is a 2-masted. The ships are in the foreground with green hills in the background and a house. The back of the mounting cardboard is pencil marked “Old Ironsides off St. Isl”. SIZE: 7” x 3-3/4” Image only – not incl. frame. CONDITION: Slightly yellowed with some water staining, but the colors are still vivid and bright. Has been mounted to a backing paper, frame is fine. 4-51051 JR698 (400-600)

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724

FINE ITALIAN MADE MINIATURE OF AN EARLY PERCUSSION PISTOL. Made with integral steel frame and bbl with beautifully engraved gold 1-pc grips and side panels. This beautifully detailed pistol is probably more than 100 years old. It has a 1-3/8” fluted bbl with sights and 2 gold bands over the chamber area. It is beautifully engraved at the chamber end and around the muzzle. It has a nicely figured engraved gold top tang. The trigger guard is very ornate and matching engraved as is the bottom part of the frame. 2-1/2” overall length. This little pistol is completely functional and apparently was designed to fire. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Light pitting around the muzzle and bolster area. Otherwise retains bright finish on the steel and sharp engraving everywhere. 4-50354-1 JR299 (1,000-2,000)

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725

MINIATURE FRANK WESSON SWIVEL BREECH DERRINGER. Beautifully detailed, 2-5/8” gold plated pistol with ivory grips, 1-1/4” superposed bbls with ring hammer and spur trigger. Bbls swivel and hammer and trigger function. Accompanied by an old embossed brass razor case. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all its original finish. Case is fine. 4-50354-7 JR305 (500-1,000)

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726

EXTREMELY FINE CASED COMPLETE SET OF MINIATURE PEPPERBOXES. Cal 2mm Pin Fire. Tiny 2-1/2”, 6-shot pepperboxes with functioning hammer, trigger, and manually rotated bbls. They have gold plated frame with nipple shield and ivory grips. They are an exact pair, in a mahogany case with green velvet lining and ivory handled accessories consisting of a screw driver and ramrod with triangle shaped box with ivory lid in one corner and round ivory box in the other corner containing 6 rounds of ammunition. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retaining virtually all the original finish. Each pistol has an age line in one grip. Box is fine. 4-50354-11 JR309 (1,000-1,500)

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727

AUSTRIAN KOLIBRI MINIATURE PISTOL. Cal 22mm blank. Tiny functioning pinfire pistol made to fire blank cartridges, it is 1-3/4” overall with a 3/4” oct bbl and has solid gold grip panels with a small cut ruby in the right grip. It is accompanied by a small wooden box with sliding lid. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains most of its original finish. 4-50354-9 JR307 (150-250)

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728

GOLD MINIATURE ORIENTAL HAND CANNON. Tiny little cannon, 1-1/2” long by about 5/16” diameter. It is a scale reproduction of an early Japanese or Chinese hand cannon but probably Japanese as it appears to have chrysanthemums on the side flats. It appears to be solid gold and has a flash hole. CONDITION: Extremely fine, with sharp cast engravings. 4-50354-3 JR301 (500-1,500)

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729

BEAUTIFUL MINIATURE CENTER HAMMER FLINTLOCK MUFF PISTOL. Wonderful miniature, probably by Dyson of England. It is 1-15/16” overall length, made of solid gold with steel hammer and frizzen with ivory stock. It is a scale miniature of a venerable English screw bbl pistol, popular in the 18th century and has nicely decorated side panels with trophies of flags, a tiny number “2” on the bbl and frame, with reproduction proofs on the bottom of the frame. It is complete with a fixed representation of the sliding safety. Accompanied by a small box, not the original case. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Hammer and frizzen are bright. Engraving is clean with fine mellow ivory grip. 4-50354-5 JR303 (1,000-1,500)

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730

MINIATURE SCOTTISH ALL METAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Beautifully detailed gold plated pistol, 3-1/4” long with rams horn butt, functioning lock with belt hook and removable ramrod. The hammer will cock and can only be lowered by depressing the trigger, however there is no spring. The bbl is 2-1/8” long with oct cannon muzzle, fluted decoration over the chamber area with light engraving elsewhere. The butt has a flash hole pick and is accompanied by a spare rammer with worm. An extremely fine example of miniature art. Accompanied by a wood box with purple lining marked in the top “AGASSIZ”, probably not original to this pistol. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all its original finish. Box is fine. 4-50354-8 JR306 (1,000-1,500)

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731

GOLD PLATED MINIATURE COLT M-1911. Tiny 1911 1-7/8” long x 1-1/4” high. Beautiful scale mini with sights, safety and slide lock and a bottom release magazine with abalone grip panels. Slide and hammer work and the grip safety functions as a trigger. CONDITION: Fine. Plating is worn at the back edge and dull from handling. Otherwise extremely fine condition. 4-50354-2 JR300 (750-1,500)

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732

VERY FINE AND UNIQUE MINIATURE TOMAHAWK, KNIFE, AND RING. Very well made set consisting of a 1-3/4” ivory handled Arkansas toothpick bowie with steel blade and brass handguard, a 2-3/8” pipe tomahawk with striped wood haft and bone or ivory clean out plug, the blade and the mouthpiece are silver and the blade has a tiny half moon shaped gold inlay, the ring is gentleman’s style, 1/4” diameter, made of silver with a turquoise stone. In an added carry case. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as made. Tomahawk blade slightly oxidized. Otherwise retains about all of its original finish. 4-50354-6 JR304 (500-1,000)

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733

LOT OF 3 MINIATURE BOWIE KNIVES. All 3 with steel blades, brass hand guards and maple handles. 1) 3-1/4” Arkansas toothpick. 2) 2-7/8” clip point Bowie. 3) 2-1/2” hunting knife with half guard. All 3 are very well made in fine scale with well shaped blades and nicely contoured handles. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All retain about all of their original polish on the blade and finish on the handles. Brass has a nice mellow patina. 4-50354-12 JR310 (400-700)

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734

WESTON MINIATURE CENTER HAMMER SINGLE SHOT DERRINGER. Cal 2mm RF. Fully functioning miniature pistol, 2-1/4” overall length with 1-1/4” bbl, spur trigger and birdhead grip with ivory grips. Accompanied by an original type box with company information inside the lid, compartmented for the pistol, a wood handled wiping rod/ejector, and tiny bore brush. Also accompanied by 3 gelatin capsules containing 14 rounds of original ammunition. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all its original finish with light rust spotting on the sides. Grips are a nice mellow color. Box is fine. 4-50354-10 JR308 (200-400)

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735

EXQUISITE PARE OF IVORY STOCKED MINIATURE DUTCH FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. Extremely ornate and unusual miniatures 4” long with solid ivory stocks, silver and gold furniture with fully functioning locks and complete with removable ramrods that have the worm on one end. The butts have extremely fine detailed carved heads with 2 different helmets. The 2-1/8” bbls have cannon muzzles with fluted chamber areas and engraved tangs. The lockplates and hammers are lightly engraved and bear the name “J KOSTERS” under the pan and “MAASTRICHT” vertically behind the hammers. The stocks have an oval gold thumbplate and 2 silver bands. They are accompanied by a fitted blue leather covered, red velvet lined carrying case. CONDITION: Extremely fine. One stock has an age line, both have the beginnings of nice mellow color to the ivory. Case is fine. 4-50354-4 JR302 (2,500-3,000)

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736

AMBROTYPE OF A YOUNG OFFICER IN UNIFORM. Portrait of a seated long haired young man in a uniform having fringed epaulets on the shoulders and with a shoulder strap across the chest. He is holding a tall hat with feather plume. The picture has been enhanced with gold trim. It is in a pressed paper case with brass frame. SIZE: 1/6th plate; 2-1/2” X 3”. CONDITION: Image has clouding around the edges but the image is intact. The frame is separated at the hinge and shows wear. 4-51050 JR696 (400-600)

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737

MOST UNUSUAL POWDER HORN. This beautiful old horn is about 16” overall. Most unusual scrimshaw body, having graduated fish scales from one end to the other. The last 4” of the spout are black with a small cannon mouth turning at the tip while the rest of the body is a mellow greenish-yellow with black ink in the lines on the individual scales. The top center of the horn is scrimshawed with a fine scroll with the inscription “POWDER/FOR/US ALL”. Most unusual of all, however, is the very large cast metal silver plated dolphins head at the butt end. It is 5” wide by about 2-1/4” high and secured, probably to a wooden base, with 3 old iron nails. The bottom of the dolphin’s head and part of the horn are flat and covered with dark colored sharkskin. The left fin on the dolphin’s head has what appears to be a registration number. The spout has an ebony plug with a pewter pinecone finial. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Shows moderate to heavy handling with one or two small bug bites. Dolphin’s head retains 85-90% original silver plating. A most unusual horn that requires some additional research. 4-50265 JR368 (2,500-4,000)

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738

EARLY SCRIMSHAWED POWDER HORN. Fine early horn, about 17” long, with flat base plug secured with wooden pegs. The spout end of the horn is turned down to darker color with a raised rope decoration and a brass spout attached. The length of the horn is inscribed in a straight line, “Joseph Parmenter 1800”. Scrimshawed on the back are a fish, what appears to be an Egyptian felucca and a 3-masted sailing ship. Also there is an odd looking animal that may be a lion or tiger as it has a long tail and appears to have claws. Transverse across the horn is the name “Joseph”. The base end had a fine saw tooth edge, mostly broken away. CONDITION: Good. Main body of the horn retains a fine mellow gold color with the spout end a dark purply green. There is a crack near the base plug. 4-50299 JR1107 (400-700)

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739

18th CENTURY SCRIMSHAWED POWDER HORN. Fine early horn, about 14” overall length, with rudimentary carving, “SOLOMON DONHAM / HIS HORN AUGST THE / 23 DAY IN THE YEAR / 1756”. This is surrounded by straight incised lines. Near the butt of the horn is a crude sea turtle and some light edge decorations with a deeply carved 2-masted sailing ship that may have been added later. On the opposite side is a large square fortress with four entrances and a square tower at each corner. Above that, toward the spout, is carved an arch supporting a flag pole & British flag. The butt plug is secured with three iron nails and has crude initials “S + D” carving. The spout is lightly carved and overall is a fine mellow greenish/yellow color. CONDITION: Very fine. No bug holes, with moderate wear. 4-51038 JR695 (500-800)

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740

VERY EARLY FRENCH & INDIAN WAR POWDER HORN. Please note: The design on the horn referred to as “balloons” are most definitely not balloons. They are a pair of Indian style snowshoes which would be of special interest to a European soldier visiting the New World and seeing or using them for the first time.Fine early horn, about 16” overall, completely covered with nicely executed scrimshaw in a variety of patterns, both geometric & arabesque, with turkeys & what can only be described as balloons. It also has the crude initials “AH” and nicely executed initials “IW”, with the dates “1723/4”. Near the spout end is a carved crown. About 4” of the spout end is reduced in size and is a light green color. It has what appears to be the date “1821”. The spout itself has worn through on one side and has been wrapped with string. The base plug is probably pine with a hand-forged nail in the center and secured with four wooden pegs around the perimeter. The main body of the horn is a beautiful mellow gold color. CONDITION: Fine. Butt end has a very old split with a repair effected by splicing in a small sliver of wood held in with an iron pin. Inside curve of the horn has a rough & crackled area. All in all, a beautiful early horn. 4-50495 JR937 (4,000-6,000)

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741

SPECTACULAR 19TH CENTURY DECORATED POWDER HORN. About 18” length overall of slim dimensions, and scraped to near transparency. This beautiful horn is very artistically scrimshawed with a variety of British/Napoleonic War motifs. It has a flat pine plug with a strap hole worked into one edge. The entire edge is reeded and the spout end has a very smooth raised nozzle. About 2/3 of the length of the horn is decorated. Near the plug end is a very large trophy of arms that appears to be a British crest surmounted with the word “Wellington” under a spread winged eagle holding olive branches in its talons. Just above that is a 3-masted gun boat under a fouled anchor with British flags surrounded by laurel wreaths with the name “Nelson” above. To the right side of that is a Naval officer holding a flower in his left hand. To the opposite side is a lady holding a flower in her hand. Below the lady is a set of crossed cannons with British flags and further down below that is Britannia holding a trident with an olive branch in her left hand sitting on a British shield. Behind her is another Victorian lady holding an olive branch in her right hand and supporting a fouled anchor with her left. Directly above toward the spout end is a vignette with the inscription “The. 3. Tons. / By / S. Cozens” surrounding three large beer or wine casks, all surrounded by a laurel wreath. The upper end of the decoration has a band of bunting and the lower end another band of bunting with a band of laurel and another of acanthus leaves. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains a mellow greenish patina with near transparency on the lower end. A beautiful & spectacular horn. 4-50258 JR938 (1,500-2,500)

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742

VERY EARLY BRITISH/CANADIAN POWDER HORN. Fine early scrimshaw horn with a large depiction of the British royal seal with a human-headed lion on the left side and a unicorn on the right side with a Latin inscription on a ribbon below. The butt of the horn has a wooden plug secured with wooden pegs and the base is scrimmed with “HALLFAX” several houses and a tall building with what may be the outline of a fort. It also has a scrimshawed windmill. The tip of the horn is very decoratively carved with rings and grooves and has a small twisted wire, apparently added at a later date to secure a crack. CONDITION: The spout plug is missing and appears to have been shortened during period of use. This horn has a very fine yellow to brown patina showing substantial wear and use in precisely the areas where one would grasp it to charge a firearm. 4-50338 JR332 (2,500-4,500)

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743

MILITIA SWORD. Circa 1830. 32-1/2” blade is indiscernibly signed by maker and marked “Solingen”. Blue and gold blade with American motifs. CONDITION: Blade is excellent retaining 80% gold and about 70% blue. Brass stirrup hilted guard and brass scabbard. Grip is carved bone with about 25% of bone missing and crude repair. Scabbard has several dents. 4-50608 JS15 (300-400)

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744

STIRRUP HILTED AMERICAN HORSEMAN SABER. 34-1/2” slightly curved blade is agent marked, “RICHARD UPSON & COMPANY, NEW YORK”. Blue and gold blade exhibits American patriotic motifs including mounted dragoon and eagle with “E PLURIBUS UNUM” in ribbon. CONDITION: Blue is 70% intact. Gold is 80% intact. Blade overall is fine. Grip is carved ivory with twisted copper wire. Ivory is cracked and about a 1/2” piece is missing at top. Brass stirrup hilt retains 25% original gilding. No scabbard. 4-51076 JS54 (400-500)

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745

STIRRUP HILT AMERICAN HORSEMAN SABER. 33” curved blade etched with “HONOUR AND MY COUNTRY” and an American eagle with “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. CONDITION: Blue and gold blade retains 70% gold and 20% blue. Blade overall is very good with few small nicks to cutting edge. Iron hilt is excellent. Grip retains all of its original leather and wire. 4-51086 JS62 (750-1,000)

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746

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. 31-1/2” blade exhibits blue and gold decorations. Blade exhibits pitting but still retains 50%+ gold and blue. Sword appears to have been un-hilted and new washer is used. Capstan rivet is replaced. Carved fluted bone grip is perfect. Brass mounted leather scabbard is present. CONDITION: Drying and cracking to body of scabbard. Drag is replacement. Guard has been broken and exhibits two soldered repairs. 4-50611 JS22 (400-500)

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747

INSCRIBED FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. European import foot sword in plain brass scabbard. Scabbard is inscribed between two ring mounts “PRESENTED TO CAPT. JAMES CANTY, PALMETTO REGT. 1843”. CONDITION: Grip retains about all its original leather and wire wrap. 26” blade is cleaned, still retaining some blue and gold decoration. Scabbard lacks throat, exhibits numerous dents and one approximate 1/2” hole. 4-50848 JS16 (1,000-1,500)

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748

AMERICAN EAGLE HEAD SWORD. Probably 1812 period sword with 30-1/2” single edge blade, wide fuller to the tip, etched on both sides with trophies of arms and an American eagle with a ribbon marked “E Pluribus Unum”. It has a carved ivory grip with brass open mouth eagle, a cast knuckle bow with trophy of arms and cast langettes on each side with trophy of arms and a foliate quillion. It has its original iron scabbard with double hangers and thin drag. CONDITION: Fine blade. 90% original polish with scattered light to moderate rust. Grip has a couple of hairlines and two or three chips with a small crack. Scabbard retains about 50% dull nickel mixed with deep pitting. 4-51326 JR1066 (600-800)

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749

1812 PERIOD 5-BALL EAGLE HEAD SWORD. Early American sword with 29-3/4” single edge straight blade with wide unstopped fuller to the tip. With floral etchings on the left side and a trophy of arms and flowers on the right side and an American shield on the trophy of arms. It has brass handguard with ball quillion and five graduated balls cast into the knuckle bow. It has brass eagle head pommel and fluted bone handle. Accompanied by a partial original scabbard. CONDITION: About good. Blade is worn with decoration thin, moderate rust on the right side and back of the blade. Handle is cracked, the brass has good patina. Scabbard is missing its tip and some of the leather. 4-51110 JR1072 (300-600)

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750

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. 30” slightly curved blade. Blade was once blue and gold but now has only traces of blue and gold. Military motifs. Guard is decorated. Languets exhibit eagles. CONDITION: Carved bone grip with some chipping. Hilt and pommel exhibit traces of silver wash. 4-51055 JS39 (300-400)

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751

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. 31” slightly curved blade. Blue and gold decorated with military motifs. CONDITION: About 50% of gold and blue remain. Grip is spiral carved bone. Stirrup hilt and eagle pommel retain small traces of silver wash. 4-51056 JS38 (300-400)

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752

BIRDS HEAD POMMEL MILITIA SWORD. 30” blade was tri-color but now retains only remnants of gold and blue. Military motifs on blade. Undecorated stirrup hilt ends in quillion decorated with a flower. Languets are floral. Backstrap is floral. CONDITION: Grip is carved bone with chipping. About 50% gilt remains on pommel and hilt. 4-51061 JS41 (250-350)

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753

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. 31” slightly curved blade. Blade was once blue and gold but now retains traces of blue and gold. Military motifs on blade. Decorated stirrup hilt ends in eagle quillion. One languet is decorated with helmet and sword. Carved bone grip. CONDITION: Traces of silver remain on pommel and hilt. 4-51058 JS40 (300-400)

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754

SILVER EUROPEAN SMALL SWORD. 29” kalishimare blade with worn small gold decoration. Highly decorated silver pommel and guard. No touch marks readily evident. 4-51054 JS37 (1,000-1,500)

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755

MODEL 1862 US ENLISTED NAVAL CUTLASS. 26” gray blade with scattered pitting marked, “MADE BY AMES & CO, CHICOPEE, MASS” and “DATED AND INSPECTED U.S.N. 1864”. CONDITION: Grip exhibits complete leather with no wire. Basket is very good with a few small dents and excellent patina. No scabbard. 4-51077 JS50 (300-400)

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756

NON-REGULATION CIVIL WAR OFFICERS SWORD. 30” blade etched with various patriotic motifs. Blade overall is worn and pitted but 95% of etch is visible. English style basket with wonderful American eagle holding patriotic shield with 34 stars. Blade is agent marked “W. H. Horstmann & Sons, Philadelphia”. CONDITION: Grip retains 80% original sharkskin wrap and all but one turn of original triple wire is present. Hilt retains about 90% original silver plating. Scabbard is iron with two iron ring mounts. Drag is worn through and plugged with lead solder. Scabbard is rusted and has numerous grinding marks. 4-50852 JS9 (400-500)

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757

MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD. 31-1/2” blade decorated with various military motifs marked “CLAUBERG, SOLINGEN”. Blade etch is good and all discernable. Grip is sharkskin with twisted wire and is complete. CONDITION: Washer is replaced. Pommel exhibits patriotic shield and extra floral embellishment on pommel top. Scabbard is browned steel with brass mounts. Missing throat. 4-51063 JS48 (800-1,000)

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758

MODEL 1850 US FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. 30-1/2” blade marked, “AMES MFG CO, CHICOPEE MASS” as is top half of scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is fine exhibiting 80%+ frosted blade. Grip wrap is sharkskin with twisted brass wire. Scabbard is brass-mounted leather, missing final 8” and drag. Hilt exhibits heavy white corrosion in floral decoration. 4-51079 JS55 (800-1,000)

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759

MODEL 1850 U.S. STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS SWORD. 32” blade maker-marked “C. Roby and Co./W. Chelmsford, Mass”. Blade is nicely etched with various patriotic motifs and floral design. Blade etch is crisp and sharp, though it retains little or no frosting. Scabbard is brass-mounted steel. Top mount marked “C. Roby”. CONDITION: Middle mount lacks screw. Hilt and brass mounts have a nice mustard patina. No gilt remains. There has been about a 1/8” hole drilled through the guard, apparently for mounting. Grip retains triple wire and sharkskin is worn, retaining about 70-80% of its original surface. 4-50849 JS6 (800-1,000)

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760

FRENCH NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD. Circa middle to late 19th C. 27-1/2” blade, un-etched but marked on spine “COULOUD & CO. KLINGENTHAL”. Horn grip lacks wire. Guard decorated with fowled anchor as is top mount to scabbard. Quillion is a sea serpent. Guard and brass mounts on leather scabbard retain traces of gilt. CONDITION: Scabbard has shrunk and a gap of about 1/4” exists between throat and hilt. Scabbard body has tear and weak area near drag. 4-50612 JS19 (400-500)

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761

WORLD WAR PERIOD INSCRIBED U.S. NAVY OFFICERS SWORD. Standard regulation issue U.S. Model 1851 U.S. navy officer’s sword from the period 1900-1945 inscribed on the blade to William Wesley Kurtz. The narrow straight single edged sword blade is etched with standard designs and has “Bailey, Banks & Biddle/ Phila.” etched at the ricasso. The sword is accompanied by a gilt wire regulation sword knot as well. No listing of William Wesley Kurtz could be located in the U.S. Navy records up to 1900. It is likely that this sword dates to the WWI or early WWII period. More research could reveal details on this officer’s service. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is bright and frosty, scabbard excellent. Grip shows age discoloration and all brass furniture is uncleaned and maintains a dark patina. Sword knot tassel has some losses. 4-50847 CW3 (250-400)

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762

LATE WILLIAM KAPLAN NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD. Fine dress sword with 28” single edge narrow blade, medium fuller, with etch decorations on the blade of Naval motifs and stars with “USN” on a ribbon and flag on both sides. It has a pierced, gold-washed “USN” hand guard with single knuckle bow and dolphin quillion, with white ray skin and wire wrapped handle. Accompanied by its brass & leather scabbard with an anchor on the throat and dolphin drag. CONDITION: Very good. 98% blade, 95% scabbard, retains most of its gold wash on the handle. Throat has traces of gold wash. Handle wrap is fine. 4-51035 JR1073 (300-600)

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763

MODEL 1840 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. 35-1/2” blade marked, “AMES CABOTVILLE 1850” and “INSPECTED US” and “ADK”. CONDITION: Blade is gray and very good. Hilt is excellent exhibiting inspector marks “ADK” and “JWR” on pommel. No scabbard. 4-51087 JS60 (400-500)

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764

MODEL 1840 US ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. Blade marked “EMERSON & SILVER, TRENTON, NEW JERSEY” (in lozenge-shaped marking)and “NJ” on opposite ricasso. CONDITION: Grip retains original leather and wire. One strand of wire is missing under pommel cap. Leather dried and flaking but all there. Blade is gray-brown. Salt and pepper pitting for about 10” from ricasso. This is a scarce maker for 1840 pattern. 4-51065 JS47 (300-400)

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765

MODEL 1860 US CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER. 35” blade etched with 2 7-1/2” panels, one with “US”, one with drooped wing eagle with patriotic shield. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright. Etched panels are excellent with traces of frosting. Hilt is embellished “ENLISTED HILT” with decorative scrolls on branches, pommel and quillion. Traces of gilt remain on hilt and pommel. Grip is leather wrapped but retains no wire. Scabbard is iron mounted and very good. 4-51082 JS59 (1,000-1,500)

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766

MODEL 1840 NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS SWORD. Sword overall is in excellent condition. CONDITION: Blade retains 95% original polish. Original washer is present. Blade is unmarked and sword has no inspector marks anywhere. Correct brass-mounted scabbard has shrunk slightly leaving about a 1/4” gap between hilt and throat. 4-50366 (500-600)

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767

UNUSUAL AMES MILITIA OFFICERS SWORD. 26” DBL-edged single fullered blade appears to have been longer at one time. Etched with typical Ames patriotic motifs and signed, “WP AMES CUTLER, SPRINGFIELD”. Crossguard is unusual cruciform form with languet with eagle with 13 stars. Grip appears to be from 1840 NCO sword with urn shaped pommel. Scabbard is leather lined iron with frog button. CONDITION: Blade etch is all discernable. Tip of blade is rounded. Scattered light pitting. Traces of gilt on crossguard and pommel. Steel scabbard is very good with custom-made brass throat. 4-51075 JS70 (400-500)

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769

MODEL 1840 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. 35-1/2” blade, marked, “EMERSON & SILVER, TRENTON, NJ” and lozenge-shaped mark on opposite ricasso is marked “NJ”. CONDITION: Blade is gray with some small nicks and sharpening. Leather grip is dry and flaking and about 50% remains. Original brass wire is corroded. Accompanying iron scabbard is painted silver. 4-51084 JS56 (300-400)

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770

MODEL 1840 ENLISTED US CAVALRY SABER. 35-1/2” blade marked, “HORSTMANN, PHILADELPHIA.” CONDITION: Blade is very good with some cleaning. Still shows some original polish. Grip retains 100% original leather but only two strands of original wire. Scabbard is very good and painted silver. 4-51073 JS51 (500-600)

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771

MODEL 1840 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. 35-1/2” blade marked ”AMES MFG CO CABOTVILLE 1850”. Opposite ricasso marked “US” with “ADK” on pommel. CONDITION: Blade is gray with two or three small nicks to blade. Grip retains 100% original leather. Wire is gone. Hilt shows good patina. Inspector stamped “JWR” and “ADK”. Some initials are carved in quillion. Original washer is partially intact. Iron scabbard has small inspector “D” on top ring mount. Scabbard is sound with no dents but one 2” x 1” area of heavy pitting near top mount. 4-51074 JS57 (700-800)

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772

MODEL 1860 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD. 30” blade marked “THE M.C. LILLY & COMPANY, COLUMBUS, O.” Metal scabbard with fancy pierced mounts. Unreadable inscription between the top mounts. CONDITION: Blade and scabbard both pitted and cleaned overall. 4-50842 JS18 (300-400)

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773

MODEL 1853 ENGLISH CAVALRY SABER. 34-1/2” blade is unmarked. CONDITION: Washer is original. Blade is gray and very good. Scabbard has been painted black. Compressed leather grip is worn but complete. Iron branched hilt is very good. 4-51078 JS53 (400-500)

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774

MODEL 1853 ENGLISH CAVALRY SABER. 34-1/2” blade is unmarked. CONDITION: Washer is replaced. Blade is gray and very good. Scabbard has been painted black. Compressed leather grip is cracked and flaking. Iron branched hilt is very good. 4-51080 JS52 (400-500)

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775

MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. 32” blade marked “TIFFANY & COMPANY, NEW YORK”. Blade is also marked, “COLLINS & COMPANY, HARTFORD, CONN, 1862”. CONDITION: Sword appears to have been in a fire. Blade is scaly, pitted and lacks grip, no scabbard. 4-50846 JS17 (300-400)

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776

MODEL 1832 GENERAL STAFF OFFICERS SWORD. 31-1/2” blade is etched “N. P. Ames Cutler, Springfield”. Blade etching exhibits typical patriotic motifs and is 90% visible. CONDITION: Blade exhibits light pitting and cleaned overall. Silver grip appears replaced as does top of pommel. Basket has stress crack about 1” long and retains most of its original gilding. Brass mounted leather scabbard is English. 4-50843 JS12 (200-300)

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777

THE HISTORY OF THE DRESS OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, 1625-1897. MacDonald, Captain R.J. London: Henry Sotheran, 1899. This is copy 98 of 1500 copies and is signed by the author/illustrator who was a Captain of the Royal Artillery. The errata and list of subscribers is present and the book is complete with 24 tissue guarded color plates. There are many textual illustrations in black and white. CONDITION: Half vellum over blue boards (soiled) and with slight split to the crown. 4-50371 (350-450)

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778

L’ALBUM DE LA GUERRE. Paris: L’ Illustration, 1925. Two large thick folios of half suede over gold decorated covers. Many tipped in color plates and portraits that concern themselves with France’s role in the Great War and their colonial exploits extending to 1921. In addition to the color plates, there are many hundred half tone photo illustrations and reproductions of various drawings. TWO VOLUMES. 4-50378 (200-250)

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779

UNIFORM OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1774 – 1889. A square folio in publisher’s leather. 44 chromolithographs on heavy card stock by H.A. OGDEN. The lithographs printed by Buek & Company of New York. The lithographs are dated 1885 and illustrate uniforms of the United States Army both mounted and afoot. Each of the plates is dated 1885 and are a superb rendering of USA uniforms: Not to be confused with subsequent issues with photo reproductions and a fewer number of plates. The 71 page introductory text is present. CONDITION: Margins in the plates have some foxing, but the images themselves are in remarkably bright condition. Three of the 44 plates have tears to the margins. There is damage to the spine. A most desirable offering. 4-50367 (750-1,250)

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780

L’ARMEE BELGE. Brussels: Rouen, Commandant Le Regiment Des Grenadiers. Lyon-Claesen (1896). Tall thick folio in green leather with a brown spine label. With a large bookplate of F.C. Koch of Rotterdam. The book collates complete with 100 plates (the double and triple fold plates are numbered consecutively), 50 black and white illustrations and more than 400 woodcuts throughout the text. The color plates appear to be hand finished. CONDITION: Tight and sound but a small break to the inner hinge. 4-50376 (300-400)

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781

JN V. L’ARMEE DU DUCHE DEVARSOVIE. Chelminski, Paris: Leroy, 1913. Tall thick folio in black leather with a gold titled spine. This is copy number 251 of 1000 on thick Arches paper. There are 48 color tissue guarded illustrations as well as black and white textural additions. The text and illustrations concern Napoleon’s Polish troops who served from 1807 until 1815. CONDITION: The volume tight and stately. 4-50375 (250-350)

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782

L’ARMEE SUISSE. Herzog, General. Geneva: Eggimann, 1894. With 33 COLOR LITHOGRAPHS by D. Estoppey. CONDITION: The lithographs deep, rich and generally very fine. Slight nick to one margin. In three quarter brown leather, a bit rubbed and a little loose in the case. 4-50374 (250-350)

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783

LES CHASSEURS A PIED. Colonel Pol. Payard, Paris: 1930. Number 407 of 515 copies. Reproductions of watercolors, each tissue guarded. The plates are by Pierre-Albert Leroux. Printed on Prioux paper. WITH: Vidal General. L’ARTILLERIE. Paris: 1929. Tall folio in red cloth with a brown and gold stamped spine label. Again, color plates that appear to have been hand touched. The plates are taken from water colors from Pierre-Albert Leroux. A very good copy. Together two volumes. CONDITION: Folio in original wraps with most of the glassine. Slight chipping to crown and tail. 4-50377 (250-350)

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784

CATALOGUE OF EUROPEAN DAGGERS INCLUDING THE ELLIS, DE DINO, RIGGS, AND REUBELL COLLECTIONS. Dean, Bashford. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. The definitive work on daggers, dirks, basilairds, etc. Lavishly illustrated with 85 tissue guarded photographic plates executed in Paris. Thick folio blue half linen over boards, the two volumes bound as one. Printed in Paris. CONDITION: Overall good. With wear to binding and soft corners. 4-50372 (250-300)

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785

THE ROYAL ARTILLERY WAR COMMEMORATION BOOK. London: Bell, 1920. Beautifully illustrated with tipped in color plates as well as photographic reproductions and portraits. CONDITION: Thick folio in gray cloth with some fading and rubbing to the covers. 4-50370 (250-350)

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786

LARMEE FRANCAISE. Detaille, Edouard. Paris: (1887). Large folio in half leather over marbled boards, the binding sound, bright and most substantial. A profusion of chromotypogravures as well as black and white textural illustrations. WITH: Detaille, Edouard. LE PANORAMA UNIFORMES DE L’ARMEE FRANCAISE. Paris: Baschet, c 1900. Oblong folio with color typogravures printed by Goupil. In a handsome three quarter leather over marbled boards binding. 4-50373 (300-400)

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787

UNIFORM OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1898 – 1907. This is a continuation of the previous lot and contains 22 chromolithograph plates by OGDEN. The lithographs are copyright 1908 by Brigadier General J.B. Aleshire and the volume is “Authorized by the Secretary of War and prepared and published by the Quartermaster General.” CONDITION: The plates are uniformly fine with a crimp to one margin. The contents contained in a folding half linen portfolio with the ties missing. 4-50368 (500-650)

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788

HISTOIRE DE L’ARMEE ET DE TOUS DES REGIMENTS. COMPLETE WITH 177 COLOR PLATES. Pascale, Adrien. Paris: Dutertre, 1860-64. Five volumes in crown 8vo. Red half leather over marbled boards with ornate gold stamping to the panels. In addition to the 177 color plates, there is a profusion of steel engravings as well as tables and maps. With the bookplate of F.C. Koch of Rotterdam. Marbled end sheets. CONDITION: The whole in a very fine state of preservation. 4-50369 (500-650)

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788A.

TWO VOLUME SET “MEYRICK’S ANTIENT ARMOUR”. Two volume set describing ancient armor from the collection at Goodrich Court with uncolored, engraved illustrations. Published London, 1830. SIZE: About 11” x 15”. CONDITION: Overall very good with some soiling. 8-87212–29 SO (1,000-2,000)

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788B.

”RECUEIL CONTENANT DES CARTES NOUVELLES”. Author Le Comte of the Ministry of War. Paris 1742. Comprised entirely of plates illustrating sieges, battles, fortifications and troop movements. SIZE: Approx. 15” x 21”. CONDITION: Binding has been repaired and reinforced with cloth paper. Book appears to be complete with some soiling to pages. Corners and edges of covers are quite worn and soft with rounded corners. 8-87212–32 SO (1,000-2,000)

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788C.

“ART DE LA GUERRE” VOLS 1&2. By Puysegur, 1749. This two-volume set in French deals with the positioning and movement of troops under a wide variety of conditions. There are numerous foldout engravings illustrating the concepts discussed. SIZE: approx. 8” x 10”. CONDITION: Leather bindings are worn, with rounded corners. Pages are overall in very good condition. 8-87212-37 SO (850-1,250)

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788D.

“TRAITE ELEMENTAIRE DE LA CONSTRUCTION DES BATIMENS DE MER”. Author – M. Vial du Clairbois. Volume in French contains 391 numbered pages with numerous foldout engineering drawings of ship’s hulls. SIZE: Approx. 8” x 10”. CONDITION: Covers are worn and have been reattached with cellophane tape. Interior pages are mostly very clean with some water staining on title page and extending about 20 pages into book. 8-87212-33 SO (300-600)

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788E.

“REVERIES OR MEMOIRS UPON THE ART OF WAR”. By Field-Marshall Count Saxe. Printed at “the Lamb” 1757. This book was translated from the French and is illustrated with numerous foldout copper engravings. The subjects include the very basics of raising and maintaining an army, and advanced subjects, such as its positioning and implementation under a variety of conditions. Other subjects include the use of spies, the qualifications for command, etc. SIZE: Approx. 8” x 10”. CONDITION: Leaves are generally good to very good. Front cover is detached, and the leather is very worn and eroded. 8-87212-39 SO (450-850)

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788F.

“HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH ARMY” BY FRANCIS GROSE. VOLUME I. S Hooper, London, 1786. Volume is rebound and may be incomplete, containing 120 pages and 11 pages of illustrations. SIZE: About 8-1/2” x 11”. CONDITION: Very good, as rebound. 8-87212–31 SO (200-400)

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788G.

“MEMOIRES D’ARTILLERIE”-“MEMOIRES OF THE ARTILLERY” BY SURIREY DE SAINT REMY. Book 2. Published 1697 in Paris. Leather bound volume in French containing numerous monochrome plates illustrating weapons of war. SIZE: Approx. 8” x 10”. CONDITION: Appears a number of illustrations have been removed from the book. Book appears to have been rebound and the covers are warped. Interior pages are mostly clean and crisp. 8-87212–34 SO (200-300

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788H.

“THE LIFE OF EDWARD, EARL OF CLARENDON”. Written by himself, published at Clarendon Printing-House, Oxford, 1759. This account of the former Lord High Chancellor of England was published from the Earl’s manuscripts, donated to the University of Oxford by his heirs. It documents his life from birth through the Restoration of 1660 and thereafter to his banishment in 1667. SIZE: Approx. 9” x 15”, over 500 pages. CONDITION: Needs rebinding – covers are loose and have been stabilized with an amateur burlap covering. Leaves are good to very good. 8-87212-41 SO (200-300)

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788I.

“MEMOIRES MILITAIRES SUR LES GRECS ET ROMAINS”. By Charles Guischardt, printed by Pierre de Hondt, 1758. Treatise in French on Greek and Roman military campaigns, illustrated with foldout engravings. SIZE: Approx. 8” x 10-1/2”. CONDITION: Leaves are generally in good to very good condition, but book needs to be rebound. Covers are loose and binding is completely unstitched. 8-87212-38 SO (200-400)

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788J.

“CAMPAIGNS OF FIELD-MARSHALL THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON”. By Galignani, Paris ca 1817. This book documents Wellington’s military career with full text in both French and English. Illustrated with 24 engravings, captioned in both languages. Includes a foldout engraving of the battlefield of Waterloo in the back of the book, with troop positions colored. The margin of the page to which it was once attached is torn. SIZE: Approx. 11-1/2” x 17”. CONDITION: Good, with some foxing throughout. Book is rebound in modern cloth-covered material. 8-87212-35 SO (150-250)

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788K.

“L’AN 1789 EVENEMENTS, MOEURS, IDEES, OUVRES ET CHARACTERS”. By Hippolyte Gautier, printed ca 1889 by Librairie Charles Delagrave, Paris. An overview in French of the important characters and events involved in the French Revolution. Profusely illustrated with engravings and line drawings. SIZE: Approx. 10” x 13” with over 800 pages. CONDITION: Pebbled leather binding is worn, but solid, leaves are very good overall. 8-87212-40 SO (100-200)

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788L.

LOT OF OLD SPORTING PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGS. Include “Forrest and Stream” magazine from May 1922, September 1922, January 1922, and February 1922. “Hunting and Fishing” November 1930, March 1933, May 1934, July 1931, and March 1930. “Outdoor America” from June 1930, July 1930. “National Sportsman” January 1937 and two Dacon’s sporting catalogs from Bangor, Maine for the year 1929. CONDITION: Generally good. Many with nice covers. 4-51915 (300-400)

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788M.

SIX “IN THE MAINE WOODS” MAGAZINES. This publication produced by the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company consists of a lot of very desirable Maine sporting magazines. Filled with terrific articles, innumerable period photographs, and in some cases maps, and advertisements for sporting products and sporting camps throughout Maine from the period. Includes 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1957. CONDITION: Slightly soiled. 1957 missing much of the back cover, otherwise, a very good lot. 4-51920 (400-600)

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788N.

“HISTOIRE DE NAPOLEON” BY P.M. LAURENT DE L’ARDECHE. Text in French, illustrated by J.J. DuBochet, 1840 with 827 numbered pages and numerous illustrations – many in color. SIZE: About 6-1/2” x 10”. CONDITION: Back cover very worn. Front cover and spine are missing. 8-87212–30 SO (25-50)

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788O.

“PROGRES DE LA DEFENSE DES ETATS ET DE LA FORTIFICATION PERMANENTE DEPUIS VAUBAN”. By Gen Brialmont. A collection of 43 individually bound lithographed engineering drawings illustrating the design and construction of fortifications. The series appears to be complete, except for drawing #IV, which is missing. Printed by E. Guyot of Brussels, binding is dated 1898. The collection is housed in a leather-bound box built to resemble a book. SIZE: Approx 9-3/4” x 7”. CONDITION: 2 edges of the box are split, and the binding is worn. Lithographs are in very good condition overall. 8-87212-36 SO (75-150)

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788P.

PATENT SPECIFICATION OF SAMUEL COLT “MACHINERY FOR RIFLING FIREARMS 1854”. Published at the Queen’s printing office, this patent #429 describes the invention of a machine to rifle firearms and includes a large fold-out scale drawing of said machinery. CONDITION: Front cover has stains and small losses, back cover is missing. Losses at corners. 8-87194 SO (250-450)

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788Q.

SMALL LOT OF CIVIL WAR AND CIVIL WAR RELATED LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS. Eight pieces in all. Include a couple of letters written aboard U.S. Steamers during the Civil War together with discharges and enlistment notices, etc. Most papers relate to a William S. Goodwin, of Brewer Village, Maine, who was at one time in Company C, 2nd Maine Regiment Maine Infantry and seaman, U.S. Navy. In one letter home to his sister, he writes, “From the U.S. Steamer, Madgi in May of 1863, in state Cathinnes, South Georgia.” He tells her of being docked in a strange place, near a nice Southern plantation. “There are three old negros on the place, the youngest one hundred and four years old, the oldest one hundred and ten years old.” CONDITION: Generally good. 4-51921 (250-350)

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788R.

1891 SPORTING CATALOG FOR HENRY C. SQUIRES FROM NEW YORK. This period catalogue is filled with all types of sporting equipment including, firearms, ammunition, fishing tackle, canoeing, sailing, bicycling, fencing, etc. Included with the various images of the products also cuts of art work by numerous well known artists of the day such as Frederick Remington, F.S. Cousins, F.E Gifford, Childe, Hassam, Thomas Moran, F.S. Church, and more. SIZE: 12” high x 9” wide. CONDITION: Cover binding loose, pages water stained. A few of the pages are stuck together. A neat old catalogue. 4-51916 (150-250)

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789

RARE & IMPORTANT CUSTER FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. It is rare for any personal effects of General Custer, or his relatives, to come to market today, which makes this recent discovery a great find. This desirable leather-bound photograph/CDV album with numerous photographs and tintypes comes from the Kendall family. The photographs in the front of the album are primarily of the Richardson/Kendall family, and two of them feature Custer, and one, his wife Libby. Rebecca Richmond and Mary Richmond Kendall were Elizabeth Custer’s cousins and were very close to her. Mary’s husband Charles Kendall, featured in 3 of the photos was from Michigan and served in several Michigan cavalry units during the Civil War, and was a friend of Custer’s. One formal-looking pose features all five of these people, and another from the same sitting in Leavenworth Kansas shows the Kendall couple alone. Another group photo from Lexington KY shows a figure we believe to be Custer with two couples in a studio pose. The sitters all have very serious expressions, although the ladies are wearing hats and checkered scarves. The figure we believe to be Custer has his hair flipped out rather comically, and he appears to have stuffed a pillow into the front of his waistcoat. Custer was very fond of photography, and there are a number of photographs of him in costumes or humorous tableaus, so this photo may be of a similar vein. The very first photo in the album is of a distinguished gentleman with top hat and cane, whose features are not dissimilar to those of the Richmond ladies, possibly their father. There are 8 or so CDV photographs of military men in uniform, one of whom is identified on the reverse in period ink as: “Lieut. Bolza, killed in the battle of “Falling Waters” July 1863”. Another CDV of three young men is identified on the reverse in period ink as: “Thomas Mitchell, Charlie Kendall, John Morin, Grand Rapids 1861”. There are 8 or so unidentified tintypes in the album, as well as a litho of the Lincoln family, and an anti-southern CDV depicting a Southern graveyard with scathing epitaphs on the tombstones. One of the tintypes appears to be one of the Richmond sisters. The consignor originally purchased this album from “Antiques and Art”, with the understanding that it came directly out of the Kendall family. The album is 6-1/2” x 5-1/4” x 2” overall. It is nicely bound in embossed leather, and is embossed in gold on the spine “Album” and “12”. It is fitted with a simple brass clasp. CONDITION: Tears to some photo pockets. The photos are overall in very good condition. The interior cloth spine has split in one place, all pages are present. A rare opportunity to own a Custer-family photograph album with personal photos and nice Civil War flavor. Further research may reveal the identity of the other people in this important album. 4-50249 SO5 (17,000-20,000)

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790

GENERAL G.A. CUSTER’S RACING SADDLE. Small rawhide covered saddle with 9” open seat, built on a light wooden frame with rounded slick fork without horn and has a low cantle. The skirts are minimal to attach belly band leathers at the front and back. There is a small slot on each side for the stirrup leathers. Only the remains of the ends of the belly band leathers are present with a few large headed brass nails. It is accompanied by a large volume of research material regarding the Custer family and Gen. Custer himself. This saddle was given to James P. Strain, of Toledo, Ohio, by Robert (Boston) Kirkpatrick, the son of Gen. Custer’s half brother, David Kirkpatrick. Robert Kirkpatrick had lived on the Strain farm from 1921 until about 1928 when, on a visit to Robert’s brother’s farm in Milan, Michigan, Robert offered James Strain a gift of a small trunk which Mr. Strain states contained several horse related items, clothing & boots which Robert stated had been the property of Gen. Custer. Strain’s father reportedly would not allow him to accept the entire trunk, but permitted him to accept just one item from it. Strain states that he had an interest in horses so chose the saddle. Later, after David Kirkpatrick passed away, the trunk disappeared into the dust of time. Mr. Strain states that the saddle had remained in his possession from about 1928 until the to present. It is a well known fact and well recorded that Gen. Custer was an aficionado of horse racing and owned several race horses. This saddle is pictured as the first illustration after page 192 in General Custer’s Thoroughbreds by Lawrence A. Frost. On the next to the last page of illustrations after page 128 is an actual photograph of “Frogtown”, Gen. Custer’s racing horse. The horse is wearing a saddle very similar to the one being offered in this auction. CONDITION: Fair. Hide covering has shrunk and split along the seam on the right side. Left side is also open but not loose and shows substantial wear along the bottom edges. Right edge has some chips out of the saddle tree wood, the right side also is missing some of its rawhide lace and the rear edge of the cantle has been mouse gnawed. A most unusual and desirable Custer collectible. 4-51594 (10,500-14,500)

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791

LOT OF CUSTER BATTLEFIELD ARTIFACTS. This lot consists of a shadow box display of a large boot fragment recovered from the Reno battlefield and Sitting Bull’s campsite. Also included is a copper 45-70 case and three 45-70 bullets. They are certified as having been recovered from the Timber Fight Line in 1992 by Jason Pitsch, the President of the Reno Battlefield Museum. The top had been cut away, apparently by the Indians for use as a pouch. The artifact consists of an entire heel, sole, most of the insole and the toe of the boot. Part of the heel area of the upper also remains. It is apparent the heel area has a straight line cut. Also accompanies is the December 1986 issue of National Geographic. Also included is a copy of Little Bighorn Remembered by Herman J. Viola. Additionally is the original Certificate of Authenticity from Jason Pitsch. The artifacts are in a 5” deep oak case, 21” wide x 17-1/4” tall, nicely displayed. CONDITION: Artifacts are as found. Display case & books are fine. 4-50274 JR1132 (4,000-6,000)

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792

18TH CENTURY DUTCH FLINTLOCK FOWLER. Cal about 70. Very fine and ornate Fowler with 45-3/4” slightly swamped bbl with tapered full length integral rib, German silver front sight and no provision for a rear sight. The approximate rear 10” of the bbl are nicely engraved with foliate and arabesque patterns with a raised area in the center that has fine gold inlay. The sideplate is very ornate foliate filigree patterns with two dragon heads. The trigger guard is 11” long with ornate engraved finial and raised engraved trigger bow, the bottom 1” is missing. The buttplate is equally ornate with a break through the tang and is missing about 1” of the toe. There is an equally ornate shield shaped thumb plate on top of the wrist. The lock is 5-7/8” long, banana shaped, with short teat at the rear. The lockplate and hammer are very nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. The stock is European walnut with a musket butt that has raised carved teardrop side plates and raised carving around the top tang and front of the comb with foliate patterns down each side. It also has raised carved foliate patterns around the nose pipe and trigger guard and extends as raised carvings down the bottom of the stock and on each side of the ramrod channel. The trigger is flat with a large curl at the bottom. It has three faceted ramrod guides and a faceted nose pipe. Accompanied by a letter dated 1978 from Bill Guthman authenticating this Fowler. CONDITION: The metal retains a light to medium gray-brown patina. Wood is sound with a couple of grain checks at the butt and near the tip. Otherwise shows heavy wear and retains a fine hand rubbed patina finish. Mechanics are fine. 4-50339 JR143 (2,000-4,000)

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793

COMPOSITE EARLY FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal about 75. Appears to be an early American flintlock assembled from English and American parts. It has a 37-7/8” rnd bbl with square base front sight that could possibly have accepted a socket bayonet. The lockplate is 5-1/2” long, slightly curved with a short teat at the rear. It has light engraving. The furniture is brass and consists of a nosecap, 3 ramrod guides and nosepipe with a long acorn finial. It has brass trigger guard and buttplate with stepped tang. The trigger guard is possibly a military salvaged part as it has provision for a sling swivel. The stock is full length maple with fine tiger striping end to end. There is a very neat very early repair at the wrist made from a piece of sheet brass held with small brass pins. The buttstock is light with a very early English influenced narrow low comb. CONDITION: Iron retains a smooth dark brown patina with an area of pitting around the pan. Stock, with the aforementioned wrist repair, also has a repaired break in the forestock. It has a fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics need attention. 4-50758 JR37 (2,000-4,000)

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794

UNMARKED SOUTHERN FULL STOCK FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal 36. Fine Southern Kentucky with 45-1/4” oct bbl, with early style German silver front sight and fixed rear sight. It has iron furniture with 3 guides and long flared nosepipe. It has a long narrow single screw sideplate and buttplate with long heel and toe plates. The trigger guard is plain but nicely worked to form a finger rest. It has DBL set triggers and the lock is lightly engraved and marked warranted. It appears that the pan, frizzen and roller spring are recent replacements and that this is a reconversion. The top tang screw is a modern replacement. CONDITION: About good. All the iron is a dark brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting around the pan area with heavy burnout in the wood. The forestock has several longitudinal cracks at the bbl channel and tip, and is missing the nosecap and several small slivers of wood. The rest of the stock is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics need attention. 4-50542 JR81 (2,000-3,000)

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795

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1803 FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. About 46. Usual configuration (except for the caliber) with 36” oct to rnd bbl, low German-silver Rocky Mountain style front sight with fixed rear sight having a silver “V” insert. It has eagle head over “P” and “US” proofs on the left flat. The left & right flats are both stamped “P.J. McGuire”. The lockplate has a small eagle over “US” in front of the hammer and “Harper’s Ferry” and the date “1819” vertically behind the hammer. It is mounted in a 1-pc half stock with typical brass furniture, 2-pc brass patchbox and a small brass band at the forend tip. It has a large flat brass sideplate, apparently a repair over cracks in that area. The bbl has the usual bottom rib with two iron guides and an iron trumpet head ramrod. The stock has a shallow cheek piece. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains an even, very dark brown patina with some light pitting on the lower end. Stock has a crack below the lockplate and a hairline back of the top tang along with the aforementioned repairs at the sideplate, otherwise the stock retains a fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is strong and bright, dark in the grooves. 4-51111 JR908 (2,250-3,250)

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797

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1816 TYPE III FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. Fine musket with 42” bright bbl, 1-pc walnut stock with three bands & iron furniture. The bbl has usual markings with “1834” dated tang & lockplate. It is a fine reconversion. The stock has a crisp cartouche on the left flat. Accompanied by a triangle socket bayonet marked “US” with “TA” and “LC” inspector marks. The blade has a wide fuller, about 9-1/2” running from the tip. CONDITION: Reconverted, as noted. Was cleaned a long time ago and left bright with some fine light pitting in one spot on the bbl and fine pitting around the pan. Lockplate has a spot or two of scattered light pitting. Wood is sound and retains most of its fine hand rubbed oil finish with the aforementioned crisp cartouche. Crisp mechanics, dark bore. Bayonet is fine with scattered light pitting. 4-51528 JR808 (3,500-4,500)

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797A.

HISTORIC HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1803 FLINTLOCK RIFLE, FIRST TYPE. Cal. 54. SN 3912. 1st type Model 1803 with 33” oct to round bbl with brass front sight & fixed rear sight, the bottom of the bbl has an iron rail, with two iron guides containing an original trumpet head iron ramrod. It is mounted in a 1-pc half stock with distinctive brass band near the tip, brass furniture and patchbox on the right side of the butt. The left bbl flat has the usual markings along with the serial number as does the lockplate which is dated “1806”. A 3-ring binder of research material regarding this rifle and its possible history accompanies it. It is known that in 1808 an elite unit of riflemen was formed which was called the 1st Rifle Regiment and it is well documented that they were issued Model 1803 rifles. This unit accounted itself with great distinction during the War of 1812, fighting in a number of battles. The consignor reports that he purchased this rifle on March 9, 1957 from prominent Kentucky rifle collector, Bill Carr of Detroit, MI. Mr. Carr had reportedly obtained the rifle from a Canadian Indian reservation in altered to percussion condition. At the time it also had a bent lower trigger guard and a corresponding gash in the wood. Mr. Carr reconverted it to original flint condition using original parts and then straightened the lower tang. The speculation is that this rifle was lost in action by the U.S. Rifle Regiment during its operations in Canada during the War of 1812. Included is an original Jan. 29, 1815 letter signed by Major William Bradford, U. S. Army, requesting transfer to a command under Gen. Andrew Jackson. He was thereafter assigned to the 1st U. S. Rifle Regt. and led his M1803 armed men on expeditions in the West. CONDITION: As previously noted, good to very good. Bbl retains an even dark brown patina with usual nicks & dings. Lockplate & hammer are a light gray. Straightened trigger guard has a 1/8” nick & scratch at the edge with a corresponding deeper gash in the wood. Stock has numerous grain checks with some replaced splices along the bbl channel and repaired cracks in the forestock. Brass is bright with a light patina. Mechanics are fine, with strong dark bore. 4-51217 JR1228 (5,000-8,000)

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798

D. NIPPS MODEL 1840 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal 69. Last US fllintlock contract, very rare and unusual, most of these were converted to percussion. Usual configuration with 42” bbl, iron furniture with three bands, brass blade front sight and trumpet end ramrod. It has usual markings on the chamber with the date 1846 on the top tang and lockplate. The left flat has two visible cartouches and there is a brass tag attached to the trigger guard identifying it as item 209 of the F.W. Robling III collection. CONDITION: Very good. Metal retains an even dark brown patina with the proof marks and bbl date lightly cleaned. The entire bbl and buttplate have moderate pitting and the hammer top jaw is a replacement. Mechanics are fine. 4-50343 JR142 (2,500-5,000)

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799

JOHNSON MODEL 1817 FLINTLOCK COMMON RIFLE. Cal. 58. Usual configuration, 35-7/8” bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, small fixed rear sight, usual proofs on the bbl with “1826” dated tang & lockplate. Has “R & JD Johnson” markings and has an oval iron patchbox in the right side of the buttstock. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with iron furniture, three bands with a brass trumpet end iron ramrod. The sling loops are mounted to the middle band and on an extension of the lower tang and it has a smooth steel buttplate. CONDITION: The bore has been reamed smooth and is now about 58 caliber instead of the original 54 caliber rifled bore. Metal retains an even bright cleaned color with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Wood is sound with a few chips along the ramrod channel, otherwise retains most of a fine restored finish. Good mechanics. 4-51518 JR793 (2,000-4,000)

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800

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1795 TYPE IV FLINT LOCK MUSKET. Cal 75. One of the laast productions of 1795’s. Usual configuration with 41-1/2” bbl, iron furniture with three bands and button head ramrod. The bbl has a bayonet lug on top at the muzzle. The lock is dated 1818. The middle band has provision for a sling loop which is missing. The lower sling loop is mounted in a stud in front of the trigger bow. The lockplate is flat with beveled edges and has integral iron pan. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal retains an even very dark brown patina with fine pitting overall. Stock has several grain checks in the butt and there is a small chip missing below the lockplate. Otherwise the wood is fine with a wonderful dark attic patina. Lock needs attention. 4-50342 (2,500-3,500)

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801

UNMARKED AMERICAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. 41-3/8” bbl with three bands, brass sight on the rear strap of the front band with top mounted square bayonet lug at the muzzle. The chamber end is marked with “P” and “M” proof marks and “US 1815”. The lock plate, if it was marked, is now without markings. The lock plate measures 6-1/2” with a long teat at the rear, the hammer is flat faced and the frizzen spring has a round pad. The rear sling stud in front of the trigger guard. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with button head ramrod. CONDITION: Cleaned with sanded wood, missing a sliver from the bbl channel. Probably a very old reconvert with heavy pitting over the chamber area and light pitting on the lockplate. 4-51117 JR1027 (500-800)

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802

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1808 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. Usual configuration with 44-1/2” bbl, 3 bands with brass sight on the rear strap of the front band and square bayonet lug near the muzzle. It is in a full stock with button head ramrod and iron furniture. The lock plate is marked “US” over an eagle over “Springfield” with the date “1813” at the rear. The sling wires are missing. CONDITION: Fair to good. No original finish remains, being a cleaned bright metal finish overall, with heavy pitting on all the metal surfaces, heavier around the pan. Stock has a crack in front of the lock plate, otherwise is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. Frizzen spring is weak. 4-51118 JR1034 (800-1,200)

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803

ASSEMBLED FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal about 75. Probably an American made parts gun, a composite of British and American parts. The bbl and lock are British Brown Bess while the stock appears to be American militia. It has a 41-3/4” bbl with small square base front sight, 3 homemade brass bands with iron keepers, and a homemade sideplate, trigger guard, and buttplate all in brass. The stock is tiger striped walnut and likely American. The top of the bbl appears to have an old unit marking “93”. The middle band and the trigger guard have holes for sling wires. CONDITION: Good to very good. Iron has an even dark brown patina with heavy pitting on the bbl around the pan and on the lockplate. Lock is obviously an old replacement as it is far too small for the recess. Stock has a crack by the top tang and sideplate, Otherwise appears to be sound with a fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are functional but loose. 4-50756 JR46 (1,000-1,500)

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804

THIRD MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET. Cal about 80. Usual configuration with a 39-1/8” bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug on the top at the muzzle and brass furniture with replacement ramrod. The lockplate is marked “TOWER” with a crown over “GR”. Mounted in a 1-pc stock with initials “WH” carved at the left heel and the unit marking “F/10” on the buttplate tang. CONDITION: Good, no original finish remains. The bbl and lock retain a crusty brown finish with moderate rust. The stock is cracked by the sideplate and is missing numerous slivers by the bbl channel with a crack near the tip. Also missing its sling swivels. There is a 3” x 1” burned area by the left toe and there is a repaired sliver by the lock. 4-50734 JR44 (500-1,000)

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805

RARE DUBLIN CASTLE 3RD MODEL BROWN BESS FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 80. Scarce Brown Bess with 38-1/2” bbl, square front sight/bayonet lug, brass furniture with typical ramrod guides and nose pipe, heavy trigger guard with ball end finial and stepped tang brass buttplate. The lock is marked vertically behind the hammer “Dublin Castle” and in front of the hammer with a crown over “GR”. It has a short brass sideplate with a 3rd screw through the center. Accompanied by a large saber blade socket bayonet, with 23-1/4” blade and 4-1/4” socket. The blade & shank of the bayonet have various inspector marks. It is in a 1-pc stock with raised side panels. CONDITION: About good. Old re-conversion with new frizzen spring and reattached pan which, when welded back into place, obliterated part of the markings on the lock. Bbl retains a dark brown patina with moderate pitting overall. Brass has a fine artificially aged patina. Stock is sound with most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. 4-51127 JR1048 (2,750-4,550)

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806

COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal 75. Fine early musket with 41-1/2” Brown Bess style bbl with a German silver front sight. It has a full-length dark walnut stock with Brown Bess style brass furniture, including two ramrod guides and short nose pipe. The trigger guard has provision for a sling wire. The buttplate is also brass with a 3” stepped top tang. The lockplate is marked “Ketland & Co” and it is an old reconversion. The lockplate is secured with two screws through brass oval escutcheons. CONDITION: Very good as noted. Iron retains a smooth even dark brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting around the pan are. Stock has a replaced chip by the top tang. Otherwise is very dark and retains most of an old refinish. Dark bore. 4-50544 JR100 (750-1,250)

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807

UNITED STATES BRANDED CHARLEVILLE DRAGOON MUSKET. Cal 69. Rare Revolutionary war musket with 35-1/4” bbl, iron furniture with two bands and brass tip?? The top tang is hand engraved “M1774” and the right side of the buttstock is branded “United S—–“. The “United” is completely visible, however only part of the “S” in States is present. There are two crude initials carved just above the brand. The flash hole has been rebushed and the frizzen resoled during period of use. This is the earliest marking of United States acquired firearms as per the order of George Washington in 1778. CONDITION: Good. Iron retains a smooth even dark brown patina with moderate pitting around the pan. Stock is sound, missing a few chips around the lockplate and the lower band keeper is broken. Ramrod is a replacement and the tip of the forestock has been repaired and refinished. Mechanics are fine. 4-50346 (7,500-9,500)

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808

CHARLEVILLE MODEL 1766 FLINT LOCK MUSKET. Cal about 75. Very early martial musket with 44-1/2” bbl, iron furniture with three bands and button head ramrod. There is a square bayonet lug on top of the bbl at the muzzle and partial proof marks at the chamber end. The lockplate and hammer are flat with beveled edges and a short teat at the back end. The lockplate is 6-1/4” long including the short teat. The trigger guard is about 12-1/2” long and typically Charleville. It has sling loops on the middle band and a stud in front of the trigger guard. The stock has short comb with typical deep grooves on each side. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains an even very dark brown patina with moderate pitting overall. Lockplate markings are almost completely worn away. There are a couple small cracks around the lockplate and a replaced chip. There are minor grain checks in the butt and light cracks by the bbl channel. Otherwise the wood shows moderate to heavy wear with a fine old patina. There is one small spot of fill by the lower band. Mechanics are fine. 4-50344 JR147 (2,500-3,500)

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809

MODIFIED THIRD MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET. Cal 75. Fine third model with usual markings, tower lockplate, 26-1/8” bbl with top bayonet lug at the muzzle and button head ramrod. Original brass furniture. Left side of the comb is scratched with the initials “RMG”. CONDITION: Very fine as noted. Iron retains a medium to dark brown patina, cleaned at the top of the bbl near the muzzle. Wood is sound with a couple of gouges in the comb and myriad of small handling and use marks. Missing sling swivels. Mainspring is a little soft. Otherwise mechanics are good. 4-50749 JR56 (500-1,000)

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810

REPRODUCTION NAVY ARMS CHARLEVILLE MUSKET. Cal. 69. SN 0644. Fine reproduction musket, 44-3/4” bbl, 3 bands, iron furniture, sling swivels and trumpet head ramrod. CONDITION: Extremely fine, fired a few times. Retains most of its original bright finish with light surface rust on the bbl. 4-51420 (600-800)

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811

REPRODUCTION 1ST MODEL BROWN BESS FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 75. SN 1031. Japanese made repro, non-firing replica, as there does not appear to be a flash hole, with 41-3/4” bbl, brass furniture, 1-pc wood stock. CONDITION: Appears new. Retains virtually all its original finish. 4-51421 (500-600)

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812

RARE PRESENTATION MODEL 1861 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET DATED 1861, “10TH NEW YORK ZOUAVES”. Cal. 58. Standard ’61 Springfield with 40” bbl, square base front sights/bayonet lug, with 2-leaf, 3-position musket rear sight, lockplate dated “1861”. It is mounted in a full-length 1-pc stock and has a 2-5/8” x 1-1/2” brass plate inlet into the right side of the butt, which is inscribed “Geo. F. Tait / 1st Sargent H. Co. / 10th Regt. N.Y. Vols. Inf. / Fortress. Monroe VA 1861”. It is held in place with three round head brass tacks in each end. The bbl and all of the iron fittings retain traces, approximately 20-25%, of an early nickel plating. A 3-ring binder of research material regarding Tait and his career accompanies it. Also included is a copy of Volume 16, The Gettysburg Magazine, which contains a 5-page article by Wiley Sword regarding this rifle and Capt. Tait. Tait enlisted as a 1st Sargent in Company H of the 10th New York National Zouaves. He fought from 1861 to 1863 in a number of battles and was promoted Thanksgiving Day 1861 to 2nd Lieutenant and was presented a sword at the time. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in July of 1862 and to Captain April of 1863. At Gettysburg his company was attached to Meade’s Headquarters as Provost Guard and under Meade’s personal order were directed to help repulse Pickett’s Charge. He was wounded three times, at Gaines’ Mill, Fredericksburg and the Wilderness. The Wilderness wound necessitated the amputation of his leg between the ankle and knee. He was apparently a very popular officer with his troops and it is likely that this rifle was presented as a testimonial of such. CONDITION: Very good to fine, as previously reported. Metal retains 20-25% presentation nickel plating with the balance a dark patina. Wood is sound with the outline of a cartouche and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-51218 JR1227 (4,500-7,500)

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813

WHITWORTH PERCUSSION PRIZE RIFLE. Cal 50. NSN. Fine Whitworth rifle musket with 33” rnd bbl with Whitworth hexagonal rifled bore. It is fitted with windage adjustable blade front sight and ladder rear sight. The top of the bbl is marked “Whitworth’s Patent 121”. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with two bbl bands and steel nose cap. It has a front action lock marked “B Beasley”. The front bbl band and lower tang are fitted with sling swivels. The right side of the butt has a 1-3/4” silver oval plate engraved: “Q.W.R.D.”??/No16 Company/Second prize won by/Corp C. Webb/1862”. The wrist and forestock are nicely checkered in about 20 lines per inch. CONDITION: Very good. Metal retains an even dark brown patina with fine pitting over the bbl. There are several small hammer marks by the lower band. Stock has a crack in back of the lockplate. Otherwise is sound with a dark patina showing heavy use with usual nicks, dings, and scratches and a couple of bruises on the forestock. Ramrod is a replacement. Strong bright bore with rust in the grooves. 4-50541 JR118 (2,000-3,000)

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814

POTTS & HUNT PERCUSSION MUSKET. Cal about 60. Typical Enfield pattern with 39” smooth bore bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, rear sight is missing. Full length stock with cartouche on left flat, iron bands with brass nosecap, trigger guard, buttplate and lockplate screw escutcheons. CONDITION: Fair to good. No original finish remains with the iron being a gray brown patina with moderate rust on bbl. The brass is a dark mellow patina. The stock has a couple of hairlines around the action. Otherwise is sound, showing heavy use. Mechanics are fine. 4-50552 JR85 (500-800)

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815

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1841 PERCUSSION RIFLE MUSKET. Cal 54. Usual configuration with 32-1/2” bbl, brass furniture, full stock with patchbox on right side containing an original spare nipple. The lockplate is dated 1853 and the bbl has a Snell bayonet lug attached near the muzzle. CONDITION: Bbl retains a dark brown patina with moderate to heavy rust pitting. Lockplate has a thin blue gray patina. There is a crack near the upper lockplate screw, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Brass has a medium mustard patina. Bore has been reamed out to smooth bore. 4-50740 JR55 (1,000-2,000)

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816

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE H. E. LEYMAN MODIFICATION FOR BAYONET. Cal 58. SN 474. State of Pennsylvania Civil War contract modified rifle with 33” bbl, brass furniture, and usual 1-pc stock and 1854 dated lockplate. The bbl has been machined 2-3/4” down from the muzzle with a square stud on the bottom to accept the socket bayonet. A brass sight has been relocated 4” from the muzzle and it has the all steel trumpet-head ramrod. It has the addition of the proper assembly number on the left flat opposite the nipple and a corresponding number stamped on the heel of the buttplate. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains. Iron being an even dark brown patina with heavy pitting in the nipple area. Brass is an even medium patina. Stock is missing a sliver by the top tang and is otherwise sound with a dark patina with a long gouge on the left side of the butt and usual heavy use and handling marks. Top tang screw is battered and the tumbler notches are not functioning except at full cock. Strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-50348 JR138 (2,500-3,500)

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817

REMINGTON MODEL 1863 ZOUAVE RIFLE MUSKET. Cal 58. A fine contract musket with 33” rnd bbl. Round base front sight with two-leaf, three-position musket rear sight and a saber bayonet lug on the right side of the bbl. It has brass furniture with case colored lock and hammer and a tulip head ramrod. There are two crisp cartouches on the left stock flat, and usual markings on the bbl and lockplate, both dated 1863. It has a patchbox in the right side of the buttstock that contains an original spare nipple. CONDITION: Extremely fine, crisp, as new probably unfired. Retains virtually all its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Lock markings are a little thin but do not appear to have been refinished. Case colors are muted. Stock has crisp edges and retains most of its original oil finish with a few minor nicks and dings. Brilliant shiny bore. 8-87239 JR867 (3,500-4,000)

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818

WHITNEY MODEL 1841 (1855 CONTRACT) PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal 58. Very scarce rifle with 33” bright bbl and lockplate. The bbl is proofed “WW/P” with “VP” and eagle proof and the tang is dated 1851. The lockplate is marked in small letters “E. Whitney/US” in front of the hammer, and vertically behind the hammer “N. Haven/1855” the first “5” in the date is smaller than the second “5”. It has brass furniture and the heel of the buttplate is stamped “G76”. It has a 1-pc walnut stock and a trumpet head iron ramrod. CONDITION: Metal is all cleaned bright and the sights are missing. Stock has a crack in front of the sideplate, a couple of repaired cracks by the bbl channel with an area of fill, and shows hard use with an old sanded refinish. Bright shiny bore with minor pitting. Top of the wrist has three filled holes, evidently where a sight had been attached. 4-50506 JR163 (1,500-2,500)

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819

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1862 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal 58. Usual configuration with 40” bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, 2-position flip rear sight and 1-pc walnut stock with visible cartouches on the left flat. The lockplate is dated 1864. CONDITION: The bbl has been cleaned and artificially aged to a light gray brown patina. The lockplate appears to be original with about 50% patina. The stock has a hairline in the back of lockplate and a crack at the toe and retains a nice hand polished patina. 4-50550 JR79 (750-1,200)

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820

COLT MODEL 1861 SPECIAL RIFLE MUSKET. Cal 58. Standard musket with 40” bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, 2-position flip rear sight. Usual markings, lockplate dated 1862, in a 1-pc full length stock with iron furniture and 2 visible cartouches on the left flat. CONDITION: Fair to good. All the metal is a cleaned silver gray with moderate to heavy pitting on the bbl, deep around the nipple. Sling swivels are missing or broken and the lower band screw is missing. The stock has a hairline back of the lockplate and retains most of an old refinish. The ramrod is a replacement. 4-50551 JR76 (1,000-2,000)

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821

NEEDHAM CONVERSION RIFLE MUSKET. Cal 58RF. Built on an 1861 Bridesburg musket with 40” bbl, overall, that has square base front sight/bayonet lug and two leaf musket rear sight. The conversion is accomplished by cutting away part of the rear portion of the bbl and installing Needham’s patent breech with swinging breechblock. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with 3 bands and button head ramrod. The left flat has the outline of a cartouche. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of original bright finish remain by the bbl channel with the balance a medium to dark brown patina. Lockplate and hammer retain about 50% of their original case colors. Stock has a long hairline by the lockplate. Otherwise is sound with a dark heavy patina. Strong dark bore that may clean better. 4-50516 JR173 (750-1,250)

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822

1816 HARPER’S FERRY CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. 69. Usual conversion with bbl reduced to 34-1/4”, 3 bands, with altered button head rammer. It has usual markings on the lock with “1834” date and a brass plug in the pan slot. CONDITION: Stock has been cleaned and sanded and has numerous nicks, scratches and dings. Tang screw is a replacement. Bbl is cleaned and has moderate to heavy pitting, very heavy around the nipple area. Stock has a crack by the side plate and a hairline back of the lockplate and heavy burnout behind the nipple. Mechanics are fine. 4-51142 JR1040 (400-700)

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823

JOHNSON MODEL 1817 CONVERSION COMMON RIFLE. Cal. About 60. Usual configuration with 33-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, brass front sight, 3 bands, with brass tipped trumpet head ramrod. It has normal proofs and lockplate markings. It has an iron finger grip lower tang with sling swivel and correspondingly on the middle band. It has an oval iron patchbox in the right side of the butt stock that contains an iron worm. CONDITION: As noted, about good. Bbl is smoothbore, overall the metal retains a smooth even dark brown patina with heavy pitting around the nipple area. .Wood retains an old refinish and is sound with a good cartouche on the left flat. Good mechanics, dark pitted bore. 4-51138 JR1035 (800-1,200)

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824

BARNETT PERCUSSION CAVALRY MUSKETOON. Cal. 58. Fine well made musketoon with 21” bbl, square base half moon front sight and 3-leaf carbine rear sight, 1-pc stock with 2 bbl bands and captive rammer with brass nose cap, trigger guard & buttplate. It has a sling bar & ring on the left side. The lockplate has the maker’s name and address in front of the hammer with a crown over “Tower” behind the hammer. There is a small proof below the trigger guard on the stock. CONDITION: About very good. Bbl retains 85-90% original blue, thin around the nipple area with light to moderate pitting. Lockplate retains 30% case colors with the balance mottled silver patina. Bands retain 75-80% original blue and the stock is sound with light handling and use marks and retains most of its original strong finish. Crisp mechanics, strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-51131 JR1052 (750-1,250)

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825

IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE USED BARNETT CALVARY CARBINE. Cal about 60. Small carbine with 21” bbl with square base front sight, missing the rear sight. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with brass furniture and a captive rammer with sling bar and ring on the left side. The trigger guard tang is period engraved in script “Major J.H. McNeill/Fayetteville N.C.”. The buttstock has the crudely carved initials “ABC” and “W” on the left side, and a light “V” and crude cross on the right side. McNeill enlisted 5/14/1862 as a Captain at Cumberland County, NC and was assigned to “A” Company, 5th NC Company. He was killed 3/31/1865 at Chamberlain Run, VA. He had previously been wounded in 1863 and was promoted to Colonel 1/5/1865. McNeill is mentioned a number of times in the minutes of the “PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE AT THE 97TH SESSIONS – OCTOBER 10TH & 11TH , 1861”. It is apparent, from reading these notes, that McNeill was a Presbyterian minister and had been Secretary of the American Bible Society in New York. CONDITION: About good. Iron retains an even dark brown patina with heavy pitting around the nipple area. Stock has a major repair with substantial fill through the wrist, two or three smaller cracks on the forestock and retains most of a refinish. Sling ring, rammer, and nipple are recent replacements. 4-50526 JR153 (2,500-3,500)

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826

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 MILITARY RIFLE. Cal 52. SN C28761. Usual configuration with 30” bbl, replaced front sight, and Sharps ladder rear sight, missing the slide. It has full length forearm with three bands and straight stock with iron buttplate and patchbox. The top of the bbl has usual Sharps markings above the rear sight and “NEW MODEL 1863” below. The buttstock has two visible cartouches on the left wrist and traces of a rebuild cartouche midway on the left side. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and receiver retain most of an artificially aged patina with some nicks and dings on the left side of the receiver. Wood is sound and retains most of its original arsenal finish, missing a chip from the forearm and the partially obliterated cartouche on the left side of the stock. Patchbox retains about 90% strong original case colors and the buttplate traces of dark case colors. Strong dark bore and good mechanics. 4-50501 JR168 (2,000-3,500)

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827

SHARPS BORCHARDT MUSKET. Cal 45-70. SN 18795. Usual configuration with 32” bbl. Square base front sight and 1000 yd musket rear sight. The top of the bbl is marked with the company name with Bridgeport address and “OLD RELIABLE”. The left side of the receiver with usual markings. It has full length forearm, 2 bbl bands with original wiring rod and uncheckered straight stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Good plus, the bbl retains 85-90% dull original blue with the balance turning plum. Receiver is a silver gray with scattered very fine pitting. Stock has a crack at the wrist and another at the toe, otherwise the wood is sound with a light patina and usual handling and storage marks. Bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-50752 JR42 (1,500-2,500)

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828

SHARPS BORCHARDT SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal 45-70. SN 20439. Standard carbine with 24” rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight, and standard Sharps ladder rear sight, missing the staff screw. The bbl is marked with “OLD RELIABLE” markings and Bridgeport address. Receiver has usual markings and it has uncheckered wood with one bbl band and straight stock with coarse checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains being an even dark brown patina overall, slightly lighter on the receiver with light pitting. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-51591 JR858 (1,500-2,000)

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829

ALTERED SHARPS BORCHARDT CARBINE. Cal 45-70. SN 20061. Standard carbine with 24” rnd bbl, pinched blade square base front sight and a broken ladder rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and checkered Sharps steel buttplate. The forearm has been altered to semi schnable configuration and the bbl band is missing. The carbine sling loop is also missing. The top tang has the partial marking of the J.P. Lower Co, a famous distributor of Denver, CO. CONDITION: No original finish remains, the metal all being a light gray patina. The “Old Reliable” bbl marking is almost worn through. Stock has cracks in the wrist and overall the wood retains most of a recent refinish. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-50598 JR120 (500-1,000)

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830

EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD OFFICERS MODEL SPORTING RIFLE CONNECTED TO GEN. GEORGE F. DODGE. Cal 50-70. SN 16574. Made on an 1868 trap-door rifle bbled action, this beautiful and rare rifle has a 28” bbl with gold washed Beech’s front sight and the standard 1000 yd ladder rifle sight. It is mounted in a fine walnut half stock with single bbl band and smooth pewter forend cap. The forestock and wrist are nicely checkered in about 20 lines per inch. The left flat has the outline of two oval cartouches and one rectangular one. One of the oval cartouches is “ESA”. The forend tip of the stock, between the bbl band and cap, shows the filled ramrod channel of the original military musket stock. The bbl band and butt have sling eyes. It is fitted with custom DBL set triggers and a beautiful German silver trigger guard with tapered square end tangs. The buttplate is standard issue, US marked, smooth steel, musket style and the lockplate is dated 1863. The top of the wrist is inlaid with a small gold shield bearing the engraved initials “TED”. Removal of the lock and trigger plate disclosed only sub-inspector marks, no assembly numbers. Page 478 of the 8th edition of Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms discloses that he believes there were less than 20 of these rifles ever made, making it one of the most rare of Springfield firearms. These rifles were most likely ordered by military officers for buffalo hunting on the great plains as the 50 caliber was the most effective cartridge for buffalo at that time. Graham Burnside, in an article published in the Nov. 1961 issue of The Shooting Times, refers to this rifle, which at that time was in the collection of Richard Stapleton. Mr. Stapleton lived in Iowa, the state where this rifle first came to light. Burnside speculated that this rifle had been one of the two ordered by Maj. Gen. George F. Dodge in 1870. References in the Springfield Armory records show that Gen. Dodge ordered two of these 50 caliber rifles at a cost of $70.00. It is known that Gen. Dodge resided in Iowa after his retirement. Burnside did not research the Dodge family for a member with the initials “TED”. This rifle was purchased by the consignor directly from the Stapleton family four years ago. There are very few of these known to have survived. A very rare opportunity for the advanced private collector. CONDITION: Bbl retains 93-95% strong bright original blue with scattered light surface spotting. Front sight retains about 80% thinning gold wash. Breech block and lockplate are a medium gray patina. Wood is sound and retains most of its fine original oil finish. Buttplate is a mottled silver brown patina. Bright shiny bore. 4-50353 JR140 (35,000-55,000)

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831

SPRINGFIELD TYPE TWO OFFICERS MODEL TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal 45-70. Fine sporting rifle with 26” bbl, German silver blade Rocky Mountain front sight with 1200 yd ladder rear sight. Breechblock and lockplate are dated 1873. It is mounted in a 1-pc half stock with checkered forestock and straight rib with an attached checkered half grip. It has a single bbl band and oak leaf pattern engraved pewter forend tip and the bbl is mounted with an iron ramrod guide containing a replacement hickory rod with brass tip. The lockplate, hammer, breechblock, trigger guard and latch are all lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Top tang and buttplate tang are engraved to match. Rrear sight mounted on top of the wrist is a modern replacement. Disassembly of the rifle disclosed the assembly number “33” on both the trigger and trigger plate. No other numbers were observed internally or inside the buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains a fine plum patina, lighter over the chamber area. Lockplate and breechblock retain traces of silvered case colors, otherwise are a medium to dark patina. Wood is sound showing much wear especially to the forestock area where the checkering pattern is worn through. Bore is strong and dark with moderate pitting. 4-50589 JR32 (10,000-15,000)

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832

RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1880 RIFLE WITH TRIANGLE RAMROD BAYONET. Cal 45-70. SN 155043. Rare experimental rifle with 1873 breechblock, standard sights and markings with fine, clear “SWP/1881” cartouche. Has full length walnut stock with two bbl bands and standard swivels with original trapdoor style brass and leather sling. The bbl is mounted underneath with a triangular shaped sliding ramrod bayonet. CONDITION: Very good. No original finish remains with the metal being a dark brown patina overall with some scattered light surface rust. Wood is sound with a fine hand-rubbed patina. There are a few scattered storage and handling bruises. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. The sling is dry and flexed but intact. 4-50583 JR17 (2,000-4,000)

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833

SCARCE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1869 TRAPDOOR CADET RIFLE. Cal 50CF. SN 3125. Usual configuration with 29-5/8” bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with 2-leaf rear sight and 1870 dated breechblock. Has 2 bbl bands without provision for sling swivels. Ramrod is a slotted head with single stop, buttplate is smooth steel without trap and there is a small German silver button on the comb bearing the number 12. CONDITION: Good plus. Metal overall retains an even dark brown patina with a small cleaned area at the rear of the lock plate. Stock has a crack near the lower band. Otherwise is sound with an even dark patina. Strong bore with good shine and light pitting. 4-50576 JR25 (750-1,250)

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834

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1865 FIRST MODEL ALLIN CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal 58 RF. Standard conversion of an 1865 musket with a 48” bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, and 2-position flip rear sight. The date “65” is visible behind the breechblock and the lockplate is marked 1865 also. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with crisp, sharp, legible cartouches on the left flat. CONDITION: Extremely fine, much of the original bright finish remains with scattered light surface pitting and discoloration. The bbl bands and trigger guard also have light pitting as does the buttplate. The breechblock is most a silver color with light surface pitting. The breechblock screw is battered. The stock is crisp with sharp edges and apparently never issued, retaining most of its original dark oil finish with a couple of small bruises and storage and handling marks. Bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-50573 JR83 (1,250-2,500)

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835

RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1881 TRAPDOOR SHOTGUN. Cal 20 ga. SN 832. Also known as the “Forager”. This shotgun has a 26” rnd bbl with brass bead at the muzzle. The breechblock is marked in large slanting numbers “1881” and the lockplate has the early 1873 three line marking. The stock is attached to the bbl with a screw and has the filled ramrod chamber with a carbine style 2-pc trigger guard. There is a rectangular cartouche on the left wrist that appears to be dated “1883”. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No original finish remains. Metal being a cleaned silvery-gray patina with scattered light surface pitting and discoloration. Stock has a grain check on the left side and another at the toe with a gouge on the butt. Ot